After 23 days of providing a free-market counterbalance at Washington, D.C.’s Freedom Plaza, is the 1% still public enemy number one?
On this last day of the National Center’s permit, the “Occupy Occupy D.C.” street team conducted a unscientific jellybean poll to find out who people really think is to blame for the economic and social ills that the Occupy D.C. protesters have been complaining about since arriving at the plaza last September. Is it the wealthiest 1%, the 99% or the politicians?
The first vote blamed the politicians.
In the Occupy D.C. encampment, a surprising amount of the protesters blamed the 99%. They are unhappy with the 1% and the politicians, but blamed the 99% for continuing to elect politicians they claim are doing the bidding of the 1%. But many were eager to blame the politicians.
Among the general public, some wanted to blame all three and could not (or would not) make a choice.
But politicians were ultimately held the most responsible for the nation’s current problems.
Over half of the total votes cast over the noon hour in Freedom Plaza said that politicians — and not the 1% or the 99% — deserved the blame for America’s problems. The final percentages were: politicians – 51.9%; the 1% - 32.7% and lastly the 99% - 15.4%.
But this person was the real winner.