Poll: Is Occupy Wall Street Going Too Far? [GALLERY]

Demonstrators blocking traffic have already been arrested. Is movement going overboard?

The Occupy Wall Street movement entered what is promising to be the most contentious day yet on Thursday.

Demonstrators have vowed to "shut down Wall Street," blocking traffic on major roadways leading to the financial district. Police have already arrested some protestors who were sitting, blocking traffic. The crowd was reportedly chanting "all day, all week, shut down Wall Street."

The newest developments come after the city and park owners had tents and sleeping bags removed on Tuesday.

Demonstrators have vowed to block traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge, among other avenues to the financial center.

As the day's events unfold, we ask you: are protestors going to far? Does blocking roadways hurt more than just those working on Wall Street, and will it have an adverse affect on the economy? Is that, in your opinion, a good thing? Is it necessary for the protestors to do so in reaction to their encampment being taken down?

Tell us how you feel in our poll, then let us know why you voted how you did in the comments.

Steve Wells November 22, 2011 at 05:46 PM
And while you're at it, P, take time to read David Frum's analysis of his/your party that I recommended earlier: http://nymag.com/news/politics/conservatives-david-frum-2011-11/
Gary November 22, 2011 at 06:02 PM
First, in the spirit of full disclosure, while I originally registered as a Republican (and I must admit recieved my USAFA appointment from Jesse Helms) I am firmly entrenched with the Democrats (the fact I'm an Atheist in support of Gay Marriage and open service in the military makes me an anathema to "the Right"). Frum I would contend is the right of center version of my belief structure although I'm fairly sure (as the article you state implies) people on "the right" would consider him liberal. I've long advocated (as does my President *proud Obama supporter*) ALL parties have to contribute to the mess we're in right now. That means older Americans will see less Medicare/SS benefits than previous, Earned Income Tax may have to go for at least some period of time, Revenues must come from all parties but skewed towards higher income (especially those with a 8-figure wealth structures). O
Mike November 25, 2011 at 02:04 PM
@Gary: but with senior executives of Goldman, Exxon, Chubb, Merck, and all the other companies paying more in personal taxes, where will the money come from to hire people? This would cut the job creators off at the knees! And don't recite any of that hogwash about record corporate cash holdings, because that's all locked up overseas, as we all know.
Mike November 25, 2011 at 04:58 PM
@MadInNJ: I remembered your question at yesterday's Thanksgiving feast, I asked some more lib'ruhl family what they thought was fair. One idiot said something like this: "There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there — good for you! But [let's be] clear: You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that maurauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did. Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea — God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along." Now I don't know about you, but that's the biggest load I've heard (other than ObamaCare being a good thing). The 99% are truly an ungrateful lot.
clarke November 25, 2011 at 11:53 PM
As a self employed individual, my effective tax rate for federal and state is 40%, I think it would be "fair" if everyone paid the same effective rate. Government wants to waste 40% of what I make, they should waste 40% of what you make.


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