82% of Americans: Clamp down on Wall Street fraud!

(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

How bizarre.  About 8 in 10 Americans want to clamp down on Wall Street’s fraudulent behavior?  


Someone needs to help me understand what in blazes is going on here.  82% is a scary big super-mega-majority.  Where does a really big percentage, like 80% plus, come from?  Did someone pull it out of a hat?  Did someone conjure it from a lamp?  A crystal ball?  Ouija boards?  Playing cards?  Who in the heck is reading the coffee grounds around here?  Where on gawd’s green earth does a number like that come from?

I am appealing to you, the inside dopesters having a strong strain of frustrated idealism and just the right touch of hard-boiled cynicism, to lend me a hypothesis, a conspiracy theory, if you will, of who “we,” the 80% are, and who “they,” the other 20% might be.  Please try to cast your theory in a form that makes it virtually impossible to disprove.  

This could have implications for democracy, and who rules America.


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  1. between 3 and 5.  The directions said something about putting 2 and 2 together.  Anyone?

  2. But in general terms:

    80% is the single working class and the working poor.

    The next 10% are union people and DINK couples with white collar jobs.

    The next 5% are corporate middle management in those businesses that are still doing well.

    The next 4% are successful entrepreneurs

    And the top 1% are the uber-wealthy.

  3. wall street totally pwned america.

    what’s the real, post-industrial version of a pitchfork anyways?


  4. It is much better to cast theories in a form that CAN be disproved. Unless you are a religious leader.

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