To Occupy Wall Street or Washington

Day 31 Occupy Wall Street October 16 2011 Shan...

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The Occupy Wall Street movement is making headlines these days, but a new poll suggests many Americans have another, or at least an additional, focus: the government. Specifically, a just-released survey by USA Today/Gallup finds that 64 percent of Americans blame the federal government for the poor economy, compared to 30 percent who fault large financial institutions. The overall public image of Wall Street is hardly rosy, however. More than three-quarters of Americans say Wall Street deserves a “great deal or a fair amount of blame” for our economic troubles, while 87 percent say the same about Washington.  

 

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