That is a rhetorical question, of course.
nymag.com asked 50 occupiers a series of questions about Wall Street, taxes, and government. The results were mixed.
- What is the Dodd-Frank Act? 84 % – don’t know.
- Who is Elizabeth Warren? 65% – don’t know. (some actually answered Warren Buffet’s wife!)
- What is the SEC? 68% – don’t know.
- What is the top marginal income tax rate for the richest 1 percent? 64% answered between 0 to 25%.
And why am I not surprised by these answers?
Take the quiz here.