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Who said it: Wall Street Occupier or Tea Partier?

Name that protest movement

The Occupy Wall Street protesters disagree with the conservative Tea Party movement on the nature of America's problems, but at times, their complaints sound remarkably similar. Can you tell the Tea Partiers from the Occupiers?

Occupy New Jersey

1.) Multiple Choice Question

"As long as these big corporations have a good crony capitalist in the White House, they can rely on DC to bail them out until the whole system goes bankrupt, which, I am afraid, is not very far off." Who said it?

The White House
  1. A Tea Party supporter
  2. A Wall Street Occupier

2.) Missing Word Question

We are in a battle... for our freedom against *

  1. Wall Street
  2. government
  3. corporations

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Who complained: "At this point I don't see any difference between George Bush and Obama. The middle class is a lot worse than when Obama was elected"?

Bush and Obama
  1. A Tea Partier
  2. An Occupy Wall Street protester

4.) Multiple Choice Question

"I have children and grandchildren, and I don't want them to grow up in this world. I want the world to change. It can be done." Who said it?

  1. A Tea Partier
  2. A Wall Street Occupier

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Who said: "I'm just saying this feels an awful a lot like the 60s or 70s when I was a kid. I mean, you have the same feeling out here that government and nation have parted paths and the people will bring government back to the nation"?

Anti-Vietnam protest
  1. A Tea Party organiser
  2. An Occupy Wall Street organiser

6.) Multiple Choice Question

"We got sold out! Banks got bailed out!" Where can this chant be heard?

  1. A Tea Party protest
  2. An Occupy Wall Street protest

7.) Multiple Choice Question

"You leave your own country and you expect things to be better in America, a step or two up from what you left back home. And then there's this rude awakening: America is just not what it used to be." Who said this?

Statue of liberty
  1. A Tea Party protester
  2. An Occupy Wall Street protester

8.) Missing Word Question

* are controlling more and more of our lives

  1. Politicians
  2. Corporations

9.) Multiple Choice Question

"Republicans, Democrats and independents are stepping up and demanding we put our fiscal house in order. I think the overriding message after years of borrowing, spending and bailouts is enough is enough." Who said it?

  1. A Republican congressman who is a leader in the Tea Party
  2. A Democratic congressman lending his support to Occupy Wall Street

Answers

  1. Tea Party icon Sarah Palin, former Republican Alaska governor, wrote this on her Facebook page on 6 September. In the same post, she also railed against "big government" and "big union bosses".
  2. Ms Johns was aiming her anger at the federal government - and the Obama administration, standard targets for the anti-tax Tea Party movement.
  3. John Penley, an unemployed legal worker from Brooklyn, said this at an Occupy Wall Street demonstration last week, according to the Associated Press. In interviews, Occupy Wall Street protesters say they are not happy with America's direction since Mr Obama's election in 2008.
  4. Deborah Zuchman, 64, a former Philadelphia public school teacher, said this to the Philadelphia Inquirer at an Occupy Philadelphia rally last week. Your hint: A Tea Party person would probably associate the word 'change' with liberal politics - and with Barack Obama - and would shun it.
  5. Mark Williams of organising group Tea Party Express said this on 11 September 2009 on Fox News Channel.
  6. Occupy protesters complain that banks received billions of dollars in public funds in 2008 while the government has not taken sufficient steps to create jobs. Tea Party protesters also criticise the bailouts, but see them as inappropriate government meddling in the financial system, rather than state support for wealthy corporations.
  7. Abdullah Pollard, 58, an immigrant from Trinidad who was laid off from his job in April, said this at an Occupy Wall Street protest last week. He also complained: "Both political parties march to the same drummer - the powerful corporations."
  8. Mr Ross said: "Corporations are controlling more and more of our lives and the economy of the country." He railed against the legal doctrine of corporate personhood, which the US Supreme Court has ruled gives corporations the right to inject virtually unlimited amounts of money into the political system in the name of free speech.
  9. Republican Representative Mike Pence of Indiana, a staunch conservative popular with the Tea Party, said this in September 2009. Complaints about government spending are common refrains among the Tea Party set, while Occupy Wall Street protesters call for more spending on education and social services.

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