And from the liberal side, columnist Ezra Klein from The Washington Postthis week wrote that technically, at least:
"This isn't really the 99 percent. If you're in the 85th percentile, for instance, your household is making more than $100,000, and you're probably doing okay. If you're in the 95th percentile, your household is making more than $150,000."
But, Klein concluded, "99 percent of Americans [do] sense that the fundamental bargain of our economy — work hard, play by the rules, get ahead — has been broken, and they want to see it restored." And that, he wrote, is why he's "taking Occupy Wall Street — or, perhaps more specifically, the 'We Are The 99 Percent' movement — seriously."
So here's a question that we'll keep open until the end of the day on Monday:
(Note: It's not a scientific survey designed to measure public opinion; it's a question aimed at generating a conversation.)
Update at 9:45 a.m. ET:On Morning Edition, NPR's Scott Horsley reported that the Occupy Wall Street movement could provide a boost for the policies President Obama says will reform the nation's financial system.