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5th-Jan-2012 12:16 pm
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Have you participated in Occupy Wall Street? Why or why not?

I AM...THE 1%. According to this, "It only takes $34,000 a year, after taxes, to be among the richest 1% in the world." Actually, that's most people out there, even the "disadvantaged." With the gov't subsidies, most people make over $40k a year, assuming they're not college kids.

I AM...not a Communist/Marxist/Socialist/Anarchist

I AM...a taxpayer.

I AM...a Tea Party member.

I AM...not a trust-fund baby attending an ivy league school.

I AM...not a pervert who enjoys filming porn in tents, not showering, and living like a bum.
5th-Jan-2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
Same as above.
5th-Jan-2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
In the us it takes a taxable annual income somewhere over $343,000 to be in the 1%. You are off by a factor of 10.


Anyway, the 1% is really the 0.01% who have undue sway in elections due to their overwhelming disposable income and ability to basically pay for a whole campaign. 1% just works better for slogan purposes.
6th-Jan-2012 01:56 am (UTC)
The article I cited states that it was wealthiest 1% in the WORLD. Whether the Occupy hippies use American or worldwide 1%, it's still a comfortable income.
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