53%? 99%? What?

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    Oct 19, 2011 11:45 PM GMT
    I don't understand this "I am the 53%" or "I am the 99%" thing that's related to occupying Wall St.

    I think it would actually make some fucking sense if the two percentages added up to 100 but it doesn't and this confuses me.
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    Oct 19, 2011 11:59 PM GMT
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:06 AM GMT
    The 53% is as far as I know to the claim of Tea Party like folk of the % of the American populace that pays income taxes.

    Why this is something to be proud of is beyond me, because to me that metric says that 47% of the country is too poor to reach the threshold of income tax.

    But somebody correct me if I'm wrong, maybe the republicans on here should answer this one.
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:08 AM GMT
    Tazo995 saidThe 53% is as far as I know to the claim of Tea Party like folk of the % of the American populace that pays income taxes.
    Why this is something to be proud of is beyond me, because to me that metric says that 47% of the country is too poor to reach the threshold of income tax.
    But somebody correct me if I'm wrong, maybe the republicans on here should answer this one.
    but then why are the "47%" calling themselves 99%? :s
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:13 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    Tazo995 saidThe 53% is as far as I know to the claim of Tea Party like folk of the % of the American populace that pays income taxes.
    Why this is something to be proud of is beyond me, because to me that metric says that 47% of the country is too poor to reach the threshold of income tax.
    But somebody correct me if I'm wrong, maybe the republicans on here should answer this one.
    but then why are the "47%" calling themselves 99%? :s


    Tazo is correct, as much as I know.

    The 53% represent a predominantly white middle class (and thus seek to represent their interests, alone), while the 99% are not exclusively those who don't pay income tax, but everyone except the top 1%.

    The 53% campaign sprouted up in a response to the 99% campaign, as a way for that group to segregate themselves from the rest of the populace, as they do not agree with what the 99%-ers are protesting, thus, they reject the notion that they are among the 99%. Hence, they are the 53%.

    If that makes any sense, whatsoever.
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:14 AM GMT
    MeOhMy said

    If that makes any sense, whatsoever.


    Very concise and accurate. Definitely.
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:17 AM GMT
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    Although I had to hold back the vomit reflex from viewing this pic, it made me laugh so hard!!
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:18 AM GMT
    99% is the number the dirty hippies are using to say that 1% of the people, "the rich," are mean.

    53% is the correct percentage of people in the USA who pay income taxes.
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:18 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ said99% is the number the dirty hippies are using to say that 1% of the people, "the rich," are mean.

    53% is the correct percentage of people in the USA who pay income taxes.


    ^^ 53%-er. Case in point.
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:19 AM GMT
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    Anduru saidtumblr_lt3vsxpgF71qbqlewo1_500.jpg


    Although I had to hold back the vomit reflex from viewing this pic, it made me laugh so hard!!
    Does anyone remember the South Park episode when the guys were hooked on World of Warcraft? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

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    Yes - classic episode. The guy who was taking over WoWC looks just like the dude you posted.

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    Oct 20, 2011 12:20 AM GMT
    I say stop worrying your pretty little head over all this percentage nonsense. Think of unicorns and spring fashions.
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:21 AM GMT
    The intrepid Jason Matera smokes that asshole Bernie Sanders.

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    Oct 20, 2011 12:23 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ said99% is the number the dirty hippies are using to say that 1% of the people, "the rich," are mean.

    53% is the correct percentage of people in the USA who pay income taxes.


    +1
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    MeOhMy saidTazo is correct, as much as I know.
    The 53% represent a predominantly white middle class (and thus seek to represent their interests, alone), while the 99% are not exclusively those who don't pay income tax, but everyone except the top 1%.
    The 53% campaign sprouted up in a response to the 99% campaign, as a way for that group to segregate themselves from the rest of the populace, as they do not agree with what the 99%-ers are protesting, thus, they reject the notion that they are among the 99%. Hence, they are the 53%.
    If that makes any sense, whatsoever.
    Makes sense.
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:25 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidI say stop worrying your pretty little head over all this percentage nonsense. Think of unicorns and spring fashions.
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:28 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    MeOhMy saidTazo is correct, as much as I know.
    The 53% represent a predominantly white middle class (and thus seek to represent their interests, alone), while the 99% are not exclusively those who don't pay income tax, but everyone except the top 1%.
    The 53% campaign sprouted up in a response to the 99% campaign, as a way for that group to segregate themselves from the rest of the populace, as they do not agree with what the 99%-ers are protesting, thus, they reject the notion that they are among the 99%. Hence, they are the 53%.
    If that makes any sense, whatsoever.
    Makes sense.


    I see the movement on a world scale.... in the world as a whole... 99% earns less than 47.500 dollars a year... that makes the 99% who claim to be the 99% def the correct number.. since Im sure everyone protesting earns less than that.. hell I know tons of people in that range who disagree with protesting

    but so, only taking global populations into consideration

    http://www.globalrichlist.com/how.html

    Bottom 10 percent $400
    Bottom 20 percent $500
    Bottom 50 percent $850
    Bottom 75 percent $1,487
    Bottom 85 percent $2,182

    Top 10 percent $25,400
    Top 5 percent $33,700
    Top 1 percent $47,500
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    It's like being at Woodstock, or being there when Steve Jobs unveiled any of those I-gadgets that you later bought, or when they beheaded the French aristicrasy. It's a moment in global history that your grandchildren will ask you about because you were there...I mean here. You're alive now, at this moment, This is real and if you're reading this then all of the past is behind you and the future hasn't happened yet. What part are you taking in what could be either a revolution or a flop? Being an old sceptical person isn't an option since you're gay and emotional.
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    The most important information needed whan a percentage is mentioned is to know "percentage of what."

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    Oct 20, 2011 12:41 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidbing bur dur dur
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:43 AM GMT
    LJay saidWhat, pray tell, are unicorns wearing this season? I must know.
    Florals obvi.
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    GreenHopper said
    Anduru said
    MeOhMy saidTazo is correct, as much as I know.
    The 53% represent a predominantly white middle class (and thus seek to represent their interests, alone), while the 99% are not exclusively those who don't pay income tax, but everyone except the top 1%.
    The 53% campaign sprouted up in a response to the 99% campaign, as a way for that group to segregate themselves from the rest of the populace, as they do not agree with what the 99%-ers are protesting, thus, they reject the notion that they are among the 99%. Hence, they are the 53%.
    If that makes any sense, whatsoever.
    Makes sense.


    I see the movement on a world scale.... in the world as a whole... 99% earns less than 47.500 dollars a year... that makes the 99% who claim to be the 99% def the correct number.. since Im sure everyone protesting earns less than that.. hell I know tons of people in that range who disagree with protesting

    but so, only taking global populations into consideration

    http://www.globalrichlist.com/how.html

    Bottom 10 percent $400
    Bottom 20 percent $500
    Bottom 50 percent $850
    Bottom 75 percent $1,487
    Bottom 85 percent $2,182

    Top 10 percent $25,400
    Top 5 percent $33,700
    Top 1 percent $47,500


    LMAO @ the Movement. How many people have taken part? The Boy Scout Jamboree gets 300,000 kids showing up, and that's without even trying.

    You don't think we normal American human beings won't be able to mobilize against you dirty slacker spoiled brats?
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:45 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidIt's like being at Woodstock, or being there when Steve Jobs unveiled any of those I-gadgets that you later bought, or when they beheaded the French aristicrasy. It's a moment in global history that your grandchildren will ask you about because you were there...I mean here. You're alive now, at this moment, This is real and if you're reading this then all of the past is behind you and the future hasn't happened yet. What part are you taking in what could be either a revolution or a flop? Being an old sceptical person isn't an option since you're gay and emotional.


    Yes, when they beheaded the French aristocracy, and then they started beheading anyone who dissented. Who is your Robespierre?
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:48 AM GMT
    I am part of the 98% that agrees with the Occupy Wall Street protesters but also believes in good hygiene.
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    Oct 20, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
    GreenHopper saidI see the movement on a world scale.... in the world as a whole... 99% earns less than 47.500 dollars a year... that makes the 99% who claim to be the 99% def the correct number.. since Im sure everyone protesting earns less than that.. hell I know tons of people in that range who disagree with protesting
    but so, only taking global populations into consideration
    http://www.globalrichlist.com/how.html
    [money list]
    I thought that people could make $40k by working minimum wage full time? Or have I been deceived?