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.but then why are the "47%" calling themselves 99%? :s
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.
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.