I got this in my email today.
I don’t know about you, but I’m building on this. Here are my first efforts:
If you make one and want me to post it, send it over.
[...] for laughs Birth of a Meme: They are the 99% | All American Blogger __________________ Let's explore, if we do not find something pleasant, we will at least [...]
On imgur as well http://imgur.com/a/0sLoP
hellow USA….this is from indonesia
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I feel like Bruce Wayne is part of the 1%…
Bruce Wayne owns a huge corporation and gives 170,000 people jobs (from wikipedia…citation needed?). Not to mention giving generously to charities. So yeah, I guess he would be part of the 1%.
Fuck! Here I was hoping this might shed some sanity on the 99%… the search continues.
I wish “the 99%” of Americans would grow up and grow a pair, instead of whining how somebody out there is more wealthy than you, nobody is holding you back except for your own victimhood mentality, free yourself from that realm of thought and think back to better generations of people who went out and got theirs through hard work and sweat and tears, if being wealthy was easy everyone would be wealthy. Also news flash aspiring to be in the 99% doesn’t make you special it makes you unambitious.
wow go read a fucking sociology book, the American Dream is a political myth and yes we are all at the starting line together but it’s not just merit and hard-work anymore – it’s about advantages and disadvantages depending on your socioeconomic status. You think people all really have the same resources every place in America. No think again asshole these people aren’t whining – they are surviving by practicing their 1st amendment. are they hurting you in anyway? no so fucking deal
That’s right Clarrisa it’s a political myth. A political myth that each of my parents and I achieved.
We each own a separate business and employ people despite the fact that a decade ago all we owned was a jeep, a land barge of a Buick, and a pop-up camper. That’s it.
It’s amazing that we achieved this great myth.
You need to read “The Millionaire Next Door” to find out who true millionaires are. And then you need to read the book that started my family away from our government sponsored “little man can’t get ahead” attitudes – “Total Money Makeover.
better generations of people? I know plenty of people who’ve shed that blood and sweat and those tears you’re talking about. Theyve got college degrees with student loans to match and there are no jobs for them. Veterans, elderly, children with no health insurance, and I pay nearly 30% if my income in taxes every year where as exxon mobil pays NONE. That’s what the 99% is about, the American dream is dead because the government has been bought by corporations. There’s no representation for the poor anymore, and no accountablity for the rich. That’s why we’re mad.
So if Exxon were to pay, say, 50% tax how would that change anything in regards to the current situation you portray? If you think taxing someone else more will result in you paying less I think you are in for a letdown. The simple truth is that anything the government collects has been spent long ago. You could nationalize Exxon and the problem would remain.
what are you talking about? If they pay more tax obviously it would affect the middle class, it’s simple economics.
Something tells me Clarissa isn’t an economics major.
Only 55% of Americans actually work, only 5% pay all the taxes. Quit your whining and talk to someone in a slum in India or Cuba where socialism had its way for far too long.
Very true Ben, but I’m sure these hippy, socialist morons will have us in that situation soon enough. My wife and I have written down a percentage and once our tax rates hit that number we are going to close our business, laying off our 30 very loved and appreciated employees and retire. That’s not what we want to do, but it is hard to work your fingers to the bone sun up to sun down knowing the government is just going to take the profits from you. Even if you love what you do you can only take so much of that.
Who says Exxon Mobile pays no taxes?
In fact it paid over $78 BILLION in taxes last year. While it no US federal income tax liability it still had state income taxes, excise taxes and had to billions in income taxes in other countries.
Plus of course as anyone who has a clue about economics knows in the end companies don’t pay taxes, they just calculate them as a part of the cost of doing business and pass that cost along to the consumers.
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