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we are the 99 percent.....

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tanmu82 Mon 17-Oct-11 23:08:59

I've been reading this today....quite depressing actually! It makes me feel lucky, although we ourselves have no hope of getting onto the property market and have no savings...

Tortington Mon 17-Oct-11 23:16:04

wow. its breathtaking

LetTheSlaughterBeGincognito Mon 17-Oct-11 23:24:11


Imagine having to leave cancer untreated because you can't afford the surgery.

tanmu82 Mon 17-Oct-11 23:27:57

I know. Or choosing whether to eat or pay for petrol to get to work.......

I've recently immigrated to Canada and although things are better here than in the US, there are a lot of things I realise now that I took for granted in England that I no longer have access to.

You hear some stories about how bad some have it, but this is just like, WOW

hmc Mon 17-Oct-11 23:40:53

Too depressing sad

caramelwaffle Tue 18-Oct-11 12:16:12

It's an eye opener. So sad.

PeggyCarter Tue 18-Oct-11 12:19:26

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marjolaine Tue 18-Oct-11 13:01:42

TheJoyful: "99%" comes from the idea that 1% of Americans hold anywhere from 37-42% (depending on the source) of the wealth in the US.

There is also a We Are the 53% movement (; 53% is made up of the people in America who actually pay towards taxes i.e. 1% of Americans pay 37% of taxes and approx 46% pay nothing at all in taxes and/or get money from the government (this link explains more), so the 53% is those who make up the rest of the tax income the government receives.

PeggyCarter Tue 18-Oct-11 15:26:47

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