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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...

wearethe99percent.tumblr.com

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

wow. its breathtaking

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

sad

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 (the53.tumblr.com); 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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