Meet America’s ‘53%’ – And They Have a Message for the ‘99%’ Protesters

by 1389 on October 8, 2011

in "Occupy" movement, 1389 (blog admin), conservative, economy, government spending, taxes, Twitter

Sign: I am the 53%

The Blaze has the story:

Meet The 53%. Who are they? The term 53% refers to the people who are actually paying taxes for themselves and the rest of the country.

The 53% is a group of responsible young people organizing across the country. However, this group is not camping out in parks around the country and demanding the entire capitalist system be destroyed. These men and women have jobs (most of them work at more than one job in order to make ends meet), but they are talking about attending the Minneapolis Occupy Wall St. protest scheduled for today – Friday, October 7th.

Here’s a statement from their web page:

So, like, when you’re, like, community organizing for solidarity and stuff, it’s totally cool to have this little hashtaggy thingy when you’re on twitter, so other people, like, totally know what you’re talking about and stuff. So if you’re, like, totally gonna spread the word about being one of the 53% of people who actually, like, pay taxes in America and don’t just, like, hang out protesting stuff all day… like, here’s the hashtaggy thingy. See you at the protest! #iamthe53

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Mike Wilson told us the group was in the very early stages of organizing, but it is happening online – mostly because they have jobs, families, and a sense of personal responsibility. And the 53% have responded to the people alleging to represent 99% of the country. Based on these photo messages, the 99% is patently wrong in their claim.
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The history of the hashtag for this movement has been tracked to the Twitter account of Kevin Keder and this tweet from early October.

@keder
Kevin
Here’s an idea: Use the hashtag #iamthe53 if you are among the 53% of working people who pay federal income taxes.

To get your picture and story on the page of The 53%, all you need to do is post it with the hashtag #iamthe53 and Mike Wilson will find it and post it on the site.

Much more at “The Blaze”.

1 Meme October 9, 2011 at 10:12 am
2 1389 October 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm

No, it is NOT okay with me. It is sick and disgusting.

It was, and is, wrong for Obama and others on the left to encourage mobs of angry, disgruntled, irresponsible, and, in some cases, deranged people to congregate in public areas with no sanitary facilities. They knew full well that the mobs were going to obstruct traffic, make noise, discard trash and filth everywhere, invade nearby businesses and vandalize the bathrooms, and create a public nuisance in general. Mobs can become dangerous at any time, and there is no predicting what a mob might do if someone stirs them up – and it is all too easy for someone of evil intentions to do that.

Even if nothing else happens, these “demonstrations” are providing a literal breeding ground for disease and vermin, and they are imposing costs on nearby business and on the city. The owners of this park in NYC where the public defecation took place should have been fined heavily for harboring a public nuisance on their property, and everyone in that park should have been removed (along with their garbage and litter). The person who dropped a deuce on the police car belongs in jail. It is grossly irresponsible of city officials to allow this to continue.

At the very least, the Democrats who fomented this mess should have disavowed the rabidly anti-Semitic statements on the part of certain demonstrators.

In contrast, Tea Party rallies and meetings involve getting parade permits and/or renting a venue that has appropriate sanitation facilities, obeying laws, acting like responsible adults, taking care not to block traffic or interfere with nearby businesses, and leaving the space cleaner than we found it. When we meet at a restaurant, as we sometimes do, we purchase meals there and we tidy up after ourselves. I attend Tea Party meetings and rallies, and I know what they’re all about. The 53 Percent are gathering online to inform the public that the behavior of the self-anointed 99% is unacceptable and that we are unwilling to waste our tax money subsidizing it any further.

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