So, Who Are Those Top 1% We're To Hate?

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    Every think how lucky folks are to have the President and his party ready to point out the evil-doer, you know, the Wall Street baddies!

    Maybe we should double check before we get the pitch-forks, and light the torches...

    Who are the ‘Top 1%,” so reviled by the class warriors?

    1. If the Occupy Wall Street protests are aiming to take down the "1 percent" of Americans who control the increasingly largest chunk of our nation's wealth, perhaps they need to redirect their efforts to somewhere other than Wall Street.

    2. According to Nicole Lapin of CNN, financial services professionals make up just 14 percent of that top 1 percent of wage earners. Their average salary of $311,000 per year, while quite gaudy, falls just below the threshold needed to break into the highest-earning subset.

    3. The biggest single group of professionals in the top one percent is actually doctors, who make up 16 percent of that subset.

    4. Executives and managers outside of finance make up 31% of the total, but Lapin didn't break them down by industry.

    5. David Carr of The New York Times would also like to offer up his bosses as targets for the mass uprising, pointing out in his column today that media executives are some of the worst offenders when it comes to CEOs who reap multi-million dollar bonuses and golden parachutes by slashing budgets and laying off rank-and-file workers. Go ahead and add them to the list.

    6. So those who want to direct their anger at the winners in the income inequality sweepstakes might want to look beyond the lower of half of Manhattan. There's plenty of other folks closer to home that you might want to have a word with. Where Does the Top 1% Really Work? - National - The Atlantic Wire

    7. Lawyers make up 9 percent. The 1 Percent Are Not All Wall Streeters?But Lots of Them Are Bosses - Business - GOOD

    8. To get into the “top 1%” of Americans you don’t need to be a billionaire or millionaire or half-millionaire. The minimum wage earners in that group make about $343k/year….The “top 1%” of wage earners earn 17% of the nation’s income. Nicole Lapin, Who the Heck Are the "Top 1%"?!!


    I'll bet the Leftist elites knew who they were...but also knew that the Lefties and the ones they control were too dumb to remember all those groups....so: "Occupy Wall Street!"


    From "Demonic," by the brilliant Ann Coulter:
    1. Gustave Le Bon, in his groundbreaking 1896 book, “The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind,” was the first to identify the phenomenon of mass psychology. Both Hitler and Mussolini used his book to understand how to incite a mob.

    2. "Many of liberals' peculiarities are understandable only when one realizes that they are a mob. For example, a crowd's ability to grasp only the simplest ideas is reflected in the interminable slogans.

    3. As is usual in the evolution of a mob, vagrants, professional protesters, and thugs swelled the ranks. Firebombing and rock throwing assaults punctuated the speeches.(The Sixties. Here we go again.)
     
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    An inconvenient truth is that the left supports the idea of one world government. Unfortunatley for them in that the entire US population is the 1%.
     
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    Just as with your other thread, a single word -- this time in the title -- invalidates your entire argument. There, it was "average." Here, it's "hate."

    The assertion is not and never has been that the 1% were bad people, let alone that we ought to "hate" them. It's that our government policies have been skewed so as to benefit them economically, at the expense of the rest of us.

    All attempts to show that the 1% are not so bad are, therefore, completely irrelevant.
     
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    Welcome back, In Drag.

    Of course, you're completely wrong.

    Carry on.
     
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    LOL of course, you can't be bothered to say WHY I'm wrong.

    Be my guest.
     
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    Unable to comprehend the OP?

    You must be so dumb you can only hitchhike in one direction.
     
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    If that were true then instead of 'OCCUPY WALL STREET" we'd be hearing from "OCCUPY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT".

    We're not, so it isn't.
     
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    This is why I found it so interesting that the nurses union put together the march today on the financial district in San Francisco. These are people who do a undergrad degree and work for a public hospital earning up to 300k/year.

    Hmm... And now they're marching to have the rich taxed? Yeah I bet their intentions are really to help the poor, what a bunch of BS. Sometimes I wish there was a sweeping healthcare change so the entire industry can collapse around these pigs.
     
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    I was asking this question on another thread. Some believe that the evil 1% are not the high income earners, but the 1% that have the wealth (investors and trust fund babies?) I've been asking for clarification, but no one seems to know the answer. My fear is that the protesters will be eating the wrong people.

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/4359938-post36.html
     

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