Posted 5 years ago on April 25, 2012, 2:49 p.m. EST by BigMek
from Calgary, AB
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
First of all I was wondering what the point of these protests is. I was, and still follow any activities like this over the news, but honestly I can't highlight one goal at the end of any of these gatherings. I was just a little curious.
Secondly, I was wondering why we believe that its the 1%'s fault that any of us are having hard times. They were the people who went to school, university and worked their whole lives. I guess I'm part of the 99%, but I sure don't share the same feelings.
I also believe this 1% is just a little inaccurate. My families not disgustingly rich; but we live comfortably, so percent is that? What about my friends, or people all over our city living just like us. In more accurate respects these percentages should look a bit more like 20% 20% 20% 20% 19% 1% in all honesty.
Lastly I'd like to know why we blame our problems on the "1%". We blame them for market crashes, and job loss. I also came across this interesting statistic here http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/ (watch the video ) it says that if the 1% paid their fair share of taxes it would raise 231 billion dollars. Wow, thats a lot! But its a little undersized compared to 4,673,878,755,000 dollars of public debt. This wasn't caused by the 1%. These debts were your parents debts, and their parents, so at the end of the day we've caused our own demise.
thanks so much,