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Forum Post: The 1% and the 99% idea is really stupid

Posted 7 years ago on May 3, 2012, 9:03 p.m. EST by Frog12 (0)
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So if only the super rich are in the 1% then what about people who make like $550,000 dollars a year. Thats not super rich, so why are they considered to be in the 99%. From what I have heard is that the 99% are all the workers and lower class people. This whole idea makes no sense. This is creating a class war in a country were there are no classes.



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[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 7 years ago

Being a troll is infinitely dumber, but it hasn't stopped you, has it?

[-] 1 points by Frog12 (0) 7 years ago

I'm not being a troll. It's just that people who make say 650,000 a year are not lower class but they definatly are not under the super rich category. I want to know what category you think they fall under. The whole 99% and 1% idea just doesn't make sense to me because people who make under a million aren't super rich and are not low class. It is just way to general.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 7 years ago

Why do you think such accuracy is necessary?

Think of it as a kind of metaphor.

Or see my answer below.

[-] 1 points by Shule (2638) 7 years ago

they're in the 99% as you calculate. They're getting screwed by the 1% too.

[-] 2 points by VQkag (930) 7 years ago

there are certainly classes in America and always has been. And there has been class war through out all of human history. We only here republicans whine about class warfare when the (lower classes) 99% hit back. buck up republican. support ows. support the 99%.

[-] 0 points by Frog12 (0) 7 years ago

So are people who make like 650,000 a year considered lower class? Because according to you're standards of the super rich that does not seem super rich, it sounds moderately wealthy.

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 7 years ago

Here's the way I look at it. If you make enough money to buy my government, whether local or federal, You're making way too much money.

It's simple and it scales.

[-] 1 points by VQkag (930) 7 years ago

I can go with shooz below on this. but who cares about these numbers. it's not a hard thing. if you are the 1% you know it. support ows support the 99%

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

$550,000 is not in the top 1%. Dream on!

But, I have noticed that a lot of people like to pretend it is. Nitwits.

[-] 1 points by blackpanther6389 (39) from Peoria, IL 7 years ago

Well only in the verbal sense, there aren't any "classes" in nature. In the socio-economic system that we support though, it's very real. The select group of people that are making all of the decisions, that are based off of maximizing profit, are in a much better position than those in the ghettos and less developed cities unheard of.

I just think the division between the 99%'ers and the 1%'ers is making matters worse because they're in this together with the rest of us. When everything comes crashing down, their illusion of wealth and power will come crashing down on them and that will most likely kill them off before the angry masses rips them to shreds and I dread the time that happens.

[-] 0 points by Frog12 (0) 7 years ago

You didnt answer my question. What category are the rich but not super rich under.

[-] 1 points by blackpanther6389 (39) from Peoria, IL 7 years ago

Oh, hell I don't know lol. What I was saying is that it's irrelevant. But I can't give you an answer though, so I apologize for wasting your time @_@.

[-] 0 points by afarmer (65) 7 years ago

Frog12, Great post! Here's a couple of quotes I think you'll appreciate:* "Every movement that seeks to enslave a country, every dictatorship or potential dictatorship, needs some minority group as a scapegoat which it can blame for the nation’s troubles and use as a justification of its own demands for dictatorial powers. In Soviet Russia, the scapegoat was the bourgeoisie; in Nazi Germany, it was the Jewish people; in America, it is the businessmen." - Ayn Rand

*Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison

Here's one for the occupiers: *"A Marxist begins with his prime truth that all evils are caused by the exploitation of the proletariat by the capitalists. From this he logically proceeds to the revolution to end capitalism, then into the third stage of reorganization into a new social order of the dictatorship of the proletariat, and finally the last stage -- the political paradise of communism." p.10 Saul Alinsky, "Rules for Radicals" - President Obama recommends this book to all high schools and colleges.