Posted 8 years ago on Oct. 11, 2011, 11:08 a.m. EST by TheOnePercent
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I would probably be considered in the 1% based on my personal assets and income. The taxes I pay exceed what most people earn in a year. I grew up with an abusive alcoholic father and lived in a small apartment. I did not have money growing up. I never had anything handed to me. I never hated people who had more than me and I never expected a handout on a silver platter.
I worked hard, never went to college, started my own business, came across many failures but never gave up or blamed other people.
So why do you expect me to pay for your failed decisions? Is it my fault that you bought a house you clearly could not afford? Is it my fault that you paid $100,000 for a degree that has no job market which you failed to research?
How about focusing your sights on the real root of the problems with our country - the government itself. The housing crisis, out of control deficit, and rising tuition costs can all be directly or indirectly contributed to the federal government.
There is no doubt that policies in this country need to be revised, but what are you accomplishing by protesting against "the wealthy" - do you expect rich people to stop being rich?