Forum Post: Why you are the 99%
Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 28, 2011, 6:28 p.m. EST by cskarlupka
from Annapolis, MD
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As a Citizen of the United States of America, or a visitor on our soil, You are subjected to paying taxes, fees, charges, levies, licenses, permits, and fines, on a daily basis. This money, Your money, goes to Your government, federal, state, county, city and local. You are governed, controlled and regulated, by Your own money. You are 100% of the wealth of this Country.
You are the sole funding source for Your own government. Your government does not make, produce, nor sell any product, service, they have no funding source except for You and Your money. You and Your money are Your government.
Why you are not the 1%.
The Government is the 1%. Without your financial contributions your Federal, State, County, City, and Local Governments would cease to have any source of income. The Federal Government’s budget, beginning October 1, 2011, is $3.729 trillion U.S. dollars. The President of the United States referred to this amount of money, your money - our collective money, as “scare federal resources”. And as befits every one of your Governments, they factored in spending an estimate $1.101 trillion U.S. dollars, money they don’t have. One third of the money the U.S. Government intends to spend will be debt, they call it a deficit, your debt. But that is just one entity who you contribute money to. Your State, County, City and Local governments each have their own budgets that you contribute to similarly. Collective State debt is $4 trillion U.S. dollars this year, and rising. Yes, they too operate on the deficit method, modeling the Federal Government. So does your County, City and Local Government. You are the wealth of your Governments, not a scarce resource. Yet the message is you don’t contribute enough. You need to contribute more. Government spends more than you, we, will make in our life. But who are they? They don’t really exist they are your Government.
The 100% Solution.
The simple truth is that there is no citizen in the 1% class with your Governments. Only we, the 99%, the people, 4 trillion strong, are and hold the wealth of the world.
Imagine that Your money is, in fact, all Your own. Would You willingly choose to be governed the same way that You are governed now by Your money? What would Your government look like then? Think about it. Take all the time you need.
We need to declare the Federal Reserve system illegal and dissolve the debt as illegal. The Fed never had the proper vote from the Senate to take power anyway. We should take an internet vote on the subject and then pick a day to strike and withhold taxes until this is resolved.