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Thursday, October 13, 2011

The 53%

Link to blog called "we are the 53%"... "I am the 53%."

I read this on a friend's Facebook post and asked "what's this all about" anxious for something different than those who claim to be the 99%.


The news is insane lately... people walking around complaining about Wall Street in hopes of... what exactly? Then Al Gore decides to endorse Occupy Wall Street. Of all human attributes, hypocrisy is the worst. My suggestion to Al Gore is to sell all of his shares sitting on Wall Street and distribute HIS wealth to those whining that it's not fair the rich are rich and they are not. Hypocrisy... it's a bad taste and an evil part of humanity. 

The 53% blog is representing tax paying Americans (although I'm not sure how accurate that percentage is... I am certain there is more to it than what I have read so far). I'm sure the 99% club wants the 1% of wealthy Americans to be the payers of all taxes. That's ridiculous! All Americans should pay or NOT pay taxes... not just a small minority of citizens because the other citizens won't do what it takes to create wealth for themselves. Don't bother telling me that "they can't do it because they didn't have the same opportunities". No... there are too many examples of people rising to wealth from nothing for people to say "boo-hoo, it's not fair". 

My question is this... why do I have to pay taxes when others do not. I'm not talking about those members of society who are out there looking for a job and WANTING to pay their fair share. I'm talking about those who just don't want to work and want the government to feed them cheese and wine while they sit there and do little if nothing. 

Granted, some people who may consider themselves to be poor or whom society sees as poor, may pay taxes when they are employed... but many of those people get a great deal of that money back when they file their taxes. So yes, if you look at their pay stubs you may see taxes coming out... but how much of that do they inevitably get back? We get certain tax benefits for certain things... children, for instance... so for someone to say "I pay taxes" may in fact be true but if they get it all back, then did they actually pay it?

The percentage aspect of all of this... 99%...53%... 1%... whatever number you can think of is obscure and not accurate. You can make any percent fit into any way of looking at this if you exclude this data or that data... we can make the rich seem to pay nothing if we exclude certain facts. We can make the poor seem to pay more if we add in certain facts. Then, if you take those two pieces of data and combine them, wow... the rich look evil and the poor seem taken advantage of and stepped upon.

Where is the truth in percentages?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Top Ten Richest Celebrities Supporting Wall Street Protests | NewsBusters.org

Top Ten Richest Celebrities Supporting Wall Street Protests NewsBusters.org

When rich celebrities support these types of groups, it's really only for one reason... to try to gain more fans and look sympathetic and kind. Really? And when the government comes in and takes their millions of dollars because groups like this become successful getting what they want, will they gladly give it up and go out kicking and screaming?

It's a joke... where are all the celebrities supporting the Tea Party group which, by the way, is against corruption and deceit. Oh, that's right... those same celebrities are claiming racism where none exists.

Hypocrites are never respected by those who see through their lies. Some issues are the same with both groups... in some cases, they want the same things. It doesn't matter what any of them want... it all boils down to one thing. Power. And if the power is not put into the hands of those individuals and groups the liberals wish it to reside in, it doesn't matter what else exists. Racism is just a vehicle they use to further their agenda. Any and all issues that cause division among us is a vehicle they use.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tea Party Vs. Occupy Wall Street - Where are the Racists?

The list of demands from OW is incredible. Some of the listed items contradict other items... some of them are very socialistic in nature. They are demanding much... chanting, holding up signs, marching on different locations and capitols.

Yet... I haven't heard anyone yell "racist". Why is that? Could it be their agenda... or the hidden message behind the demands (which really isn't all that hidden)? Could it be that many of those yelling 'racist' to members of the Tea Party are actually now members of OW?

One thing seems obvious... there is no shortage of hypocrisy in politics. Per Garofalo, anyone who doesn't vote for Obama is a racist... anyone who votes for a black Republican is just lying to themselves and is truly a racist. In other words, it has nothing to do with the color of the person's skin... it has to do with their politics and their beliefs.

So when they yell RACIST at the Tea Party and not at Occupy Wall Street it just means the politics and beliefs of the Tea Party are not in line with what "THEY" believe to be correct.

A true racist would never vote for anyone who was not of their same color or nationality... not matter what came out of their mouth. Someone who uses race as a way of singling out others who do not think as they do is a radical opportunist who cares little, if anything, for those they claim to support. In the long run, no matter what your race or nationality or sexual preference or religion... if you are not in their playground, you are the enemy.
May we each take the moment necessary out of this day and any day we feel the need to remember those who have gone before us in defense of our freedoms. Without them... we would not be "here"... we would be in chains. ~Bug~