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Posted on 10/07/2011 11:47:06 AM PDT by Lost HighwayEdited on 10/08/2011 9:54:04 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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We Are The 53%
8th October 2011
We were featured in The Blaze today. Thanks for all the comments →
None of the people featured on your link look like his kind of people.
I believe the percentage # refers to the 53% of us who pay income tax.
I had a career for 20 years in a field that I could see was not going to provide a living in the future. I retooled and started a new career. It's still hard work, but my company values me because I work hard and am useful.
I still rent. I am paying off my wife's student loan. My daughter attends a Christian school because I won't put her in the godless, Marxist public schools. It's expensive, but worth every penny. I don't know if I'll ever be able to retire. Who cares? I'd rather be busy working. It makes me feel useful.
I am the 53%.
It refers to the top 5% (around $150 and up) who pay 53% of all income taxes collected.
How can we submit our own testimonials?
Of course, when the SHTF, we'll be the ones with the means of protecting ourselves and our families. The smartasses will be the first to be victimized. Poor fools.
I wish I knew. Trying to find out.
i’m the 10% ... the 10% that pays 87% of all taxes
i’m also the 0.4% ... that pays almost 40% of the bill
* top 1% of filers pay 38% of all taxes
* top 25% of filers pay 87% of all taxes
* 140m people file
* 310m legal citizens, 20m+ illegals, 330m total
* 25% of filers == 35m ==> 35m / 330m == 10.6%
* 1% of filers == 1.4m ==> 1.4m / 330m == 0.4%
i’m also sick & tired of paying to feed the ungrateful, mooching asshats that demand even more from me while vilifying me daily. personally, i say cut the welfare after 6 months. if they starve, the problems will sort themselves out quickly... one way of another (hell, if the left can start demanding heads be cut off... why can’t i demand cutting the flow of free food i’m paying for?)
My Dad paid for my military acadamy HS education because he recognized what public school was doing. When I was 15 I went to work as a roofer every summer until I was 18.
I then took that money and paid for Community College and a car to get there. (A sweeet ‘65 GTO!) My Dad was a barber, my Mom stayed home with us kids. It was understood that if we wanted anything more than 3 meals, clothing, a roof and a bed we’d need to earn it. So shove THAT up your wazoo you derelict hippie freak! I am part of the 53%!
No, it refers to the 53% of taxpayers that actually pay federal income taxes.
If you account for payroll (Social Security / Medicare) and excise (gasoline) taxes, you get to about 80% of taxpayers. The lowest 20% still pay zero or less due to things like the EITC.
Some people are just a pathethic waste of space (smartass commenters).
#iam53 is a hashtag on Twitter. If you post a picture with it, it will appear to anyone following that tag.
But, I think someone has the tag wrong. It is actually #iamthe53:
Thanx, I stand corrected—faulty memory chip. ; )
Hey...but I was close!!
Thanks. I’m not a Twitter fan. :-)
Neither am I. But, the web server allows you to at least read what is being said without subscribing.
I am the 53%. I work a full time job and loads of overtime. Because of this, I am almost never home.
I am also a full time college student working towards a bachelors degree. I work to provide FOR MY family, not those sucker-fish that seem to think they have some pseudo “right” to my labor. I have gobs of debt because of my degree, and my Lady’s 3 degrees. In addition to paying back these debts, and paying for all of my bills, I have saved up enough money to send my 15 month old to private school through the 5th grade when he becomes of school age. I have enough even with inflation.
I LIVE poor because of personal self inflicted sacrifice. I am 33, I rent, and scrutinize every purchase down to spark plugs for my car. I do not have TV nor have had it since 2007. I use Magic Jack as a phone because it is cheaper. I never go out to eat, and do not engage in any recreational activity that costs money to include bars, or paid events. I chose to sacrifice to provide for mine.
I am the 53% of Americans that work hard to progress my family into a better income bracket. The time is NOW - we have the momentum to ensure that our offspring benefit from our sacrifice. I know I will never obtain the life I once thought I would obtain. However, my son will have that opportunity BECAUSE OF my sacrifice.
You are correct sir, my son will never set foot in a socialistic public school much to the disdain of my brilliant younger sister (23 yrs old with a Masters and working on her PhD) who is a public school teacher. She still believes that public school serves our children well. I wish she would wake up before she too is lost.
This is no joke, or pun - I want a simple bumper sticker that says “I am the 53%” - Anyone know where I can buy one? I was thinking of a sticker like Andrew Wilkow’s stickers (black background and white letters).
Don’t know where you can buy one, but you have a computer - make something in Word and print it. If you don’t have a printer...a friend, a print shop or maybe even the library could do it. I know you can buy “bumper sticker” stock at Office Depot or Staples, etc.
I do stuff like that all the time.
...and welcome to FR!
Thanks Lost Highway.