The Gift of the 99%

The Gift of the 99%

There is no denying that Fox and the Republican party is dead set against the 99% Movement and #Occupy.  I hear many a Fox viewer repeating the talking point, “The 99% doesn’t represent me.”

I don’t expect the customers of the Conservative propaganda to spend much time thinking, but this comment shows much more than just lack of thinking, but actually shows downright brain washing. If you’re not a billionaire, you’re the 99% and, no matter how much you might hate it, you represent yourself, as do the rest of the 99% of us.

Now just think about this for a minute. Before the 99% woke up, America was discussing billionaire talking points day in and day out. All the news on all the so called Liberal Media were talking the billionaire talking points of austerity and, “Oh my gosh, I think I just wet myself again over the budget.”

Now that the 99% are finding our voice, the so called Liberal Media is now forced to talk about something more than billionaire talking points. We even accidentally hear in the so called Liberal media words like “unfair wealth distribution’, and “wealth redistribution to the top 1%”, and “welfare and tax cuts for the billionaires”.

As much as the Fox viewers might hate the thought, they are waking up from their Fox delusions and realizing that Fox and the Republican party are the mouthpiece for the billionaires. There’s no wonder they hate the 99%. No wonder they hate their viewers, who are waking up. No wonder that they hate having to talk about the unfair distribution of wealth in America.

Thank you #Occupy and the 99%. We are beginning to talk about the things that really matter to America because of you.

6 thoughts on “The Gift of the 99%”

  1. I agree. Most people don’t realize how very influential these groups have already been in getting our press to start discussing things that matter to the average American.

  2. The fact this whole article is based off of that “If your not a billionaire your the 99%” is false. Anyone who makes above $400,000 is the 1%. It’s called facts bud.

    1. How does the exact cutoff point of the 99% have anything to do with the premise of this post? I suggest you read it again and ask yourself what the gift is that is referred to in this post.

      But, you’re right. We can fiddle over exactly where the 90% cutoff is or the 99% or the 1/10 of 1%. It doesn’t really mater where you draw the line. Many of the billionaires think they’re on a different planet than the rest of us. They don’t drive our roads. They don’t fly our airlines. They don’t shop for food or pay for gas. Many of the 90% are detached as well. But there are good decent people in all percentiles. There are lots of the poorest 10% who are Tea Baggers doing the dirty work of the billionaires taking over our country. And, yes, there are even some $400k income people lining up with the 99% and some aligning with the billionaires. So what?

      What’s important is that the 99% movement is finally drawing some attention to the fleecing of America.

      At least, that’s my take on it. Maybe the author has another point.

    2. When you see reference to the 1% versus the 99% it is easier to refer it to the elite or the oligarchs verses the rest of us and that isn’t as easy to say as the billionaires. That is why you will see the 1% referred to as the billionaires here and elsewhere in the blogs and media. But, Forrest, you’re right, the real numbers are a little more nuanced than that.

      But, as David says, the post is about the gift, not the exact numbers or attitudes that make up the 1%.

  3. I keep hearing word of a general strike. I hope it gains some traction. What if 90% of America hit the streets like you see in other democracies? Now wouldn’t that get the media’s attention?

  4. You have to admit, they’ve done a great job of getting the attention back on the important issues and away from the topics of the 1%. Too bad the press is trying so hard to demonize them.

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