We Are the 99%

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Ron Paul Defrauds the 99%

Paul's populism is baloney, writes Gary Weiss of Salon

(Newser) - At a rally recently, Ron Paul was interrupted by Occupy Wall Street protesters chanting, “We are the 99%!” Paul quickly stepped in. “I’m very much involved with the 99,” he said. “I’ve been condemning the 1% because they’ve been ripping us off.... More »

We Are the 99%? Try 99.9%

GOP policies really favor richest thousandth of population: Paul Krugman

(Newser) - Occupy Wall Street’s “We are the 99%” slogan is a pretty good one, but if anything it “aims too low,” writes Paul Krugman in the New York Times . “A large fraction of the top 1%’s gains have actually gone to an even smaller group,... More »

At Least 58 Lawmakers Among Top 1%

Darrel Issa, Michael McCaul, and John Kerry top the list

(Newser) - About 11% of Congress might be taking Occupy Wall Street’s anti-1% rhetoric personally. At least 58 lawmakers have a net worth north of $9 million, putting them in the top 1% of all Americans by wealth, according to a USA Today analysis of financial disclosure forms. The actual figure... More »

How a Canadian Magazine Sparked Occupy

Movement's origins lie in 'Adbusters' idea

(Newser) - The Occupy Wall Street protesters have no leader, no cohesive message, and, as NPR points out, no single name—the movement has also been called “American Autumn” and "We Are the 99%." So where did these demonstrations, which went first nationwide and then global, come from? “... More »

Wealthiest Join Blog to Back Protests

They're the fabled 'one percent'

(Newser) - The Occupy Wall Street protesters say they are the 99%—and now members of the other 1% are coming to their aid. A new Tumblr blog called "We Are the 1 Percent" features statements of support from people who say their wealth has made their lives easy. "I... More »

Right's Response to Occupy Wall Street: 'We Are the 53%'

But does the 'heartbreaking' concept even make sense?

(Newser) - The conservative response to Occupy Wall Street is here, in the form of a Tumblr called "We Are the 53%." Referring to the 53% of Americans who pay federal income taxes, the blog is a direct counter to the Occupiers' similar "We Are the 99%" site and... More »

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