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Wealthiest Join Blog to Back Protests

They're the fabled 'one percent'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 14, 2011 1:40 PM CDT

(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 haven't worked any harder than they have," notes one post. "I stand with the 99 percent, and I want this system to change."

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"Some people work 3 jobs just to survive. I got $3 million just for being born. We need a radical redistribution of wealth," says another one-percenter. The posts echo the "We Are the 99 Percent" blog, which is filled with posts by people struggling in the economy. Both sites share the same goal, notes Good: battling income inequality in the US. (And for an opposing view, don't forget the We Are the 53% blog.)

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