We Are The 53%: A Response To Occupy Wall Street

by Sophie Russell · October 14, 2011

As the protests on Wall Street grow, it comes as no surprise there is a new movement on the rise, the 'We Are The 53% Movement.' A right-wing movement (not just those from Wall Street), the 53% is a blog that features posts from those that are against the Occupy Wall Street protests and don't want themselves to be classified as the 99%.

Tired of the whining on Wall Street, these hard-workers write down the reasons as to why they are not, and do not, want to part of the 99%.

So here's what you need to know:

What Is It:

The brainchild of Erick Erickson

It is a blog made up of posts from people who are angry about being classed as the 99%

Posts come in photo form where people make lists of how hard they work (Similiar to WeAreThe99 tumblr)

Who Are They:

It's not just the white, upper class millionaires fighting back - don't worry!

It's people who make up the 53% of people that pay federal income tax

A group that are fed up of people moaning, they make their money, pay their taxes and are angry that their money is what is funding people being able to protest and sit about making a point on Wall Street

Why Is It Popular:

It isn't just the millionaires fighting back

It's made up of many different types of people from all kinds of backgrounds who struggle to make ends meet but do so as best they can

Many view it as the silent majority of America

They blame politicians and the decisions made in Congress not the decisions that are made on Wall Street

If you don't want to be part of the 99%, take a piece of paper, note your reasons, take a picture and join the 'We Are The 53% Movement'.

Original Article [Huffington Post]

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