We Are the 53%

 Posted by on 12 October 2011 at 7:00 am  Activism
Oct 122011

I cannot imagine a better response to the whiny “I am the 99%” meme of the “Occupy Wall Street” protestors than We Are the 53%. (That refers to the fact that 47% of households pay no federal income tax.)

Here’s just a taste:

In case you can’t read the text clearly, it says:

My father came to NY from Croatia in 1971, with KNOWLEDGE in his head, LOVE in his heart & the clothes on his back.

He built up a small construction business and put me & my 4 siblings through Catholic school and college, while my mother raised us and put home-cooked meals on the table.

Business has been steadily declining and my family (still honestly abiding by the regulations, TAXES & fees imposed by the gov’t) now lives paycheck-to-(hopefully!) paycheck.

We found out he has thyroid cancer – THANK GOD WE PAY for our own health insurance and WERE ABLE TO CHOOSE the best cancer hospital in the country, Sloan Kettering, where he underwent 10-hour surgery this past summer.

He was back to work FULL-TIME (12 hrs/day, 6 days/wk) within a month, even though the doctors told him to take it easy (he works manual labor).

The cancer still grows, but my father STILL WORKS FOR LIFE, LIBERTY, & THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS!

THAT is the American dream.

WE are the 53%.

**People like my father came here because America was the answer to all of their problems- IT STILL CAN BE.

Go read all the stories. And if you have a story to tell, submit it here.

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