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Followers of Occupy Wall Street and the larger Occupy movement claim to represent 99% of the people, justifying their claim with a false dichotomy between the richest 1% and the poorest 99%.
One percent of 300 million give us 3 million people. So somewhere, scattered throughout the US, there are 3 million people whose money and property the Occupiers want for themselves.
But in America there is considerable mobility between those groups. We are not members of classes or groups, but individuals who happen temporarily to share income levels. Our “class interests” may coincide for a time, but it is patently foolish to push for laws that take from the rich and give to the poor while making mobility more difficult.
It is exceedingly easy to become part of a group of 3 million that is the 1% most of something. Let’s take a look.
All of these groups are the 1%, because each has benefits and a lifestyle not available to the rest of us. With the exception of public sector labor unions living in the DC area, there is not much overlap between the groups.
Welcome to America, where it doesn’t take much to become part of the 1%.