I am not actually the 1%, at least not in the US. Last time I checked, I was just making the 10%.
My dad makes approximately $100,000 /year
With this, my family is able to live a comfortable middle class life.
We could be living a better life on this income, but we happen to live in an area with one of the highest costs of living in the country…. and one of the best public education systems. By being able to afford living in this area, I was given the opportunities to go to magnet schools and truly excel.
Because of this, I was able to win a full-ride scholarship to a private university.
But even if I hadn’t, my parents would have helped me pay to go to a public university and I would still graduate with no debt.
A comfortable, secure childhood, and all the opportunities provided by a good education.
Everyone should have access to these things.
I stand with the 99%.
I was born into the 99%, my parents came here from third world countries and worked hard. By the time I was 12, we were part of the 1% and spent time travelling the world first class, owning Rolls Royces, going to British boarding schools and having 5 houses in different countries to call our own. I still remember what it was like to be in the lowest income bracket. My parents are living proof that you can work hard and make it, but they understand that not everyones lucky or even given the chance. We now pay to educate and empower 20,000 children in dire situations across the world and advocate for a fair tax with other one percenters and transparent government, so we know that money is going towards the greater good and not used to bail out the reckless scum that threw people I love under the bus with their greed.
I am the 1%, and will ALWAYS stand with the 99%
I’m 17 years old and I’ve vacationed all across Asia, Europe, and North and South America. I’ve had a life enriched with private schooling, classical piano lessons, sports, and all the books and opportunities I could ever want. My brother recently graduated from MIT and took out $2000 in student loans, not because he had to but because my parents want him to learn responsibility (they paid the rest). He now works on Wall Street.
I don’t think it’s fair that people are sometimes held back from opportunities because of financial situations. I know two really smart girls in my grade who didn’t apply to this great summer program (St. Paul’s) because they didn’t have the money. This is ridiculous. If we as a country want to keep moving forward, we can’t let any potential go to waste like this. Nobody should have their education or opportunities hindered because of money.
I am the 1 percent; I stand with the 99 percent.
I am a 19-year-old college student at one of the most prestigious colleges in the country, and will graduate with no debt. My childhood consisted of incredible vacations, boarding school, ski racing, classical piano lessons, and many more luxuries. My parents are both Ivy League graduates and surgeons who come from families with generations of wealth. We have never bought a used car–in fact, there are four cars at our main house for the four people in our family.
I’ve always been told how crass it is to talk about my wealth. But it’s time to talk about it. I am the 1%, and I stand with the 99%.
I am the 1%
I stand with the 99%
As a 21-year-old, I have already traveled to 12 countries. I have been given access to a superior education, and will graduate without loans.
Even if I had earned these gifts, I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night unless I gave back to the society that made my success possible.
I STAND WITH THE 99%.
"I am the 1%. I stand with the 99%. Tax me more!"
Two dozen of us — from the 1% and from the 99% — spent a night in jail for locking arms across Philadelphia’s Market Street Bridge, which urgently needs repairs the city can’t afford.
Good jobs, better city — just need to tax those of us who own more than we need thanks to the labor of working people.
We used our GI Bills to pay for our education. Now we have the nicest of everything and our kids will benefit. Tax us. We can make more.