Photo 16 Nov 178 notes 
 Call-In Day TODAY.  Call your Congressional representatives through the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 and tell them:
Tax me! I support proposals to raise taxes for wealthy households like my own. 
No budget cuts until we raise revenue from those of us who have benefited the most and have the greatest capacity to pay. 




Join the November 17th Day of Action: 
The 99 percent movement is organizing events all over the US, find a friend and hit the streets!
http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/index.html?action_id=260 
Also, you can check out Nov. 17th events at your local Occupy site: http://www.occupytogether.org/.
 
Add your name to United for a Fair Economy and Responsible Wealth’s sign-on letter to the Super-Committee, and please forward the letter to anybody that you think might be interested, especially upper-income taxpayers, investors and wealthy individuals.As people with wealth and wealth privilege, we can make a difference by adding our voices to the conversation at this dynamic moment. In solidarity,The Tax Justice Organizing Teamwestandwiththe99percent@resourcegeneration.org

 Call-In Day TODAY.  Call your Congressional representatives through the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 and tell them:

  • Tax me! I support proposals to raise taxes for wealthy households like my own.
  • No budget cuts until we raise revenue from those of us who have benefited the most and have the greatest capacity to pay. 

Join the November 17th Day of Action: 

  • The 99 percent movement is organizing events all over the US, find a friend and hit the streets!

http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/index.html?action_id=260 

 


Add your name to United for a Fair Economy and Responsible Wealth’s sign-on letter to the Super-Committee, and please forward the letter to anybody that you think might be interested, especially upper-income taxpayers, investors and wealthy individuals.

As people with wealth and wealth privilege, we can make a difference by adding our voices to the conversation at this dynamic moment.

In solidarity,
The Tax Justice Organizing Team
westandwiththe99percent@resourcegeneration.org

Photo 16 Nov 16 notes I grew up in an affluent middle-class family. We weren’t rich, but we had a good life, and I was able to attend good universities and graduate debt-free. In 1983 I finished a PhD in electrical engineering at UCLA. It wasn’t easy—I worked all day and studied all night, but I never felt like I had to be rewarded for my “suffering.” I chose to do it, and graduation was the proudest day of my life. Thanks to the wealth of opportunities in California, in combination with my largely taxpayer-financed education, I’ve done well. California has been good to me, and I think it’s past time that people like me give something back to this state and to this nation. I think it’s essential that people like me be rationally taxed (we clearly aren’t now), so others can share in the benefits of being part of this rich nation.
I am the 1 percent; I stand with the 99 percent.

I grew up in an affluent middle-class family. We weren’t rich, but we had a good life, and I was able to attend good universities and graduate debt-free. In 1983 I finished a PhD in electrical engineering at UCLA. It wasn’t easy—I worked all day and studied all night, but I never felt like I had to be rewarded for my “suffering.” I chose to do it, and graduation was the proudest day of my life.

Thanks to the wealth of opportunities in California, in combination with my largely taxpayer-financed education, I’ve done well. California has been good to me, and I think it’s past time that people like me give something back to this state and to this nation. I think it’s essential that people like me be rationally taxed (we clearly aren’t now), so others can share in the benefits of being part of this rich nation.

I am the 1 percent; I stand with the 99 percent.

Photo 16 Nov 10 notes I was a welfare Mother, but inherited into the 1%, but believe in the 100%.  So gave my money to help create equity.  

I was a welfare Mother, but inherited into the 1%, but believe in the 100%.  So gave my money to help create equity.  

Photo 15 Nov 87 notes I have always had many advantages. I am:1) White2) Male3) Jewish4) Son of Wall Street bankers who never had to worry where his next meal was coming from or how to pay rent.And I have a trust fund valued at over $1 Million.My wealth, my advantages, comes not from my own hard work but rather from my birthright.I think my wealth should be shared with those who are less fortunate through progressive taxes and wealth redistribution.I am the 1% and I stand with the 99%

I have always had many advantages. I am:
1) White
2) Male
3) Jewish
4) Son of Wall Street bankers who never had to worry where his next meal was coming from or how to pay rent.

And I have a trust fund valued at over $1 Million.

My wealth, my advantages, comes not from my own hard work but rather from my birthright.

I think my wealth should be shared with those who are less fortunate through progressive taxes and wealth redistribution.

I am the 1% and I stand with the 99%

Photo 15 Nov 11 notes I grew up with wealth.
I have always had access to healthy food, preventative health care, and a safe home. I have traveled to 16 countries. I will graduate from medical school debt free.
I have abundance when so many struggle to have their basic needs met.
This is not fair or just!
I believe in wealth redistribution. We will all benefit from it.
I am in the 1%, I stand with the 99%.
Tax my family more!

I grew up with wealth.

I have always had access to healthy food, preventative health care, and a safe home. I have traveled to 16 countries. I will graduate from medical school debt free.

I have abundance when so many struggle to have their basic needs met.

This is not fair or just!

I believe in wealth redistribution. We will all benefit from it.

I am in the 1%, I stand with the 99%.

Tax my family more!

Photo 14 Nov 11 notes Not the 1% here, but definitely the 20%, maybe the 15%. I’ll get back to you on that. In any case, I’m not a tax policy wonk, so I’m not gonna propose the ideal progressive tax code. But I know that inequality is getting bigger and economic mobility is stagnating. So, if we have a discussion about me being taxed more, you can count on me NOT CRYING “CLASS WARFARE!!”
I stand with the 99%

Not the 1% here, but definitely the 20%, maybe the 15%. I’ll get back to you on that. In any case, I’m not a tax policy wonk, so I’m not gonna propose the ideal progressive tax code. But I know that inequality is getting bigger and economic mobility is stagnating. So, if we have a discussion about me being taxed more, you can count on me NOT CRYING “CLASS WARFARE!!”

I stand with the 99%

Photo 14 Nov 21 notes
Photo 9 Nov 13 notes I was born into the lower 99%, In 1970 I earned $1.87 an hour as a maid.  But I married into the 1%.  I use my privilege and money to leverage all i can to bring Justice and equal rights to 100% of the world.  I am the 1%, I am active for the 99%.  

I was born into the lower 99%, In 1970 I earned $1.87 an hour as a maid.  But I married into the 1%.  I use my privilege and money to leverage all i can to bring Justice and equal rights to 100% of the world.  I am the 1%, I am active for the 99%.  

Photo 9 Nov 10 notes My family has accumulated and passed down wealth for generations. 
Because of this, I grew up with great health care, fantastic education, opportunities and travel.
All of these things should be available to everyone, not just the 1%.
I am the 1% and I stand with the 99%.

My family has accumulated and passed down wealth for generations. 

Because of this, I grew up with great health care, fantastic education, opportunities and travel.

All of these things should be available to everyone, not just the 1%.

I am the 1% and I stand with the 99%.

Photo 8 Nov 7 notes I grew up in poverty, with little help from the government. My mother struggled to put food on the table and my father refused to work sometimes. The walls of our house had mold inside and my mother is deathly allergic to mold. We couldn’t afford any kind of healthcare or even a clean house. My mother suffered constant migraines and seizures because of the mold and I also developed a stomach problem that has made me suffer my entire life. We could never afford to seek medical attention for anything.
Through out life my family has suffered through alot (including our house burning to the ground) with little help what-so-ever. I am now 20, but because of our family’s life misfortunes, I have no diploma and was never taught to drive.
I am very lucky to have met my wonderful husband, whom followed his life dream of becoming a soldier. We now live on government paid housing and healthcare. I am very fortunate to be where I am right now, even if we still struggle with money every now and again. I see my friends and family still struggling out in the civilian world and wish I could help them more. The government controls my life and i live moderately well because of them. But to be honest, if the government didn’t pay my electric and water, we would be in the 99%. In todays economy, even the military personnel can struggle.
I am now the 1%, but I know what it is to be the 99% and I stand with them.

I grew up in poverty, with little help from the government. My mother struggled to put food on the table and my father refused to work sometimes. The walls of our house had mold inside and my mother is deathly allergic to mold. We couldn’t afford any kind of healthcare or even a clean house. My mother suffered constant migraines and seizures because of the mold and I also developed a stomach problem that has made me suffer my entire life. We could never afford to seek medical attention for anything.

Through out life my family has suffered through alot (including our house burning to the ground) with little help what-so-ever. I am now 20, but because of our family’s life misfortunes, I have no diploma and was never taught to drive.

I am very lucky to have met my wonderful husband, whom followed his life dream of becoming a soldier. We now live on government paid housing and healthcare. I am very fortunate to be where I am right now, even if we still struggle with money every now and again. I see my friends and family still struggling out in the civilian world and wish I could help them more. The government controls my life and i live moderately well because of them. But to be honest, if the government didn’t pay my electric and water, we would be in the 99%. In todays economy, even the military personnel can struggle.

I am now the 1%, but I know what it is to be the 99% and I stand with them.


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