My Arab father from a wealthy background came to the USA to attend an Ivy League University. He graduated with his PhD, married an American, settled and found work here. I grew up attending private schools, living in some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in America. I have always had access to medical care (needs) in addition to many luxuries (wants). Ive graduated from university, like my father, debt free. And if I ever cannot pay my credit card bill alone, my parents will pay it for me.
I am grateful for the opportunities to learn, travel and work as I please. But I also dont think its fair that as I can afford to live as I do, while many can hardly make ends meet, if that at all. I want to live in a world of equal opportunity, even if it means giving up my luxuries.
I am the 1%. And I stand with the 99%
“I am the 1 percent, I stand with the 99 percent.”
My grandfather made $$$ selling things to the US Army. (and/but I love him very much).
I am so grateful that i don’t need to worry about debt (college & grad school), health care, or my future stability. I have way more than I need because of imperialism, war, and white privilege (and apparently I don’t know how to spell)! Tax me!
I am the 1%, I stand with the 99%!
I’ve always had more than enough.
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve known it’s terribly wrong that some people have more than they need while others struggle for the basics. It’s wrong. It’s that’s simple.
Most of my life I’ve worked with rich people who care deeply about social justice. I’ve been trying to help us stop hiding and instead to use our money, talents, connections and love to make the world better.
And so here we are! No longer hiding!
We are everywhere. We are your allies.
We stand with the 99%.
(Proud member of Threshold, Bolder Giving, and the team that gave birth to Resource Generation.)
When I was 18 my father won $9 million in the California lottery. With that money I now have no college debt. When my father dies I will inherit a 3rd of his money. I am committed to using it to help those less fortunate. Due to sheer luck, I am the 1%. I stand with the 99%.
Because of tax credits and loopholes, my husband and I discovered we pay a 12% tax rate this year. We’ve pledged to give away this difference, above and beyond our other giving.
At least we know and decide where the money goes, but TAX US ANYWAY to restore fairness and civic responsibility to our society!
I understand the resentment folks feel quite easily.
WE ARE THE 1%, WE STAND, SIT, SLEEP, EAT AND SING WITH THE 99%!!!!
Rich getting richer and poor getting poorer is a path to devastation for all.
World cannot sustain that way – center cannot hold.
How about changing the m.o. from whoever has the most toys wins to whoever does the most good wins?
I am the 1%. I stand with the 99%.
Our family has vastly more than we need. The economic successes on both sides of my family have been the result of an economic structure tied to racism (my Jewish relatives assimilated into white culture and therefore benefited from racism; my white Christian relatives benefited from white racism and then hoarded their wealth). Tax me MORE, tax my parents MORE, tax my grandparents’ estate MORE. I am the 1%. I stand with the 99%.
I was born lucky, but for the 99% of the people out there is different.
I am the 1%.
I STAND WITH THE 99%.
I’ve been on and off food stamps my whole life, and have been homeless a time or two. One inheritance changed everything, and now I see myself on the other side and knowing what my family constantly struggles with. I am now the 1% and I stand with the 99%.