Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The "Other 1%"

It's time to "Re-do" the math:
Over 300 members of Congress are in the 1%. That is 50% of Congress looking out for whose best interest?
We need to keep in mind that many of the 1% are actually closer to my net worth than the net worth of Bill
Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Ted Turner and Rupert Murdoch. Even Barrack Obama is in the 1%, so while he
was talking and writing about hope and change, what would he truly “hope to change?”
Although I see what they are saying, I don’t believe I’m in the 99%, because I don’t think the 1% is changing
my lifestyle and I’m not indebted to them. I don’t have the stats on this, because I guess we are a little hard
to track, but I’ll call the folks like me “the other 1%.” Some call us religious nuts, some refer to us as
survivalists, and some call us anti-establishment. The fact of the matter is, some of us just didn’t ever
embrace the American dream as it was being packaged and sold.
How in the world did we ever buy into the idea that we all needed to have the same dream? You can’t put 10
people in the same room and have them all prefer the same color, flavor, or style of anything, so what’s with
mass producing the American dream?
Crabs in a barrel. We’re all getting crabby! The 99% all in the same “container” are just clamoring over
each other to get up . . .
So, here’s my idea if we really want to let the 1% know how you feel.
Many Pro athletes are in the 1% - stop going to the stadiums!
Most stars are in the 1% - stop going to their shows.
Ted Turner and Rupert Murdoch are in the 1% - turn off the TV and disconnect the cable!
Mark Zuckerberg is 1% - stop playing Farmville and go outdoors and plant something . . . Edible.
CEO’s of Big Corp that outsource are 1% - make your own “whatever”
Big Pharma is 1% - take better care of your body!
Banks - Let them keep their money. We’ll just buy what we can afford. Most folks don’t even think they’ll live long enough to be debt free. When death is the end of debt, that’s not living!
There is a huge gap in the 1%. The lower tier of the 1% and the top tier of the “99” is usually the dividing of an inheritance, somebody who didn’t work and amass it frequently uses their inheritance for collateral or to fund a lifestyle they can’t manage which places the 1% in control. Of course, that step moves them from the top 10% tier of the “99” into closer to real life, while they cling to their “status quo,“ so by the next generation, the inheritance is average or even debt ladened.
We can’t stay in the barrel trying to clamor to the top without becoming crabby.
Move out, join “the other 1%!”
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. words of Messiah in the accounts of the Gospel
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