1. ”Well, $500,000 a Year Might Sound Like a Lot, but I’m HardlyRich.
2. It is hard to ask more of households making $250,000 or $300,000 a year. In large parts of the country, that kind of income does not get you a big home or lots of vacations or anything else that is associated with wealth.”
3. Come on, we’re all in this together! It’s not like I have infinite money.”
4. Yes we all have to make financial decision and live accordingly to what we make but some people have to decide which luxury car to buy and some people have to figure out how to pay for there public transportation to get to work.
1. “Hey i worked hard to get what i have”
2. Why, oh why, does the media bolster President Obama’s rhetoric by using his term: ‘the rich’? Would it not be more appropriate to say ‘the successful,’ or ‘those who work harder?”
3. “I’m not Paris Hilton! I work 70-hour weeks to make this salary!
4. manny professionals work just as hard as ceos but make far less money. It’s just ridiculous to say they work harder then say a janitor or a prostitute or a agricultural laborer.
1. “If I can do it, so can you”
2. ”We do not accept that ours will ever be a nation of haves and have-nots; we must always be a nation of haves and soon-to-haves.”
3. “This is the land of opportunity, where anyone can make it! Instead of complaining, just go out there and get rich!”
4. that works on a personal level but not on a collective level, and its not always necessarily true on a individual level either. If a self made millionaire who came from a middle class home can make it so can a child from east Oakland on food stamps, a broken home, and a learning disability?
1. “You’re Just Jealous Because I Made It and You Didn’t!”
2.“I think it’s about envy. I think it’s about class warfare. When you have a president encouraging the idea of dividing America based on the 99 percent versus one percent — and those people who have been most successful will be in the one percent — [it] is entirely inconsistent with the concept of one nation under God.”
3. “It’s wrong to tear down others instead of improving your own life!”
4. Mitt Romney cracks me up. The occupy movement isn’t trying to divide the nation! it’s trying to bring it closer together! so that a carpenter or a toll booth operator can at least run into a wealthy banker when on a cruise ship or when staying at a hotel, and have the chance to have the same doctor or teacher for their children. I’m not saying that a toll booth operator should get paid the exact same income as a brain surgeon or a lawyer because i do believe in motivating youth to go above and beyond for their dreams of wealth. I just along with most occupyers believe in elevating the minimum quality of life to a level reasonable considering how much wealth the US economy has, so that we can truly be ONE nation under god. Because how it is now, I see 2 nations. A nation where going out to a nice restraunt on a tuesday night doesn’t bring any financial stress to mind where “just throw it on the card” is a solution to almost any situation. A nation where private schools have enough teachers on payroll to concentrate on not only the buerocratic test scores of the students but also the emotional attention that will help them be successfull throughout their schooling years. Then i see a second nation where all of this is reversed and life is hard and children view the world differently. In this world teens have to drop out of school to get jobs to pay their parents cancer treatment because we don’t have free healthcare and the parent is to weak to to keep working for the toxic factory that gave her cancer in the first place. Is that one nation under god? Fuck no.
1. “You Shouldn’t Be Punishing the Very People Who Make This Country Work!”
2. “There is a deeply disturbing message coming out of the Occupy Wall Street movement … Simply put, it boils down to this: We must punish success …”
3. “If you punish success, society will collapse into communism!”
4. It’s not punishing success its just rewarding the super successfull a little bit less so that those people they left in the dust don’t starve because there are actually more important things in this world then power, money, and winning.
1. Stop Asking for Handouts! I Never Got Help from Anybody!
2. I’ve been on food stamps and welfare. Did anybody help me out? No.”
3. “I pulled myself up by my bootstraps!”
4. It’s exactly like the author put it in the article. We have a society that fuels itself and all of our jobs are serving others in someway or another. That is the purpose of society so yes you did get help from others.