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Elspeth
03-26-2012, 02:14 AM
Love debunking articles. :love_heart:

http://www.margieclayman.com/debunking-the-myths-of-occupy-wall-street


Debunking the Myths of Occupy Wall Street
Margie Clayman

...Myth #6: The Rich Donít Pay Taxes

Iím sure the rich wish that was true, just like Iím sure those with signs telling me to ďLook it upĒ wished I hadnít. You can play along with me here http://www.irs.gov/taxstats/indtaxstats/article/0,,id=133521,00.html

Households with income of $200,000 or more paid 51% of all federal taxes in 2007. Households with income of over $10 million paid 9% of federal taxes.

Myth #7: The Protestors are Poor

Do you know what I call poor? Living in a shanty town with no running water, an open sewer running right underneath the so-called walkway and food you hope hasnít gone bad. Have you ever been to a place like that? I have, when I worked with fair trade groups in Asia.

Poor people donít drink Starbucks, have laptops, use smart phones or wear designer clothes. Want proof? Just do a search online for #occupywallstreet images (or heck look at the picture above)...

Gentleman Pirate
03-26-2012, 12:07 PM
Well aren't you the little snopes of the political world.

Elspeth
03-26-2012, 02:11 PM
Well aren't you the little snopes of the political world.

You need to change your screen name. You are neither polite enough to be a gentleman nor interesting enough to be a pirate. :friendly_wink:

SarasotaRepub
03-26-2012, 02:16 PM
You need to change your screen name. You are neither polite enough to be a gentleman nor interesting enough to be a pirate. :friendly_wink:

He's a cranky old guy. I think he's 80...:cool:
:biggrin-new::biggrin-new:

Gentleman Pirate
03-26-2012, 02:17 PM
You need to change your screen name. You are neither polite enough to be a gentleman nor interesting enough to be a pirate. :friendly_wink:



You do know what snopes is, right?

Gentleman Pirate
03-26-2012, 02:17 PM
He's a cranky old guy. I think he's 80...:cool:
:biggrin-new::biggrin-new:

And yet you are twice my age...

Retread
03-26-2012, 03:08 PM
You do know what snopes is, right?

It's an insult to Elspeth. snopes is a Soros backed leftist, "liberal" rag.

Elspeth
03-26-2012, 03:19 PM
He's a cranky old guy. I think he's 80...:cool:
:biggrin-new::biggrin-new:

:smile-new:

Gentleman Pirate
03-26-2012, 03:34 PM
It's an insult to Elspeth. snopes is a Soros backed leftist, "liberal" rag.

okey-dokey..