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October 07, 2011 – Comments (4)

Alstry attended his first protest today....simply as an observer.

One theme stuck out as the rallying point:  99%

This movement will morph into the division between balancing the rights and freedoms of the 99% of the world vs. the excesses of the 1%

My sheep are becoming lions....slowly.....and we still have a disproportionate representation by my granola heads....but the herd must start somewhere and it will grow beyond anyone's wildest imagine has humanity progresses we head into the sustainable Technological Age being chronicled on

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#1) On October 07, 2011 at 4:09 PM, mdk0611 (36.16) wrote:

I find it both interesting and amusing that public employee unions like the SEIU and the NJEA are now masking themselves in the cloak of 99%.   It's the taxpayers that pay for their salaries, benefits and early retirement.  Does this mean that the 1% really DO pay 100% of the taxes?

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#2) On October 07, 2011 at 4:33 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

It's the taxpayers that pay for their salaries

No its not....its the deficit that pays their salaries and the deficit bails out the 1%.

So the 1% gets the privilege to pay taxes because they are being bailed out MUCH more than the 99%.....otherwise, the 1% would be broke and wouldn't be paying any taxes.

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#3) On October 07, 2011 at 4:37 PM, mdk0611 (36.16) wrote:

You seem to be forgetting that their salaries are paid by state and local governments, not by Washinton.  And, with a few exceptions, all those governments are required to have a budget that is balanced annually. 

So it is INDEED the taxpayers who are paying their salaries. 

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#4) On October 07, 2011 at 4:50 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote: is the DEFICIT that pays almost everyone's salaries directly or indirectly....and ONLY THEN do they pay taxes.

Let me give you an example:

I have some friends that are physicians that make over $500K per year.  The get paid by the hospital, a private hospital.  But 75% of the hospitals revenues comes from Medicare/Medicaid.  Those revenues come from the DEFICIT, because if there was not deficit, there would be no payment.

So even though those doctors work in the "private" sector...they get the privilege to pay a boat load of taxes from the defict....which then again is spent into the economy....allowing even more people to have the privilege to pay taxes.

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