Originally Posted by StephenB
So how many other people here are going to fess up and admit they're in the 1-20% bracket?
We seem to have quite a few well traveled people around here, and I've seen some pics of luxurious new houses etc....condos being built in Playa-people apparently "retired" in their 40's, nice trips to Europe every year etc.-that all takes some moolah, so I guess we all ain't poor. I think we might have been slightly upper middle class until our property values and retirement portfolios tanked under Obama (and continue to tank)-now we're just middle class (and falling every day), certainly nowhere near the upper echelons.
I suspect the people who fit the above category may be targets of resentment, right along with the one per-centers
Your post makes a lot of very erroneous presumptions.
First of all, my sympathies with the OWS movement were put right out there in plain language yesterday (you happened to agree with my post on the subject, if you'll recall) and those sympathies have zero to do with harboring resentment against any single individual.
Second of all, the difference between income in the 80th percentile (approx $92,00 a year) and income in the 99th percentile (over $320,000 a year) is different by several orders of magnitude.
Your effort to lump the those groups together is either indicative of your failure to understand the issues surrounding income disparity in this country, or it is a very lame (and somewhat transparent) attempt to make this into a "we are all in this together" solidarity-with-the-1% kind of thing. And I think you are a pretty smart guy, so...