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wearethe99percent:

I am an 18 year old working political science/art student. I live with my parents in a modest home and my brother is in the army. My dad was fired over a year ago and has submitted hundreds of applications, but still can’t find work. My mom works 7am-7pm Monday-Friday and makes around $90,000 a year. We can’t afford medical/dental insurance. We have almost been kicked out of our home. We can’t pay our bills. I don’t qualify for any financial aid because of my moms income. To keep our home my parents have to keep taking out loans against my moms retirement fund. We are being taxed to death because people think we are the 1%, but we aren’t.  
TAX THE RICH, NOT THE WORKING CLASS
I am the 99%, occupywallst.org

$90K isn’t the 1%, but it’s also nowhere near “working class.” Working class is below middle class, and this person’s family is pretty solidly in the upper portion of middle class.  According to Political Calculations, $90K household income would be the 76th percentile in 2010 dollars (I haven’t found data for 2011 yet).

wearethe99percent:

I am an 18 year old working political science/art student. I live with my parents in a modest home and my brother is in the army. My dad was fired over a year ago and has submitted hundreds of applications, but still can’t find work. My mom works 7am-7pm Monday-Friday and makes around $90,000 a year. We can’t afford medical/dental insurance. We have almost been kicked out of our home. We can’t pay our bills. I don’t qualify for any financial aid because of my moms income. To keep our home my parents have to keep taking out loans against my moms retirement fund. We are being taxed to death because people think we are the 1%, but we aren’t. 

TAX THE RICH, NOT THE WORKING CLASS
I am the 99%, occupywallst.org

$90K isn’t the 1%, but it’s also nowhere near “working class.” Working class is below middle class, and this person’s family is pretty solidly in the upper portion of middle class.  According to Political Calculations, $90K household income would be the 76th percentile in 2010 dollars (I haven’t found data for 2011 yet).

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    This is very true. I live in Houston and a good friend of mine made about $90,000 last year. With that money he supports...
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    you until you said you...you’re in the top 1%. First, sweetheart, the top 1% is very few...
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    $90K isn’t the 1%, but it’s also nowhere near “working class.” Working class is below middle class,
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