Occupy Wall Street
The 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America grants freedom of worship, speech & press; the right to petition the government & to assemble peaceably. The Occupy movement is not a peaceable assembly. The supposed 99% protest and disrupt productive Americans around the country. It is more accurate to identify the Occupiers as the 1%, not the 99%, as they represent the radical fringe of our society. They don't represent any responsible American from any political perspective. If they represent you, take a look in the mirror and reconsider.
Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share in Taxes?
The top 20 percent of income earners -- those earning more than $74,000 -- paid 94 percent of federal individual income taxes,
from NCPA

The central theme of President Obama's tax policy has been that "the rich" do not pay their fair share of federal taxes, and the middle class pays more as a result. But a report issued by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in July 2012 shows this to be false according to the CBO.

- The % paid by the 1% went down from 2007 to 2009 (after Obama was elected)

- In 2007, after 25 years of Reagan Republican tax policies, the top 1 percent paid 40 percent of federal individual income taxes -- more than double the 17.6 percent share of taxes paid by the top 1 percent when President Reagan entered office in 1981.

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