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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 03:06 PM
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58. You're dead wrong.
And I should know. I'm in the 1% and I live paycheck to paycheck. I can't live any way I want. I had to sell my house when the mortgage went under water. I lost $300k+ selling all of my properties. A whole year's income. My savings is limited to $100k. I have no investments other than my business, which is worth between $3M and $6M, and has fully insured inventory worth $1.5M. I pay my taxes at a steep rate, the second-highest rate there is. I do not profit from any investments, don't own a single stock, and do not enjoy any of the tax benefits of the extremely wealthy. Over $40 of each $100 I earn goes directly to the state and federal government.

You're living in a dream world. I'm on your side, but you're spreading lies about people at the bottom of the 1%. It's the 0.1% that are destroying America, not people like me. I pay 100% of my employees health insurance and match their health savings dollar-for-dollar. I'm the kind of businessman that every businessman should be. I employ as many people as I can at the highest wages I can afford.

I'm a true patriot.
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