thoughtsDrew Allen

A note about the 99%, from one of them.

thoughtsDrew Allen

I agree with Wall Street Reform I really do. But please stop posting pictures with your "story." They are all normal lives. 99% is almost everyone. You're normal.

We get it. You work a lot but don't make much, and might have a big student loan. That's perfectly normal. It doesn't provoke empathy at all. Sure, maybe if wall street reform happened a little differently way back when, then maybe you might make a little more money, or maybe your student loan interest would be less. But that's not the only blame possibility.

Maybe you could have studied harder in high school for the SATs when you didn't want to. Maybe you would have gotten an awesome scholarship to a school and wouldn't have spent a dime on your education. Or maybe you could have picked a state school that evil government funding would cover instead of a super expensive private school somewhere. Then life would look very differently too.

I'm not saying Wall Street is innocent, don't misread me. Just know, the "what if" game goes both ways for blame-placing.

It actually makes me not want to support you when you post a sad face holding a paper describing a perfectly average american life and then expect me to sympathize. I'm sorry. I can't. Every once in a while I see one that seems worse off than most. But again, the blame is not not always by default Wall Street (especially stories I read that involve tragedy striking -- definitely sad, but Wall Street had little or nothing to do with that exact situation).

I definitely want major penalties for big corporations and shady wall street people too. But I'm not begging for sympathy from my peers with emo pics.

Did you know that if you make $17,000 a year, you're in the top 12% of the world's wealthiest people?

I'm not making that up. It's true. Not 99%. Top 12% of the world's wealthiest people. $17,000. Look it up.

Then stop complaining.

Ok, rant over.