3% vs 47%

During the course of the Revolutionary War, approximately 3% of the colonial population was actively engaged in the fight for their freedom. This small number has always been a source of inspiration to show how passion can achieve great results. Many people in our country today reference this figure as the “three percenters” who are modern day patriots fighting to maintain our freedom. I believe this is a fight to regain our freedom since the federal government no longer represents the people and the fruits of our labor are being stolen for social engineering. The founding fathers never intended a tax burden of over 50% on the people who are productive.

Currently 47% of the working population either pay no income taxes or actually receive a tax credit. As we are seeing across the country, the labor union are organizing protests to maintain their strangle hold on America. Most union workers do not fall into this category of 47% but they do represent 11.9% of the workers in this country. As shown below, their membership is falling but I want you to consider the following two points:

1. Union membership roughly represents four times the number of the three percenters.

2. The president of the United States is organizing these people to incite civil unrest. Our president has brought the Jasmine Revolution to America.

I don’t know what a realistic percentage of the population comprise the Tea Party movement but I do know that we are unorganized, lead by “leaders” in too many cases who are misdirecting their members for personal agendas or ignorance and lack the courage to fight for freedom.  For the patriots who understand what is at stake, join me on the streets fighting SEIU for our country’s children’s freedom this week.

David DeGerolamo

Union Members Summary From the Government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics

       UNION MEMBERS — 2010

In 2010, the union membership rate–the percent of wage and salary workers who were
members of a union–was 11.9 percent, down from 12.3 percent a year earlier, the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The number of wage and salary workers be-
longing to unions declined by 612,000 to 14.7 million. In 1983, the first year for
which comparable union data are available, the union membership rate was 20.1 per-
cent, and there were 17.7 million union workers.

The data on union membership were collected as part of the Current Population Sur-
vey (CPS), a monthly sample survey of about 60,000 households that obtains informa-
tion on employment and unemployment among the nation’s civilian noninstitutional
population age 16 and over. For more information see the Technical Note.

Highlights from the 2010 data:

   –The union membership rate for public sector workers (36.2  percent) was
     substantially higher than the rate for private sector workers (6.9 percent).
     (See table 3.)

   –Workers in education, training, and library occupations had the highest
     unionization rate at 37.1 percent. (See table 3.)

   –Black workers were more likely to be union members than were white, Asian,
     or Hispanic workers. (See table 1.)

   –Among states, New York had the highest union membership rate (24.2 percent)
     and North Carolina had the lowest rate (3.2 percent). (See table 5.)

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3 Responses to 3% vs 47%

  1. TMedlin says:

    I will be there tomorrow

  2. sha44ss says:

    “I don’t know what a realistic percentage of the population comprise the Tea Party movement but I do know that we are unorganized, lead by “leaders” in too many cases who are misdirecting their members for personal agendas or ignorance and lack the courage to fight for freedom.”
    I AGREE 100 %- and too many of our coworkers and children just ‘livin the life to care’ too! It is going to be up to us Grandparents to FIGHT THE LAST FIGHT OF OUR LIVES for our kids and grandkids! I am WILLING and already engaged!

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