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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

99 Percent Finds New Ways to Despise the 1 Percent

Posted By on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 9:01 AM

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Cursing out the CEO of Wells Fargo has kinda lost its thrill, which is why San Francisco's 99 percent has come up with a new way to shame the 1 percent.

A coalition of powerful unions launched a new website today which, among other things, has a report that lists the state's top 13 most egregious 1 percenters -- and you should recognize a few names from our fair city.

The site gives photos and other details about these money-making machines, with attempts to embarrass them by pointing out who has and who has not paid taxes.

"It's to highlight the conversation that's been happening over the 99

percent and the 1 percent and making it real," said Phillip Pierce, an organizer with the Alliance of Californians for Community and Empowerment. "It's another way to bring it

home and make it tangible for people."

The website won't just be about blowing hot air; the groups have come up with a list of policy changes that they believe could help resolve this intolerable economic inequity, such as backing off the unfair foreclosures.

Throughout the day, residents from all over the state will join the coalitions in visiting the neighborhoods of the 1 percent, asking the state's wealthiest folks to join a petition to help revive the state's vanishing middle class (aka, them).

Even more exciting, San Franciscans will march down to Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf's home -- again -- and deliver the scathing report to him. Somehow, we're guessing news of his extreme wealth might be, well, old news to him.

If you want to see Stumpf squirm, then join the rally at 1090 Chestnut St. in San Francisco. Otherwise, go to today and vote for "Mr./Ms. 1% of California."

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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