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October 12th, 2011
10:51 AM ET

"We are the 53 percent" movement emerges as counterweight to Occupy Wall Street protests

The Occupy Wall Street protesters say they're getting a rotten deal. They argue that 99% of Americans are forced to work long hours for little pay so that greedy corporate honchos can take home big paychecks. Recently, a new counter-movement has emerged – the "We are the 53 percent" movement, which started on Tumblr. The site says it represents the 53% of Americans who pay federal income taxes. Unlike the Occupy Wall Street protesters, those in the "53 percent" movement claim they too work hard, pay their taxes – and most importantly, refuse to complain about any of it.

Christine Romans talks this morning with CNN contributor Erick Ericson, editor-in-chief of and the brainchild behind the "We are the 53 percent" blog.  Ericson tells Christine that the protestors shouldn't be occupying Wall Street; they should be occupying K Street and Congress

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