Cenk Uygur mocks Erik Erikson for anti-’Occupy Wall Street’ website

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 23:07 EDT
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The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur on Tuesday slammed Erick Erickson, founder of RedState.org, for the “We are the 53 percent” website he helped create.

The “53 percent” is a reference to the 53 percent of Americans who pay federal income taxes. The other 46 percent don’t pay federal income taxes because their incomes are too low or because of tax breaks, but still pay other taxes.

Targeting the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, the Tumblr site says it is for “those of us who pay for those of you who whine.”

“Suck it up you whiners,” Erickson wrote at the site. “I am the 53 percent subsidizing you so you can hang out on Wall Street and complain.”

Watch video, courtesy of The Young Turks, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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