It appears as though the 2012 presidential election has become all about what percentage one is. In the past year or so, it was all about whether or not you belong in the “99 percent” or the “1 percent”? And this week, after a speech Republican candidate Mitt Romney made earlier this year went viral, the question changed to whether you are in the “47 percent,” or the group nobody is really talking about, the “53 percent.”
When you combine the two clubs – for a lack of a better definition – things become much more complicated. Using myself as an example, I’m a journalist so I’m definitely not in the “1 percent,” putting me in the “99 percent” by default. If I wasn’t married, I’d definitely be in the “47 percent,” as I am a journalist after all. Fortunately I’m married, and fortunately my wife does alright when compared to me, so we are probably not in the “47 percent,” which Romney defines as people who receive government aid.