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1) Refers to 99% of the population in America. That is, 1% of the American population controls 99% of the wealth. So "The 99%" refers to those who control 1% of the wealth.

2) In 2011 it was wrongfully attributed to the "Occupy" movement, that claim it represents "The 99%" when in fact they only represent themselves.

3) Uneducated intellectuals.

4) Hippies.

5) Poor people.
Steve: "Hey Bill, what are all those people doing down there?"

Bill: "Well Steve, those are 'The 99%'. I think they are preparing to collect welfare."

Steve: "Ohhh, so that's how it works?"
by Flailing Failure December 02, 2011