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My Grandpa was in the Korean War and Viet Nam. He now is a cancer survivor and is surviving by couch-hopping with his 5 children, none of which can let him stay for good because they all are in extreme debt and cant afford it. He is going blind in his left eye, and is too proud of the life foundation he has WORKED SO HARD TO BUILD to get on foodstamps. WE ARE THE 99%
My Grandpa was in the Korean War and Viet Nam. He now is a cancer survivor and is surviving by couch-hopping with his 5 children, none of which can let him stay for good because they all are in extreme debt and cant afford it. He is going blind in his left eye, and is too proud of the life foundation he has WORKED SO HARD TO BUILD to get on foodstamps.
WE ARE THE 99%
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I am a 22 year old student in my fifth year of art school.
The next semester is unpaid by 2,000 dollars I can’t afford.
I work a job that pays 8 bucks an hour, and just lost my 2nd job.
I am absolutely terrified about taking out more loans, and ending up in even mor debt, and my options are LOW.
I am the 99 percent.
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“My American ‘Dream’
—Try to make enough money so that my mother doesn’t have to work until she’s dead.
—Make sure I don’t have any children because I can’t (in good conscience) bring another human being into the world if they’ll have to struggle like I am.
—Die of something that’s not terribly painful, because, at this rate, I know I’ll never be able to afford to go to a hospital.”
Right now, this is all I can hope for. Something has to change!
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Grateful for life!!!!!!!!! 26. 2 kids, 6 and 10 mos. 6 year old has health issues. in and out of hospital 10+ times. not sure if it is worth it to graduate. lucky to have found a job, but $10/hr. same as what daycare provider charges. live off boyfriend’s income. lives and works 3 hrs. away. family is struggling too. drug dealers and bankers seem to be just fine. hmmmmm….
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I am an 18-year-old college freshman.
I am attending a private college on scholarship.
I have 4 siblings. My mom is about to lose her job, and my dad doesn’t make enough to support all 7 of us.
I am one of the lucky ones, though. I have insurance (for now…) and money to buy necessities. Money that I had the luck to earn on my own.
I’m scared as hell for my family. What will happen if my sister gets sick again? Or my mom needs another surgery? Our insurance won’t cover it.
My family is the 99%
Ha’mishpacha sheli hi ha99 achuz.
DO NOT BE SILENT!
Ha’am doresh tzedek chavrati!
The people demand social justice!
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I am a software QA engineer. I am lucky, or so I thought. When I work I am upper middle class… unfortunately I did not find work for 2 years. unemployment covered 80% of my bills. I asked for help with my $900 per month child support because I was taking my son 79% of the time (so my ex could make 4k a month) the state said f-you and garnished me. I am now $50k in debt, live 300 miles from my son (moved in with parents at 32!) and have no car (sold to reduce bills)
I AM THE 99%
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My husband and I both lost our jobs at the same time. After being unemployed, we now work part time odd jobs and live hand-to-mouth. We are barely able to keep up with our mortgage. We have no insurance, and have not seen a doctor in YEARS. We want to start a family but have no steady work or healthcare. How can we risk it? We’ve have enough. WE ARE THE 99%.
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I am a 20 year old student passionately studying in a field with no job security. I’m paying out of state fees for school in a state I’ve been living in for 16 years. > $75,000 for the next two years for school alone. Gross income “too much” last year for any financial aid THIS YEAR in present circumstances.
I have a neck/back injury made WORSE working hard with NO work accomodations that were “granted” by the company. Recently, I was unjustly let go - I can’t afford medical help/pay past medical bills.
I am extremely lucky to have family support, but at this age I feel morally responsible to do more.
I am the 99%.
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My parents almost lost their house to pay for $100,000 on college fees. On my first job I was offered $10/hour with no vacations. I declined and went to work for a bank where I sold bad debt to people who could not afford it.
I wanted to do the right thing, so I quit my job and got a degree on environmental affairs… 6-months later, jobless and with topped off credit cards I may have to go back to banking (which I hate).
Seems like the only way to survive is to screw people up or destroy the environment.
I am also the 99%
A former banker tells you: OccupyWallStreet.org
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Funny that, being an artist, the only piece of paper I could spare was the back of an envelope - but I guess life really has been that tough… enough so that I couldn’t find anything to do a re-write on if I wanted to, save for many, many smaller envelopes that come from debt collectors.
I can program in 20 languages, know every graphic design app there is - I have tons of fan mail to sift through and reply to every day - and yet, I ate one meal today, like yesterday - paid for by scrounging change and returning bottles.
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