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My mom went from a trailer in east Texas to a law degree form the University of Texas by the time she was 26 (at 53 she has just finished paying off her student loans). Despite being a well respected attorney, her self-employment lends minimal health coverage and no retirement- I’ve watched her teeth fall out and watched her suffer through the worsening pains of arthritis for 9 hour days- worst of all is her fear of NEVER being able to retire. Of course, it wouldn’t be a problem if she could legally marry her girlfriend of 12 years and receive the legal benefits therein. She said to me recently, “I thought if I did everything right, worked my ass off and jumped through all the hoops I could make it… I guess it just wasn’t like that.”
She believed in the American dream. It betrayed her.
She is the 99%.