We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we're working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent.

Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street. Why will YOU occupy?

OccupyWallSt.org Occupytogether.org somosel99por-ciento.tumblr.com wearethe99percentuk.tumblr.com westandwiththe99percent.tumblr.com

ATTENTION: Documentary filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart is looking to connect with people who have submitted their stories to We Are the 99 Percent. She would like to bring your stories to life in a new feature documentary film. You can contact her directly at bobbigotgame@hotmail.com if you would like to know more and explore being interviewed on camera.

9th October 2011

Photo with 23 notes

20years ago I was a honor student with a Electronics degree in engineering. I worked in manufacturing. Back then I made $20-$22 an hour plus overtime. My last job offer was $9 an hour no overtime. I went into sales in the newspaper industry which is a dying dinosaur. No one buys advertising anymore. I am now back in college and it is soooo expensive today. My loans will be in excess of $100,000. The problem and why it will be so high? I transferred from Montana State to University Texas El Paso as a Junior. Texas won’t accept all my credits, i have to take Freshman classes that don’t make sense to me? My math, was pre-calculus, not accepted because this program has math that is specified for the UTEP degree. The same thing with my English Junior level did not transfer. I have to take art appreciation although I had 2 years drama from going to college 20 years ago. I transferred to be closer to my children and grandchildren. I don’t understand why the system is robbing me and financial aid so colleges can be choosy about their degree plans. It is not a good system to help people get ahead. 

20years ago I was a honor student with a Electronics degree in engineering. I worked in manufacturing. Back then I made $20-$22 an hour plus overtime. My last job offer was $9 an hour no overtime. I went into sales in the newspaper industry which is a dying dinosaur. No one buys advertising anymore. I am now back in college and it is soooo expensive today. My loans will be in excess of $100,000. The problem and why it will be so high? I transferred from Montana State to University Texas El Paso as a Junior. Texas won’t accept all my credits, i have to take Freshman classes that don’t make sense to me? My math, was pre-calculus, not accepted because this program has math that is specified for the UTEP degree. The same thing with my English Junior level did not transfer. I have to take art appreciation although I had 2 years drama from going to college 20 years ago. I transferred to be closer to my children and grandchildren. I don’t understand why the system is robbing me and financial aid so colleges can be choosy about their degree plans. It is not a good system to help people get ahead. 

  1. morrigans reblogged this from swimmiesofdoom
  2. scorcha reblogged this from swimmiesofdoom and added:
    Follow the fish.
  3. gcdxmedia reblogged this from wearethe99percent and added:
    :(
  4. swimmiesofdoom reblogged this from wearethe99percent and added:
    ********* we found this post particularly interesting, after the blobfish explained “college” and “transfers” to us....
  5. enderwiggin91 reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  6. artisticidioms reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  7. innanas submitted this to wearethe99percent