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.

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10th October 2011

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I and my wife are both 36, and the parents to 8 children. That’s a family of 10! A large family is HIGHLY criticized and even more so scrutinized as a “drain on tax payers”. When we chose to have a large family we did so based on our college educations, and well paying, large family supporting jobs. Then … the lay-offs.After losing my job due to lay-offs, then our landlord losing his house to foreclosure, my wife needing surgery, our savings were quickly drained, unemployment benefits being cut off loomed in front of us. Found a job 18mo after being laid off but it only paid a FRACTION of what I was making before.We survive on creative living, thrift stores, couponing, and far too many welfare programs.We don’t want to be super rich, we just want to live without debt, with an income that allows us to actually have money in the bank, and to not have to worry about being ONE accident away from complete and utter ruins.We ARE the 99%

I and my wife are both 36, and the parents to 8 children. That’s a family of 10! A large family is HIGHLY criticized and even more so scrutinized as a “drain on tax payers”. When we chose to have a large family we did so based on our college educations, and well paying, large family supporting jobs. Then … the lay-offs.

After losing my job due to lay-offs, then our landlord losing his house to foreclosure, my wife needing surgery, our savings were quickly drained, unemployment benefits being cut off loomed in front of us. Found a job 18mo after being laid off but it only paid a FRACTION of what I was making before.

We survive on creative living, thrift stores, couponing, and far too many welfare programs.

We don’t want to be super rich, we just want to live without debt, with an income that allows us to actually have money in the bank, and to not have to worry about being ONE accident away from complete and utter ruins.

We ARE the 99%

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    Peachypeachykeen: way to not read the other side that clearly says “Had savings and a bright future for our8 CHILDREN
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    Seriously they’re called condoms and not using them is why you can’t make ends meet. Even 40k is far too little to live...
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