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21 y.o. college dropout, now working 12hr nightshifts and taking OT, but I am fortunate enough to be able to pay all my bills.
Racked up ~$14,000 in debt in student loans and credit card.
I am still covered by my father’s insurance plan, as long as he can keep his job.
I am able to afford an apt. with 3 other people, but have my own car, and can buy food.
I don’t know how long it will last, my home state (Oregon) hasn’t been hit as hard as most of the country… yet. My employer is planning a minimum 3-week plant shutdown to “adjust inventory to the market”. I am saving what I can now to hopefully survive at least 3 weeks without pay. As long as I stay healthy and uninjured I can afford to live.
I grew up believing what I was told, the American Dream was available to everyone. I was fairly uninterested in politics and the working of our system until High School. Once you see the first lie, the others uncover themselves. I have never known a time in this country that was truly free and just.
All I want is my American Dream, and for everyone else to achieve theirs.
- People should not be afraid of their governments; governments should be afraid of the people.
- When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
- Ideas are bulletproof.
I am the 99 percent, YOU are the 99 percent, and we are all very, very angry.