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I have been working at the same corporate job for 14 years. I spent five years in the military for love of my country. I started going to community colleges at 16 and paid my own way through school. I’m currently working on my third degree. I own a home and should be completely debt free within the next two years. I have excellent health insurance and have put away over $250,000 in retirement to date. I am not a hippy. I do not smoke pot. I do not need social programs. I am also not an asshole. I know that the reason our country was once great was because we enabled an infrastructure that allowed the American Dream to be achievable. But you cannot get a doctor to heal you by bartering with a chicken anymore. Corporate greed has made our healthcare costs three times what they should be. Our farmers live in poverty while the GMO seed industry takes their subsidies for obscene profits. The banks that once helped small businesses succeed have gambled our futures away, raking in huge profits when they win and forcing us to pay when they lose. The corporations are on a path to take every penny they can squeeze out of the population, remove any legal way for us to fight them, and leave us no better than a third world country.
That is not the America our Founding Fathers built. People forget that the original Tea Party was against a corporation and its influence on our government.
Our Founding Fathers feared just what is happening today.
I AM THE 99% AND I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK!