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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17th December 2011

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I am 27 yrs old. I have a Bachelors of Social work and have about $50,000 in student loans. I also have a spinal injury from 8 years ago. Since I could not afford healthy insurance for most of those 8 years, I was not able to seek treatment for my back. I now have chronic back pain and my pain has forced me to pay out of pocket for treatment.
My weekly medical bills and my monthly student loan payments add up to an amount that makes it hard for me to cover my daily living costs of food, much less anything else I should be enjoying in life at this moment and yet I make too much to qualify for food stamps.
I am currently applying to grad school so that I can further my education and hopefully obtain a better paying job. But I am horrified that I will not be able to afford grad school or will go further into debt from any loans I have to take.

I am 27 yrs old. I have a Bachelors of Social work and have about $50,000 in student loans. I also have a spinal injury from 8 years ago. Since I could not afford healthy insurance for most of those 8 years, I was not able to seek treatment for my back. I now have chronic back pain and my pain has forced me to pay out of pocket for treatment.

My weekly medical bills and my monthly student loan payments add up to an amount that makes it hard for me to cover my daily living costs of food, much less anything else I should be enjoying in life at this moment and yet I make too much to qualify for food stamps.

I am currently applying to grad school so that I can further my education and hopefully obtain a better paying job. But I am horrified that I will not be able to afford grad school or will go further into debt from any loans I have to take.

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    This story hits close to home.
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