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I have now been trying to find a full time job with in my current company and on the outskirts for four years with no luck. I work two days a week, 12hr shifts for 13 bucks an hour. After taxes I take home 420 dollars every 2 weeks. Although I’m blessed with a strong supportive husband and have many good friends; I see everyone around me failing, falling and drowning in debt.
I fear for the day me or my husband loose our jobs we’ve committed years to. We took our money out of Chase to help support bank transfer day, only to be mocked by those we worked with. We eat low grade food, have no cable, don’t see the doctor or dentist regularly, quit smoking and share a cell phone plan. We have rotting teeth, with no dental coverage and each time we cave in to see a dentist it’s over 200 dollars minimum.
My husband received a Christmas bonus from the multi-million dollar business he spends more then 12hrs a day at. Though we were grateful, the two thousand dollars didn’t compare to the millions of dollars he made for his absent boss. We don’t want a hand out. We don’t want people to feel sorry for us… what’s the point, everyone is in the same boat as us if not worse.
I see everyone around me having children on Medicare with low paying jobs. I fear for their children and as of right now, I’m grateful we don’t have any children to worry about feeding. I doubt we’d be able to get Medicare or food stamps anyways as we make over 15 thousand annually. The funny thing is those people I see having so many kids on Medicare laugh at the Occupy Movement. I worry for the education they will give their children.
The only thing that keeps us going is the hope that everyone will wake up and see the benefits of a resource based economy. Those who suffer will stand up for what they believe in and what they deserve. No one deserves to go to bed hungry or live with the fear of what rotting teeth will eventually do to them. I crave an education, a chance to do something I love for a living, a chance to live equally.
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