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I am Jacob Gourley age 19 and recently graduated from high school in Michigan and I have a wonderful woman who cares for me and we want a family together a house and just to be normal nobody special just to be somebody. I can not find work I am in college and tried to apply for food stamps they say I do not qualify for them because I attend college. My dad does not understand he is disabled and gets his checks and tells me if you don’t find a job soon I am going to stop paying for your phone bill and you have to move out you can not live here forever. He also says If I could work I would have a job in less than a week. I cry for everyone I pray that we the poor never loose hope no matter how bad it gets. My girlfriend who is 18 is almost done with school she is worried about the future of us as well. I help a friend out on a paper route making $10 a week $40 a month what is this to pay a phone bill that is $60 a month I am at the library using a computer. I am scared and feel alone and if it were not for my girlfriend I would be dead. I have done dozens of applications, phone calls, and submitting hundreds of applications online and after 4 months not one call. My dad thinks I am scared to work I am not I want to work. I beg this younger generation to wait to have kids because the economy is so bad. I want freedom, life, liberty, and most of all the pursuit of happiness. I barely have life, almost no liberty’s but one thing I want most is happiness. I believe love is more valuable than money. The 99% is 6,930,000,000 people strong and counting. I am the 99%.