Life: We are the 99 percent

This is not about right versus left … about the poor versus the rich … It’s about right versus wrong. When people are loosing their homes, their pensions or their jobs having worked whole lives often multiple jobs at the same time while those very few who profit from the current “business climate” often have never really worked all their life, breaking and bending the law left, right and back, not paying or paying nearly no taxes while those who have nearly nothing pay most, something is substantially wrong and must change very quickly before the overall situation explodes. But this is maybe what some of those few “really” want besides bringing back fascism and slavery…


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We are tired, overworked, and FED-UP. We are the 99%

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I work 60+ hours/week. The head of My Company makes my entire yearly salary every 2 weeks. I’m the 99%

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My parents both DIED of cancer and in debt before they could even think of retiring. Dad was 70. Mom was 65. They were the 99%. (And I am too)

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I am 53 years old and have worked since I was 13. I have lost 2 401Ks and a pension. I lost my home in 2007 due to mortgage fraud. I am ONE paycheck away from homelessness. I pay more in taxes than GE, Exxon and Bank of America combined. My plan for retirement is WORK UNTIL I DIE. I AM THE 99%. I VOTE!

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In 2010, JP Morgan Chase made $17.4 BILLION in profits, but paid ZERO taxes. I am the 99% who think corporate GREED is EVIL.

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I am 51 yrs. old. I have no retirement, no home. I care for my 75 y.o. mother on the same pay I earned 10 years ago.My home was foreclosed. My retirement was used while I was unemployed for 14 months.
I am the 99%
I am fed up.

#occupywallst
Occupywallst.org

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I have a master’s degree from a top university and $75,000 in student loan debt. I have applied to jobs all over the country but I can’t even get an interview. My mom lost her job in 2010 and hasn’t been able to find anything since. I don’t know what we will do when her unemployment runs out. I’ve given up all hope in having a future.
I am the 99%!

occupywallst.org

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I was arrested and held for 10 hours for standing on a bridge the NYPD told me to walk on to. I AM THE 99%
Occupywallst.org

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When you’re young, you’re told you can be anything. I’m sick of being fed lies. I graduated with a BA in 2009 and have been searching for a job ever since. My generation is lost, depressed, in debt, struggling. We are taking unpaid internships and temporary contracts with no health insurance out of desperation. We will forever be living in our parents’ house. I don’t want to be a millionaire, I just want stability. I don’t want to have to worry everyday. I wish someone had warned me that this was what life would be. What happened to our country?
I am the 99%

occupywallst.org

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I am a college professor, teaching our future generations. But like more than 50% of all college professors, I’m an Adjunct ‘contractor’. This means I can be fired for any reason; this means I receive no paid vacation; this means I receive no health insurance; this means I receive no sick days; this means I receive no retirement; this means I receive no unemployment; this means I pay double Social Security taxes!

And I am paid little better than minimum wage.

I too am the 99%.
occupywallst.org

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I graduated high school with honors in the top 5% of my class. I attend a top-ranked university, seeking two degrees. I’m only halfway done with college, and I have a 3.65 GPA and $25,924 in debt.

I’m currently taking 17 credits. I work 20 hours a week. I volunteer at an after school program for underprivileged kids in a poor neighborhood.

I live with my older sister, and she pays way more than half the rent. She pays for our internet, electricity, and cell phone bills.

My single mother works two jobs. She took at a $10,000 loan to help pay for my education, but she hasn’t been able to pay any of it back. She pays for my health insurance.

My father can’t cosign for me because he’s still paying back his own student loans. He recently missed three weeks of work due to illness, had emergency heart surgery, and can’t afford his bills. He pays for my car insurance.

Last year I lived on campus and earned minimum wage. After paying atrociously high rent, I barely had enough money to buy food. My boyfriend invited me over to dinner every night so I wouldn’t have to buy groceries.

I’m dependent on everyone else.

I’m one of the lucky ones.

All I want is a good job and a well-earned degree, a family, a wonderful husband and kids, but I don’t want to raise children in a world like this.

I’m terrified for my future.

I am the 99%.
occupywallst.org
occupymn.org

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All I want is a roof over my head, food on the table, and the dignity of an honest paycheck. Is that asking too much? I am the 99%

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I stayed in school in hopes that the economy would rebound. IT DIDN’T.

With my family too broke to help pay, I took out loans.

SEVEN years;
TWO degrees;
$60,000 of debt;
and NO job prospects later…

I am the 99%

#occupytogether
#occupywallst

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My wife and I live in different cities because we can’t find jobs in the same one.

The job that laid me off would only take me back if I took a pay cut and a demotion.

I can’t look for more work because I can’t pay for daycare for our kids.

I am, we are the 99 Percent.
occupywallst.org

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  • 61 years old
  • No health care
  • No savings
  • No pension

I am the 99 percent.

Occupy Wall Street

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I have done awful things to make my mortgage payments…including selling my body.

But I am no longer willing to sacrifice my remaining shreds of dignity on the altar of a faceless institution that gave me an ill-advised loan to begin with.

Are you guys really THAT greedy?

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I am 22 years old. No job. No welfare. No unemployment. Unpaid medical bills. I can hardly afford clothes and shoes.
ALL I WANT IS MY AMERICAN DREAM
I am the 99%
occupywallst.org

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I am a 32 year old Cancer Patient who works in a factory to pay for my Meds.
I am the 99%
occupywallst.org

If the disease doesn’t kill you the treatment will.

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I bought my house on a ‘fixed rate’ mortgage.
My payments go up every 6 months because of adjustments in interest & escrow payments.
I’m afraid that I won’t be able to afford my home soon
I AM THE 99%

occupywallst.org

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I am aged, old + frail.
I worked and paid taxes all my adult life.
Now, I have to choose between medicine and food.
It feels like a very slow death.

I AM THE 99%

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