Without putting a single U.S. service member
on the ground, Wall Street has achieved their objective,
and the mission of confiscating the wealth from 99% of American
people will soon come to an end. Today we can definitely
say with doubt no more that Washington is the world's one
of the longest-serving corporate sheriff.
The following are just few real human stories
from the thousands posted on wearethe99percent.tumblr.com.
They are the 99% people in America whom Gary
Locke and his family certainly do not represent, because
what they have been promised is not American dream but American
I am a teacher.
I am well educated.
I have been accused
by government officials that what I teach is a form of
I Have 26k left in student loans.
I am lucky to be loved, have a home and be able to speak
I AM THE 99%.
I am a freshman at an in-state
I am working towards my teacher certification.
By the end of this school year, I will be around $20,000
in debt, mostly to the government. And I will
still be a teenager.
I already want to drop out, because
what is the point of college if it won’t get you a job, just
a lifetime of debt?
I am the 99%
I am a 28 year old mother and $50,000 in debt
from student loans. I had to drop out of college when the
gov’t decided I made too much money serving coffee to qualify
I am raising my infant in my in-laws living
room. I lay awake at night fearful that I brought a child
into a loveless, money hungry world.
I am not a “consumer”, a “tax payer”, a “voter”,
a “demographic”. I am an American citizen. I am the 99%.
I am a college professor increasingly frustrated
by the incredible debt I see my students taking on.
Rather than spending their time learning how
to creatively solve the problems of the future, their debt
forces them to think of education narrowly in terms of “what
they can do with it after they graduate.”
Education was once considered a public good
and not a private investment.
Education was once considered to be
for the 99%.
I am a 50 yr old owner of a Local Moving Co.
My business has dropped 75% since 2008. I have sole custody
of an 11 year old daughter. I declared bankruptcy in Feb
I have Skin Cancer but no Health Insurance
and can’t afford surgery.
I have lost my house to foreclosure and now
can barely afford rent !
I started my business in 1991 and had savings,
Investment Property, and a Retirement fund.
All is Lost !
I am the 99% !
I’m 20 years old and I’m the 99%!
I dropped out of school when i was sixteen
I haven’t gone back because i cant afford to
pay for a g.e.d test
I don’t have a job and iv been unemployed for
Before that i was working minimum wage maybe
two days a week
My dad lost his job working for Mobile 4 years
He was making more than enough for us to live
Now he works minimum wage at McDonalds
My mom was a stay at home mom
Now she works her ass off making 10 dollars
And thats not enough to pay the bills
WE ARE THE 99%
I'm 15. I don't know if I can afford to go
to college because of rising tuition. I don't know if I will
have a job when I'm older. My future is in jepardy.
WE ARE THE 99%
I am 24 years old, $50,000 in debt from grad
school, and I can’t afford to move out of my parent’s house.
I am the 99%.
I have been working since I was 14.
Paid taxes like everyone else. Went to school because
you “needed” a degree to get a job. Graduated with
a Bachelor’s but could not find a teaching job. Went
abroad for 2.5 years to teach. I have come home to
a nightmare in the USA. I can’t support myself financially
(student loans and credit cards) and will have no health
insurance next year which is less than 3 months away. What
American Dream? *I am grateful for my parents, who
are also part of the 99%.