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Let's Get in on the Ground of Broken Promises (1)

21 October 2011
 

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 nightmare:

 
 

I am a teacher.
I am well educated.

I have been accused by government officials that what I teach is a form of propaganda.

I Have 26k left in student loans.
I am lucky to be loved, have a home and be able to speak my mind.

I AM THE 99%.

我是个教师。

政府官员指控我在课堂上从事反动宣传。

我欠了二万六千块大洋的学生贷款。

 
 

I am a freshman at an in-state university.

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%

我是师范大学新生。到年底的时候我就会因为这个文凭而欠政府两万元的钱。我不想再学下去了。拿了文凭找不到工作却背上一辈子都还不清的债,这么学下去又有什么意义呢?

 
 

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 for grants.

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%.

我是个28岁的母亲,欠了5万元的学生贷款但没有拿到文凭,因为我被迫中途退学了。退学的原因是政府拒绝继续发放贷款,所以我没钱交学费了。拿不到助学贷款的原因是因为我在咖啡店里打工,政府说我已经有了太多的钱了。

我和我的孩子住在我公婆家里。半夜里我会醒来,自问我是不是将无辜的孩子带到了一个既没有爱也没有钱的世界。

 
 

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%.

我是名大学教师。看到我的学生们欠了这么多债,我心里非常地郁闷。

因为有一屁股的债在后面追着,学生们已经无暇顾及怎样获得真才实学,唯一想的就是毕业以后怎么办。

曾几何时,教育被认为是推动社会繁荣和进步的力量,而现在,教育只不过是一种投资。

曾几何时,教育是为99%的人服务的,而现在,教育正蜕化为少数人的特权。

 
 

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 2011.

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% !

我是个50岁的企业家。自从2008年起,我的生意额减少了75%。我需要独自养活我11岁的女儿。今年2月,我破产了。

我被查出患了皮肤癌,但我没有钱去动手术,因为我没有医疗保险。

我的企业组建于1991年,我曾有大量存款、投资了很多项目,也买了退休基金。

但我破产了,这些全没了。

 
 

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 4 months

Before that i was working minimum wage maybe two days a week

My dad lost his job working for Mobile 4 years ago

He was making more than enough for us to live on

Now he works minimum wage at McDonalds

My mom was a stay at home mom

Now she works her ass off making 10 dollars an hour

And thats not enough to pay the bills

WE ARE THE 99%

我今年20岁。我16岁离开学校,现在想回去,但是回不去,因为我没有钱参加学习程度测试。

我已经失业4个月了。在这之前我干一些每周两天的零工,拿的是政府规定的最低工资。

我父亲曾有一份不错的工作,挣的钱够我们全家花的。但他4年前失业了,现在他只能在麦当劳打工,拿的也是最低工资。

我母亲曾是位家庭妇女,但她现在也不得不出去找工做。她现在做一份每小时10块钱的工。

所有我们三个人的工资加起来还是不够我们付每月的账单。

 
 

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%

我15岁。我不知道我有没有上大学的机会,学费涨得太厉害了。我不知道等我长大了我能不能得到一份工作。我看不到希望。

 
 

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%.

我今年24了。我欠了政府5万块的学费。因为付不起房租,我只能住在父母家了。

 
 

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%.

我从14岁开始就工作、交税了。然后为了找一份像样的工作我又去念大学。我拿到了学士学位,但找不到和学位有关的教师工作。我于是出洋两年半,到国外去教英文。现在我回国了,我发现我又回到了噩梦之中。由于我需要还学生贷款以及信用卡,我都没有足够的钱维持自己的日常生活。因为没钱续费,马上我将失去我的医疗保险。美国梦?这就是美国梦!

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