Who Are the 99 Percent? Story #24
I am a lucky one. I have enough money to eat 3 of 4 weeks of the month. I have been paying student loans for 15 years and still no dent. My husband lost his job as an educato, budget cuts. I work but have not had any cost of living raises for 8 years of “outstanding” work due to budget cuts. Last year I took a 10% pay cut to “do my share” and keep layoffs at bay.
I lost my house.
I went bankrupt.
I still am paying over $1,000 in student loans for myself and my husband and that is just interest. We will not have children. How could we when we can’t even feed ourselves.
I work full time. My husband sells my artwork if he can while looking for work. When I am off work I come home to make and sew things to sell.
I am almost 40. No savings. No retirement. No hope. No chance. I am the 99%.
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