Who Are the 99 Percent? Story #27

Worked since I was 16; in 2006, lost my job, sold my home, and moved in with my 87-year-old mother; took many months to find temporary jobs; worked for three years+ with no benefits; too young to retire; cancer survivor, canít afford health insurance; watching retirement & savings shrink.

Fear: global depression, more bank failures, inflation, neocon dictatorship, more unjust invasions and loss of innocent lives, environmental collapse, increase in private prisons where jobless become prison population; now I rent a room in Mexico to get needed medical care; mom is in the hospital and I canít afford to come home; is this the Christian nation neocons speak of? I am the 99%

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Gridley Snarfwort

2011 was the year of the Arab Spring. Winter is coming, and the "occupy" movements are shutting down for now. 21012 is very likely to be the year of the American Spring, as millions of disenfranchised Americans are finally fed up with millionaires with no care or connection to them eliminating their jobs, their dreams and their hope.

Glenn M.
Glenn Meyer5 years ago

Spread the protest.

Corporations have over-powered our government which now believes that out-sourcing and off-shoring of U.S. jobs is inevitable and necessary with expectations that the middle class should fall on their swords. It is the underlying cause of the financial collapse and borders on national security with the loss of our middle class tax base. Yet, this nation does nothing, not even demand it be restricted by whatever method. International businesses are doing the UN-AMERICAN activity of destroying U.S. salaries, U.S. businesses that hire in the U.S., and as an end result, destroying the U.S. marketplace while still demanding BUSINESS ENTITLEMENTS and protections for themselves.

Infrastructure spending and tax breaks will not replace enough jobs to keep up with the hemorrhaging loss of U.S. jobs from out-sourcing over seas. Neither party will do anything about it unless we begin grass roots efforts to protest out-sourcing and off-shoring of U.S. jobs. If nothing is done we will deserve what we get and it will get a lot worse before it gets better.

Judith Corrigan
Judith Corrigan5 years ago

So sad that she has to live away from her mother when she is in hospital.

James Berryhill
James Berryhill5 years ago

Sadness I have a sad tale as do most of us.

Elaine Pischke
Elaine Pischke5 years ago

Sylvia - just walk away from the timeshare. We had one when my husband had a decent paying job and we enjoyed it. When he lost his job, we tried to keep up payments but finally realized it was crazy to keep paying for it. We tried to sell it but of course no one is buying. So finally we just stopped. You'll have to endure the calls and threats for a while, but eventually they will give up and sell it to the next sucker. Your credit rating will take a hit, but if you are like us, it's already pretty bad anyway. http://rcivip.com/what-happens-if-i-stop-paying-my-timeshare/
is a great resource.

Nancy L.
Nancy L5 years ago

Thanks for posting.

Bryon S.
Bryon S5 years ago

Sylvia S. I can't even tell you how much easier my life would be if I had $200 left at the end of the month...or were you being sarcastic?

Marg Wood
Marg W5 years ago

Sylvia S. Two time shares college and a future wedding? I don't get it?? You need help with money management and so does your family. Get help from Suze Orman she has a few books on budgeting! Get one!