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Who Are the 99 Percent? Story #9

Who Are the 99 Percent? Story #9

 

Today marks 10 months unemployed.

I have no job, no healthcare, no savings left.

Just trying to keep my head above waterÖ and freaked out about what Iíll do when the benefits run out. = (

I am the 99%.

 

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4:00PM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Check out moveto amend.org - we need to the corprate plutocracy that both parties
have created.

12:13PM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Here is one of my contributions to the movement.... so far. Pass it along.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6xrMZwnS-o

Worth watching... subscribe if you like it.

http://www.youtube.com/user/MrParkerEast

2:56AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Ask you Govt to stop the wars call all your forces back home and utilize the money being spend on war billion of Dollars every day can be used for the welfare of the people their will be job medical care and peace in the world your Govt at present are the biggest liars and wants to control the entire world just like Hitler then they will face the same faith as of Nazi regime

11:27PM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

RON PAUL 2012

6:08PM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

Although reputed as being one per cent, I believe the big money is more likely in a handful of families, what is interesting is terrorism seems always directed to soft targets, why do you think Rothschilds or Rockefeller have not been shot? are the soft targets set up by the underground police? and nefarious forces we do not know?

2:15PM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

Bravo to the ocuupiers! Bravo to the American Dream headed by Van Jones! Bravo to Dr. West! Bravo to MoveOn.org! We are the 99%. Thank you for speaking for us all.

1:24PM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

I'm sure the 1% can't be bothered to read Care 2, but they can look out their windows and see the 99 per centers growing daily. The political system, owned by the special interests who seem to be mostly 1 percenters is so off balance. They live in a world of limos, jets, vacation homes, nannies and have lost the reality of the real world of the 99%. They haven't a clue about us. I've often wondered if when they think of the middle class, they see us squandering our big paychecks on beer, ballgames and bars. At least that's how the TV shows portray us.

If you can't get to the protesters to listen to the stories, you can donate money for snacks and drinks or bring granola bars and fruit. More people like Cantor and others who denounce this large protest, need to go around to different cities and listen to the stories. They can afford it and it doesn't matter what city you're in, most of the stories are about the same problems whether it's unemployment, no healthcare and benefits, loss of unions, home and/or job!

12:14PM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

The 99% are the People. This uprising is the start of the American Spring revolt OF the People, BY the People and FOR the People. Government on all levels have let us down. There is NO democracy in America today, there is only unbridled Capitalism with a stacked deck. Corporate Greed which knows no bounds has got out of Control. Every possible chance to earn a decent living is being and has been eradicated. There is a much diminished possibility for families to live a self-sufficient life of dignity. Justice for the working poor and struggling majority is practically non-existent. The people are awakening from their complacency and fighting for their survival. Occupy every city, town in America!

12:13PM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

The 99% are the People. This uprising is the start of the American Spring revolt OF the People, BY the People and FOR the People. Government on all levels have let us down. There is NO democracy in America today, there is only unbridled Capitalism with a stacked deck. Corporate Greed which knows no bounds has got out of Control. Every possible chance to earn a decent living is being and has been eradicated. There is a much diminished possibility for families to live a self-sufficient life of dignity. Justice for the working poor and struggling majority is practically non-existent. The people are awakening from their complacency and fighting for their survival. Occupy every city, town in America!

12:01PM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

Mary L.--I am on Medicare, and I still have to pay out $266 a month. That is right now. It is guaranteed to go up at the first of the year. Also, if I get an increase in my Social Security--which has not happened in the last two years--my premium for Medicare B will increase. The only reason I am paying as little as I am for that is because I have not had an increase in Social Security. In addition to this, there is a deductible in Medicare B. Some Medi-Gap policies do not have a deductible, but their premiums are higher. Most of them do not pay anything until the Medicare B deductible is met. Many Medicare D (drug plan) policies are now instituting a deductible of at least $150. In addition, they are increasing premiums and co-pays--some of which are as much as $237 for a 90-day supply. It isn't so much cheaper on Medicare, although I am very glad that I have it.

Linda T.--We are back here for the same old reason--the Republicans. If you remember, this started in the 1980s with President Reagan and continued with the first President Bush. Americans got smart enough to elect President Clintor, who turned things around and left us with a surplus. It didn't take very long for the second President Bush to undo all that good work. Now the Republicans are being obstructionist to everything President Obama is trying to do, and they have stated unequivocally that their main purpose is to make sure he is a one-term president. That's why we are back here.

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