Who Are the 99 Percent? Story #25

I am 20 years old.† Iím taking 21 college credits and work 40+ hours per week making minimum wage.† I am $20,000 in debt.† I live paycheck to paycheck.† And yet, I am one of the LUCKY ones.

Iím getting a degree in Political Science so I can stop this, but Iím afraid Iíll get there too late.

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. Just watch, friends.. the American Spring is coming....will YOU participate?

Nancy L.
Nancy L6 years ago

Thanks for posting.

Mandi A.
Amanda A6 years ago

Good luck! Get your education, your degree, change the world!

Dan and Tina Partlow
Daniel Partlow6 years ago

You go girl!!

Mike Chrissie
Mike Chrissie6 years ago

Let's see, why would someone hire a PS major right out of college? $20,000 in debt and graduate with no sellable skills, really smart.

you are protesting the wrong people, there is only one way to creat jobs and it's demand. You want american jobs then protest Wal Mart to have American made products and buy American.

Glenn M.
Glenn Meyer6 years ago

John K.,

Political science is what is generally taken before moving on to law school and of course law school is what is taken before going into politics.

Maybe she will become a House representative and shut down the party of No.

Cassie Marcks
Cassie Marcks6 years ago

thank you for sharing! good luck and school and financially

Pamela A.
Pamela A6 years ago

Some of us look at our current situation and become afraid. I am passing on to this young 99%er a viewpoint brought to me today which I find encouraging:

Imagine that your dreams have already come true. Live your life from that mindset. Predicate your behavior on that reality, not the illusions that now surround you.

Filter every thought, question, and answer from there. Let your focus shift and be born again - because dwelling from, not upon, the space you want to inherit is the fastest way to change absolutely everything.

See the difference?

Jamie Clemons
Jamie Clemons6 years ago

Glenn yes higher education should be socialized it definitely should.

Jamie Clemons
Jamie Clemons6 years ago

I hope you get to be president we need a real voice and not just another corporate puppet.