Remember the 53% vs the 99% debate? The guys had more of these from radio today.
The 53% - Get more of their stories HERE
I grew up in a small town in New Mexico. I spent summers either working on the farm or working fence line for ranches. I've worked jobs that legal Americans won't do. When I graduated I joined the Army. I spent six years serving my country, and saved my money. When I left the Army I put myself through school. My wife was raised like I was the panhandle of Texas. Served in the Army until she was disabled in an accident. She lost all of her medical office job a year and a half ago, and when her employer laid off most of the staff after looking at the impact of Obama care as Medicare and Medicaid was paying below the cost I'm now working. I'm buying a home and a car. I'm sacrificing everywhere so I can put her through college. I've paid taxes since I was 18. I'm happy. I'm grateful for what I have. I'm living the American dream. I am one of the 53%.
I am 31-years-old. No college working at a leading hospital in IT training. I make $70,000 a year. So can you. Stop blaming other people. I'm the 53%.
I'm a grown up hippie. A blue collar hippie. I dropped out of high school my junior year. I passed my GED. I married at 16 for love. My husband and I will celebrate our 42nd anniversary in January. I had my first of two daughters when I was 18. I've worked at a variety of jobs retail, shipping, receiving. Printing bookkeeping. I network for myself. I published a music fanzine for 10 years. We own our home. We own our vehicles. We own our stuff. We continue to work hard to save for our future. I give some to charity. I have no unreasonable demands on anyone. Thus I have no unrealistic expectations. I'm a Christian woman in the process of rebonding with God. I'm happy. I'm at peace. I have a fairly simple life but it's a happy life. I am the 53%. Why do you mock.
I am now a college student. I appreciate my parents more than I ever before. Preposterous amount of debt to send me to college will most likely be paid off in their lifetime. They're sacrificing many of their dreams for me. I am scared. All I can hope for is to obtain a decent job. I love you mom and dad. I promise. We are the 99%. (Pat - Should be a government program that does this. Not a parent. Not a mother and a father. Where's the government here? )
My 27-year-old brother was laid off from his job in construction - and was promised that they would let him come back. They lied. He sat at home every day because he was sure they would let him come back. He went on unemployment for a time, and then he got a call he wasn't going to be let back in the construction company. Now he works at county fairgrounds getting $12 an hour, and he lives with my parents and myself because he can't afford to live on his own. My parents can't afford to live without him. I am the 99%.
Wow. Which side do YOU want to be on?