Something worth reading

October 12, 2011

From the website We Are the 99 Percent

I’ve paid taxes, including medicare and Social Security since I was 11 (and a farm worker). They have been my retirement fund, and I’ve never begrudged a penny collected for social services or education programs. Now I worry every day about the future my four children will face.

I don’t mind buying everything except food second hand. I do mind that certain Americans, by virtue of their economic status, are exempt from paying into the funds that provide social safety nets. All of us are a chronic illness away from foreclosure, poverty, homelessness.

I am the 99%

One Response to “Something worth reading”

  1. Tincup Says:

    I don’t think many people realize how easy it is to become homeless…they may find out. I wish you well and hope things pick up.

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