Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Who are the 99%?-- Occupy Wall Street-- See for yourself

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
 
eilen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-11 05:31 AM
Original message
Who are the 99%?-- Occupy Wall Street-- See for yourself
http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/page/18

"Are you drowning in debt that never goes away? Are you facing the real possibility of eviction and homelessness? Are you worried that the social programs you depend on will get cut in the name of austerity? Let the 1 percent know by taking part in the 99 Percent Project. Make a sign. Write your circumstance at the top, no longer than a single sentence. Examples:
I am a student with $25,000 in debt.
I need surgery and Im more worried about the expense than my health.
Im a homeowner whos about to face foreclosure.
Below that, write I am the 99 percent.

Below that, write occupywallst.org
Then, take a picture of yourself holding the sign and submit it to us. The 99 percent have been set against each other, fighting over the crumbs the 1 percent leaves behind. But were all struggling. Were all fighting. Its time we recognize our common struggles, our common cause. Be part of the 99 percent and let the 1 percent know youre out there."

Over 18 pages of people.

I think people have lost hope. I don't blame them. I wish everyone else would stop. These people have felt little of what are touted as "accomplishments" on The List. Tweedle Dum or Tweedle Dee is not a choice. We want a better life and the current system does not work for the 99%, only the 1%.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-11 06:06 AM
Response to Original message
1. Hedge fund managers need to be valued differently than they are today. Nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-11 08:13 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. +1 ...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
locahungaria Donating Member (194 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-11 10:47 AM
Response to Original message
3. K & R....
And wow! What a powerful way to present the message! It's heartbreaking to read some of these letters and stories, isn't it?

Thanks for posting this!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
kctim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-11 10:50 AM
Response to Original message
4. Luckily
the number of people facing such circumstances is no where near being 99% of us.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
kctim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-11 10:50 AM
Response to Original message
5. Luckily
the number of people facing such circumstances is no where near being 99% of us.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-11 11:18 AM
Response to Original message
6. you really think it only works for the 1%?
Because some people in the 99% could write "I have a $160,000 a year job, four cars, and live in a $400,000 house".

Things are working pretty good for them too.

Sure maybe some of them fall, and crash and burn, but many of them don't. And as long as they are soaring, the system works for them.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Oct 22nd 2014, 11:06 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC