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I’m the 99% - Or Am I?
If you have been watching the news, then you have seen the protesters in the Occupy Wall Street movement continue to grow, over the past 7 weeks. They state they are “the 99%” to signify the difference between the wealthiest 1% of the U.S and the rest of the population. The movement is a protest against corporate greed, corruption, and economic inequality.
I agree that corruption exists, and our economy is hurting, which can be seen by the lack of jobs, plummeted housing marketing, and retail sales down, but I’m not sure I’m ready to call myself part of the “99%”. Of course, I’m definitely not part of the wealthiest 1%, but you won’t find me joining the protest.
My husband and I have both been laid off over the past several years. We’ve had our share of financial and medical challenges; yet, my attitude has always been to continue to work hard, while striving for financial responsibility. Blaming someone else for our decisions or problems won’t solve a thing. Rather, I am part of the 53%, who has pursued higher education, worked multiple jobs at once, frugally spent my money, and continued to pay my taxes. My success, or failure, is because of ME, and I take responsibility for that.
I’m the 53% - What are you?