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We Are The 99 Percent

1) Being kicked out of her house for no longer being a Jehovah’s Witness. Man, she really should have picked better parents, huh? PLAN BETTER NEXT TIME LOL!

2) Being fired from her office job. Thought I didn’t put this in the post, she’d held the job for 4 years, and had received very positive reviews all along. They fought her on unemployment, but it didn’t really matter, because she was working again fairly soon, at one of the string of shitty, low-pay, exploitative jobs I referenced.

3) Having a medical emergency while uninsured. She was actually working full time then. She was working full time fairly soon after being laid off. The jobs were just shitty and didn’t offer insurance.

 

See, I know that you want to make this about how poor people are poor because they made bad (or at least financially imprudent, self-indulgent) decisions. I know that because that’s the lens through with you always post.

 

Read the fucking tumblr. It’s just not true.

 

And as for how useful my wife’s degrees are? She’s got a good job now! However useful her degrees are or aren’t, they’re working for her, and she has a good job. It’s just that our credit is trashed, we’re 10,000+ in debt, and we couldn’t have possibly made it without help from friends and family. And we’re very very very lucky. We’re the lucky ones.

 

That’s the point.

  

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Taken on October 9, 2011