If you know of a shoulder who’s looking to hire, this OWSer would make a great chip:
I’m a 26 year old college educated woman whose luxuries are my second-hand 1999 Ford Taurus, my 1 year old cat, and my 40 year old boyfriend who also lives paycheck to paycheck.
Growing up with not a lot of money since childhood, I looked forward to the finer things in life like money and college. I spent 4 years earning an associate degree in broadcasting (paid by the state) which did not get me a job in radio or TV. All the commercial TV stations in my city of Peoria have consolidated and seem to prefer Big Ten and Missouri Valley Athletic Conference grads. So I went 2 years earning by bachelor in business administration (paid by loans at a small private college) which I do not regret despite I can’t get a job as an administrative assistant due to “lack of experience”. I live paycheck to paycheck as a temp at a Catholic hospital, donate plasma, and go can collecting to make ends meet.
I’ve worked jobs through federal work-study, seasonal, and temporary since college and once in my life was laid off after the economy took a crap. The hospital won’t hire me on saying “come back when you have a more stable work history”. The IRS ripped me off on my 2011 taxes because my past employer (a call center for Verizon Telecom) must have fucked up my W-4. I only have $1,000 in savings and am planning to get out of Peoria in search of better opportunities. I only have over-the-air television, eat beans & rice every weekend, and do not need an expensive cell phone plan. I haven’t been able to take an actual vacation because of bills and $22,000 student loan debt and even though I have a job and donate plasma, it’s not enough.
This comes to my conclusion: Why do the rich and the well-off get to have all the fun and benefits while people like me and my boyfriend have to suffer? Employers should NOT hire people based on what college they attended and how are people supposed to get experience when companies won’t give them a chance? In addition I still haven’t gotten over missing our California trip in 2010 despite US Airways refunded our return ticket money. My boyfriend’s well-off parents live there and we were supposed to see them. Nowadays it seems his father doesn’t want our presence because we’re not married with children or have a ton of money or something (BTW he wasgoing to help pay for our visit too). With the way America is going, I’m not sure if I should become a momma someday; maybe instead raise unwanted dogs and cats. Yes I am jealous, insecure, bitchy, and pissed off because America thinks the poor are freeloaders wanting a handout or are a bunch of marijuana smoking hippies who live in their parent’s basement. That’s bullshit! I have a job, I have two college degrees, I am a jack of all trades, and I don’t want to be typecast in Peoria anymore as “That woman who bothered her local CBS affiliate in attempt to get a job there.”
My boyfriend and I are the 99% and I demand change.
Is is just me or is she on the wrong website? To me, this OWSer sounds confused and seems like the Tea Party would be a better fit:
I am an 18 year old working political science/art student. I live with my parents in a modest home and my brother is in the army. My dad was fired over a year ago and has submitted hundreds of applications, but still can’t find work. My mom works 7am-7pm Monday-Friday and makes around $90,000 a year. We can’t afford medical/dental insurance. We have almost been kicked out of our home. We can’t pay our bills. I don’t qualify for any financial aid because of my moms income. To keep our home my parents have to keep taking out loans against my moms retirement fund. We are being taxed to death because people think we are the 1%, but we aren’t.TAX THE RICH, NOT THE WORKING CLASSI am the 99%, occupywallst.org
First of all, let me say this: This OWSer creature below frightens me. Not sure what those things with the eyes are supposed to be. Secondly, this OWSer comic wreaks of the same BS that Sandra Fluke’s $3,000.00 birth control pill story did. Some of the most effective treatments for bi-polar disorder are cheap and have been in use for years. Generics abound and if money is an issue, your doctor or clinic will help you get the medication you need. So I call BS on this story. My heart goes out to anyone who suffers from mental illness. It is a difficult condition and can be hard to treat, but to use a political/social agenda to attempt to frighten people into agreeing with your agenda is disgusting.
The only thing that I can think of that would really make this OWSer movie spectacular is a long, drawn out, legal battle over who gets the profits. Wouldn’t that be grand? And before you predict that there will be no profits, think again. It is likely that every public school in the country will buy the movie to be used as a Democrat indoctrination tool on the students under the guise of “social justice.” There will be corporate advertisers hoping to protect themselves from the wrath of the OWSers, and there will money coming from the mega wealthy lefties hoping to deflect the label of “The One Percent.” Hollywood liberals will support it, too, because as One Percenters, they must protect themselves from the wrath of the 99% mob.
Here’s a screenshot of the casting call for OWSers as it was posted on their site, which The Morning Spew has previously dubbed, The Wall Street Website of Tears. (You can some read our earlier Wall Street Website of Tears posts here).
Here’s the casting call:
From “We are the 99%“
I wonder if Ms. Bobbi Jo Hart will include the violence and incitement to violence perpetuated and endorsed by the 99 %? Like this and this and this?
Truly, OWSers are smug, hypocritical, phony slugs.
From The New York Post
They’re occupying his home.
Occupy Wall Street protesters announced with great fanfare last month that they moved a homeless family into a “foreclosed” Brooklyn home — even though they knew the house belonged to a struggling single father desperately trying to renegotiate his mortgage, The Post has learned.
“They’re trying to take a house and say the bank is robbing the people because the mortgage is too high — so contact the owner!” fumed Wise Ahadzi, 28, who owns the home at 702 Vermont St. in East New York.
Occupiers “reclaimed” the row house on Dec. 6 and ceremoniously put out the welcome mat for a homeless family.
But Bank of America, which has been in and out of foreclosure proceedings against Ahadzi since 2009, confirmed to The Post that he is still the rightful owner.
Meanwhile, the family that OWS claimed to be putting into the vacant house has not yet permanently moved in. And it turns out the family is not a random victim of the foreclosure crisis, but cast for the part, thanks to their connection to the OWS movement.
OWS last week said it has spent $9,500 breaking into the house and setting it up for the homeless Carrasquillo family. A photo of the smiling family covers a window, under the slogan, “A place to call home.”
The head of the family, Alfredo Carrasquillo, 28, is an organizer for VOCAL- NY, a group that works with OWS. His Facebook page shows him in a “99 Percent” T-shirt at an OWS protest in November.
read the rest at New York Post
From Chris Moody via Yahoo News:
DES MOINES, Iowa–On Friday morning before a planned event appearance by Newt Gingrich, some members of “Occupy Iowa” made a stop at Java Joe’s, a coffee shop here that MSNBC has been broadcasting from (MSNBC was not, however, broadcasting the Gingrich appearance).
The protesters didn’t get far before the owner of the shop gave them the boot.
About four or five Occupiers stood chanting in the middle of the crowded coffee shop before they were told to leave.
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From “We are the 99 Percent” website:
“I work brutal hours for a wealthy misanthrope to support my
family, including my disabled son, with only one day off per
year. Asked to make even the slightest provision
for the poor, he goes on about prisons and workhouses.
The miser begrudges me even a lump of coal to warm my
fingers as I toil. I am the surplus population.”