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wearethe99percent:

My wife and I both worked hard in school and went on to earn graduate degrees.  Now together we earn over $100K.  We own our house and we are raising two wonderful children.  We are proud of the success we have earned.
BUT, we recognize that those below us on the income ladder are also working hard or are seeking work.
We recognize that the society we live in needs people who will stock store shelves, clean the floors, drive delivery trucks, operate cash registers, and do many other low paying tasks.  
Since these jobs need doing, we recognize that the workers who do them deserve to be able to live lives of dignity – that is, lives that are not blighted by poverty or crippling financial insecurity or lack of health care. 
So WE THE PEOPLE must provide a safety net for each other. It is simple decency, not to mention justice.
 

wearethe99percent:

My wife and I both worked hard in school and went on to earn graduate degrees.  Now together we earn over $100K.  We own our house and we are raising two wonderful children.  We are proud of the success we have earned.

BUT, we recognize that those below us on the income ladder are also working hard or are seeking work.

We recognize that the society we live in needs people who will stock store shelves, clean the floors, drive delivery trucks, operate cash registers, and do many other low paying tasks. 

Since these jobs need doing, we recognize that the workers who do them deserve to be able to live lives of dignity – that is, lives that are not blighted by poverty or crippling financial insecurity or lack of health care.

So WE THE PEOPLE must provide a safety net for each other. It is simple decency, not to mention justice.

 

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    /agree Yup, pretty much summarizes it
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    I have A LOT of mixed feelings about this whole movement. But the fact that people think this… makes me smile.
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    I think, so far, this is the best representation of my opinion. Our focus should not be to scold the people who work...
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