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We are the 99%

Updated on October 31, 2011

You have probably heard about the occupy Wall street movement that is going on all over America. Protesters are sick of the greedy corporations that run our government through lobbying. Most of these corporations are banks that will do what ever it takes to ensure that their business will never fail. They do this by manipulating the laws that are in place in order to benefits themselves and their business. The 1% is the small group of people that have control over so much money that it is nearly impossible for the 99% to make due with the limited amount of money that is left over. So many things in our society are corrupt and need to be revised in order to create a more level playing field for all. All starvation in the world is not due to a lack of food, but is rather a broken and rigged system that is robbing most people of their natural heritage. Loans are used as a device to keep people and even countries subservient to the lender and it is this that is warping the worlds class structure. Loans can be a very dangerous thing and I would advise no one to ever go into debt because it is how the banks maintain their power. People need to quit living above their means and stop taking out loans. Taking out a loan is just perpetuating the power of the lender and costing you more money than it would if you just saved up the money. Interest is not cheap and can end up costing you more than the amount you initially borrowed. If we continue to support the banks we will see the 99% of America slipped further into poverty and that is a sad future.

What people don't seem to realize is that the crimes committed on Wall St. are the crimes that spawn a lot of the other crimes that are committed. First they create poverty by their actions then the poor are forced to do whatever it takes to survive. This is a huge problem that needs to be addressed and I think that now is the time. People are starting to see the how the world really works and it doesn't have to be this way. First we must stop supporting the huge corporations and support small local ones. This will help your local economy and eventually lower the crime rate if jobs are produced. Where you spend your dollar is a huge political statement that most people don't even think about. It is the responsibility of the consumer to know the ethics of the companies they support. If we the people continue to support unethical corporations then we will continue to see an unethical government. In order to lobby you must have a lot of money. This means that only the rich have a say in what laws are passed. If this continues there will no longer be a middle class. So I ask you please to reduced your dependence on all markets and learn the trades that you pay others to perform for you because the more you know the better off everyone is.


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      Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      This is an excellent hub. The middle class is slowly being annihilated in this postmodern society.