Even on the dregs of the Internet (okay, maybe not the lowest of the low, but still full of Internet-hooked yuppies, students, gamers, and who-knows-what-else), there has been this pervasive topic of class warfare. I watched President Obama address Congress on the American Jobs Act, saw some leaders of our government scoff at the idea that those lazy people still need unemployment, that people can’t afford healthcare, that the government needs to spend money on jobs (because there are plenty out there if those rotten unemployed people would just get off of Imgur.com and look).
Washington, put on your corrective reading glasses, because here is the real world.
We Are the 99 Percent is a blog I discovered through a friend who posted it on Facebook. As a student who has moved out and gotten married, I’ve struggled a little with financial independence, budgeting, and all of those other Adult Things a person should know. I’m paying my way through school with loans, which means the thousands of dollars of tuition costs have pretty much doubled in what I’ll pay back (probably in the next century sometime if cybernetic human technology has anything to say about it). But it’s not nearly as bad for me as it is for many other Americans.