1. 22:52 5th Mar 2012

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    Reblogged from leboism

    Tags: we are the 99%owsoccupy

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    leboism:

wearethe99percent:

I am the former lead singer of a 60’s band THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS. I performed before thousands at Atlanta Pop2, Miami Pop, Newport Pop, Atlantic pop. I didn’t squander my money on drugs or a million dollar home. I went from 1967-1994 before I saw my first royalty check from a music giant I recorded 7 albums with. I have NEVER seen a penny in royalties from the other 10 albums I recorded. Our hit song was licensed to over 100 films, tv, & commercials WITHOUT our permission. One of the major tv network used our song for a national commercial and my payment was only $625. I am now 72 and am trying to live on $1200 a month. SWEET RELIEF, a music charity is taking donations for me. Only the 1% rich artists can afford to sue. I AM ONE OF THE 99%

This is the first 99% that I’ve ever reblogged. I think you can see why.

    leboism:

    wearethe99percent:

    I am the former lead singer of a 60’s band THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS. I performed before thousands at Atlanta Pop2, Miami Pop, Newport Pop, Atlantic pop. I didn’t squander my money on drugs or a million dollar home. I went from 1967-1994 before I saw my first royalty check from a music giant I recorded 7 albums with. I have NEVER seen a penny in royalties from the other 10 albums I recorded. Our hit song was licensed to over 100 films, tv, & commercials WITHOUT our permission. One of the major tv network used our song for a national commercial and my payment was only $625. I am now 72 and am trying to live on $1200 a month. SWEET RELIEF, a music charity is taking donations for me. Only the 1% rich artists can afford to sue. I AM ONE OF THE 99%

    This is the first 99% that I’ve ever reblogged. I think you can see why.

     
  2. [Image: A white man with a large surgery scar on his chest, holding a letter. The letter reads as follows below.]

I am an American.I pay taxes.I worked.I was the guy who worked in his field for 20 years, until the economy collapsed.Then I was the guy who brought you your pizza. You know, a job? Not employment?
Then I got cancer.
Minimum wage and part-time insurance meant I needed Arizona’s welfare, AHCCCS (Access), or I needed to gather my affairs.Minimum wage meant I made too much money, according to Access, and I was denied Access.Cancer solved the problem and removed my ability to work.Access approved.
Despite what you’ve been told, the hospital will turn you away if you’re broke.Despite what you’ve been told, churches and private institutions will not pay your medical expenses.
I was diagnosed April 1st, 2011 and had major surgery on May 12th.I am still recovering from radiation and chemo treatments ended in August.I am alive because I’m unemployed.
Does any of this make sense?
I am the 99% 

    [Image: A white man with a large surgery scar on his chest, holding a letter. The letter reads as follows below.]

    I am an American.
    I pay taxes.
    I worked.
    I was the guy who worked in his field for 20 years, until the economy collapsed.
    Then I was the guy who brought you your pizza. You know, a job? Not employment?

    Then I got cancer.

    Minimum wage and part-time insurance meant I needed Arizona’s welfare, AHCCCS (Access), or I needed to gather my affairs.
    Minimum wage meant I made too much money, according to Access, and I was denied Access.
    Cancer solved the problem and removed my ability to work.
    Access approved.

    Despite what you’ve been told, the hospital will turn you away if you’re broke.
    Despite what you’ve been told, churches and private institutions will not pay your medical expenses.

    I was diagnosed April 1st, 2011 and had major surgery on May 12th.
    I am still recovering from radiation and chemo treatments ended in August.
    I am alive because I’m unemployed.

    Does any of this make sense?

    I am the 99%