Chris from Arizona has a note posted on the sign in board. He is looking for fellow 99ers to car pool with him to Washington, DC driving 14 hours a day.
“This is not for the faint hearted but we are not that kind anyway” he writes.
The 99ers and other long term unemployed have finally found a voice. They are not only planning one rally on Washington, DC. but more throughout the country on Saturday October 2 .
The whole demonstration is being organized by a group called ” One Nation Working Together”
It is working with the 99rs American Union and other groups who together are struggling to draw attention to the plight of people who want to work but who can not find work. They have run out of benefits and they are growing more concerned and desperate each passing week.
And it is about time.
The Congress announced today that they are adjourning early so they can campaign for mid term elections.
It is very obvious that the 99ers are a group of people out of favor with their leaders who see them as a pool of constituents which remind the Democrats of it’s failure to help them.
In addition, millions of more people will run out of benefits by the November deadline for extended unemployment benefits as the 4 tiers expire.
The 99ers are rallying for a 5th tier of benefits.
Democrats have promised to confront the problem after elections. Republicans want to forget it exists.
The Long term Unemployed are making it their mission to stay in the faces of our lawmakers.
These lawful Americans have worked half their lives or more only to see their livelihood go up in smoke.
They are angry, they feel deceived. It makes them especially irate to see crowds of illegal immigrants granted an audience that Americans born here can not get.
So they have begun to rally, march and make themselves heard.
” We will not be ignored. We are voting Americans. We exist.