This book is about the year 2011 and the 99%. In a rush to punish President Obama, the 99% elected more of the "NO" party into office in the 2010 midterms. Even after eight years of economic manipulations, which resulted in our financial meltdown, the 99% decided to reward the "NO" party with more representatives. This book is about the end result of that vote. Hopefully, at the end of this book, the 99% will finally understand the need to stop dividing and unify.
In the fall of 2011, Bank of America decided to try and bitch slap the 99% by adding a $5 fee for using their debit cards.1 Debit cards are our checking accounts in plastic form. In other words, Bank of America was trying to make money on our checking accounts, of which they pay practically no interest. While our checking accounts sit in their banks, they use our money at their disposal. If Bank of America had gotten away with this tiny maneuver, other banks would have followed suit and we would continue being abused by our banks. However, the 99% started complaining and more importantly they started moving their money. Nothing says “I don’t like your treatment of me” like goodbye. As a result, Bank of America and the other money suckers, oops, I mean other banks, decided not to charge that debit fee. Hooray, hooray! The 99% experienced their first moment of unity and got results. Hooray! Where are our cheerleaders? “We are the 99%, We are the 99%, Rah, Rah, Rah” (giggles).
The Occupy Wall Street group appears to be our second best moment of unity, so far. Their declaration of being the 99% is what this book is about. Okay, it’s also about President Barack Obama because he campaigned on helping the 99%. All that has occurred, after his election, has only been about the attempt by the 1% to increase their wealth and maintain control through their paid henchmen, Republicans. I thought I would be old and senile before the 99% understood that they were the real targets. (I know, I know, you are saying I am old but I am not senile, yet. I am, however, writing as fast as I can, just in case.) Historically, a black man in charge has always guaranteed a split in the 99%. If I know this and I am not running for office, surely politicians know this. When the Tea Party started, many thought that they were the 99%. Not me, of course, because I have already established myself as a know-it-all. Once I saw them fighting against the Affordable Health Care Initiative and working with the the healthcare industry, I knew that this group of people was being manipulated by the 1%. Think about what the Tea Party was saying. They felt that 40 million of the 99%, including many of themselves, did not deserve proper healthcare. They should just die. However, the Tea Party fooled a lot of the 99% and were elected into office only to become hostage takers on most bills and the biggest irritants the 99% has ever seen. Now, hopefully, we have the true 99%. They are rallying against Wall Street, who was the initiator of our economic demise. FOX News, of course, has terrible things to say about this 99% and who did not see that coming? The Occupy Wall Street group wants shared sacrifice from the 1% and that is definitely not the agenda of Republicans or FOX News.
Just because we are the 99%, we must understand our true power. We must convince those who are waffling, just because the President is black, into joining the revolution. That’s right, I said the revolution because at this time in our history, the 1% has all of our tax money and many of our politicians. We can’t do much about our tax money until we reign in our politicians. We have to register to vote. We must move into districts that have been set up to manipulate our votes. We must then vote and recall when necessary. We must pay attention to every bill that our local, state, and Federal Government is dumping on us. We must be involved because we, the 99%, are the real targets and that is not a little something.