So simple, yet so true…
This image on Time magazine’s website yesterday shows infantryman Kyle Hockenberry in a helicopter in Afghanistan receiving treatment after surviving a road-side bomb blast in which lost both his legs and his left arm. On the right side of his ribcage is a tattoo that reads “For those I love I will sacrifice.”
The words take on a terrible resonance in this context.
They were particularly meaningful for one New York City employee.
“It’s a lyric I wrote in my mom’s house when I was 16,” said Justin Brannan, 33, now a top aide to City Councilman Vincent Gentile of Brooklyn.
- I am a 19-year-old college sophomore.
- I go to the flagship university in my state, and I can barely afford it. (Like thousands of others in my state, I was promised full tuition if I kept my grades up. I held up my end of the bargain, but apparently that means nothing.)
- I’m lucky enough to have a job on campus to cover some of my fees.
- Even though I work 20 hours/wk, I will still be $8000 in debt by the end of the school year.
- I want to go to law school. If I get into my first choice, I will be $136,000 in debt by my 25th birthday. (I just want to fight for human rights!)
- I no longer believe in the “American Dream.”
I AM THE 99%!
This is so true and it really needs to stop
PAY THE DOCTORS BOY!!!!!!!!!