Why are the Tier 5 99er Unemployed Hidden behind Washington DC’s ‘Privacy Screen’?
Who are we? We are the Invisible Tier 5 hopefuls. We are the Invisible 99er. We are the Invisible Unemployed American worker.
Why can’t our lawmakers see us? Why don’t they know we are here?
Why don’t they hear our cries?
Most of our elected representatives, yes, almost all of our USA lawmakers in Washington DC seem to not know that we, this group of hurting Americans, even exist.
Evidently our Congress has a ‘privacy screen’ between their offices and the real world. That privacy screen seems to make us – the Tier 5 hopefuls, the 99ers, the unemployed Americans – totally invisible to them.
Who are we? We are the ‘Invisible Tier 5 hopefuls’.
Who are we? We are the ‘Invisible 99ers’.
Who are we? We are the ‘Invisible Unemployed American worker’.
Our blood runs red. We are true blue. We don’t falter in the face of duty. We don’t shirk a job.
We don’t give up. We hold steady in the face of fire. We bleed. We hurt.
We have real lives. We must eat. We must be housed. We must receive medical treatment at times.
Our young children and our elderly family members must be taken care of. They must be clothed. They must be fed. The young child amongst us must be educated. They must be given a worthwhile life to strive for. They deserve the American dream.
When we have become unemployed, through no fault of our own, and due to bad US ecomony, we cannot find another job, who do we turn to? We turn to our elected representatives, that’s who!
Can our elected representatives hear us? No!
Can our elected representatives see us? No!
We ask the “Washington Privacy Screen” be removed. Take the blinders from your eyes. Count the ‘permanently unemployed’ as American citizens. Count the Tier 5 hopefuls. Count these 99ers.
We deserve no less!
This article continues on the series of “Put a Face on Unemployment” which has been a cry to be seen and heard by our Washington elected officials.
How can our elected officials continue to deny this portion of American citizenry? It’s easy for them to avoid us. We, the 99er, the Tier 5 hopeful, the permanently unemployed American, are on the other side of that privacy screen.
We have names.
We have faces.
We have families.
We have pets.
And we have stories.
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This article was previously published on my series of “Putting a Face on the Unemployed” on Nashville Unemployment Benefits Examiner..
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