OWS doesn't speak for this hard-working family

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FOTM’s beloved Miranda was watching the news on TV one evening.
The local station had something about an Occupy Wall Street group in Amarillo, Texas.
Miranda got so livid that she wrote this Letter to the Editor of her local paper. She just wants people to know that the Occupy movement neither represents nor speaks for all young people in America.
Here is her letter.

I am a 29-year-old stay-at-home mom.
I live in a two-bedroom home, drive a used vehicle, and my husband works for someone else. My husband and I have a mortgage, car payments and our share of unpaid debts. So you can say I am definitely part of the American middle class.
As parents of small children, my husband and I have had to change some things because we were determined we weren’t going to be the type of role models for our children which sadly are too common in our society — the kind of parental “role model” of “Do as I say, not as I do.”
Because of this decision, I just cannot understand how it is that only the 1% are to be blamed for the mess America’s economy is in. That is what the Occupy movement says.
Yes, the government had a hand in it, as well as Big Business, but to keep blaming only them is wrong. How do we as parents teach our children to stand up and take responsibility for their actions when we won’t stand up and take some of the responsibility for our own? How do we teach our children to be disciplined by studying for a test or training for a sporting event, when we — the 99% — had a hand in our country’s economic crisis, like the implosion of the housing market, because we had taken on a mortgage or purchased things we couldn’t afford?
My husband and I are feeling the hit just like everyone else. But we will not engage in finger-pointing and scapegoating. Whatever our family’s debts, we and we alone are responsible for it.
To get our family out of debt, it may mean my husband, who is already working on weekends, will have to take on a second job. We will give up luxuries we don’t need and I will have to find a way to stretch a dollar even further.
But at least I know my children will learn honesty and responsibility and thus, will be better because of it.

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0 responses to “OWS doesn't speak for this hard-working family

  1. Amen!

  2. you go Miranda…. 🙂 Thanks for posting Eowyn

  3. lowtechgrannie


  4. You go girl… 😉

  5. YAY MIRANDA!! You made my day! Maybe even my week!!

  6. winstonsmith6079

    I had a paper route at 13 and worked for most of the rest of my 67 years! As such, I have nothing but disdain for these bums who sit around screaming “fairness” while demanding handouts from those who actually PRODUCE SOMETHING!
    Yes, there is inequity and unfairness in life! It could even be said that it’s “unfair” that we have to abandon our cushy, provided for existence in the womb! GET OVER IT! The ONLY thing that will be “fair” from following the King or the “Occupy” anarchists is a fair distribution of misery!

  7. I wrote this letter at the end of 2011 and as of today, I am happy to report, only by the GRACE of Our Heavenly Father, WE ARE NOW DEBT FREE! Praise The LORD Almighty!
    Well…excluding this month’s doctor’s appointment! 😉 (I have a small tendency to forget my checkbook!) But as the song sings….
    “He’s still working on me
    To make me what I need to be
    It took him just a week to make the moon and stars
    The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars
    How loving and patient He must be
    ‘Cause He’s still workin’ on me”

    • Now you’ve made my whole MONTH! I’m so happy for you and your family…and I’m so encouraged that there are still people like you in your age group. Bless you and keep up the good work!

  8. Set free by The Truth………………………………Sounds like Jesus to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  9. There is always someone worse off than we are. We live in a world where poverty, disease, death and destruction are felt by many on a daily basis. There’s nothing wrong with striving for better, that is there in all of us from birth. However it’s good form to regularly count one’s blessings and take satisfaction in the riches that fill our lives.
    God bless Miranda! Keep free from debt if you can.

  10. Good job….


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