Back in 1985, when I was looking for a job, I had to “settle” for a government job. And to top it all off, I had to re-locate, at my own expense, to where the job was.
That was when there was jobs available. Totally different story today. There are no jobs. When one considers the unemployed, the part-timers and those whose benefits have run out, we are well over 20% unemployed. Many medium sized firms have shut their doors. Firms that you and I had never heard of, but that in total dumped millions onto the unemployment rolls.
I am getting the same sick feeling in my stomach about this that I got when I watched the torture “debate” unfold. This is yet another unraveling of certain pieces of the already threadbare social contract — the reflexive moral consensus on cruelty and selfishness that we all teach our children and at least pay lip service to if not always live up to. Things like whether or not it’s ok to torture — or to let people flounder with no income at all during a serious economic crisis. You can tell that this is one of those things by the punch drunk response of so many, even some on the GOP side, who are having a hard time wrapping their minds around the idea that this could happen. (my bolds)
This crisis, caused single handedly by the Republicans so their handlers can get obscenely rich is beyond the understanding of the Tea-Bag crowd. The Tea-Baggers are not bright enough to realize that they are being manipulated by people like Dick Armey and his ilk to allow the rich to get even richer.
The part the Tea-Baggers miss is the concept of social contract. That if we live as if we are all in this together, we can all do better.Explore posts in the same categories: Domestic Issues, Politics
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