posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:22 PM
Thank You, RG, for this timely thread. I enjoy your enquiring, passionate posts. And, yes, may we all have peace and wisdom in our Lives.
Apt editorial, good read.
I confess I did not feel very peaceful at times today while watching on tv the Deputy Sec of Labor talking about all the jobs created, without
mentioning that many of my fellow citizens must take 2 or 3 of those jobs to survive, often without benefits. Talk of equity in houses is moot, when a
homeowner must take out an interest only loan to survive owning a home. And whenever our guard and reserves come home (correct me if I'm wrong, but I
don't think they're in the unemployment figures), hopefully their jobs will still be there. His % of min wage workers is moot, also, as making just
a penny over min wage is not working for min wage.
I felt like taking that man out to the woodshed for a good whipping, if that would give him some common sense compassion...but, sigh, it wouldn't.
Thankfully, enough callers phoned in to speak of how it really is for the working person these days.
Here's another thought that must be mentioned on Labor Day. Some work is cyclical and some work is not. Housework (laundry, vacuuming, etc.) is an ex
of cyclical work, it is never "done" but just starts over. Fixing a car or building a house is not cyclical work, as it has an ending. So, to
everyone out there engaged in cyclical work, your labor is appreciated today, too!