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Originally posted by Slipdig1
Did the crime rate go up after this?
People that have played BY THE RULES for decades, investing in 401ks, buying homes, raising their kids now wake up to find their homes worth 50% what they owe, their investments worthless, college unaffordable.
Yet, executive pay has increased over 1000% in this 30 year period. The number of billionaires has increased 5 fold in just the past 8 years or so.
Making all this worse is that we have lost 40,000 manufacturers since 2000 ALONE, who have either gone out of business or sought slave wages and tax benefits to hire overseas. And the Finance sector, which used to account for about 7% of GDP, now sucks up over 25% of GDP...all for designing and making NOTHING except borderline criminal and convulted ways to leverage toxic investments. Now banks are getting essentially free (less than .25% money from the Fed -- OUR MONEY -- which they loan back to us (if you are lucky) at up to 30%.
America has become a criminal enterprise, a corporate mafia.
Originally posted by nohopeever
You all seem to forget. Benefits are not a right!!
They can not be extended indefinitely.
Too many people are too damn lazy to seek work.
Instead of picking up an Application for Maccy D's or Starbucks or Burger king they think they
are above that so stay unemployed.
I agree. Cut their benefits. Weed out the lazy and expose them. Make them work like the rest of us.
I DO NOT want to support the long term jobless. Anything more than 3 months should be CUT OFF!!
Originally posted by jjkenobi
Jobs are everywhere, if you can't find one near you move to where you can find one.