In following news stories about banks that are 'too big to fail or jail' and millions of unemployed who don't know where to turn, I'm appalled at the comments on these posts. Wall Street is glorified. Bankers had to do what they had to do even if it tanked the economy. The GOP is all for 'tough love' as they vote themselves pay raises, work less than half a year, accomplish nothing, enjoy gold-plated healthcare plans and have their limo drivers take them to their palatial estates.
What in the hell is wrong with this country?
Seriously. There are businesses that can loot the investors, buy government officials, screw the economy, destroy the middle class, and that's okay? Why isn't anyone pissed about this?
People who have PhDs and Masters are supposed to content themselves with jobs at McDonald's and Wendy's because that what Americans do when times are tough. Are you kidding me? The middle class and the lower class didn't offshore jobs, bring in tons of foreign competition via visas, and make education out of the reach for anyone who wasn't born wealthy.
Those in power did that.
Why isn't anyone angry about that?
Why is it that someone who needs unemployment assistance is called a leech and slacker after putting in 20, 30, or 40 years of employment only to be told one day that they're no longer needed? If they live in one of those awesome states with 'right-to-work' laws, no reason needs to be given. They're history. Deal with it.
Tough love. Right?
What happened to caring about our own people rather than giving billions to foreign countries that loathe us, solely so corporations can do business there while they're also dodging US taxes? What happened to people caring about their neighbors, rather than a stock market that's built on illusion, not anything remotely real?
What happened to human decency?
If you're not one of the 1% there isn't any for you. After all, you're not a producer, you're a taker, or so say those who stole it from the rest of us through vulture capitalism or inherited their wealth. They won the genetic lottery. You didn't.
You'll just have to deal with it after you put in your time at a minimum wage job.
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