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Old 02-20-2006, 07:40 PM   #11
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Old 02-20-2006, 07:53 PM   #12
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I've got a job for Anya.
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:03 PM   #13
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Editing your new feminist magazine, perhaps?
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Old 02-21-2006, 04:07 AM   #14
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A 25 year old female with a college degree - and she can not find a job – BULL HOCKEY!



" Kamenetz writes. "No health insurance, no retirement plan, no paid vacation. Unaffordable housing. Moving back in with Mom. Turning 30 with negative savings and no assets. Putting off marriage or kids because they can't afford them."



Insurance, retirement plan and vacation are benefits to employees - not guaranteed!

Housing is affordable – depends on where you live and "what you want"

Moving back with mom is a choice

Negative savings is a choice

Putting off marriage and kids is a choice



No one is entitled to anything – get off your backside and work hard and eventually you will make it to your goals – THAT IS THE AMERICAN DREAM – not getting everything handed to you on a silver platter.



I do not know why I respond to this but sometimes "open-minded" "liberal" people like you just chap my rear.
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Old 02-21-2006, 05:03 AM   #15
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Stand up and speak the truth brother, speak the truth!!! Seriously, You are dead on!!! Once I was old enough to work, very little was handed to me. To many folks out there thinging everyone owes them something!!!!! To that I refer back to your statement "No one is entitled to anything – get off your backside and work hard" All the effort they spend complaining could be used for something constructive.

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Old 02-21-2006, 05:43 AM   #16
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Bull hockey yourself.



Earnings for the top 1% of earners have skyrocketed and earnings for the rest have stagnated or declined relative to inflation over the past 30 years. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the trends (offshoring, sweatshops, automation), notice the shift in who is getting the wealth, and to come to the conclusion that something is rotten.



People forget their history. The middle class is less than 500 years old. It isn't a guaranteed thing at all. For most of human history, the wealthy have done their level best to more or less enslave the bulk of the population so that they could ride easy on top of everyone else's labour. That situation, more or less, existed for thousands of years of human history and the power and wealth had to literally be ripped out of the hands of the nobility at the end of a gun or at the blade of a guillotine. The French, Russion and American revolutions were all wars of the underpriviledged against tyrants trying to assert the rights of the common man.



The revolutionaries in the US were pretty visionary. They saw how precarious their situation was and constructed a system of checks and balances so that tyrants would have a harder time taking back their power. Too bad that a few hundred years later, the wealthy have more or less 'bought' the political process and are using the illusion of democracy to essentially decimate the middle class all over again.



This author is just one of the many canaries in the coal mine. You can bark that good jobs still exist for the people willing to work ... or you can see that the percentage of those jobs is getting smaller every year. Your choice.



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Old 02-21-2006, 05:51 AM   #17
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Well, that's odd, I'm right in that 25-30 range. I've never had a problem finding a job.



I have been laid off before and found a job of higher pay with more benefits in less than 96 hours. In the tech industry. During the Dot Com Bust.



My pay has always increased and has never decreased.



I've been married and divorced.



I own a large chunk of land.



I've relocated from the south to the West and now I'm in the Northeast.



I have zero credit card debt.



I come from an average middle class family and nothing has ever been handed to me. I paid my way and havenÂ’t needed, expected or thought I deserved help.



This writer sounds like all of those slow moving sad sacks I've worked with in the past. Always b!itching that they have it tough but don't do a damn thing to improve the situation. Always thinking that they should be paid more, but are the first out the door at the end of the day. They over spend, under work and sit on their collective @sses.



This story has been around in different variations in every decade. I read about this in the 90s and the 80s. If it isn't India taking jobs, it's China, no wait it's Mexico, no, It's Japan.



You can create excuses and blame others as to why you arenÂ’t successful or make your own path to success.



You donÂ’t have good jobs handed to you. You have to earn them. You have to take the crappy jobs first. The jobs that pay very little with long hours and no time off. You have no experience at first. No proven track record. So I have no sympathy for her or those who think like her.



There are opportunities and untapped markets out there. All it takes is some god d@mn workÂ…which seems to frighten more and more people.





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Old 02-21-2006, 06:43 AM   #18
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If you don't like it do something about it.



That young lady could have a job tomorrow if she wanted it.



the rich are getting richer - no question about it - economics



the poloticians are corupt because we do not do anything about it. the govt of the USofA is still the best available to the world - and you have a voice - a vote - and the ability to run for office yourself -



Don't like it CHANGE IT!

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Old 02-21-2006, 08:18 AM   #19
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It because a democrat thinks with his ****
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:32 AM   #20
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"here are some numbers. The History News Network at George Mason University has just polled historians informally on the Bush record. Four hundred and fifteen, about a third of those contacted, answered -- maybe they were all crazed liberals -- making the project as unofficial as it was interesting. These were the results: 338 said they believed Bush was failing, while 77 said he was succeeding. Fifty said they thought he was the worst president ever. Worse than Buchanan.



This is what those historians said -- and it should be noted that some of the criticism about deficit spending and misuse of the military came from self-identified conservatives -- about the Bush record:



# He has taken the country into an unwinnable war and alienated friend and foe alike in the process;



# He is bankrupting the country with a combination of aggressive military spending and reduced taxation of the rich;



# He has deliberately and dangerously attacked separation of church and state;



# He has repeatedly "misled," to use a kind word, the American people on affairs domestic and foreign;



# He has proved to be incompetent in affairs domestic (New Orleans) and foreign (Iraq and the battle against al-Qaida);



# He has sacrificed American employment (including the toleration of pension and benefit elimination) to increase overall productivity;



# He is ignorantly hostile to science and technological progress;



# He has tolerated or ignored one of the republic's oldest problems, corporate cheating in supplying the military in wartime. "

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