Monday, March 2, 2009

The Disaster Continues

Saw the headlines on the financial pages. Worst job losses in 60 years. As I look out my front window and see at least 12 cars in the neighborhood parked. They're usually gone well before 7 am. I know a bunch of us work in fields tied to construction either directly like myself or indirectly in fields related to construction. Some are in tech that are having their hours reduced. It's now become common to go to the four day week. Some only working three. In checking the business section it looks like 630K lost their jobs last month.
The thing that really irks me is still the attitude of the republicans. They're still clinging to that tired belief that tax cuts will get us out of this. Hey whiz kids! One hundred percent of nothing is still nothing. I guess they like to just ignore history. That's good because if they didn't read what happened to their party during FDR's term in office they are about to be bitched slapped in the next congressional election. If they are too stupid to see what's coming then so be it. All they need is one of those town hall meetings with most of the audience out of work. They can tout their Joe the Out of Work plumber and their milf from Mooseland all they want but even the dumbest amongst us shouldn't fall for that balogna.
So here we all sit waiting and hoping and wondering how long this mess will last. I know things aren't going to get better soon but the waiting is sure depressing. Maybe that's why they call it a depression. So to all out there who have jobs I say get to work. It's your tax dollars that are paying my unemployment right now as well as for those corporate jets and junkets. I'd be more than happy to join you in this fool's errand if only the jobs hadn't dried up last year. Enjoy your paychecks while you have them because I'm almost certain you'll be joining us in the near future.


David Aquarius said...

this is their Waterloo.

Unless we retreat. I hear that Rep. Tauscher (D-CA) is whining about how so very mean we are to the banks and financial institutions. She's gathering a bunch of the Blue Dogs and New Democrats together to hamstring Conyer's cramdown.

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Classic Democratic values.

Roger Owen Green said...

expect the Dow at 4000 before March 2010; below 6800 today.

BBC said...

I am so glad that I am now retired and collecting my SS money. What will I do if it goes up in smoke?

Well, I'm not sure, will deal with that when and if it happens.

But for now I'm getting along just fine on $938.00 a month. Hell, I piss half of that away anyway being as everything is paid for.

BBC said...

I did put some of that outboard motor on a credit card but it has a very low interest rate and I'll pay it off quick.