Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Health care reform

Republican style

Not that this post has anything to do with health care I just liked that photo from the movie Invisible Invaders.

I see we get yet another extension on unemployment thanks to our state senator Jim McDermitt. Thanks Jim. Call me stupid but wouldn't it be smarter to actually use that money to have us actually do something like repair the nation's infrastructure? Here we sit growing mold while there's so much to be done. I've called around to find that there are some 500 electricians, 400 laborers and I'm sure several hundred carpenters who are out of work right now. Nobody is hiring. Most companies I've called are waiting for money to be spent. They all say the same things. We expect work soon but so far nothing. I see TGI Fridays just went out of business and Genie (they make boom and scissor lifts) took people right off the production line and sent them home today. The oil change place down the street from me went out just last week. And to top it all off Boeing laid off another 100. There's four people getting forclosed on in my neighborhood. So yeah things are getting worse before they get better. So if you have a job and are getting stressed because you may be working long hours quite your bitching. It could be worse.


Holte Ender said...

We keep hearing that things are improving, yeah right. The hemorrhaging of jobs has slowed, but not quit. We can't call it "improving" until jobs are being added. A jobless recovery is no recovery at all.

an average patriot said...

Utah was one but there was a couple of States that did not get the extension because the jobless rate was not as high. Out of work is out of work, what are they going to do? Capitalism has been bailed out but average Americans still have a ways down to go!

Randal Graves said...

Just tell the feds that you're a bank, you'll be sure to get gobs of jobs and cash.

S.W. Anderson said...

"A jobless recovery is no recovery at all."

Amen to that.

The fact is that we don't just need a recovery. This country needs an economic overhaul, starting with breaking and discarding once and for all the dynamic whereby CEOs get richer by destroying and outsourcing jobs, and by laying people off at the first hint of a slowdown.

We also need to reconfigure to where the stock market doesn't go up when investors hear major companies closed X-number of plants or laid off hundreds or thousands of people.

As has been said about health care, what we have now is broken and unsustainable.