Friday, April 6, 2012
Beaver Friday and other useless news
Ever notice how they can take any piece of news and spin it one way or the other? If it's good news they can make it sound like the end of the world with the right phrasing. Take unemployment for example. The numbers came in this week that were better. 120K people are now back to work but by some accounts you'd think the sky was falling. You know the type person who thinks like that. After any service no matter how generous they look sad face and say "Is that all there is?" and you feel like saying "keep dancing then Peggy Lee."
It seems our well to do in this country are of that mind set. After Bush gave them no less than four tax breaks adding yet more money to their already overstuffed coffers they are not satisfied. At what point do we say enough is enough? The trickle down only runs down the legs of the likes of Bill Gates and Donald Trump. In fact I'd bet that their spending habits benefit only a very few. Computer software has come to the point of requiring very few. Once written the product can be easily downloaded with no production costs and very little in the way of distribution. For Trump it's about building "world class" hotels and golf courses always "huge!" at least in his eyes. I'm sure he has picked up on using out of country slave labor in the process of lining his pockets. Eventually something gives in terms of the labor market when workers can't cover a bare subsistence life. Look no farther than that cheap can of tuna in your cupboard to see human suffering. So while the well to do whine about what I don't have, the lesser of the world only wish to have enough to just survive another day.
So what? This post wasn't enough for you?
Bank fails later--- UPDATE: No fails this week