To: Willie Green; Wolfie; ex-snook; Jhoffa_; FITZ; arete; FreedomPoster; Red Jones; Pyro7480; ...
The middle class is not placated by feel-good talk that the stock market has climbed to a record high, or that unemployment is at a record low, or that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is growing. Unemployment statistics don't count the guys who lost $50,000 jobs in manufacturing and are now working $25,000 jobs in retail, and job-growth figures happily do count the wives who have been involuntarily forced into the labor force just to keep groceries on the table.
posted on 12/03/2006 7:49:23 AM PST
by A. Pole
(Mandarin Meng-tzu: "The duty of the ruler is to ensure the prosperous livelihood of his subjects.")
To: A. Pole
Only problem is that is a pure lie. Nothing at all even remotely touching reality. Average wages in this country are UP $3.00 but of course that doesn't validate their emotion based opinions of the Economic Nationalists so they simply tune out all factual reality to cling to their failed dogmas of economic isolationism.
posted on 12/03/2006 7:51:41 AM PST
(I do not forgive Senator John McCain for helping destroy everything we built since 1980.)
To: A. Pole
Bush and his supporters need to realize that corporatism is not conservativism (my tagline). While wages overall may be up, most of it is increases in bonuses and payoffs for people at the very top. Many people have had to move back in with their parents and take low-paying jobs so they can pay off student loans for jobs that have been outsourced of just eliminated, while being unable to provide for their immediate families.
posted on 12/03/2006 10:05:30 AM PST
(Corporatism is not conservatism)
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