Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Trials of Jobs

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A new study suggests that the current rate of unemployment may be the "new normal" that will last for many years to come. Unfortunately, the administration is responding with massive taxes and burdens on the business community that discourage job creation (and generally punish employers), while also dismantling free enterprise through control of banks, manufacturers, and soon the health care industry.

Meanwhile, America produces fewer and fewer students who can compete educationally with their overseas counterparts. In Obama's alleged home state of Hawaii, the teachers union has now voted to close schools every Friday as a way to save money...even though the state was already among the nation's worst in educational achievement.

So's that "Hope and Change" thing working out for you?


Buzz Bannister said...

Democrats are urged not to appear on Fox News...or the magic scale.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Buzz, Democrats will only get on the Magic Scale if they can find someone else to put in the penny.

tom said...

hey hope and change check out, some really funny sayings about michigan unemployment. there's one about hope and change

Suzy said...

Of course the teachers' union is going to vote to give themselves an extra day off work! LOL!

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Suzy, the teachers had to decide which days they wouldn't be paid for: the ones that were already vacation days for school kids, or the days that the schools would be forced to close without teachers.

Of course, the teachers union chose to screw over the kids (and their parents and caregivers) by shortening the school year and taking additional time off for themselves.

So let's make this a "teachable moment," as the president likes to say...and take note of what happens when the government combines unsustainable debt with concessions to unions.

Philip said...

Alan Grayson : Fox News, GOP are the enemies of America, peace, puppies

Philip said...

Welcome to Cirque du Zer0, where the freak show never ends !

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