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Selteri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-08-06 12:17 PM
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17. Make a Republican happy, work hard, be poor, support their lifestyle.
Edited on Sat Apr-08-06 12:18 PM by Selteri
Sadly far too many republicans seem to be of the opinion of the haves and have nots, that somehow class determines a person's worth and ability to earn a living wage. That people don't deserve a comfortable lifestyle of the security that they might be able to handle an emergency financially or take a vacation without having to do something like skip paying the gas and electrical bill for a month and spend three months paying it back.

No person should have the ability to live their dream at the expense of another person's liberty and security. We are being turned into slaves without a living wage being offered for an honest day's work. WE have become tissue paper to be used and discarded at convenience.

At my job working an 8 hour day you get 2 five minute bathroom breaks and a half hour lunch for 10 dollars an hour. In the average hour at least 150 dollars passes through my terminal. The owners of the company were busted for the same money scheme as Rush Limbaugh where they were making multiple $9,999 deposits into different banks each day to avoid paperwork and some taxes. They treat the employees with little rights, they closely watch the time and how long we spend talking with each customer. In the average month 5 people cycle in and out of the company. Health insurance is charged to the employee at 65 dollars every two weeks.

One need not wonder why I keep working on my glass blowing skills to be able to support myself with my art. I'm barely tolerated at having my summer schedule for having to take some weekends off because at this moment I earn about the same amount of money an hour working my art as I do working at that place. Yet, if I have a bad order of supply or have a bad run because of some other reason I can't afford to not have that backup job at this moment. Still, I have the ability to draw myself up because of an uncommon skill that some people are interested in.

Yet not everyone in there is given the same opportunity. I have a college degree, many of my coworkers share those as well, some even carry multiple degrees, others have no college education at all or are working their way through college admirably. In my opinion this should not be the case where people who have earned these college degrees are in such position that they cannot even work themselves out of jobs that require them to work multiple jobs so that they can make ends meet. Our society is heading for a disaster should this course not be changed desperately.
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