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Sun May 13, 2012, 05:40 PM

This is a scandal.

We need a fundamental change in the way people look for and find jobs in this country.

There is no reason anybody who wants to work should ever be denied employment. The government ought to open an employment agency. If you want a job just go there and they match you up with a job. That's it. It's that simple.

End the race to the bottom system that sends people out begging door to door to to be accepted by an employer who deems them worthy, like slaves at an auction praying to be bought by a master who will show them a little mercy.

Enough is enough already. The US economy has changed permanently. It's not meeting the human needs of the people who live here. There is no way to measure the human cost of that moment when a parent come home to face the kids after just having lost a job, not knowing where the money for the next month's rent or mortgage is going to come from.

Our current system places too much emphasis on frivolous bullshit like "dressing for success" to make yourself more attractive to employers and how to format your resumé to make it stand out. Are you fucking kidding me?

We have everthing backwards. We ought to start from the premise that people have a right to productive meaningful work if they want it. If private businesses are not fulfilling that expectation then the government ought to immediately step in and either hire people directly or match them into jobs.

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