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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:33 PM

12. You are worth a lot - it's the world around you that doesn't recognize the value of tens


of millions of the Americans who brought the country this far.

I can feel you, though, especially all those resumes that must be filling up the Internet cloud drives. Mine are out there next to yours. I'm 58, haven't worked a regular job in a few years (partly my fault, because I really can't get enthused about taking advantage of people in most of the places that are hiring). My wife works for the state, which so far is saving us.

Remember there are tens of millions of people vying for only a few million jobs, (I really like those census charts) and for whatever reason the conversation seems to be centered around how awful it would be for millionaires to have to pay $30 or $40K more in taxes. While working class people can't even hardly keep the heat on.

Just know it isn't you.

I have been encouraging people to think about how people got things changed before unions and the government responded to keep them in line back in the 20's, sit down strikes, etc. We need to make more noise, I think, 'cause I am not hearing enough about the working poor, those in poverty, etc.

I wish you luck, for whatever you can get out of that.

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