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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 08:08 PM
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9. Just take a look at Michigan.
I've never seen it this bad. I've been trying to find a job since last spring with no luck. I interviewed last week for a middle school parapro job (the person in charge of the in-school suspension room), and I have a full teaching degree. The principal admitted in the interview that she'd seen applicants with master's degrees and many certified teachers--for a job that pays $10/hr but also has benefits.

The kids and I drove by a middle-aged couple standing next to their van today. Their sign read, "Will do (almost) anything for gas money or food." I believe them. It's a small city, but I've been seeing more people begging openly than ever. We're dying here, and no one gives a crap.
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