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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-12 05:52 AM
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The Plutonomy Taketh and the Plutonomy Taketh Away.

The job creators seem to be doing a lousy job of creating jobs in the U.S., despite all the benefits they've been getting from federal, state and local governments.

The campaign donations they make get the job creators everything they want and no one really requires any more of them in return than the campaign donations.

And, apparently, we don't require anything from our elected officials, other than their own re-election and team loyalty to our respective parties of choice.

We cheer them as they stuff their coffers with those donations and spend up to a billion each (and counting) on their own election and/or re-elections campaigns. And then go into denial as they legislate away our tax dollars for their own benefit and the benefit of the job creators while telling us they cannot afford safe infrastructure, jobs programs, Social Security, Medicare, etc.

Apparently, personal responsiblity, earning things and giving back are only for suckers.

So, those of you who support the plutonomy with your votes and tax dollars,

Ecce the American dream, post-crucifixion. ( )

Will its resurrection EVER become reality?

Apr 23, 4:14 AM EDT

1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work.

A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge.

Young adults with bachelor's degrees are increasingly scraping by in lower-wage jobs - waiter or waitress, bartender, retail clerk or receptionist, for example - and that's confounding their hopes a degree would pay off despite higher tuition and mounting student loans.

Some shiny thing, like what Ann Romney said yesterday, will get more attention than this.

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