"It's the economy stupid!"
On WYSL radio a financial guy had a woman on who said all those retired and those who lost their jobs might want to "energize their lives" and do something they always wanted. Its' a great opportunity to do so.
Let me see...you lost your job in a tight market and you decide you want to be a actress or actor. Do you think that would feed your family? Or say you retired and your health is so so. Do your dream anyway. What?
Any day now I expect to hear them say how about starting your own business (al la Kerry last campaign for President). Where's the money for that when money is tight (and an international bank wants to use it for weapons, etc.)? We get no bailouts with our own money.
Then when your business is successful and you go corporate to get shareholders some larger international corporations buys it up and moves it over seas. You lose control and your employees in your community are out of work. Your market, technology, and ideas gone to a foreign country because they are cheaper labor (without benefits and pensions). Hey those CEOs have so much money they don't need it. The politicians have pensions we pay for.
The "go back to college and get an education" is a little worn too. We have more educated applicants than jobs.
It's so easy for the rich to be comfortable and tell the jobless to find a job...lazy people!! Many politicians are rich on our tax dollars. They get golden prosecutes when leaving office for their vote.
Stop the fear mongering and false hope in a society on it's knees from poor leadership and policy. Where are the jobs, jobs, jobs?