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  •  Funny thing about unemployment (14+ / 0-)

    For all the talk about how important job creation is, you don't hear any of the Very Serious People talking about it in the Fiscal Cliff Freak Show. Oh sure, they say millions could lose jobs if cuts aren't made to social programs - but none of them are proposing to create any jobs to get the economy going. They throw up their hands in horror at the idea of stimulus - or laugh.

    With corporations making record profits, they really LIKE unemployment up - keeps people thinking they're "lucky to have a job." And they are too, because every worker they can eliminate is more for the bottom line. Anxious people will eat shit to keep a job - low wages, lousy conditions, even dangerous ones.

    Up to a point.

    Occupy Wall Street freaked them out. Obama getting a second term worries them. That fast food strike in NYC had them pissing their pants. Unrest at Walmart is making them pay attention. The Fiscal Cliff is their next big shot at pulling off what they thought Romney would give them.

    Let's have THEM feeling lucky not to be having a mob at their gates - because their own stupidity is going to wreck the 'nice little thing' they've got going for themselves.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 07:57:34 PM PST

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