New Jobs Plan = Unpaid Workers
Here's what really upsets me about this plan: it makes it abundantly evident that the government has no idea what the jobs crisis really is, and therefor have no idea how to fix it. The real issue in this country is the distribution of wealth, and how everything filters to the top and very little trickles down. The problem is NOT that people are out of work, the problem is that the economy is in such a shit box that there are NO jobs. The unemployment rate is not the problem, it's the symptom. By not addressing the economy and just "creating jobs" (using the loosest definition of that term), well, it's like treating a shooting victim who's bleeding out by giving them more blood but never stitching up the wound.
I don't get this. I don't get that we have presidential candidates who believe minimum wage should be done away with. So it's ok to have an enormous poor population, as long as everyone's working? WTF is wrong with our elected officials?
(PS: I love The Young Turks. There has to be other TYT fans here!)
[Edited on 7/9/11 by NachtcGleiskette]
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