Friday, January 11, 2008

Don't Worry America, All Is Well Economically

Another sign of the continued slide towards poverty for
Americans. Yet we can continue to bring In 1 million
legal Immigrants a year, on top of 1 + million that
come as Illegals. Top that off with the fact of our
Industrial base being dismantled to go overseas, along
with our tech jobs. When Is this going to end ? We
can not even employ our own people !

10,000 Apply For A Job
At One New Wal-Mart!
By Judith Moriarty
Candidates having raised tens of millions of dollars
and traveling around the country in luxury buses or
private jets, arguing over who has the most 'experience'
- who is a Mormon (therefore disqualified) - who's not a
'true Republican' (Ron Paul) who's picking on Hillary
(Edwards) - who can grab the Evangelical vote - who
is totally ignored (Kucinich) - who claims 911 makes him
the protector of us all etc, (Rooty)...meanwhile, the real story
of what is happening in America - evictions, foreclosures,
unemployment - is being totally ignored. This
EXPERIENCE from those who've been in Foggy Bottom so
long that they're mildewed - has resulted in the rusting and
disappearance of the American dream. ATLANTIC JOURNAL
CONSTITUTION - Jan 11-08: 10,000 Keep Eyes Open For
A Job At Wal-Mart. "For the fourth consecutive day people waited in

long lines for a shot at a new Wal-Mart in Dekalb
County, pushing the total number of applicants beyond
10,000. Beginning Monday, after no advertising or
any signs, the throngs of hopeful applicants continued
to pour into a church converted into a job processing center
- all vying for only 350 available jobs. The job seeking
FRENZY may be a peek into a larger economic
picture. Wal-Mart has long declined to reveal starting salaries
at the store, but reports that the average hourly wage
for full-time associates is $10.65 an hour."
Note - Wal-Mart hires people on at mostly part-time
positions. Most alarming is that Wal-Mart is our nation's
largest employer . We no longer mfg the quality goods
that America was known for. Now Wal-Mart is filled
with Chinese goods of inferior quality. Ten dollars an
hour is not a livable wage in these economic times
of escalating prices. --JM

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