Coming home from work today, with more bad news lingering in the air, I wondered how the media can compare what is going on now to "The Great Depression." If the unemployment rate never got higher than a certain percentage and we are coming nearer to that number -- big deal! There are more of us now! Why are we looking at percentages instead of numbers?
The recession is coming to an end? Where - - - I don't see the prices going down - - I don't see more money in my paycheck -- actually I see less people coming to work and more work being expected out of the few of us that are left. So are the people that we layed off on recess --- Is that the recession? They are supposed to be finding new work so the recession is ending? Hmmm, I haven't seen any new jobs created out there -- have you? Actually I hear they are talking about extending unemployment benefits for another 13 weeks. Sounds like 13 more weeks of recess.
I still have a family to feed and no matter how tight I cut the corners at the end of the day I still owe more than I make. I still have more bills than income, I still can't stop and buy that occasional ice cream cone, just because I feel like it -- unless I don't want to have milk this week. And that makes me depressed, and I know that I am not alone in that boat. Look around, there are a whole lot of percent of depressed people. So maybe this is the Great Depression - or the Greater Depression.
Don't you think Great Depression is an oxymoron and should go right next to jumbo shrimp and pretty ugly?
Causes Brenda Youngerman Supports
House of Ruth
Missionaries of Charity