Tuesday, August 3, 2010

So Close Yet So Far Away

The problem has been for some time that we have people in the administration and various departments; who can read the data, understand the data and even correlate it to history. However, not one of these people understand nor empathize with the unemployed and poor thus missing the most obvious connection. They paint it is a "skills issue" or "generational issue". It is a matter of company's "waiting" for things to turn around. Insert other our hands our tied rhetoric with slight glimmers of optimism throughout here. The truth is they don't get it and so we are fucked. Not screwed, but fucked. And I do not apologize for the graphic nature of that sentence because it is not meant for those who want to be coddled or for the faint of heart.

It is 2010, the unemployed are not the ones who need to "re-enter the 21st century."

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

Update: Krugman agrees:

Do they really think this will work? I mean, I live in fairly rarefied circles (that’s not a boast, it’s an admission of inadequacy), and even so I know a number of people whose lives have become a living hell: men in their late 50s who fear they’ll never work again, small business owners who have lost everything. Does the administration really believe that it can convince these people that it’s all on the mend?

I just don’t get it.

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