US Unemployment 17%, California Unemployment 22%

The Face Of Homelessness In America

Many of the unemployed and homeless have children.
Many of the unemployed and homeless have children.
Pictures like this make me want to cry.
Pictures like this make me want to cry.
Too heartbreaking for words!
Too heartbreaking for words!
As Christians we should do all we can for the unemployed and homeless, the government bailed out the big banks, but what about the rest of us?
As Christians we should do all we can for the unemployed and homeless, the government bailed out the big banks, but what about the rest of us?
Many of the unemployed have college degrees!
Many of the unemployed have college degrees!

US Unemployment 17%, California Unemployment 22%!

By Magnoliazz

A recent edition of 60 minutes got my attention. It stated that the US unemployment rate now stands at 17% with California coming in with a rate of 22% unemployment! Government statistics put the unemployment rate at just 9%, but of course they do not factor in people who no longer draw unemployment checks, or the people who gave up looking for a job.

Imagine being unemployed for over 2 years, you are between the age of 40-60, and you have used up all your savings, retirement funds, and even sold your home, (if you were lucky to and at a deep discount too). That’s exactly what is happening to millions of Americans, especially middle aged and older Americans who thought they were set for life and now have to start all over again.

Too young to retire, too old to hire!

Let’s face it, if you are older, employers do not want to be stuck with your medical and health care costs, so it is an uphill battle to get hired.

Imagine you are somewhere between the age of 40 –60, you have a college degree, ( PhD or Masters) and you cannot find a job, not just a job in your field of expertise, but ANY JOB ANYWHERE!

All over the country college educated people are now LUCKY to get a job at Walmart and Target for 10.00 an hour with no benefits, because that is the ONLY job they can get! And worse yet, because they have used up all their savings, all their resources, they can no longer afford to send their children on to college. Kids that were college bound are now going into the military because it is the only place where you can get a job and some kind of an education, (if you are lucky enough to live through it all).

California’s Silicon Valley is one of the hardest hit places in America. It is like the Katrina of Unemployment. 60 minutes found a full 22% are unemployed in California. Once again we see well educated people down and out, unemployed and sometimes even homeless!

Silicon Valley was supposed to be leading the country in job creation. The government told us all the new jobs would be in technology and finance. BUT WHERE ARE THOSE JOBS? Silicon Valley should be booming! These two fields would fill all the jobs shipped overseas to China, Mexico and India. That, obviously has not happened. Worse yet,  America no longer has a manufacturing base, the same component which propelled America to a super power after WW2 is no longer a part of the financial picture. And we can blame our government for that. Both parties promoted free trade agreements. Now all that free trade is coming back to haunt us, and may even bring our country down to third world status. All those jobs shipped overseas and out sourced so fat cats can get even fatter have a lot to do with the unemployment picture of today. America gives and gives but what are we getting back? Free trade my butt...BUY AMERICAN! If American companies went overseas and they could not sell their wares back to America we would see far less jobs being moved overseas.

People are livid, and they have a right to be! What is the government doing to get our jobs back that were sent overseas? NOTHING! That’s right, NOTHING!

What should be done to make America strong again? We need to get our factories back, we need to produce things. We need to support our American made products and shun the shoddy Walmart fare. Oh sure, its less expensive, but can we afford to buy from China anymore? The real price we pay when we buy products from China is astronomical!

So, what can we do?

People need to band together and help each other. We, the American people are like no other the world over. People need to pool their money and start building factories again, EMPLOYEE OWNED factories so that it never moves overseas. If the factory were employee owned people would bend over backwards to produce the best product possible, because job security is a sacred thing. Not only would dad have a job, but so would his son and grandson. Its high time people enjoy the fruits of their labors instead of some super rich stockholder. The American worker deserves some security, and employee owned would do just that.

Times are tough and they will probably get tougher, but sometimes adversity can bring tremendous positive change. We need to use this time wisely, so that we grow stronger, and we the American people will!

And, there is one other thing we need to do. We need to trust God, we need to pray everyday that the good Lord will bless us as he has so richly blessed us before. Now that the Republicans won big again, things will perhaps get back to normal, but I am not holding my breath. I just hope they have the sense to make JOBS their number one priority. Without financial security its difficult to do much of anything else. This is AMERICA where everyone should be free of hunger and homelessness. Anything else is a disgrace.

 

Would you like to know what the Bible says about this time we live in?

 If you would like to know what the Bible says about what we are going through check out this hub by my friend HighVoltage Writer http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Final-Harvest-Season-The-Return-of-Jesus

HighVoltageWriter was once into the dark arts, he even had his own church Divine Darkness, but one day a seed of faith, planted by his mother, bloomed, and HighVoltageWriter discovered the gift Jesus had waiting for him.

These days HighVoltageWriter is a powerful force for good and Christ. He is an avid Bible scholar and his hubs tell all about his life before the intervention of Jesus. Are we living in the last days? Check out the above hub to see what HighVoltageWriter has to say about it. His journey through darkness into the light will keep you reading long into the night!

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Millions of the unemployed will become desperate when benefits run out.

Things will get real ugly when benefits run out!

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ghomefitness 6 years ago from Chicago,IL

It is scary, and i agree we have to make and buy more local stuff.


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magnoliazz 6 years ago from Wisconsin Author

Thank you for your comment ghomefitness

Unless we get our factories back massive unemployment will become a way of life in America.

We have to get that manufacturing base back again, and we have to buy American!


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tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

magnoliazz this is indeed a grim but necessary hub. Those jobs I don't expect them to ever come back because big business runs our Government not our elected officials. What really ticks me off is in California where we have just been getting hammered , what do we do ? We reelect the smae officials that have been proven failures simply because they are Dems ! Crazy huh ? But like you mentioned prayer is a mandatory part of my day. I am lucky enough to still be employed. But our business is severely down. So I keep my faith in God and not Government.


dreamreachout 6 years ago

Magzz, all your companies are now producing in China and thats where all the jobs are going!! I.T jobs have shifted to India but thats a very small figure when compared to the manufacturing sector which is almost wholly in China!! Your President on the recent visit to India mentioned this fact yesterday or day before!! However, its an alarming situation which needs to be properly addressed!!

Had left a message for you on Chicken Pie hub but supposedly you didnt follow!! Cheers!!


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dahoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

I feel for the unemployed because forty years ago I was one of them.


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magnoliazz 6 years ago from Wisconsin Author

Thank you Tony0724 for stopping by and leaving a comment. I agree with you, it seems so useless to have faith in our elected officials. Do they even care? I kind of doubt it. I am happy to hear that you are still in business and hopefully it will stay that way.

Hello Dreamreachout...Thank you for stopping by. You are so right, most of our jobs have been shipped off the China, because they will work even cheaper than India. We have very few factories in India, but that could change. What bugs me is that these are slave wages, they exploit these workers too, in China its really bad.

Also, with India because there are many well educated people there, American companies have outsourced office jobs. Like when we call to ask about our credit card, or our satellite TV, we always get someone from India, you can tell from the accent, although that is coming to an end because most people had a problem understanding what they were saying, not that they should feel bad, 90% of other Americans cannot understand what I am saying either because I have such a Canadian type accent, and I cannot understand most Southerns either, so there you go...I do not want to hurt your feelings about the Indian accent.

I would rather just give a few billion dollars of aid to India and leave it at that, they would be further ahead, especially if we could find a way to get that money to the average person. And, our jobs would stay here in America, so we can be strong enough to help other countries. Everyone in the world will feel it big time if America fails because we are the most generous people on earth, but now we have to help our own instead of other countries. Hopefully we will find a way to do that.

Thank you dahoglund for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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magnoliazz 6 years ago from Wisconsin Author

Dreamreachout-

I have a message for you over on the Snowy Day Chicken Pot Pie hub.


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Highvoltagewriter 6 years ago from Savannah GA.

Wow! Your most powerful hub yet! I will link up to it once I get my next hub finished. This hub will foucus on what the Bible says about all that is hppening in the world right now. You should read Revelations 6:5-7, for I feel strongly that those verses tallk clearly about what is happening right NOW!


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breathe2travel 6 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

Magnolia - I wholeheartedly agree with this hub. Even as an older teen, when NAFTA was passed, I said outloud to the tv, "ARE YOU KIDDING ME???" voted up. voted useful. am posting a link to my facebook wall.

Thankfully, I have been stockpiling for my family -- & I know that Yahweh "has my back"...

Thanks for posting.


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magnoliazz 6 years ago from Wisconsin Author

Dear Highvoltage~~ Thank you and I will link back to you too. I will read the verses you told me about. I am looking forward to your next hub! Your hubs are great!

breathe2travel~~ That's what I said too, Are they kidding?

Very few Americans seem to understand what is going on with their country.

I remember it started with Reagan and people losing their jobs because they were moving to Mexico because the govenment gave them incentives to do so. I was can still remember how upset older people were then, but I was not into politics so I did not really understand it back then, but I do now.

We need to pull together, get angry and take our country back, and young kids like you have the most to lose if that does not happen. What a disgrace!

You are very wise to stock up, this could turn into a civil war. What will happen when millions and millions of people no longer have even unemployment benefits to live on? I can tell you what will happen, these people will do anything they have to to survive, they will steal, some may even kill, and that time is coming very soon. I would advise anyone living in a big city to get out, while you still can!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, I appreciate it. And may the good Lord keep you and bless you.


foreignpress 6 years ago from Denver

Obama has stated that the United States should be no better than any other country. So it appears the U.S. is destined for a third world status. And forget the factories. Strict environmental laws prohibit any growth in that area. Obama's intent is to promote parity among nations. This means we downsize while other countries create wealth at our expense. This is indeed "hope and change." But not for us.


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magnoliazz 6 years ago from Wisconsin Author

Thank you foreignpress for your comment.

I guess we will have to get ready to live in mud huts with no heat or AC like they do over there in Iraq.

Of course, our homeless would probably think that would be better than living on the streets.

Where did all America's wealth go to? It is JOKE!


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A M Werner 6 years ago from West Allis

Great hub. You hit on so many areas of the problem. The saddest part missing is why pooling money and making factories here will not happen. It won't happen because the resources to build in those factories will never be available at a price affordable here in America. The rest of the world is experiencing what America experienced at the turn of the century - an industrial revolution. Mining conglomerates (or rather monopolies and cartels) have taken over these countries. Child labor laws and worker protections are nearly nonexistant, and many of those companies operating there are owned by American businessmen - and - enriching stockholder in Wall Street. The corporate world has in 3rd world countries what it always wanted here but could not get when the unions and insurgents gained power.

We heard how terrible the flu epidemic was last year, and yet, America can still have the nerve to call this a recession - or not even that. They don't want it to be recognized for what it really is. Here in Milwaukee, the unemployment rate for black males is said to be over 50%. That's an epidemic. How long can this go on before something really blows up, and the government justifies military intervention on U.S. soil? They can't leave this many people hanging there in poverty without something desperate happening - and then they will blame the desperate. It's sick. Sorry to rant. Guess I had a nerve bumped. Peace.


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magnoliazz 6 years ago from Wisconsin Author

Thank you AM Werner for your comment, you make a lot of sense.

You are right, what will happen when all these people without work never get a job again? That could happen, where are the jobs going to come from? How will these people survive? Its very scary when you start to really think about it. You are right, this is far more serious than a recession.

When the unemployment benefits run out, I believe we will see mass riots and maybe even looting and killing, these people will have nothing to lose.

We need new roads and bridges, they talk about this all the time, how come the government did not start a program to repair all those dams, bridges, tunnels and roads that are falling apart? I guess we don't have enough money for that, but we always have all kinds of money for every other stupid idea that comes along.

I think we have to get back to common sense and the common man again or we are going to see an America that none of us knew existed. It will not be the America where we grew up, thats for certain.

We can pray, and hope the good Lord will help America once again.

Thanks so much AM for your input.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

There are many perspective sold in America over time. Back in my college days, just as computer programming was becoming a science, there were worries that computers would take away jobs in the workplace. The public was assured many times over this would not be the case and that actually jobs would be create. In truth both scenarios were true. Jobs were taken away by computers, many were low level tasks that varied in quality due to the human factor...assembly line, etc. Jobs were created but not on the same plane...these were higher level jobs requiring more education and training so that the person displaced in the scenario was not qualified for the new job without some significant adjustments. Initially unions served a purpose to end the "sweat shop" era in America. This entrenched the unions and the life of many sectors of the workforce. Over time the union continued to gather strength, build membership, and bring pressure to bear to provide more and more and more to the worker. Over time Asian competitiors made their way into the market and the logistical costs of transporting their products kept the pricing competition in line even with union pressures on USA manufacturers. The unions continued to push until finally the gap began to grow wider. When Clinton signed the NAFTA legislation, he basically threw the doors open not so much for a flood of trade coming in but more so for a manufacturer to compete with the offshore competition. Now it was possible for computer chips to be made in Korea, shippied to Mexico along with other parts and then assembled, then trucked by Mexican shippers to Laredo where the American trucking industry moved the computers to warehouse distribution points throughout America soon to go to the retailer. This singular step by Clinton launched America into the one world globalization scenario like nothing else. At the same time, we have to realize that American business is in business to make a profit. That ability was diminishing rapidly prior to NAFTA and due in large part to the costs of payroll and additional added benefits included in employment. For the most part, the American worker took no "ownership" in the company that he or she worked for...they only demanded to reap the maximum benefits. In the end, we see companies like Eastern Air Lines, Overnite Trucking, Various clothing manufacturers face a decision to either go under or move operations off-shore. In the case of Eastern, the strikes took the company totally under and caused the loss of all the existing jobs in the company. In the end, the union "won" yet all the employees lost. Until the American worker realizes that they become a integral part of the company they work for, take ownership, responsibility and occasionally make sacrifices, we will be faced with the reality which we have seen in the past. For the most part, it may be too late to recover from that scenario. Thanks for a good article. WB


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warrioRR 6 years ago from Rawalpindi Pakistan

Unemployment

My Uncle is Settled in America and their business was running pretty fine But from last two years they lost almost everything and now they are depending on their Little brothers. And they are thinking to migrate to Pakistan

And Unemployment hitting America and everyone is getting effected


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denise mohan 6 years ago from California

It looks like I am reading about ME. My husband is retired but was working and collecting SS. I have not worked for a year and unemployment has been stopped again. I make a little (very) writing and dog walking. It is a struggle but we have good people around us, thank God. Necessity is the mother of invention they say so I try to invent something with new ideas, everyday. Right and how is that going? Thank my lucky stars that I am not pictured in your hub. Very nicely written even if I do take it personally.


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

I don't know how people expect the government to pull jobs out the the thin air. 143,000 factories have been shipped overseas. There is not place for the uneducated and undereducated to find a job with a living wage. In other words the chickens have finally come home to roost. Unemployment and poverty will be Americas nor for a long while to come. What a mess!


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magnoliazz 6 years ago from Wisconsin Author

2besure- I agree with you.

We were supposed to have all of these finance and tech jobs, but where are they?

Even wtih a college education people are going to find it tough going when it comes to getting a decent job. As America gets poorer, its like a domino effect and even professionals are having a rough time of it, people who thought their education would protect them are finding out different.

Where will it all end?

I don't think I want to know the answer to that question. The upcoming generation will not have it better than their parent's generation and each generation seems to go down the tubes a little more.


DavidLivingston 6 years ago

Thanks for this post. Was good read.


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lightning john 6 years ago from Florida

It's all kinda like what happened to Germany huh!

Just hold on a little longer. Our leaders have a plan. We can surely trust them right? This has all been planned from many many years ago, and by some very sick minds. If you study history this eventually happens to every great empire. But just as the earth is a very small speck in a very large pond, the thrashing and discord of other things in the universe that we do not recognise as of yet, are bond to effect our way of life. Then again, there could be way to many people alive now then for beneviolent souls to occupy leaving many humans to be a host for confused evil type entities.


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magnoliazz 5 years ago from Wisconsin Author

Thank you Lightning John for stopping by and leaving a comment. You make a great deal of sense, this was all designed. Hopefully there will still be a middle class, but who knows?


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

Thank you for an excellent article. I agree with many of your points. The main problem here is that the government is way too big, sucking up the nations's resources, overregulating everything, too many social programs make it too easy for the shiftless to live off others. The employee owned store is a good idea on paper, but huge companies require massive amounts of capital. Capital is available but not when our government is anti-business, pro-taxation. Thank you.


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climb20082008 5 years ago

so crazy.


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sir slave 5 years ago from Trinity county CA.

Great hub!

It bothers me that the media(and labor dept) dont often enough spit out the real numbers on un-employment.

Employee owned companies!!...awesome idea, you sound like a fellow lefty to me!!


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

magz,

jimmys got it right and things WILL NOT change until we in USA can make stuff that we will buy- the made in USA label does not mean the best anymore and now it is more expensive than a better made cheaper item so No wonder we don;t make anything anymore-

USA has to make quallity items of good quality that will justify any higher price-

aso we need to lower tax incentives for businesses to come back or Build first in the USA not TAX the F out of businesses - we need to lower the Union positions in sectors that are overly unionized to LOWER the costs of products- then more can be sold-

making the neeed to hire more folks

just my opinion-

But waste has to be removed 3 healthplans for govt employees-teachers and unions-

cut down to one get a better price lower oper ating costs and lower taxes= people with money WILL ONLY SPEND IT...

TH


robert 5 years ago

Should post this page on twitter get the word out. The governent eants the people that happen to be working go further in debt charge more by new cars ex wall street inflates stocks artificially. Stimulate economy. So they make money. Average people lose


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lobonorth 5 years ago

The governments unemployment statistics are understated, as you say, and it is a really frightening scenario. If someone does not have the opportunity to work, not only does it rob him or her of sustenance, it chips away at their dignity and confidence. However, people are frightened and I don't believe I am being too cynical to suggest that those with power tend to take advantage of such situations since people are easily manipulated at such times. These are dangerous and frightening times made all the more so since there seems little in the way of leadership that is fighting to redress the problems.


Lone Ranger 5 years ago

Again, I don't believe we actually vote our officials into office...I believe they are appointed by those who truly run the country. All the senators, congressmen and presidents are front-men...puppets on a string...nothing more.

Black Americans in many large cities have 50% unemployment rates and most of that is due to illegal immigrants taking those jobs from them. 93% of all new jobs are absorbed by the illegal, Latino horde.

Barak H. Obama may be a Halfrican American, but he looks black. I contend this mysterious man was placed in office for the sole purpose of keeping Black Americans in line. No one has had it as bad as they do, but having the first black president in the White House means that black Americans must hold on and give him a chance. Black Americans will not revolt or rebel because they believe they have "one of thier own" in the White House so they, therefore, will try to ride through the storm.


Lone Ranger 5 years ago

From around the horn, Walmart is China's 8th greatest trading partner...right behind France.

Fast fact: Walmart does 18 billion dollars worth of business each year with the Chinese.

In other news, I am beginning to think that the direction technology is taking us, we may as well place nooses around our necks. Sure technology has its perks, looks great, and can be fun, but think how many people have lost their jobs because of technological advances. Just think how many people lost their jobs because some "Techy" figured out how to equip Ford Motor Company with machines that could do the work of 1,000 people. Sure, Ford may be making money hand over fist, but what about the people? What about their country?

To answer this question once and for all, Ford made a statement about two years ago that said, to the effect, that there was a misunderstanding in that it wasn't an "American" company...it's an international company, based in America. Of course, the implication is that it doesn't owe anything to Americans or America and shouldn't feel bad about its business decisions or who it does business with.

This, my love, is the real root of the problem: Corporate Greed, and why it isn't likely to change unless someone knows a way to resurrect William Wallace.

How are you going to tell selfish, rich, and powerful people that they need to share with the other boys and girls? Not an easy task especially when you consider that they have all the political leaders of America "on the take" and all their hired guns (military/Blackwater)have us in their crosshairs. God's speed to you and yours.


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magnoliazz 5 years ago from Wisconsin Author

Thank you Lone Ranger for stopping by and leaving an intelligent comment. Your comments are better than most hubs.

I find myself agreeing with you all through out your comment! These big businesses who owe their success to the American people have no loyalty at all.

The rich and powerful are financially raping our country and we are just standing by, too much in shock to do anything.

I can't believe this is America, my country, what happened??


Lone Ranger 5 years ago

My darling edelweiss, the rich and powerful have always been raping the citizenry of this country and every country throughout the world. They are conducting business as usual, but the only difference now is that your lovely eyes are beginning to open and see things for what they really are.

The country we loved was nothing more than an illusion built upon a house of cards, while the "American dream" was just that...a dream.

One of the great American debates came during the days surrounding the American Revolution. The argument of the day was whether or not the colonies should have a standing army. Most people were against the concept of a standing army because a standing army always defends those who pay them and grant them privileges.

Another belief was that a standing army would protect and buffer a tyranical and corrupt government from the people. The colonists believed that the government should fear the people, but with a standing army between the people and the politicians, the people would end up fearing the government. As they say, "Absolute power corrupts absolutely." And, since our government has all the money (which is power) and controls the minds of the military, they have nothing to fear from us, which allows them to do as thou wilt.

Moreover, I do believe the government has become more bold with time, because they know the rich and powerful are united in their cause, while the American people seem to be more addicted to television than to the truth and through government manipuation, the American population has become ethnically fragmented with no sense of self and with no solidarity.


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magnoliazz 5 years ago from Wisconsin Author

I am betting that you listen to Alex Jones from time to time? www.infowars.com

Of course I agree with your comments,big business now runs this country.

The newest Alex Jones is talking about is the college scam , it really opened up my eyes. I have no children of my own, but I do have a neice and nephew who are like my own. Alyssa, LOL...who is a dead ringer for her aunt, is in her 5th year of college at the University of Wisconsin, with student loans well over 100,000...and I am not even sure what the heck she is going to college for, she has changed her mind so many times now. She is engaged to a newly graduated engineer who also has massive student loan debts. Here they are, two kids in their early 20s with all that debt! They are brainwashed to believe that they are going to get everything they want right away. In two years they are going to get married in Mexico, because they figure they will be rolling in the loot by that time and can afford it. I really hope that happens for them, however, I doubt that it will, not with this economy. Anyhow, I refuse to step foot in Mexico for any reason! LOL!


Lone Ranger 5 years ago

Mexico is here, my love, you needn't go south of the border to find it.

I wholeheartedly agree with you that going to college just for the sake of going to college is a bad investment.

To find the true cost-benefit-ratio of a college education one has to also factor in how much a person could have been reasonably earning and saving instead of sitting in a classroom and paying for all the over-priced books, health fees, parking fees, and over-inflated tuition, etc., multiplied by the number of years spent within academia.

Then one must factor in the total amount of accumulated indebtedness against the student's real earning power upon graduation, and the picture becomes more clear, but in most cases it also becomes more discouraging.

It seems that a college education (these days), for the most part, is more about selling false hopes than actually preparing a student for a career. But, even if a student is able to find a good career, it may take quite a number of years before one can come out from under the yoke of indebtedness and make up for lost time and that's providing that life doesn't throw some nasty curve balls along the way - just to make things interesting.

In most cases I would say that college is not worth the time, cost or effort...not anymore anyway. I have counseled my sons to seek a good two-year trade school and to avoid the trap of seeking a liberal arts education with its high cost-benefit ratio.

In this day and age skills are worth far more than owning a costly piece of sheep's skin and hedging a $100,000 bet that one's education is going to afford one a first-class ticket to the promised land or lead one to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow usually amounts to wishful thinking and nothing more.

Often times, one's error in judgment is directly proportionate to one's assumptive leap. And, one of the greatest sources of bitterness and unhappiness known to humankind comes in the form of unfulfilled expectations.

Best wishes to you and yours, my dove, and may Our Heavenly Father and Son grant you peace and prosperity.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

So, have factories come back and employee owned, I agree, a great idea. But if what you make in your factory, at its lowest possible price, is still double what comes from China, how will you get the people out there to buy yours over China's when they are already as short of cash as you are?

As far as I can tell it is an irresolvable condition.

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