Not so long ago, you didn't need a college degree to provide for your family. Education is very important. Learning a trade requires specialized education.
What is so wrong with learning a trade? Plumbing, electricians, mechanics, construction are skilled labor. I don't know about you, but I sure as hell want my mechanic to know what he is doing. When was the last time you heard a politician suggest this type of education? AAAh never.
My father and most of the men in our little community went to work at the Mill. Did they deal with racism? Absolutely, but they put with the bullshit to feed their families. These men were the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights movement. Their presence in the workplace forced change.
They earned a living wage.
Our home, car, clothing, vacations were adequately modest. There is a certain pride that comes with providing for your family. Their hopes were to pave the way for a better life for their kids. They kept their end of the bargain. Tragically, most of them suffered from some type of cancer AND their pensions and benefits were reduced when the company was sold. The beginning of the broken promises.
My generation is doing better. But, I am really concerned for my daughter's future. College has become cost prohibitive. White collar employees are experiencing layoffs and watching their jobs migrate overseas, all for the profits of the shareholders.
Like it or not we are in a recession. The Republicans are OK with bailing out the banks who gambled. Funny they seem comfortable with punishing the homeowners who gambled and lost. Anyone looking for house must put down 30%, and that's with a Excellent credit score.
The CEO's who endorsed these sub prime mortgages resigned in disgrace. Did I mention with a fat Platinum parachute? Oh the shame....please..........
The final indignity was the Republicans blocking of the equal pay for women legislation last week. Maybe the Lady Republicans do not work outside of the home???
The MSM would rather talk about flag pins, shots and bowling. If working folks aren't bitter, maybe they should be.