Bush Administration is more depressing than 9-11

Being able to final get back on the site for the first time since emerging from my two week bar studying cocoon, I figured that I will lead with this little nugget that I found this morning:

According to the poll, 65 percent say they feel less confident that life for their children's generation will be better than it was for them. In December 2001, the last time this question was asked, respondents — by a 49-42 percent margin — said they were confident life would be better for their children.

So after 9-11, Americans were in doubt about the country, and now after 5 and 1/2 years of Bush, we are down right despondent.


I'm personally

just short of suicidal half the time. George Bush has turned the world into his personal outhouse ... and it stinks to high heaven. My daughter (16) is very worried about what life will be like for her.

She should be worried.

Since Bush took office I have been layed-off twice, lost my health insurance, gone through two extended periods of unemployment and now struggle with Under-employment at less than 60% of my normal salary. I can't buy a good job. Obviously, our economy is booming (if you're a millionaire).

Here's hoping your daughter's generation uses their voting powers to put people in office who actually care about the middle class.

Bush Economy

Same boat

Working for Change ... lots of us out here are just like you, friend. How come we don't get counted in any of these labor statistics? I was "optimized" from a telecom company years back and now I make $10k less than I did five years ago. At my salary level and with two kids, that is a huge loss to sustain. Most of my buds from the same company are also now working a lot harder for about 40-60% of the pay they enjoyed five years ago.

I'll ask again, because I believe it's a really important question: How come we don't get counted in any of these labor statistics that are kept in NC and the Feds? One sign of the times I heard on NPR a week or so back is that record #'s of NC'ers are taking second jobs. Now why would anyone who already works 40 hrs a week do that?

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

The only stat I've heard

that hints at the under-employment reality deals with wages.

Jobs being created under this administration earn an average of $10,000/ year LESS than jobs being lost.

For the record, I'm earning $20K less and I'm single...so there's no one else at home to pick up the slack. It took almost 9 months just to land my Temp job because employment agencies kept telling me I was too qualified to hire on a temp basis. I've now had my "Temp" job for 15 months with a company that is under a hiring freeze. (sigh)

Bush Economy

WB, Targator

I'm very glad you're back.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Thank You

Thanks. I am glad to be done with two days of 8 hours of testing on minutia of North Carolina and National law, obviously. Lance on the other hand will not be finishing until about 5 or 6 today; the Georgia bar is a day behind, while the state is even more behind.

Well...there has to be at least one state

trailing NC. It's hard to imagine any trail us at times.

I'm sure you're glad to have that out of the way.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.