Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Unemployment? Happens all the time...
It's an election year. The mud slinging has started. The finger pointers are building up the muscles in their pointer fingers. The volunteers are calling every 2 minutes with the "give us just $25.00 and we'll put a chicken in YOUR pot".
FORGET IT PEOPLE. Washington ain't in the business of putting a chicken in your pot...they don't care about your pot...they care about there OWN pot... whatever else they may say, or do. It's part of the great American disconnect that we should elect politicians, and then have them ignore us, and we elect them...again and again.
So. what's the plan?
As you can see from the above cartoon, the "ah, for the good ole days" President Reagan had his moments, too. HE did not pull us out of the unemployment mess. WE did. Yet he made us think HE did. Lights and Mirrors, David Copperfield couldn't do it any better.
The very real problem of unemployment does not go away by itself. There is always something one can do to provide, beside depend on the Lord...and Washington. The Lord helps those who help themselves. Washington helps themselves, to anything they can beg steal or borrow!
I, personally, think there are a great number of people who don't want to work. I don't either, sometimes. It makes me feel good to put in a days work, for pay, or not for pay. I don't consider myself unemployed, but I ain't got a job...never really wanted the everyday kind. I haven't missed many meals at sundown. We make supper money, somehow. Gardens, Garlic, music, swapping/trading tractor work... whatever it takes.
Unemployment is a number that keep politicians, the media and statisticians, in business. The volume increases, like in a TV commercial in election years. Vote for me! I can create jobs. No, YOU can't create jobs, I can create jobs. Truth is, WE, not politicians are the ones who ultimately create jobs...and work them.
Here's my take on unemployment. It's our job to find work, make jobs, and ignore the "Chicken Little's" of the world. The sky never falls, but it does get dark sometimes. We STILL have to about the business of finding something for supper...everyday.
Gardens are good. Planning ahead for cold weather is good. Helping each other out is good. John Prine was on to something when he wrote... Blow up your TV, throw away your paper, move to the country, build you a home, plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches, try to find Jesus on your own.
There is a saying in Madison county...We'll see y'all later, if something don't happen." Is that pessimistic? Depends on whose listening, I guess.
Getting a job is as easy as getting one, or creating one. Might not be what you want, or had, but sweat is therapeutic.