June 14, 2009

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

What happened to the plight of the homeless? Surely there must be more than ever now that the unemployment rate is 9.4 percent. I guess it is no longer news that a Republican is out of the White House because I cannot recall reading any stories about them for quite a while, execpt in the context of evil banks forcing people out of the homes they could never afford. While we are at it, where are the stories about the "real unemployment figures"--that is, the ones which include those who have given up looking for work? What about those who are "underemployed?" The silence is deafening.

Posted by LMC at June 14, 2009 09:00 PM | TrackBack

I actually saw a commercial on TV the other day claiming that if you are poor you could be elegible for a free cell phone and free minutes!
I immediately wondered if this program was part of our stimulus package.
This outrages me. I don't have a freakin cell phone because I don't want to PAY to call my husband from the grocery store...
I am only 55 years old. During the ages of 17-21 I didn't even have a phone in my apartment. From 21-25 I shared a house phone with others. I seemed to live through the experience. It wasn't until I was married that I had a "private" phone. How did we get here?

Posted by: babs at June 15, 2009 01:07 AM