Friday, January 30, 2009

Stayin' Alive...

What a scary week. 100,000 jobs lost. You know that saying about putting all your eggs in one basket? Husband and I are sort of there right now. We both work for the same division of a major Industrial/Financial corporation. This division laid off a TON of people this week. Somehow, we both survived. But, who knows when the next round of layoffs will be. With all of these people being out of work, how is the economy going to turn around? These financial institutions that are receiving BILLIONS in tax payer money are the worst offenders when it comes to layoffs. How are we supposed to stimulate the economy when everyone is out of work. With the way things are going right now, companies are going to continue having to layoff people because they will continue to lose money because EVERYONE IS OUT OF WORK!!! It reminds me of that line Fat Bastard said in Austin Powers. "I can't stop eating. I eat because I'm unhappy, and I'm unhappy because I eat. It's a vicious cycle."

So, supposedly everyone is going to be receiving $500.00 in "stimulus." And this is supposed to turn things around? People need a lot more than $500.00... they need JOBS! Uh, so why are you sending me $500.00? Seriously, government, I'm not hiring anyone. You can keep my $500.00 and give it to the folks that will actually turn this economy around. BUSINESSES!!! And I'm not saying give it to Bank of America, either. Give it to the guy that runs the local water store down the street. Give it to the guy that owns his own landscaping company. Small Business Owners. Big Business Owners. Businesses that EMPLOYEE! Cut the crap out of corporate tax rates. Do WHATEVER you can to attract businesses to the United States.

Husband and I both still have our jobs, for now, but I don't see how it is possible that we will still have jobs for much longer with the way things are going. $500.00 is supposed to make me feel better about the way things are going? Afraid not. And I'm sorry, but once everyone has been laid off, and every business has failed because NO ONE CAN BUY ANYTHING, the government won't have anyone to collect taxes from anymore. Where does that leave us?

/Rant Off


  1. Not to mention that if you any money at all to the IRS, you won't see a dime of that money, it will just be kept. Now aren't those folks people who need it most. Makes no sense at all. And, that's why we are losing our home.

  2. yes. Well stated commentary; true...and painful to accept as our current a train that is chugging painfully along...track leading to the edge of a giant cliff, where it will eventually derail...drop off into the unknown...realizing that I am sitting on the train clutching a freakin' $500 IOU from the government...but, on a brighter note: it is Friday for all of us, jobs or not, so let's all indulge in libations and attempt to get laid! ;)

  3. Amen. Their short-sighted idiocy is going to kill the economy even more. They'll find someone to blame it on. And he'll have an (R) behind his name.

  4. Your Brother, ANDREW!February 3, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    I picked the wrong blog entry to randomly view!! Getting busy?! Now I'm going to have to break the news to dad that you're no longer a virgin. =/ ;P