Shot in the Face
Sometimes I feel like Dick Cheney shot me in the face. Everyday I seem to feel slightly more disheartened than the last. I was wondering what the statistics are for the amount of people in this country who have more than one job. Then I would like ot contrast that to the amount of people who had more than one job in 1965.
I was reading the CIA worldfactbook's report on the US. http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/us.html
And this is what they had to say: The onrush of technology largely explains the gradual development of a "two-tier labor market" in which those at the bottom lack the education and the professional/technical skills of those at the top and, more and more, fail to get comparable pay raises, health insurance coverage, and other benefits. Since 1975, practically all the gains in household income have gone to the top 20% of households.
I really want to get back to the days when the US seemed to be the land of oppurtunity and stop being the land of badass military and poor eating habits. What was the average vacation in 1965? What was the average work week? What was the average wage, in today's terms?
Still, I think that our system is the best system, so far, to ensure liberty and freedoms for humanity. But, apparently Bush wants to screw that up too. I really can't wait until he's out of office.