I’m sure many of you believe it is all for the next generation-our kids are what we are sacrificing for and they are our future.
I was an excellent computer programmer using a particular database management system. I got the promotions and increases to prove it. My group got the idea that they wanted to use me as a Project Manager. I looked around but could not get a different job–unless I wanted to take a lower salary-which I wanted to do until I thought I’d be shafting my child.
I’ve been a Project Manager for 10 years and my skills as a programmer are obsolete. I’m only fair as a Project Manager and there aren’t any jobs for only adequate people.
A few years ago I had a Mitral Valve repair surgery, which required seven weeks of rehabilitation. A few years ago I could have started a very good retirement and every morning when I awake at an ungodly hour I yearn for just that. I’m not going to get any fulfillment from my work as I’m only adequate at a job I was forced into and I occasionally get my nose rubbed in it. I’m staying on only to get a little more for my son.
When you look at how the GOP has managed to destroy our government and economy you think that you should sacrifice a few relaxed days to earn enough money to help your kids get a foothold.
How badly will this latest GOP created crisis hurt our economy? The article “John Boehner’s 10 Secrets of the Debt Ceiling” relates that regarding failure to raise the U.S. debt ceiling Boehner is quoted as saying “would be a financial disaster, not only for our country but for the worldwide economy.”
This is current events, not history. Just remember the sequester as the article “The Medicare Cancer Victims Are the Canaries in the Mine Shaft of Sequester Disasters” relates that the GOP has intentionally shafted our 99 percent before .
Boehner has a history of devastating the 99 percent and has caused another debt limit crisis previously as the article “If Boehner Got Everything He Wanted the Bottom 99% Would Be Out in Food Lines Now– Boehner Got 98 percent of What He Wanted in the Raising of the Debt Limit so He Owns the Downgrade of the U.S. Credit Rating” relates.
You hear that this fight is all about the GOP wanting concessions about the Affordable Care Act. How could it be? It is legislation that was passed by Congress. Our U.S. Supreme Court is stacked with GOP leaning judges or the Affordable Care Act would never have had been forced to pass their adjudication-which it did. Romney ran on repealing the Affordable Care Act and he failed–which is strike three on the U.S. being against the Affordable Care Act.
You hear that the GOP wants concessions on the budget. That is ridiculous. The Sequester budget the GOP now won’t accept is their budget-the Democrats wanted much more as the article “On the budget, Republicans have already won” relates.
We all wish it wasn’t so, but there isn’t an “American Dream” anymore. We don’t have mobility between the classes and accessibility to college education and employment opportunities are limited as illustrated by the article “We Used to All Believe that We Could Attain the “American Dream.”
There isn’t a moral equivalency here – as the GOP is the problem as the article “President Obama’s State of the Union Parallels State of the “American Dream” relates.
I’m at the end of my career. Nothing was handed to me and sometimes I couldn’t believe I could maintain my standing as the completion was fierce and unrelenting. I didn’t reach the level of the excessively successful wage earner or jump into the upper class, but I was happy to be where I was as I saw people of equal background fall all of the time.
I accomplished my “American Dream.” How did I fail in helping my son attain his?