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  •  Those that have fallen off any list or statistical (5+ / 0-)

    table otherwise described as having "fallen of the radar screen" are the new "Invisible Americans", and they number in the tens of thousands:  But no one cares, as they "do not exist", and are ignored by the media and by the rest of society.  

    Just passerby’s you walk or drive past in the street on a daily basis never giving thought: Neighbors, family and friends that are America's unemployed and left out in the cold.  They are American shadows living without what many take for granted, that being hopes and dreams for a better tomorrow for themselves, and their families as they have been "beaten up" for so long and many are fast approaching a numb condition to the mental anguish and pain.

    This is the true face of massive poverty in this country, but no one can, or cares to see it outright, and call it for what it is:  Poverty in America today that it doesn't have any particular race, creed, or skin color associated with it, exclusively.

    It's sad to think that many could do something about this sad waste of human potential resource base but the stark reality is the powers that be really don’t care to remedy this:  But then again, where is the incentive, and why would they care to do so?  

    We as a nation have collectively lost our moral compass heading, and it can be said that being this lost at the expense of so many while claiming to be a “modern industrial” country is at the very best, and polite description, pathetic.

    The status quo of the plight of many Americans caught up in this massive unemployment, and unrecognized status cannot, and will not stay this way for very long:  Something will have to, and most probably will give, and it won't be as pretty as many would hope for, I'm afraid.

    Obey Gravity - It's The Law!

    by LamontCranston on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 10:37:53 AM PST

    •  Well, that's pretty much the case here (2+ / 0-)
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      Meteor Blades, ChemBob

      Extended UIC ran out awhile ago - I'm not even keeping track anymore.

      And, since I worked between two states (Pa and NJ) I kept getting shuffled between one and the other. Three times.  And finally, it was over.

      Today, if it wasn't for a couple of VA programs, I'd be one of the tin cup guys holding a sharpie-written cardboard sign on the exit ramp to your place of employment.

      Sometimes, prior commitments in life help you in the long run. Who knew?

      UID: 14791 Join Date: 7/7/2004 Status: Lifetime member Mojo: nearly infinite Any questions?

      by Richard Cranium on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 06:19:56 PM PST

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