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  •  I could use a job as well..., but I'm 44 and (6+ / 0-)

    supposed to move over for the younger generation.

    •  Yep (4+ / 0-)

      We're in that same boat - two unemployed 46 year olds. At least the kids can take comfort in the fact that they are not alone.

    •  10 Years Older and I'm Supposed to Move for You (3+ / 0-)

      There's only one way to do that, lower SS and medicare age.

      We're going to raise them.

      My forthcoming small pension has just been postponed 2 years and cut by 30% for the rest of my life. So that means once I'm unable to work, I disappear from the discretionary spending economy you all want to earn your livelihood in.

      There are 80 million baby boomers and most of them will not be getting off your career ladder any time soon. I wish it didn't have to be this way but the liberals of my generation were politically massacred for 40 years. The first reinforcements didn't show up till you kids in 2006.

      Well I'm self employed so at least I personally am not sitting on one of your jobs. Sorry that's the best I can offer.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Thu May 13, 2010 at 05:54:49 PM PDT

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      •  I'm not even looking to move up a ladder. (1+ / 0-)
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        Regina in a Sears Kit House

        I have no business as a manager or team lead.  I don't have the make for it.  Special projects, sure, small groups, sure.... management - never.

      •  I don't want you to move over (0+ / 0-)

        I want to work by your side.

        I don't think the older generations at large are "sitting on" one of "my" jobs.  I don't have a job to own.

        I do think that our government favors mega corporations where the CEOS make millions and billions and if those folks cut their salaries in half they could create several smaller paying jobs.  How many decent, $25K/yr jobs could be created if these greedy fat cats acted like people who really create jobs?

        This seems like more of a cultural statement to me than a political one.

        Be of sound mind and politcs -SP

        by Soundpolitic on Fri May 14, 2010 at 02:15:38 PM PDT

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