"Set me free" "There are two freedoms: The false where a man is free to do what he likes; and the true where a man is free to do what he ought." -Charles Kingsley
....but I suppose the current administration has set the precedence that it's acceptable to constantly and consistently blame others instead of taking responsibility for your own poorly advised actions.
"BRIAN, Close the window! You're letting all the Stank out...." "Ahh, ahh, ahh and boom goes the dynamite."
DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS(It's not nice to pick on retards.)
You wanna blame someone for this employment attitude that you say you think is entitlement?
Blame our Grandparents. Blame our parents. Blame our teachers.
THEY are the people who told us that everything would be OK if we went to college. Did you forget, or did you come from a Union family?
So why exactly do you suggest blaming grandprents, parents, teachers or others who have explained the benefits of a college education instead of placing the blame squarely on the shoulders of those who pursued a BS degree in a go-nowhere-field and demand to have the job they want in their chosen career field instead of thinking outside of the box and using that degree as a conduit to find a job in another field until a position becomes available doing what he or she wants? Yes- the world needs doctors, engineers, chemists, physicists and there's even a need for the artsy-fartsy crowd, but the world also needs ditch-diggers, plumbers, electricians and someone to ask me if I'd like fries with my order.
If you can't afford it, don't buy it.
I think the world needs a people who can perform a variety of jobs. I have my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. My concentration as a chosen career was graphic design. I did that for many years, but lost my job nearly 5 years ago. I couldn't find another one in my field unless I already had a secret clearance, which I didn't, because the only graphic design jobs in this area were government related. I most likely would've been very successful in finding another graphic design job if I chose to live somewhere like NY or CA where "the arts" is very popular. I ended up going back to school and switching careers to teaching. I am getting ready to graduate with my Masters in Elementary Education, but currently teach preschool. I have two different degree backgrounds: one is the artsy fartsy as BD puts it and the other is something that this country needs more of. My ultimate goal would be to get a Doctoral Degree in Education so I can help design curriculum and instruction for classrooms, learn new concepts for education administration, and learn new teaching theories to help provide our kids with a proper education. I was also told by several school districts that my art and computer background is highly needed because interweaving my art background into my classroom will help students to develop critical thinking skills, strengthen their problem-solving skills, develop cognitive and creative skills (teach them to think outside of the box) and can help a wider variety of students who possess different learning types (visual learners, kinesthetic learners, auditory learners, etc.) Art can also be very effective in teaching special education and gifted students. With that said BD has told me my former career as a graphic designer wasn't a "real job". He also tells me right now that my current job as a preschool teacher isn't a "real job". But that's okay because BD is an engineer and I pick on him too. As Sheldon Cooper once said "Engineering, where the noble semi-skilled laborers execute the vision of those who think and dream. Hello Oompa Loompas of science!"
"If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.
" ~Anthony J. D'Angelo
I really wish there would be an actual war on the middle class. Time to take those chronic complainers out, for real. Always whining about how they want government to facilitate this life they've become accustomed to. It's enough to make me want to vote straight Republican, so they can finally just eliminate the middle class altogether.
The decline in the middle class has been going on for over 35 years. This is a trend reflected less in individual presidential policies and more in the greed/retention of wealth of the higher classes. The trickle down effect has been proven, especially in the past decade, to not be effective as we languish at 8+% unemployment with historically low tax rates. The economy always works in cycles so it is easy to point to a time period and say "lowering taxes worked"
Technically, fiscal policy dictates when an economy is growing too fast, taxes should be raised to slow growth. And of course lowered to spur growth. But that isn't happening now. Because the wealthy are holding on to their money.
This issue goes beyond Obama. It is a fundamental cultural issue in our society now.
And I would argue, the top 1% feel they have entitlements today more so than any person on welfare.
The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by
accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause
— Nathaniel S. Borenstein
"Sanity is a one-trick pony: rationality is all you get. With insanity,
the sky's the limit!" — The Tick
Folks Obamas War on the Middle Class took front and center stage on Monday when he dangled the Bush Era Tax Cuts in front of Congress and stated that if he didn't get his tax hike for those making over $250k that he would not sign the extension for those making less than $250k. Personally I don't like being used as a pawn in his game to wage war to punish those who are successful in order to reward the bottom feeders of society.