Work, a necessity, but it is also a drain on a persons self esteem. Having to wake up, start another day, only for it to end having made barely enough money to to do it all over again tomorrow. To get ahead in these troubled economic times an employee needs to make well over $25,000 per year. Minimum wage, hahaha, with a salary like this two jobs are necessary to merely survive in America; especially NYC. With a minimum wage salary a person needs to work well over 14 hours per day to not even make good money. 14 hours per day means no time for yourself, no time for your family, and no time for a relationship. What can a person do; if they speak up to their boss they jeopardize the availability of their job, but if nothing is said then everything continues. Maybe the boss cannot pay more, but maybe the boss is a greedy son of a bitch that likes cheap labor to profit as much as possible. Anyone working for minimum wage with no health benifits (no nothing) has a boss that can’t give a shit less about you. This is a conundrum facing countless people in this country right now. What can be done, what has to be done, because 14 hour days filled with stress and depression will lead this country and its die hard employees over a cliff.
Barack Obama is different. He will do for this country what Kennedy tried to do. His comment about bitter out of work blue collar workers is controversial. I am a blue collar worker, and I am most definitely bitter. He did not say anything that I already did not feel or know. He spoke the truth, and it is simply hard to not be bitter in times like these. I graduated over a year and a half ago with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, and I have been basically unemployed as an engineer ever since.
Clinton calls Obama’s words “elitist.” He says she is practicing the kind of politics in which “we tear each other down.” (reference)
We should not be upset about the remarks of Obama, we should be upset about the people that are taking advantage of the situation. Clinton is attempting to cling to every last drop of hope. She is appearing desperate. Frankly I don’t understand why she is running at all; her husband was president. I loathe the fact that we have had two presidents from the Bush family. Do we live in a Monarchy, where the presidency is passed down from royal family to royal family? I find the notion mind boggling. If Clinton becomes president then two families will have controlled this country for over two decades. Another important note is that we live in a republic. We do not live in a democracy. The foundation of a democracy is where the popular vote is used to elect officials. Hmmm, we have an electoral college. I find it quite disturbing that politicians throw the term democracy around, when we don’t even elect them directly. In fact if the popular vote is for a particular candidate, and the electoral college says otherwise then the popular vote is not used to elect the official. Wow, I smell a republic. Barack Obama is real. Of all the remaining candidates he is the most in touch with the country. The only other candidate I would have voted for is Ron Paul because of his policy intentions. The policies of Ron Paul are bold, genuine, and would direct our country in the correct way. It is a shame that the media, and others thoroughly restrict potential presidents to the most charismatic, and “most electable”. The presidency should not be about who is pretty, is should be about the policies. Just to be specific about my opinion, I believe Obama’s policies are clear, and well intentioned; although if I had a choice I would choose the policies of Ron Paul over everyone else. Keep strong Barack. I hope you will be our president. I believe you will represent my values, and desires well. You are exactly what this country needs.