[rescue] Employed - Unemployed numbers on the Rescue List
Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366
patrick at zill.net
Tue Sep 30 18:56:32 CDT 2003
On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 07:00:01PM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 06:22:57PM -0400, Andrew Weiss wrote:
> > On Tuesday, September 30, 2003, at 06:51 AM, Tim H. wrote:
> > >There are also those of us who are officially not unemployed because we
> > >are hiding out in college again while Pres. Bush fixes the economy.
> > OR we can wait for someone else to fix the economy after we wait for
> > him to stop breaking the economy.
> Just remember this about politics and career politicians: It's not
> about fixing problems, it's about winning elections, staying in power,
> and paying off the backers you whored yourself to in order to get there.
> Any issue that you actually *FIX* is one that's no longer available for
> you to use against The Other Guys come next election campaign.
A few years ago I would have disagreed but seeing how for instance,
H1B's were only cut back from 195K to 65K in an election year and not
before (while quietly letting the much worse L1 visa issue slide
because it's not a hot button issue), I tend to agree.
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