Everyone knows the times are hard, it’s tough just getting by, but I want to know, what are we going to do when all the kids born in 2000 want our jobs? Most of us work one, or more likely two, shitty jobs. Wal-Mart’s one of largest employers in the USA, and they pay their workers so little that we have to pick up the bill in our taxes.
But hey, it’s a job–it’s the average job–we’ve got a whole nation going nowhere because you can’t run a market based on buying and not pay anyone enough to buy anything. The creamy icing on this shit cake is that in thirty, or forty, more years our jobs will be automated. Why pay someone a living wage with vacation, medical, when you can have a robot do it 24/7, and only pay to have it fixed? That notion sounds crazy, but to the people running the show, that’s good business–that’s stockholder payout. And at our current rate of technological growth it’s probably our future, so you’d better get a degree.
Oh wait, I forgot, you can’t without mountains of debt and little likelihood of a job that will pay it off. Whoops. At lease we get medical insurance, as long as the Republicans don’t find a way to get rid of that too. Seeing as they would just assume hit the OFF button rather than actually talk to economists and solve a crisis we’ve been facing since the ’70s.
It’s a sad state of affairs, our ridiculous modern century is riddled with corruption. I have to agree with Jesus here: the love of money really is the root of all evils. The venom of the profit motive is far too powerful for those who manage peoples lives at such a high scale. These people are, by the nature of the money they make, isolated. So you can keep watching you TV, and doing whatever kills the pain of living in drudgery, I can’t stop that. But somebody better do something very soon, because if you think the problems are bad now, just wait–soon the 1 in 6 of you on food stamps will be starving.