Uncle Sam: I sort of figured I'd end up here. Rich Man: What took you?
@Mangey – I get it – Your angry because you were downsized. But Ronald Reagan was a Hero. It was Jimmy Carter that took us into rampant stagflation. Reagan got us out and by 1982 the economy was cooking along. The only losers in 1982 were those that had been living off the dole for far too long. All of us that were working saw plenty of jobs, plenty of opportunities and plenty of happiness.
Your villain isn’t Obama, or Bush, or Clinton or Reagan or even the congress. Your villain is globalization. With the advent of better communications, transportation, and infrastructure. The businesses that manufactured here could chase much less expensive labor elsewhere. So be angry with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, HP, Verizon, UPS, etc. etc. etc. But it won’t help. A better outlet for your anger would be to spend that energy developing new skill sets in demand in the current economy.
April 12, 2017