Thursday, November 10, 2011


Patrick got laid off from his current part-time job. It paid $12,000 a year and was his entire income. The nonprofit that employed him (on a contract basis, so he can't collect unemployment) had some kind of crisis and he was laid off, because they can't afford to pay him.

Remember that Patrick is the expert on adult homelessness in Minnesota. You'd think in this economy, with high unemployment and many people losing their homes, someone could find a way to use his knowledge.

Instead the US is killing itself with the Death of Ten Thousand Cuts.

In honor of all this I will quote from Hoover's Secretary of the Treasury, Andrew Mellon:
...Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate farmers, liquidate real estateā€¦ it will purge the rottenness out of the system. High costs of living and high living will come down. People will work harder, live a more moral life. Values will be adjusted, and enterprising people will pick up from less competent people.

We know how that turned out.

This may not be the most coherent post I have written. I am pissed.


Blogger Peg said...

Oh, Eleanor, I am so sorry. Please pass along my message of support to Patrick.

You're right, with his expertise surely he shouldn't be in this position.


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