"And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard."
"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans
I think many people in the upper middle and middle class believe that the poor economy and government deficit stem from teachers with pensions, and obamacare. The only way we can begin to fix the income gap is to dispel that way of thinking and shift the focus and blame on big business.
"if you consider a woman
less pure after you’ve touched her
maybe you should take a look at your hands"
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