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Unemployed Americans Need Sustainable Jobs, not Eloquent Speeches
San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay) (2009)
  • Gil J. Villagran, San Jose State University
Abstract
Elected and appointed officials are members of America's ruling elite, wealthy, at the top 1-5% of our class structure, who know nothing about looking for a job, choosing between buying food or paying rent or medicine for the baby, or pay for car repairs to get to work. High-level jobs are created or given by familial, business and country club networks, prompt promotions are to be expected, and failure is not allowed even for cutup frat boys like George W. Bush. 
The national unemployment rate is 9.7%, the state rate is 12.2% and the Santa Clara County rate is 12%. Our county has more than 108,000 people seeking a job--many are parents, single wage earners and most very likely desperate for any job at any wage.
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Publication Date
September 24, 2009
Citation Information
Gil J. Villagran. "Unemployed Americans Need Sustainable Jobs, not Eloquent Speeches" San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay) (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gil_villagran/15/