No doubt some are feeling their financial pressures ease during what is politely called the latest 'recession,' but then there are those who line up at Walmart around midnight and offer us all a reality check
I seem to have run into a lot of people lately who, while not yet using food stamps, are feeling the middle-class crunch: A woman lawyer and her lawyer husband -- the former into estate planning, the latter into real estate; a phlebotomist whose husband's business took a hit so that now she is working full-time as a means of paying for kids and college; and a shop-keeper who is still surprised that, at 52, she has to work forty hours because her politician husband makes $67,000 a year and there are three kids and college payments. All of them, of course, are lucky to have some work when compared to those who can't find any, but the go-go years linger in their minds and wrinkle their faces.
It's not the Dust Bowl, but those worst hit seem to be flocking to the very Republicans who aided and abetted the current economic downturn. Short memory spans certainly assist those who lost so much a couple of years ago. Mid-term elections are a month away and the 9th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan will be noted tomorrow.