Thursday, April 06, 2006

Sad Day in America

I have become convinced that we've reached a point of no return. I'm not talking about a fashionable political tipping point but a historical milestone that signals an ominous future for all of us. The past no longer looks anything like the future.

The changes we will experience in the coming years will arrive in breathtaking succession, good and bad, and thanks to the Bush administration we will not even be able to afford a metaphorical seatbelt.

We are no longer in control of our government and I'm losing faith that government is even meaningful anymore. Recent economic indicators show that all Americans are getting poorer - that means wealth is drastically shifting away from this country. It's not like we're entitled to an eternal pursuit of happiness but I would prefer that the world lift itself up in a less chaotic way.

Job preference no longer belongs to Americans in America;

Jobless rate higher for U.S.-born than immigrants
Unemployment rate for foreign-born workers fell below 5% last year, lower than the rate for native-born workers for the first time.
By Chris Isidore, CNNMoney.com senior writer
April 6, 2006: 5:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - The unemployment rate for immigrants working in the United States fell below the rate for U.S.-born workers in 2005 for the first time since the Labor Department started tracking those numbers a decade ago.

Numbers from the department's Bureau of Labor Statistics show that unemployment for native-born workers fell to 5.2 percent last year from 5.5 percent in 2004. But the unemployment rate for those who were born elsewhere sank to 4.6 percent last year from 5.5 percent the year before.


Wait!... it must be the fault of education... yeah, that's the ticket...

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