Unions are boycotting “Right to Work” states, expounding quite honestly that what “Right to Work” really means is the right to work for a substandard wage which can only drive down our standard of living.
The sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona is reporting that illegals are still crossing our border by the hundreds of thousands. These illegals are at present working 30 million U.S. jobs at below minimum wage, thus further driving down our standard of living.
The corporations continue to receive tax breaks for sending our jobs overseas.
United States stimulus monies that are supposed to be creating jobs in the United States are being spent in other countries like China by companies like General Electric, who are establishing a green energy industrial base, not in the U.S. but overseas, again further driving down our standard of living.
The gap between the middle class and the top 1% continues to grow as more middle class living wage jobs are being eliminated through corporate downsizing, thus further lowering our standard of living.
Today is Easter Sunday and not a lot of 99ers will be celebrating. We have no eggs to hide or nowhere to hide them though many are intent on ambushing the Easter Bunny and having hasenpfeffer for dinner.
All joking aside it is Easter, the day of the resurrection and the promise of a new day. My greatest hope is to see one Easter Project accomplished and if not making the mainstream news, at least having a video of the event to post on our site. If not I will not be discouraged, nor dissuaded as apathy is the nourishment of defeat.
I will end my article today with a parable that I will tell it to you today.
A 99er who had lost his job, his home, and even his family was walking the city streets on a cold spring evening. He was at the end of his rope and was indeed considering suicide, when he heard singing. It was beautiful music and as he followed the sound he realized it was indeed a hymn. In discovering its source he found himself standing in front of a church and the desire to enter and become a part of the warmth and joy within was overwhelming.
As he walked into the church the congregation turned and stared. He went right down to the front pew as he wanted to be surrounded by the love. One of the good Christians sitting in the front row looked up at him standing there in his worn and dirty clothes and said, “There is no room in the front pew.” He went to the middle row where the good Christians by then had spread out across the pew. The one on the end looked up and said, “There is no room here.” So he went to the back row. It was obvious there was room, but of course the good Christian on the end looked up and said, “There is no room here for you.”
He stepped out of the church and stood on the steps staring at the doors as the singing recommenced. As he began to openly weep he felt a hand upon his shoulder. He turned and looked and it was Jesus Christ himself standing there. Jesus said, “Do not despair my son; for a long time now there hasn’t been room in there for me either.”
Happy Easter 99ers and my God keep and bless each and every one of you.