Unemployment, Politics, & Christmas

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Wow. I can tell it is the holiday season because I’m receiving lots of email on family issues, unemployment, and politics.

Nothing says Christmas like arguing with your more conservative family members over the reasons why you can’t find a job (Bill Clinton’s fault), the conspiracy of global warming (attributed to Hillary Clinton’s role in the State Department), and healthcare reform that will force every small business into bankruptcy (Harry Reid).

Sheesh. I feel your pain. I know all about the passive-aggressive family debates around abortion, affirmative action, and Barack Obama’s citizenship. If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone complain about the national debt, I could pay off the national debt. By the way, I love engaging in economic debates with people who buy gold from Glenn Beck and think we’re still trading skins & furs up in Saskatchewan.

This is why I drink heavily during the holidays.

Here’s my favorite job/politics complaint from people in my inner circle.

  • I’m broke. I can’t lose my job or I’ll lose my health care. Barack Obama hasn’t done anything for me.

Amazing.

So believe me, dear readers, you’re not alone. I can’t offer you comfort and joy during the holiday season because that’s not my style, but I can remind you of the days when we were talking about Kanye West, Mike Meyers, and how George Bush didn’t care about black people.

It’s amazing how Hurricane Katrina seems like a simpler time.

Merry Christmas!

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