I’ve gotten a bit of flack over my “Occupy” rant. Just a quick note: I’m not so unlike you, protesters. I can empathize with the large number of currently unemployed college graduates. I graduated in May of 2002 with a degree in finance. I imagine that the job market for graduates with finance degrees during the summer of 2002 was similar to the job market for asbestos salespersons in the 1990s. I sent out resumes to over 100 companies. I groaned as my search broadened from large financial firms to insurance firms to pretty much anyone who would hire me.
First off, did you see the walk-off grand slam by Nellie Cruz last night? Legendary.
Anyhow, since I cringe every time I hear the words “Occupy Wall Street”, I decided it might make me feel better if I rant about it. So, here we go…
Today I feel like ranting about politics. It should make for easy writing.
Judging by the lack of media headlines related to solutions and the abundance of headlines related to finger pointing, it is pretty obvious to me where our politicians’ priorities are (or aren’t, I should say). I suppose I could be wrong. Perhaps our politicians have somehow figured out how to turn finger pointing into a viable problem solving technique. My kids will be ecstatic.
As I was reading other blogs the other day, I noticed something. My blog doesn’t contain nearly enough over-the-top, annoying ranting about politics. Good news. The time has come.
It appears that our leaders have agreed to a deal touted as “the biggest annual spending cut in history”. Let’s look at that “biggest” decrease shall we?