Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Unemployment Remains High

The national unemployment rate remains virtually unchanged at 9.7%.  But the important unemployment figure has been almost universally ignored.  That number is the U6 rate which includes pretty much everyone who has actually STOPPED looking for a job.   That's being reported by Yahoo news as,
"...the real unemployment rate, even by the standards of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is much higher. The U-6 unemployment number, as the real data is called, is at 17.5%, within 0.5% of its all-time high. This figure includes discouraged workers who've stopped looking, marginally attached workers, and workers that are forced to work part-time because full-time jobs are not available."

This is still very very high.  I know because I had a hell of a time finding work.  My wife is still working only part-time.  Her wages barely cover health insurance costs.  We're hoping that in the not too distant future, she'll find something full-time.

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