Where’s the Recovery?

Discrimination is a difficult subject to write about. “Maggie’s” plight of a frustrated woman, needed to be told, The Day Maggie Combs-Wilson Lost Her Sanity (Or Came To Her Senses) « JannaTWrites’s Blog, but the place of women in our society does not end there, more important is the struggle of joblessness for the single parent, head of household; who will be at the risk of losing their homes they can no longer afford or sell in this Housing Crisis. As they are then faced with their homes to be taken by the bank: foreclosed.

In another job market, the answer may have been further education, but with teachers, administrators, and healthcare worker‘s out of work looking for jobs, what chance does a middle level support worker then have when their jobs are going to professionals with masters degrees? How do those professional then manage on lower end wages?

Furthermore, how does the single head of household survive when their adult children are returning home after completing college, without jobs or with menial jobs and student loans coming due?

It is time to talk about what’s happening. There is no shame; not to those who are struggling to get by and at risk of losing it all. There is no cushion to fall back on when for years they were struggling to get by, underpaid, supplementing inadequate income by increasing credit card debt, to then have no employment at all, due to no fault of their own.

We are told to continue spending to help the economy and bring back jobs. Okay, now, where are the jobs? How will we get to work with the gas prices rising as they are? How do we continue to afford to buy food, a basic necessity, when the prices are rising and there are still no jobs?

How will it end?

Where are the answers?

For more on the subject: Equal, What? | Aligaeta’s Blog

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About Aligaeta

I am a life time resident of NY State. A graduate of Nassau Community College, AA in Liberal Arts and Queens College, BA in English and Sociology. I am the mother of four children, the survivor of divorce, and I love to write in prose. This blog will be a record of my journey... destination unknown. Read more... https://aligaeta.wordpress.com/
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9 Responses to Where’s the Recovery?

  1. Lisa says:

    I wish I knew. I do know that the answers do not lie in the rich getting richer, but sadly that is where we are heading.

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  3. jannatwrites says:

    These are scary times for sure. Where I live, I’ve seen a lot of bad financial choices and overspending by those of my generation (and even older.) I’ve learned a lesson through them to want less and spend less.

    That being said, even if we follow these “rules” it doesn’t mean we’re safe. We may have more solid footing, but any one of us could become disabled, lose our job or be called upon to care for a family member in need. Many of us are one crisis away from disaster. Not a comforting thought at all….

    • Aligaeta says:

      These are frightening times. I planned for the worst as I entered divorce, buying a modest, tiny farmhouse to raise my children. But I only worked part-time, or a few part-time jobs as it was, for all but eighteen months, needing to be around for my children. Having a child with special needs required my availability and me to stay with the school district where I had job security well into my child’s later teenage years.

      As I might be kicking myself for finally leave for that full-time job, a very good job that only lasted eighteen months before I was laid-off, as it turned out all the support workers at the school district received their pink slips, not to return come fall. The whole county, perhaps it is the whole state education system, is falling apart. There is no sign of recovery.

  4. Southern Man says:

    A thought provactive post…

    The role of government is not to create jobs yet we look to the government to do so. Ironically, the federal government is the largest employer in the country.

    We keep politicians in office and allow them to get powerful and wealthy without looking at how the common man is getting screwed. They get great healthcare and a lifetime pension, funded by our tax dollar, while we watch what we have managed to save erode due to their policies.

    If you want job creation in a capitalist society, you must empower business by removing government restraints and constraints allowing them to invest in tpeople and infrastructure so they can create jobs. Yet in doing so, you have to effectively prevent corporate greed.

    Today, many of the jobs that would be created by spending money are going over seas or for small businesses. the proceeds are going to pay taxes or things like healthcare. Simply review the effects of NAFTA and similar programs to see where to start dialog.

    Very little is manufactured in America anymore and the transition to a service economy is not producing jobs.

    • Aligaeta says:

      The role of government is cutting funds in education and health care, then the bottom fell out.

      Thank you for you informative post from the corporate perspective. Many of the women who are left out, not finding any sense of recovery are those working in the public sector, in education and health care, fields that have been cut by both the federal and state government.

      • Southern Man says:

        Not a corporate perspective at all. Funds are being cut for politcal reasons whether it is due to funds diverted into the stimulus program, the war in the middle east or inflation due to the massive debt the government has created.

        I agree with your comment about those impacted by state and federal governments. Many of the states cannot generate enough revenue out of their tax base due to local unemployment rates and have had to cut programs due to reduced revenues. Additionally, federal funding to state programs have been slashed.

        We are all being victimized in one way or another and will continue to for a few years as our government gets it’s act together.

  5. Aligaeta says:

    Perhaps I’ll file my degrees and wait tables… oh, thats right, people aren’t dining out. I think I’ll plant a garden : )

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