If you’ve ever seen the look on somebody’s face the day they finally get a job, I’ve had some experience with this, they look like they could fly. And its not about the paycheck, it’s about respect, it’s about looking in the mirror and knowing that you’ve done something valuable with your day. And if one person could start to feel this way, and then another person, and then another person, soon all these other problems may not seem so impossible. You don’t really know how much you can do until you, stand up and decide to try. – From the movie — Dave.
Over four million Americans have been out of work for more than a year. This doesn’t count all the millions who get a job-lose a job, get a job-lose a job, work part time because they can’t get a full time job, quit trying, are disabled and can’t get a job doing anything, the list goes on and on until the reality is that close to twenty percent of able-bodies Americans who want a full time meaningful job can’t find one. Yet, since its old news its forgotten news. The media and our leaders focus on issues and events that are more sensational or look so far into the future they ignore the snake right in front of their nose. Neither political party, the tea party, or the occupy folks want to talk about the man or woman who simply wants the respect that a meaningful job brings. Until a voice sings their song, it is heard, and we join in the chorus — we are lost.