Reality Of Life For Millions Harmed By Great Recession Of 2008: The End Of Unemployment Compensation And Cutting Of Food Stamps!

It has been more than five years since the collapse of the American economy, and the onset of the Great Recession, the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

Millions of Americans have been unable to obtain new employment, many of them being past the “desired” age of under 50, and many others, who are much younger, who are unable to obtain substantial employment and a living wage.

The agreement to expand unemployment compensation and food stamps for these millions came only after bitter fights with the Republican Party, who would not have done so without pressure, and the reality that the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress in 2009-2010.

But the control of the House of Representatives by the GOP since January 2011 has led to a Scrooge like mentality on unemployment compensation and food stamps. And there has been no desire to raise the minimum wage to promote the concept of a living wage. The Republican Party refuses to help create jobs, promote educational investments, and to create infrastructure jobs, although the country is desperate for improvement and repair of public works all over the nation, which would also create employment for many desperate Americans.

We are arriving at the reality that 2014 will see increased poverty and suffering, as the GOP will fight to prevent extension of aid to millions who have no lifeline. And they will do this while professing to believe in “Christian values”, a mockery of the teachings of the faith.

So the economic emergency of five years ago is about to become far worse, with no “safety net” for millions of victims who have nowhere to turn to, as concern about them is ignored, and instead, we see the government unable to do anything to advance the lives of millions of victims of the Great Recession, brought about by Republican policies under George W. Bush!

4 comments on “Reality Of Life For Millions Harmed By Great Recession Of 2008: The End Of Unemployment Compensation And Cutting Of Food Stamps!

  1. Princess Leia November 11, 2013 9:09 am

    Article link is an interesting read, especially this paragraph:
    “If one sets aside, for a moment, the idea that those “raptured to Heaven” will have ringside seats to witness human destruction on a biblical scale and considers the repercussions of a segment of the American population with no regard for the future, the contempt for Americans concerned about man’s deleterious effects on the environment begins to make perfect sense. Their belief that the end times are impending leads fundamentalists’ indifference to protecting the environment, fuels their opposition to social programs to help vulnerable Americans they regard as evil, and drives their support of neo-conservative warmongering policies in the Middle East that, incidentally, signal Armageddon and god’s final assault on mankind in their twisted end times fantasies.”

  2. Ronald November 11, 2013 9:16 am

    It is shocking that George W. Bush is willing to work to undermine the Jewish people, and participate at converting them to Christianity. This kind of religious extremism, as Jews For Jesus represents, shows the dangers of those who believe in promotion of religion by government, making us no better than those who are Muslims and wish to convert others to their faith by violence and war. The history of both Islam and Christianity is one of much violence and justification of war, with Jews being major victims of both faiths.

  3. Rustbelt Democrat November 11, 2013 11:01 am

    @Princess Leia
    In my opinion, whoever wrote Revelation was high on something.

  4. Jane Doe November 11, 2013 11:44 am

    When it comes to the interpretations of Revelation, I’m in the idealist view camp. I see the imagery of the book as symbolism, depicting timeless spiritual truths and principles rather than specific prophesies which are fulfilled in specific events or persons in human history.

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