Hang on to that job

In 2006, jobs were being moved oversea with the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and many members of the GOP who were elected to Congress.

That started the decline of U.S. economy. Who were the biggest losers? It was not the wealthy, Wall Street banks, or the stock market. Ninety-eight percent of the jobs lost were middle class.

The limited number of jobs that has been added has a higher percentage of former middle class job holders now working low-income jobs, with no end in sight for better pay. The truth is a college education is no longer a ticket to middle class status.

Many college graduates were forced to take jobs that did not require a college education. Many were - and some still are - unemployed or underemployed.

The job market will never be same. The Republicans and Democrats under President Obama have failed. Both parties promote their self-serving egos of who has control, thus nothing is being solved. Instead, they continue to play the blame game.

If you still have a middle-class job, hold on to it with both hands; you are not secure as you may believe.

Rick Page

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