30 Statistics That Show That The Middle Class Is Dying Right In Front Of Our Eyes As We Enter 2012

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30 Statistics That Show That The Middle Class Is Dying Right In Front Of Our Eyes As We Enter 2012

Courtesy of Michael Snyder of Economic Collapse

Once upon a time, the United States had the largest and most vibrant middle class that the world has ever seen. Unfortunately, that is rapidly changing.  The statistics that you are about to read prove beyond a doubt that the U.S. middle class is dying right in front of our eyes as we enter 2012. 

The decline of the middle class is not something that has happened all of a sudden.  Rather, there has been a relentless grinding down of the middle class over the last several decades.  Millions of our jobs have been shipped overseas, the rate of inflation has far outpaced the rate that our wages have grown, and overwhelming debt has choked the financial life out of millions of American families.  Every single day, more Americans fall out of the middle class and into poverty.  In fact, more Americans fell into poverty last year than has ever been recorded before.  The number of middle class jobs and middle class neighborhoods continues to decline at a staggering pace. 

As I have written about previously, America as a whole is getting poorer as a nation, and as this happens wealth is becoming increasingly concentrated at the very top of the income scale.  This is not how capitalism is supposed to work, and it is not good for America.

Today I went over to Safeway and I was absolutely appalled at the prices.  I honestly don't know how most families make it these days.  I ended up paying over 140 dollars for about two-thirds of a cart of food.  That was after I "saved" 67 dollars on sale items.

When the cost of the basic things that we need - housing, food, gas, electricity - go up faster than our incomes do, that means that we are getting poorer.

Sadly, if you look at the long-term numbers, some very clear negative trends emerge....

-The number of good jobs continues to decrease.

-The rate of inflation continues to outpace the rate that our wages are going up.

-American consumers are going into almost unbelievable amounts of debt.

-The number of Americans that are considered to be "poor" continues to grow.

-The number of Americans that are forced to turn to the government for financial assistance continues to go up.

After you read the information below, it should become abundantly clear that the U.S. middle class is in a whole heap of trouble.

The following are 30 statistics that show that the middle class is dying right in front of our eyes as we enter 2012....

#1 Today, only 55.3 percent of all Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 have jobs.

#2 In the United States today, there are 240 million working age people.  Only about 140 million of them are working.

#3 According to CareerBuilder, only 23 percent of American companies plan to hire more employees in 2012.

#4 Since the year 2000, the United States has lost 10% of its middle class jobs.  In the year 2000 there were about 72 million middle class jobs in the United States but today there are only about 65 million middle class jobs.

#5 According to the New York Times, approximately 100 million Americans are either living in poverty or in "the fretful zone just above it".

#6 According to that same article in the New York Times, 34 percent of all elderly Americans are living in poverty or "near poverty", and 39 percent of all children in America are living in poverty or "near poverty".

#7 In 1984, the median net worth of households led by someone 65 or older was 10 times larger than the median net worth of households led by someone 35 or younger.  Today, the median net worth of households led by someone 65 or older is 47 times larger than the median net worth of households led by someone 35 or younger.

#8 Since the year 2000, incomes for U.S. households led by someone between the ages of 25 and 34 have fallen by about 12 percent after you adjust for inflation.

#9 The total value of household real estate in the U.S. has declined from $22.7 trillion in 2006 to $16.2 trillion today.  Most of that wealth has been lost by the middle class.

#10 Many formerly great manufacturing cities are turning into ghost towns.  Since 1950, the population of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has declined by more than 50 percent.  In Dayton, Ohio 18.9 percent of all houses now stand empty.

#11 Since 1971, consumer debt in the United States has increased by a whopping 1700%.

#12 The number of pages of federal tax rules and regulations has increased by18,000% since 1913.  The wealthy know how to avoid taxes, but most of those in the middle class do not.

#13 The number of Americans that fell into poverty (2.6 million) set a new all-time record last year and extreme poverty (6.7%) is at the highest level ever measured in the United States.

#14 According to one study, between 1969 and 2009 the median wages earned by American men between the ages of 30 and 50 dropped by 27 percent after you account for inflation.

#15 According to U.S. Representative Betty Sutton, America has lost an average of 15 manufacturing facilities a day over the last 10 years.  During 2010 it got even worse.  Last year, an average of 23 manufacturing facilities a day shut down in the United States.

#16 Back in 1980, less than 30% of all jobs in the United States were low income jobs.  Today, more than 40% of all jobs in the United States are low income jobs.

#17 Most Americans are scratching and clawing and doing whatever they can to make a living these days.  Half of all American workers now earn $505 or less per week.

#18 Food prices continue to rise at a very brisk pace.  The price of beef is up9.8% over the past year, the price of eggs is up 10.2% over the past year and the price of potatoes is up 12% over the past year.

#19 Electricity bills in the United States have risen faster than the overall rate of inflation for five years in a row.

#20 The average American household will have spent a staggering $4,155 on gasoline by the end of 2011.

#21 If inflation was measured the exact same way that it was measured back in 1980, the rate of inflation in the United States would be well over 10 percent.

#22 If the number of Americans considered to be "looking for work" was the same today as it was back in 2007, the "official" unemployment rate put out by the U.S. government would be up to 11 percent.

#23 According to the Student Loan Debt Clock, total student loan debt in the United States will surpass the 1 trillion dollar mark at some point in 2012.  Most of that debt is owed by members of the middle class.

#24 Incredibly, more than one out of every seven Americans is on food stamps and one out of every four American children is on food stamps at this point.

#25 Since Barack Obama took office, the number of Americans on food stamps has increased by 14.3 million.

#26 In 2010, 42 percent of all single mothers in the United States were on food stamps.

#27 In 1970, 65 percent of all Americans lived in "middle class neighborhoods".  By 2007, only 44 percent of all Americans lived in "middle class neighborhoods".

#28 According to a recent report produced by Pew Charitable Trusts, approximately one out of every three Americans that grew up in a middle class household has slipped down the income ladder.

#29 In the United States today, the wealthiest one percent of all Americans have a greater net worth than the bottom 90 percent combined.

#30 The poorest 50 percent of all Americans now collectively own just 2.5%of all the wealth in the United States.

Sadly, this article could have been much, much longer.  There are so many other statistics about the middle class that could have been included.

For even more insane economic numbers that show just how dramatically the U.S. economy is declining, just check out this article: "50 Economic Numbers From 2011 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe".

What is even more frightening is that this is about as good as things are going to get.

We have already had "the economic recovery", such as it was.

Now we are heading for another major financial crisis.  Just like back in 2008, the entire world is going to feel the pain.

But we never recovered from the last financial crisis.  We are like a boxer that is not ready to handle another blow.

And who is going to get hurt the most?  It will be those at the bottom of the food chain of course.  Tens of millions of Americans that are living in poverty will experience a massive amount of pain, and millions more Americans will fall out of the middle class and will join them.

If you have a good job, do your best to hang on to it.  If you don't have a job, do your best to get one while you still can. Jobs will become very precious in the years ahead.

But also try to do what you can to become less dependent on the system.  Almost anyone can find ways to make some extra money on the side.  Yes, it will likely cut into your television time.  If someday you were to lose your job you don't want to be left with zero income.

Right now, the U.S. economy is slowly dying and as time goes by the number of middle class Americans it will be able to support will continue to decrease.

Yes, it is like a perverse game of musical chairs, but this is where we are at.

I encourage all of you to think about how you plan to make it through the collapse that is ahead.

Sticking our heads in the sand and pretending that everything is going to be okay is not going to help anyone.

But if we all start planning for the storm that is ahead, and if we get others around us to wake up as well, that is going to do a great deal of good in the long run. 

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TuesdayBen's picture

"Today I went over to Safeway and I was absolutely appalled at the prices. I honestly don't know how most families make it these days. I ended up paying over 140 dollars for about two-thirds of a cart of food. That was after I "saved" 67 dollars on sale items."

If you're shopping at Safeway, you've got money to burn.  Try Aldi or 99c Only store.  Food is dirt cheap, I don't care what anyone says - anyone in the US can eat for under $5/day.  All you have to do is stop whining and start trying to save a bit.

non_anon's picture

ha ha, we have truly become a nation of 99 centers

non_anon's picture

yep, I've been self employed for over ten years, but my last good year was 2007, it has been downhill eversince. I also have a friend from Syria who is 67 and works nights at a nationally recognized gas station, since the downturn he has to do the work of two employees for the same pay and loss of benefits. Also, food and gas are skyrocketing here in Cali and only see it getting worse.

Shizzmoney's picture

And....Starbucks is now raising their prices.  Cue the coffee riots!


Someone mentioned succession...if it keeps going this way where states (esp Northern) are doing better, I dont see why regions cant have their own currency.

blunderdog's picture

...wealth is becoming increasingly concentrated at the very top of the income scale.  This is not how capitalism is supposed to work...

What the hell is he talking about?  That is EXACTLY how capitalism is supposed to work. 

When you control capital, you make investments and employ people in order to aggregate more capital.  The organizations that control the greatest amounts of capital have the most power to further increase capital aggregation.

Where's this guy from?

Sean7k's picture

Capitalism does not address wealth concentrations. However, historically, capitalism has led to the rise of a middle class and offers the best hope for the poor to improve their positions.

You're referring to STATE capitalism, which is a function of fascism and yes, this is exactly how it is supposed to work.

barroter's picture

Concentration of wealth upon itself leads to monopolies.  There is TRUE tyranny.

Sean7k's picture

It is State sanctioned monopolies that create problems. See, Rothbards, "Man, Economy and State" for a full explanation. We are taught this from an early age, but there is never a distinction made between the two.

blunderdog's picture

Capitalism does not address wealth concentrations.

Capitalism doesn't "address" anything.  It's an economic system.

What it does is provide the greatest power to dictate behaviors and distribute resources to the people who control the most capital.  It's an obvious effect that the people who acquire the greatest wealth continue to use their wealth to acquire still more wealth.

That's not a theory, and it's not a historical correlation, such as your reference to "best hope for the poor."  It's a predictable and obvious result, and if you take a look at the largest concentrations of capital, you see the most successful "capitalists."

Sean7k's picture

Wrong again. The State provides the greatest power to dictate behaviors. Without the police power of the state, a capitalist is incapable of dictating behaiors or distribute resources. Only the market, in a free market system, can do that.

You' re right, your idea is not a theory, it is not even a good hypothesis. However, historical correlation is a useful measure of effects, especially when both systems- capitalism and state capitalism are compared. 

You want to blame an economic idea for disparities in wealth and opportunity. You are railing against the wrong idea. You need to study fascism.

blunderdog's picture

Without the police power of the state, a capitalist is incapable of dictating behaiors or distribute resources.

You mean he can't just buy stuff and hire people without government?

Or are you saying that people in a capitalist system don't use their wealth to aggregate more wealth?

I get that you're trying to argue some point, but I'm not sure why you're replying to me.  I'm pretty sure we're using the same words with radically different understandings of the definition.

"Capitalism" is the economic system which applies market price mechanics to the distribution of goods and resources.  Money buys things and pays for labor.  Every individual who participates in the market is simultaneously: a capitalist (controller of capital), a labor unit (worker, for himself or other), and a consumer of resources.  Money flows are directed by the individual capitalists in competition to aggregate goods/resources or further capital.

Unequal distribution of wealth is necessary and guaranteed.  Is there a problem with that?

Sean7k's picture

Absolutely correct. Now, how do you get to the place where said wealth can dictate behavior with control of the police power of the State? 

Of course, wealth will aggregate- it is essential in order for capital to be invested and still leave enough to live upon. It does not follow that the same owners of capital will have the power or ability to dictate behavior. 

You are forgeting the necessity of private property in capitalism and how that works to protect everyone from the depradations of the wealthy. It is the police power that is necessary to corrupt private property law and rights.

Unequal distribution of wealth is no different than the unequal distribution of intelligence, athletic prowess, social skills or a thousand other aspects of humanity. The only equality that is necessary is the equality found before the law/opportunity.

I'm arguing because you have chosen to abuse the definition of capitalism to suit your own agenda. There are no radically different definitions, just those that are paraded by propagandists.

blunderdog's picture

You're projecting.  I'm not saying what you claim I'm saying. 

Capitalism itself inherently PROMOTES wealth inequality.  That's neither good nor bad, but it's undeniable.

Fascism is bad, and given that we live in a fascist totalitarian state, I understand your passion about it.  It's not relevant to what I was saying, though. 

"You are forgeting the necessity of private property in capitalism and how that works to protect everyone from the depradations of the wealthy."

I'm not forgetting anything.  This is fantasy-land stuff.  Capitalism is completely amoral--it doesn't protect anyone from anything.

akak's picture

What I believe Sean7k is saying, and with which I would agree, is that in a truly free-market economy, no business or corporation, no matter HOW large, can use the power of the state, i.e., FORCE, against its supposed "customers", as they effectively can in the crony capitalist system under which we suffer today.  It is the concentrated power of our centralized GOVERNMENT that fosters and enhances the abuses of those business interests connected to that governmental power. 

I always fail to understand why so-called "liberals" and other apologists for big government and the welfare State cannot seem to grasp this simple and fundamental fact.

Sean7k's picture

Because it would expose their systemic destruction of the middle class and the return to real poverty for the masses. They dress it up as "progressive" and "liberal" when it is neither. It is classic doublespeak. 

Happy New Year Akak.

akak's picture

And to you Sean!

Good debate and arguments.

Dr. Acula's picture

>The organizations that control the greatest amounts of capital have the most power to further increase capital aggregation.

By the same token they also have the greatest ability to sustain financial losses if they fail to correctly forecast future consumer demand or market conditions. If the organization is too large and does not have a functioning price system for goods and services exchanged internally, then it will lose the ability to perform economic calculation; i.e. it will not be able to operate rationally.

FYI I don't think you can't take 40% of a middle class worker's income at gunpoint or give huge bailouts to AIG and blame the consequences on "capitalism". Whatever we have now, it certainly isn't lassiez-faire.


blunderdog's picture

FYI: you're making some unwarranted assumptions about what I said.

my puppy for prez's picture

f you support Ron Paul, PLEASE go to drudgereport.com and vote in their IN HOUSE poll.  It's right at the top and DOES NOT link you or spam you.  I just voted and after it just shows the results.


tony bonn's picture

this state of affairs is precisely the way the plutocrats want and planned it....the feudal state has arrived along with the new dark ages...

sgt_doom's picture

Which is why people need to understand these fellows:

Paul Cienfuegos


Thomas Linzey



 And why reality is forever stacked against us:

Back in 1907, there came into being the first securitization in America:  a mortgage bond with a senior tranche, created by Samuel W. Straus in NYC.

Next came 1913, when their tools were passed into law:

(1) Federal Reserve System, establishing the credit and money-creation monopoly;

(2) the Federal Income Tax (16th Amendment), then going directly to the Federal Reserve Bank as it was created to pay them the interest on that money created and loaned to the government;

(3) the oil depletion allowance, further giveaway by subsidizing the bank/oil cartel (basically merged or were always one); and,

(4) legislation restructuring foundations, awarding them tax exemptions, so the plutocrats could shelter (hide) their wealth untaxed, and use it as a cutout to hider ownership of other corporations and financial entities.

Fait accompli!


sgt_doom's picture

No offense, but I am deeply offended by your "official" and highly lowball numbers:  real unemployment has to be 28% or greater, to say the least (not underemployment, actual unemployment)!

The most conservative number, difficult to verify of course, was that for everyone one job created in the USA, six jobs are being created by American-based multinationals and corporations overseas.

(I suspect that's really 10-20 jobs created overseas for every 1 job in America!)

For years, many political action groups I was with both petitioned and FOIA'd the government for stats relating to the offshoring of American jobs --- and they consistently responding they didn't keep such stats --- then it was announced months ago, by the Obama administration, that they were closing down that office which did indeed keep those stats!

Things, sad to say, are far worse than the stats you repeated demonstrate.

As Damon Vrabel stated awhile back, and Prof. Michael Hudson has been writing about forever:  they have offshored the production assets and offshored the capital assets, and what follows is the LOGICAL consequence!

And that's why it will never be reported on NPR-FOX-CNN-CBS-ABC, etc., only on tucradio.org and Bonnie Faulkner's "Guns and Butter" out of Berkeley.

Widowmaker's picture

Mission accomplished, peasant mother fuckers.

Boomers sucking Gen X and Y dry for the benefit of incorporated fraud...

Politicians sucking bank dick and everyone NOT rich gets the bill.

More tax breaks for big business, more gutting of everyone not too big to fail for those that "are."

Central DC planning (off limits to the states) drunk and stoned for a head on assault on the United States.

Big business owns your "laws" and will destroy you in the name of "no one saw it coming." 

BigDuke6's picture

For the destruction of the USA don't forget we are getting something in return.

Tons and tons of plastic stuff in Walmart.

Fair is fair huh?

Shizzmoney's picture

The only way things change is if there is a consumer boycott.  Especially of the crap that comes from China. 

Voting won't change shit.  But walking with your feet and wallet, does.

barroter's picture

Boycotts NOT mandated by gov't can work.  When the proles get pissed off enough and slam their wallets shut, it'll be funny to see corporations share prices plummet.

sgt_doom's picture

Spoken like a true, still clueless, American -- although at least you understand that there is no political solution (as in voting) but boycotts are also a political solution, and can be easily overturned as was seen by Bill Clinton's overturning the tuna boycott to halt the indescriminate killing of dolphins, back during his administration!

No, we are way, way beyond boycotts ---- lock and load time, I am afraid.

The psycho greedheads have trillions and trillions of stolen money --- they counterfeit it legally and by their extension of shadow banking (credit derivatives, cap-and-trade, vaccine securitizations and endless other types).

Stuck on Zero's picture

Every slip of the middle class into poverty has been championed by politicians and economists cheerleading globalization, outsourcing, banksterism, and corporatocracy.

lotsoffun's picture

i was employed at a large bank that got bailouts - and even as they were laying off americans, they were outsourcing as much as possible.  how is that right?


sgt_doom's picture

It is right because you were a bankster lackey, and hopefully now see the truth.

That is why we are referred to as "truth seekers"

Widowmaker's picture

what about legal-duplicity/ two sets of rules, one for incorporation and the other to slaughter.

DC politics is nothing more than corrupt hired guns against anyone NOT-incorporated..

GeezerGeek's picture

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a sociologist and once a senator from New York, said "The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States. " Scratch the word 'Negro' (indicative of the timeframe when he spoke these words) and we have an excellent description of what has happened to the entire country. The disappearance of the middle class has been accompanied by the disintegration of the American family. The ease of divorce, serial marriages, and the enormous increase in out-of-wedlock births has been a major contributing factor in the rise in childhood poverty.

While I would grant that there have been many other factors, I believe that the middle class cannot recover until the strong nuclear family prevalent up to the 1950s is reestablished. Laws that are destructive to that end should be eliminated and living on government handouts should be made much less pleasant. I would recommend phasing out all welfare coming from the central (DC) government and returning any monies saved to the taxpayers.   

blindfaith's picture

hey GeezerGeek, go back to whatever hate church you are a member of and ask Jesus to forgive you.

lotsoffun's picture

geezergreek - correct and agreed - because they figured out that with divorce and no marriage and gay couples, everyone needs two of everything, rather than communal and sharing, and therefore sales go up.

we could start with the obamination paying back for his affirmative action college studies :) (just kidding)


unnamed enemy's picture

maybe the family is desintegrating because ot the economic conditions (the system, with its laws) that is being forced on the population by the power elite.

your assumption that the system is failing because families are not what they used to be is entirely flawed in my opinion - i think families are failing because of the system.



Dr. Acula's picture

>your assumption that the system is failing because families are not what they used to be is entirely flawed in my opinion - i think families are failing because of the system.

I think that's an excellent point.

I'm no sociologist, but I think one aspect of the problem is child support. Basically, it enslaves the father to the child. It is a tool for the mother (who decides whether to carry the child - or not) to manipulate the man. It means women will be more promiscuous than they otherwise would be. It means more "accidental" children will be produced than they otherwise would be. It turns the child into a legal burden on and weapon to be used against the father.

Regardless of the social consequences and their plusses or minuses, I'm morally opposed to court-ordered child support, simply because it is a kind of enslavement. Of course, I would probably voluntarily pay or otherwise aid the child it if I were in that situation. But forcing someone to engage in charity is always wrong.


prole's picture

It does not enslave the father to the child. It enslaves the father to the baby momma.

Madam gets the checks, not the child, and big brother crushes the father if he is unable to provide the extortion fee as dictated.

Furthermore, it is just one more trick the Alpha wolves use to make sure the lesser pack males or sub-human males don't get to breed, or mate. It's the same with wolves and non-fur bearing bipeds.

Although somehow I believe if a breeding male human is feral enough to have no income and be indifferent to the prospect of spending time in jails, I think then they are exempt?

lotsoffun's picture

you are actually agreeing with him.  the 'system' promotes dysfunction and the ability to co-exist, co-habitate.


MachoMan's picture

Given that multiple generations are moving back in together, more and more frequently, you might get your wish.

Shizzmoney's picture

Reading these facts makes me wanna buy a noose made in the USA.

rsnoble's picture

Fortunately for me it wasn't such a huge transistion to poverty from middle class because I worked union construction for the past 20 years. LOL. What I mean by that is I was never a "right-hand man" (syn. with suck ass) and got laid off all the time.  Last hired first fired.  During that time I was able to pay off my house, vehicles etc.  Everyone that drives by thinks we've got it made.  Well in a sense we do, but everything here was attained in prior years and paid for.  I see my friend down the road that's never missed a day in his life on the edge of finacial disaster making $40hr and is one layoff away from total annihaltion. 

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to be making $40hr again!  The thing is back in the day something told me that making that kind of money because of a union contract and not because of the markets dictate was a huge risk and could end at any time and i've played it that way the whole time.  It pissed my wife off but she finally came around,esp here as of late.

Of course the sad thing is in this country-the US-- no one is safe.  And I mean no one.  Of course you never were, but it's even more true now.  One screw up somewhere and ill be in court having the judge decide which assets to sale, etc etc etc.  I might be old way in some respects........my furnace is shut off as I burn wood only, I do metal casting, I make my own brew etc.  No one knows how difficult things could really get.  I'm not an idiot like some people such as my neighbor.  Get in a big war, gas goes to $10+ gallon, starving people, yeah sure........ill just fend them all off with homemade aluminum arrowheads lmfao.  He has cows.  And thus thinks he has food.  I asked him so what if you had to eat one?  You don't know how to butcher it, you'll eat for 2 days and the rest will rot.  Yeah ok, your gonna go dump a bunch of salt on it. Salt that you don't have.

I am fully convinced 99% of the people don't realize just how fucked we are and how close we are to the tipping point.   Alas all the PC wizards will chime in on this sitting there in their shit-stained underwear snacking on a candy bar with all the answers.

ItsDanger's picture

That #1 point is rendered useless when 16-22 includes high school & college students.  How about 24-29 age bracket unemployment stats?

sethstorm's picture

In Dayton, Ohio 18.9 percent of all houses now stand empty.

The double-whammy of General Motors closing up and NCR shipping out didn't help at all.  The former took out the low end, the latter departure took out the mid-high end.  

What is left is an Air Force base and tons of government contractors - which do not help to fill the hole.

GeezerGeek's picture

NCR started leaving Dayton in the early 1970s, if I recall correctly. It seems that the unionized factory workers who made all those cash registers with gazillions of gears decided to push for higher wages and benefits just as the electronic cash register was in its infancy. NCR decided to build the electronic registers elsewhere - still in the U.S. I think - and stopped making those wonderful gear-filled engineering marvels. At least that's the way I heard if from a fellow NCR employee. (I was dumped just before the AT&T takeover announcement in 1991, which resulted in the company known to some as Cash Registers And Phones.) 

At least I got to visit Wright-Patterson AFB when NCR sent me to Dayton for training.

Blankman's picture

"If you have a good job, do your best to hang on to it.  If you don't have a job, do your best to get one while you still can. Jobs will become very precious in the years ahead."


-Fuck off.  If you have a good job do your best to become better at it.  Stop whining about what you deserve and go and and get what you deserve.  ALso, if you don't have a job fuck off also - stop whining and understand the true freedoms that you have by not having a job.  GO out and do things you like... travel the country, steal a car, join a band... who gives a shit nothing is holding you down.

Imminent Crucible's picture

"Go out and do things you like, steal cars, who gives a shit"

Poor attitude, Mr. Blankfein. You're a real breath of stale air.

Blankman's picture

Piss off.  If I was unemployed what would there be to stop me from doing what I want.  Look at the hippies of the late 60's at least they stood for something and just didn't whine about what could or couldn't be done -they just did.  There is your lesson for the day - just do.  Be you, just do.  Catchy ain't it.

CH1's picture

Geez, blankman... way to kinda make a point while insulting everyone within hearing range!