The Way We Live Now: "It's easy to sit there and say you'd like to have more money. And I guess that's what I like about it. It's easy. Just sitting there, rocking back and forth, wanting that money."
But it's never really that easy, is it? Jobs, for example. Sure, we'd like a job. A nice, easy, unskilled job that involves a lot of sitting. The type of job that's sustained lazy, unskilled Americans for generations. Maybe a cashier at the Sunglass Hut, for example. But no! These days it seems that only "skilled" and "experienced" workers are in demand.
That's not what America is about.
The problem is clear. All the easy-ass jobs are being cut because of this recession, because, oh, super big company X can't "afford" to have worthless workers sitting around doing nothing, supposedly. Really? Fancy restaurants like Applebee's and Chili's are promoting their discount menus, to where you don't even have to be rich to eat there. That costs jobs! Grocery stores are cutting back on their in-house floral shops and sushi bars and coffeehouses in favor of selling "food." That costs jobs! Harvard is laying off 275 workers. That costs jobs!
Will no one think of the needy, shiftless Americans? We're not all big banks with our very own subway station named after us, where we could panhandle exclusively. We are normal people. And we need normal, easy, unskilled jobs. Or the number of "Stupid Criminals" police blotter items will skyrocket. That costs jobs.