Saturday, May 14, 2011
"...and they are up there to this day."
The Slingshot ride was opened a few weeks ago at Coney Island. It's a tad scarier than most supposed. What with being shot two hundred feet into the air with no clear means of getting down.
Even I might think twice about this one.
Btw did you hear that McDonalds just hired 60,000 folks over a few days. That's more than the U.S. government has hired in two years. Unfortunately they ain't living wage gigs at the burger empire. Annual salary comes in at just below the poverty level. ...after taxes.
Btw taxes can take anywhere from a third to a quarter of a working person's wage. Corporations some of them pay 0%.
Oh did I mention that 900,000 desperate some experienced, and highly educated people showed up for those 60k menial jobs. Ya gotta figure that for everyone that showed up there was a few that couldn't make it or had given up. So I figure say 2 1/2 to 3 million 'wanted' one of them dead end jobs.
Unofficial unemployment still lurks around 20%+ tho' the Feds only admit to maybe 7 or 8%. They say numbers talk. Well these scream in agony.