We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Heading up to Watch Hill (RI) tonite for a few days of boating, fishing, clam-eating, drinking, and skirt-chasing (despite the cold weather, fog, and rain). Hope all have a fine American weekend, wherever you may be on Gaia.
Honduran protesters bash Obama. Rightly so. He was on the wrong side, once again.
On the topic of why people aren't hiring, the very same uncertainty about what the government would do next prolonged the Great Depression. The reason WWII pulled us out of the Depression was Roosevelt's decision to abandon his socialistic agenda and begin working with business and industry to put the nation on a war footing. In the end, he did do what was best for the country, and he and many of the hard core socialists in his adminstration realized that the Soviet Union, their model, had turned out to be a disaster