I picked up on this at Eschaton but it needs to go viral.
There was a Congressional hearing on Long Term Unemployment and here’s what it looked like:
That’s right. ONE lawmaker showed up. ONE.
This is how much American politicians care about the millions of people thrown out of work by the reckless gambling of our financial class. This is how much consideration hundreds of thousands of unemployed scientists get from their government.
The whole lot of them need to lose their own jobs and see how it feels to make ends meet on their dwindling savings and part time work.
There are no words that adequately describe how disgusted I am.