Bain Capital would have bought a struggling company and did what was necessary
to get it back working and hiring. Can't always be done but then again we don't
live in a fantasy land where everyone gets everything they need or want.Jobs are a function of people paying money for a product or service. If
for some reason no one is buying your stuff either because the product is no
good or too expensive for what ever reason then the job goes away. Read a good book, "Who Moved My Cheese?" by Spencer Johnson. It is a
fact of life and if you prepare with job skills you can just move to the next
job. If you don't then you suffer.
@runwasatch: What about all those people who were living within their means four
years ago? Generally people aren't going to go out and buy a house/car/big
ticket item unless they are sure they can currently afford it.Nobody
could have predicted what the economy did. Nobody could imagine 14 million
people losing their jobs practically overnight. Nobody could imagine it taking
years to find another job.Don't blame the people for spending their
money... that's what people do. Instead blame the greedy
corporations for purposefully crashing the economy. The entire recession was
engineered so those at the top could line their pockets at the expense of the
taxpayer and walk away scot free.
Last night my wife and I watched her favorite Christmas movie, "Borrowed
Hearts". It is a touching story about a company about to be sold out and
taken to Mexico - leaving its employees without a job and facing resulting
foreclosures. She is a staunch Republican. I don't understand the disconnection
here but she is so typical. What would Bain Capital have done in this situation?
It seems that Congress believes that everybody has extra money in their mattress
and are just pretending to have no money. Even our own Utah delegation believe
this and fight hard to keep jobs from getting to families that need the income.
Too bad we could not make Congress members live on welfare requirements and go
without housing and adequate food for their children. I hope at this election
that voters are very tired of such excuses and vote out all members who fight
against job opportunities.
Re: "Utah children at risk for homelessness due to home foreclosure
rate"No kidding? You mean when a parent loses his home, they
don't let the kids stay there?Truly amazing.
Utah children are at greater risk of homelessness due to their parents spending
more than they earn, buying a house bigger than is necessary, and saving nothing
for a rainy day.Funny how living within your means usually, but not
always, has a way of steering you clear of the streets.