Concern for the high unemployment rate is a concern felt mostly by the unemployed and their families. Actual empathy outside that demographic is a myth perpetrated by politicians in an effort to attract that vote. In reality, corporate America and the politicians they support have no problem with high unemployment. It means a larger available labor pool, lower payroll costs, less benefits and tighter control over existing employees living in fear of losing their jobs. Easier union busting is an additional bonus.
There are much public hand-wringing, posturing and promises of a better tomorrow from both sides of the aisle during the election season but, when it’s over, regardless of who wins, nothing much is going to happen.
We live in a brave new world of corporate greed and a disappearing middle class helplessly witnessing a massive transfer of wealth to the top. The demand for smaller government is code for larger, more powerful corporations overseeing the privatization of America.