“USA at 18% unemployment” – future headline.
Waffle House closed 365 locations. (1627 are still open)
If anybody has a handle on conditions, they do. Their hurricane tracker is quite excellent.
So, if Waffle House is an indicator of final unemployment rate: 365 / 1992 = 18% unemployment.
Trump can be compared to Putin or the head of China or North Korea.But not with AOC. AOC’s in a minor position within a large group whose powers are also limited. The amount of press, love and hate she gets is astounding considering her small political stature.I’m not against business bailouts. But it’s the same businesses getting the bailouts. Same ones that lobbied and contributed to their campaigns. Over and over again.Pack and Ship won’t get unless pack and ship paid into the politicians like Purdue has paid into theirs.Phantom businesses will get a large chuck of the billions.No employees to speak of but they’re friends of the politicians.In a FAIR and JUST world, you would be correct: Big employer gets big priority to help most people.
I know change is coming to America. I’ve known it for a while. But watching things unfold is a mournful experience. I have hope but sadly much of my trust will be in appealing to institutions such as banks and phone companies: Good graces of the corporation, I beg unto thee for lenience and mercy.But ultimately, the flowers are blooming. Spring is coming. This too, shall pass as all things do. It’s all ultimately okay. Ultimately.
I figure if 18% of stores closed, that’s 18% unemployment for USA. Where Waffle House goes, so goes the nation as the old proverb says.
I’m not much for politicians. I voted for H.Ross Perot twice and when I was 8, I liked that John Anderson guy, although what did I know at 8.
I liked him. They called him “Dark Horse” and that sounded interesting. But no, they didn’t care what I thought at 8.
I also did a book report on Jimmy Carter that same year – 3rd grade. Peanut Farmer who became President.But neither John Anderson nor Jimmy Carter won. That other guy did with the slicked back hair and the cowboy drawl. I didn’t want cowboy president.
So my dark opinion on politicians probably started then and never ended.
I’ve heard that distrust of CEOS, politicians and sales people is a common feature of my generation. Must be.