I know you weren't implying that I personally did that, Nicole.
I'm just saying that it's spread way father out than I think anyone anticipated. It's honestly really scary for us right now and that's a place I've never been in before. Printing more money isn't a solution either, that's what leads to the dollar losing even more value- there's nothing there to back it up.
The point to me is that people who WANT to work should have that opportunity. At this point, it doesn't matter if you have a degree or not (unless it's in medicine/law/etc)- jobs are dwindling and it scares the fuck out of me. Especially having kids now, it's really scary to think about paying for college eventually and all the things that come in between.
One of the things that needs to happen is more money to fund state government. For example, Colorado is going through serious cutbacks in pay for state appointed lawyers- defense lawyers, and the alternate defense council, etc. Because of that, people who do a lot of the grunt work for the defense attorneys, i.e. criminal defense investigators- are being cut back. This is something that is already affecting our local economy in that there are many, many more defendants who are firing their attorneys and filing appeals for their cases based on the quality of work. When you have to keep wasting months and months of state money on a case that gets tossed into someone else's hands, they have to start ALL OVER and bill for all of the things that should've been done the first time, again. It's a huge waste of money and that will only get worse. If they keep cutting down jobs like that, eventually it will get to the point where no one is getting a "fair trial" in their opinion and we'll be paying for a case to be continued up the asshole.
I know I keep returning to Danny's job, but it's the easiest for me to explain because I understand it better than some of the other examples I hear.