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God Rest ye Bankers…

Today, while I was shopping, I overheard a conversation between two young shoppers, a man and a woman. After they greeted each other, the man said, “I just got laid off last week. That s**ked”. The woman responded, “I’m sorry to hear that. I understand that there will be another wave of layoffs announced on Monday.” That was terrible news to hear.

Congress had no problem handing out $700 billion to Wall Street so that banks could free up credit. Then before heading home to spend the holidays with their families, the Republicans turned their backs on workers and refused to grant a loan to the American automobile industry. As a result, many other industries will face layoffs because they do business with the “Big 3 Auto Makers”. This is known as “trickle down disaster”. If the banks that received the bailout opened up the credit market like they were suppose to do, American car makers may not have needed to go begging to Congress. Instead, the banks are hoarding this money which is causing our economy to come to a screeching halt. It is bad everywhere except for the fat cat Congressmen that aren’t a bit worried about the economy because they will be getting a raise when they return in January. As for the rest of us, well, we can eat cake and take drugs that numb our senses.

Here’s a parody that may help put a smile on our faces authored by that man of many talents, Breezy.

God Rest ye Merry Gentleman

God rest ye bankers one and all
Let nothing you dismay.
For George Bush your sav-i-or
Is giving cash away
With no strings attached to it
Wall Street will shout Hooray!

Oh… tidings of billions of bucks
you’re outa luck
Oh… tidings of billions of bucks.

Now ’tis the time to celebrate
For we’ll still get our bonus.
Bad loans we needn’t contemplate
Now that the gov’ment owns us.
Without creating one new job
We’ve had it all our way.

Oh… tidings of billions of bucks
it’s not enough
Oh… tidings of billions of bucks.

Do to job insecurity and the credit crunch, Santa may not be bringing many gifts this year so Santa thought we might all appreciate hearing him play the guitar.

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How many people are using YOUR Social Security Number?

This is insane. We all are concerned about identity theft and credit card expenses incurred because of this theft. There is another identity theft that happens strictly for the employment of illegal immigrants. Now, I understand why people are sneaking into our country illegally. NAFTA and the “Corporate Agriculture” have destroyed jobs and shut down the family farms in Mexico. The WalMarts and Monsantos have lowered the income of Mexicans so they come to the US to find better paying jobs. The Bush/Cheney administration turns the other way and won’t address illegal immigration because certain lobbyists and supporters don’t want to pay minimum wage so it’s beneficial to hire illegals and pay them $3.00/hour under the table. The illegals can move up in the pay scale if they get a Social Security number. This allows them to work at places like Burger King for $5.50/hour. To the illegal, this is a big step in pay. Just where do these illegals get Social Security numbers? Well, for $200.00, they can buy one on the streets of Los Angeles. These are Social Security numbers that are stolen and used only to get a job and not to establish credit.

When this happens, it becomes a complicated mess. One Social Security number can have numerous names attached to it. MSNBC explains what can happen here. The IRS has no interest in pursuing the thieves because the money paid into the system doesn’t get spent. It sits in a sheltered fund. Interesting, wouldn’t you agree? And Congress isn’t doing anything about it either.

Contact your Representatives and Senators and have them doing something about this Social Security theft. Because, the first one to collect will be the one to benefit and you better hope that you get to collect before the illegal does otherwise there might not be anything there for you.

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