Uncategorized — November 14, 2011 at 11:06 am

Mich GOP Senate contender on the wealth gap: “I think it should be wider”


Here’s how the GOP rallies “the 99%”:

In regards to the Occupy Wall Street movement, [GOP Senate candidate Clark] Durant said the protesters should “go find a job.” In regards to the wealth gap the movement decries, Durant said, “I think it should be wider.”

Get a job, hippy! Too bad there aren’t jobs available. As I recently pointed out, the ratio of job seekers to jobs available on the Michigan Talent Bank website is 16:1. The fact that there simply aren’t enough jobs out there for people looking for work is acknowledged by state staff at Michigan Works:

Andrew Stone, employment and training manager at Michigan Works in Muskegon and Oceana counties, said the job search agency will hold nine weeks of workshops in October and November about the basics of finding and keeping a job.

“Are there enough jobs out there to absorb those people now? I can just bluntly tell you no,” Stone said.

But, “Get a job, hippy!” is so much easier, isn’t it?