Thursday, December 13, 2012

Workin' 9 to 5.....NOT

As you start thinking about whether you should dust off Uncle Terry's eggnog recipe this year for the holidays, just take a minute to think about this:

Only 44% of Americans are working full time. The Gallup organization says its November survey shows that well under half of American men, women and children—God bless us every one!—are in the full-time workforce.

If you include the millions of part-timers, about 59% of Americans who are 16 or older are working (and paying their payroll taxes).

Those of us who aren't working should give a respectful salute to those who are!

Let's salute workers everywhere who are making our world go 'round!

And let's salute non-working retired folks everywhere who did their stints in the salt mines (or other career fields) and who are now enjoying the fruits of their labor.

Now, if only Congress would get its act together and start doing the work it needs to do to boost our national economy and help create jobs for those who want them…

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