Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 21, 2011, 7:55 p.m. EST by insurexec
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All the large insurance companies and banks are making money, with CEOs getting multi million dollar bonuses... while demanding more and more production from ridiculously overworked, overstressed employees whose salaries have not kept up with inflation, and pensions, healthcare, vacation and other benefits have all been gradually cut over the years. Where I work, the EMTs are at my building on a regular basis attending to some worker who is suffering stress induced illness/attack, and literally every day people are crying in the corridors and bathrooms from the stress. Young people are delaying getting married and putting off children because they lack time and money. And my husband and I don't know how we'll pay for college for our kids or if we'll ever retire. We're college grads with what used to be good jobs. What is happening to our society? And our democratic system has completely broken down as evidenced by the fact that congress can't take one single action to help stimulate our economy. Also frustraing is that instead of investing in new technologies (that our country invented) we're sitting back and letting China and other countries corner these new markets. Soooo frustrated and hopeless.