Thursday, January 29, 2009

Jobless Sheep

The number of unemployed is increasing in every state. The 'government' reports the national average is 7.2%. The rate is being under reported. Factor in the underemployed which includes a vast number of those in business for themselves and it's anybody's guess how many people are idle at any given moment. Most of the figures are based upon those receiving unemployment benefits, some 6.5 million, which is at an all time high since records have been kept.

My state of Tennessee is now using its 22 career centers as places to file for unemployment since the normal ways to process the claims are overwhelmed.

When will we hit the bottom in this jobless boom? We may not have seen anything yet.

Obama's economic stimulus plan includes aid to the poor and unemployed$43 billion to provide extended unemployment benefits through Dec. 31, increase them by $25 a week and provide job training; $20 billion to increase food stamp benefits by 13 percent; $4 billion to provide a one-time additional Supplemental Security Income payment; $2.5 billion in temporary welfare payments; $1 billion for home heating subsidies; and $1 billion for community action agencies.

At the rate we're going, the rest of the stimulus plan may be needed for the poor.

The stimulus package numbers are being thrown around:

The House Democrats' bill provides enough spending - $825 billion - to give every man, woman, and child in America $2,700.

$825 billion is enough to give every person living in poverty in the U.S. $22,000.

President-elect Obama has said that his proposed stimulus legislation will create or save three million jobs. This means that this legislation will spend about $275,000 per job. The average household income in the U.S. is $50,000 a year. more

Of course the administration and the majority in Congress keep telling us they know more than we do and to just shut up and let them 'fix' things.

Just like they have fixed the corruption of the financial markets.

Just like they will fix our military spending by moving troops out of Iraq and into Afghanistan.

Just like they have fixed our enormous foreign aid out flow. How much do we actually give to Israel each year?

Just like we're going to take back the control of our money from the Federal Reserve.
Good Luck Dennis. Watch your back.

We finally got rid of the criminal Bush administration only to usher in another.

We allow it to happen. "We the Sheep." Everyone talks about it but we're still led around and sheared of our assets until we're too old or useless. Slaughter comes next.

Like Sheep to the Slaughter

The implication of sheeple is that as a collective, people believe whatever they are told, especially if told so by authority figures, without processing it to be sure that it is an accurate representation of the real world around them.

The Black Sheep tries to warn its friends with the truth it has seen, unfortunately herd mentality kicks in for the Sheeple, and they run in fear from the black sheep and keep to the safety of their flock.

Having tried to no avail to awaken his peers, the Black Sheep have no other choice but to unite with each other and escape the impending doom.


  1. Those sheep look liable to jump off that cliff.

  2. I don't think they'll jump but they are getting close to falling off.

  3. Why represent our wealth with their chip for a fee when we can represent our wealth with our chips for free.
    Join an anti-poverty LETS time-bank economic lifeboat and when it really hits, you'll be saved from poverty just like Argentina was saved when their orthodox banks crashed with their community creditos and provincial bond currencies. See and help set up your own economic lifeboat.

  4. Great post. Pleased to meet you, fellow Black Sheep.

  5. it is sad that this nation which was an economic powerful nation, has been destroyed by the corrupted plutocratic Democrat and Republican Parties, along with the different corporate lobbies, with the zionist lobby, and with the capitalist philosophy which has been a great traditional ideology in the essense of America. The Free Market egocentric, selfish ideology of Ayn Rand, Adam Smith, John Locke, John Stuart Mill and other egoists. We must burry that ideology as failed and wrong and give way toward Leninist, Marxist, Christian, humanist and socialist, collective ideology and doctrine.

    USA was a very developed nation producing a lot of wealth, and statibility for most US citizens compared to third world nations which have less rational, orderly, and scientific political and economic systems.

    USA has never been a socialist nation, however the capitalist-welfare american system provided stability for most americans thru the a "trickle down capitalist welfare system".

    Unfortunately, thanks to the mafia-cartels of both capitalist parties (Democrats and Republicans)this 'trickle down welfare capitalist system' which has provided stability, food, cars, pleasures, toys and wealth for majority of americans is coming to an end ending !!

    Sooner or later this 'tricke down welfare capitalist system' will not provide bread for all, and will morph a plutocratic corporate capitalist system that can only provide stability, food and wealth for the upper bourgeoise classes of America.

    when that time comes we will see a revolutionary situation, when the proletariat take the bull by its horns and overthrows the corporate corrupted capitalist system for complete emancipation of the workign classes of this country


    # 1 - When it is impossible for the rich people of this country (like Bill Gates, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Cruise, Donald Trump, Al Gore, Ross Perot, Dick Cheney, etc.) to maintain their wealth without any change; when there is an economic crisis, in one form or another, among the rich people, a crisis in the policy of the rich ruling class, leading to a fissure through which the discontent and indignation of middle and lower classes of America burst forth. For a socialist-revolution to take place, it is usually insufficient for the middle and lower classes not to want to live in their old comfortable and stable way; it is also necessary that the rich upper millionaire class should be unable to live in their old comfortable way.

    # 2 - When the suffering and the needs of the middle and lower working classes of this country have grown more acute than usual

    # 3 - When, as a consequence of the above causes, there is a considerable increase in the activity of the middle and working classes, who uncomplainingly allow themselves to be robbed in peace time, but, in turbulent times, are drawn both by all the circumstances of the crisis *and by the upper classes themselves* into independent historical action.


    What USA needs is a gradual change toward a participative-democratic socialist system of the XXI Century, thru a Constitutional Reform by a Constitutional Assembly like many modern nations today are reforming their own political and economic systems in order to change this country from a corporate-kleptocratic plutocracy of the few into a participative-democratic social economic democracy for all americans, not for the few millionaires and billionaires.

    A Political Reform would not be complete without a democratic economic reform, so that USA could move from a corporate-capitalist country toward a real democratic workers socialist economy by the workers in favor of workers who are the creators of wealth like Karl Marx said.

    The wealth of this great land belongs to all US citizens and specially *workers* who are the creators of wealth, but they won't be able to claim that wealth without a nationalization program under state and workers-control of the key elements of US industries like oil, water, communication, electricity, gold, mines, etc.

    Americans also need access to subsidized or free Universities and Colleges, this country needs more public socialist education instead of private education. It would also be a great idea for US government to regulate right-wing stations like CNN and FOX and also to create a state-owned progressive TV station with progressive media people like Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, in order to spread the ideology of the US founding fathers, to teach americans democratic egalitarian values, so that thru a good education programs americans truely be free individuals and architects of of our own destiny and wealth. On the international level it is worth studying the closing of most US military bases, the incorporation of USA in the ALBA (Bolivarian Alternative of the Americas), and it would be a great idea to consider Jimmy Carter as peace missioner on the Israeli-Palestine conflict.


    Let others know about People's Revolution! Spread the word... the more who know the truth, the greater the force against the capitalist system! Resistance forever!

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  6. Hm, so the black sheep still exist?
    -gray shepherd-

  7. The problem is in most westren countries--all elections are fixed. What is needed--a quarterly mandatory public forum with abundant bushels of eggs, tomatoes to throw at the elected public officials. Notice when election comes up---guys running you don't have a say who is selected Worse come all candidate meetings--your questions are slected and no media coverage. Even if a 3rd party ran--the juice will infiltrate :^(