Let's face it folks, it was not a very good week.
Layoffs, layoffs, and more layoffs. Businesses are trying to cut corners, balance budgets and stay operational. Now many express the opinion that if all those decisions could be applied to the executives who make those decisions to begin with...
But just to give you some indication as to how things have been this past week, the United States Post Office is considering asking Congress if it can stop delivering mail on Saturdays. Of course some comedians are probably joking that we're still waiting for the post office to complete mail deliveries from any other day of the week. My father remembers in the past that if you lived in a bigger city, the post office used to deliver in-town mail TWICE a day during the week!
Even Mad magazine is planning to switch from a monthly to quarterly publication schedule after releasing its 500th issue this Spring. Remember when there never used to be any advertisements in Mad unless they were a parody? I can just imagine Alfred E. Newman saying: "Now, me worry!"
President Barack Obama is doing his best to keep his campaign promises and spent most of this past week addressing economic issues. Yet the Republicans in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, for whatever reason(s) seem determined to at least stonewall, if not outright oppose his efforts at every opportunity.
And Vice President Joseph Biden is now heading the Middle Class Task Force to try to help those in this category, when you come right down to it, is much of the United States!
Meanwhile Kathe Stam went from representing her home state of Indiana to be crowned the new Miss America and the Arizona Cardinals enter their first Super Bowl game tomorrow against the veteran Pittsburgh Steelers.
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