Dianna Paul / Blog

This is not meant to offend anyone....Its just the way I feel.

What’s on my mind this Labor Day : The true meaning of Labor Day is to honor the everyday working people. I do, but this year I want to honor the millions of people that have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Proud men, like my husband who leave the house every day, not to go to work, but to look for work. Woman like my friend Cathy in Arkansas who was working two jobs to make ends meet and has now lost both. This Labor Day I want to honor the millions of people like my daddy whose sweat built and maintained the heart of this country and now can’t afford insurance (has Parkinson’s) because momma came down with cancer last year and can’t work. The generations before me deserve to retire with dignity. They earned it !!!!. It seems in just a few years, the blue collar became white collar and the white collar turned yellow. The mills became malls full of foreign made goods. Something that was incomprehensible a few years ago, is the “Service Industry” now the fastest growing sector of the job market, second only to “Collection Agencies”. I thought service is something that came for free with a smile at no cost to the consumer. Not something that’s outsourced to a foreign country like everything else is. I don’t blame the people of the countries that now have our jobs, because like us they too are struggling. I blame the greedy corporations for taking our jobs to them for selfish reasons; I blame the spineless politicians for turning a blind eye. This is not meant to be a political statement; I’m just pissed off at all the bull and lies as to why we are in the worse economic crisis in many years. The answer is very simple….follow the REAL money and see where it ends up.To all the greedy corporations and politicians I say this, "You can outsource all you want, but you can never outsource my pride and faith"!!!! So this Labor Day, I want to honor and acknowledge all those that have lost their job. God Bless you and your families. God Bless America. Dianna,xoxo

Bill Beer
Bill Beer  (over 7 years ago)

Well said Dianna!

I was so sad to read about the plight of your parents - it makes me glad that I live in a country where everyone gets the treatment they need, without having to pay for it! The National Health Service isn't perfect, but it is, for the most part, free at the point of need.

Much love, Bill xx