From well-paid business executives to low-paid retail workers, everyone I talked with is weighed down by something similar -- the anxiety generated by hard times. Across the class spectrum, we all feel insecure. We just feel it and deal with it in different ways.
If most of us take for granted that we should be there for our fellow citizens during natural disasters, using the tool of government, why is it so controversial that we should also lend a helping hand during man-made economic disasters?
Tim, Tim, Tim. You've been throwing around a lot of scary words like "disaster" and "hardship" and you seem a little tense. Don't freak out. You're a babe in the woods when it comes to financial hardship, so let me guide you through this.
The economy under Bush has done nothing but get worse. First, I was laid off after almost 16 years with IBM. Then the value of our homes started dropping like a rock. And then gasoline went through the roof, and everything else jumped too.