“except they refuse to ‘relocate’”

I did relocate. 2000 miles from my birthplace in upstate NY, because of a lack of jobs upon graduation.

“Oh, just relocate” is easy to say but painful to do. Relocation is usually permanent. My children were permanently separated from half their grandparents. This caused angst to my parents, angst to my children, and problems for me, because I had no one I could call upon for help when I needed it.

It is lovely if the nation has enough good paying jobs to suit needs. We don’t, and it would be great if we did, and that’s a noble objective if we do. But we still need to acknowledge that if the jobs are not locally available, we have forced Americans to engage with family pain in order to survive. It’s not for the best.

No one’s “entitled” to a good-paying job.

True. But we would like plenty available, would we not?

But you’re right, between the Right’s gloating and the Left’s mea culpas, it’s still pretty much the same-o, same-o as before, including the same “economic” excuses still being pushed by Progressives.

Quite right. We’re now waiting to see if something new emerges.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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