Comments: Rainy Day Blogging

Wow, $100K? I'd be happy to be making HALF that! That's definitely upper-class, not middle-class (unless you're talking about a one-income family, in which case it might be the upper end of the middle-class bracket).

Posted by Elayne Riggs at October 19, 2005 03:22 PM

Tell me about it. I was actually very interested to hear she was going to repeat the "Nickeled and Dimed" scenario in the middle-class "white collar" world but where I come from, PR/Marketing jobs at $100+ don't qualify as "middle-class."

In my world that qualifes as upper middle class and thus not where the Vast Majority of us white-collar workers are hanging out.

And then...when she couldn't find a job (largely because she ignored the common-sense approaches people who actually work in that industry use to find employment, as I understand it) did she change her strategy and her target? Nope. She just complained about not finding a job.

But, as I said, I do appreciate her as a voice who managed to get a lot of people talking about the plight of the poor in this country. I just wish...I don't know. I just wish there was more depth in what she does.

Do read the Meagher story. It's even shorter, but at least it's another perspective on life as a poor person in George Bush's Amerika.

(Okay, that was a cheap shot. The plight of the poor is something this country has needed to address honestly and firmly for a long time.)

Posted by Anne at October 19, 2005 04:23 PM