Do you believe the recent economic news
- Look deeper the economy is not so rosy
- Can’t find a full time job
- Can’t even feed its own people
- Starving citizens are just the beginning
Do you believe the recent economic news? If you believe the recent news on the economy you would think that everything is rosy. They announced the biggest jobs creation report in a couple years and that wages went up 0.4 percent. This is the news that all the media was trumpeting and falling all over themselves to report.
When you look deeper the economy is not so rosy. A disturbing recent report has surfaced in this country. More and more college students living on campus are starving. They don’t have enough money for their education and to feed themselves. It’s gotten so bad that food banks are now opening on campuses across the nation. In fact, less than 10 years ago there were only four food banks on campuses. Now there’s over 120.
Why can’t students feed themselves? You might say they can get a part time job, but there aren’t many jobs. They’ll be even more disappointed after they graduate and have student loan debt that they can’t pay off because they can’t find any job.
While the government keeps finding ways to send billions and billions of dollars to other countries in foreign aid to help their citizens, our government can’t even feed its own people. One out of every seven people in the state of Kentucky relies on a food bank to survive.
Even if someone can find a low-paying part time job, the cost of getting to that job along with the taxes taken out of the wages, often leaves nothing on the table for food, rent and utilities. Starving citizens are just the beginning. Next it will be starving, jobless, and homeless citizens.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That if the economy was so rosy as reported on TV then everybody would have a job and be able to feed themselves.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because people will only put up with so much before they take drastic measures.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: You could try going without food for a couple days to see how it feels and observe how you react to these conditions.
COMMENTARY: How much more can people tolerate before they snap? It’s amazing how much people will take before they take action. Expect crimes like robbery and shoplifting to skyrocket. What would you do if you were them? No matter how hard they try they can’t make ends meet, they are worn out. So, besides taking precautions and looking out for yourself, consider what you can do to make a difference and help someone else.