Monday, September 7, 2015

Working: It’s SO Overrated.

Well, I see yesterday’s post created controversies over everything from true conservative principles to a proper potato salad. It was a lot of fun!

And just for the record, my potato salad was made to the specifications of my Irish Grandma’s decades old recipe: potatoes, chopped hard cooked eggs, sweet onion, celery, radish and (secret ingredient) cubed seeded cucumber in a dressing of mayo/sour cream. Perhaps different from your family’s favorite, butt as pbird said: “we sure like it.”

I surmise from the comments that there are as many versions of potato salad out there as there are grandmas. And almost as many as there are varieties of conservatives.

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That’s what makes this such a great country.

However, now that it’s Labor Day, and another summer is in the can, I’ll be switching over to my German Grandma’s sweet and sour style potato salad, better known as German style. It makes an appearance every year around this time to round out  MOTUS’ Oktoberfest groaning board. Because everything’s better with bacon.

German Potato Salad

And now, the thought of the day: Why are we still celebrating Labor Day, when nobody seems to be laboring anymore?

A record 94,031,000 Americans were not in the American labor force last month -- 261,000 more than July -- and the labor force participation rate stayed stuck at 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, for a third straight month in August. CNS News

Let’s see, we added 173,000 jobs last month butt the number of people in the workforce dropped by 624,000, placing the number of us not working at over 94 million, a nearly 40 year low. How much labor can that take?

unemployment-labor-force-participation-rateOnly in Obama’s America: unemployment drops, butt – unexpectedly - so does labor participation

That’s odd indeed; you mean there’s a correlation between the labor participation rate and the unemployment rate? Who knew?

Don’t let that harsh your mellow, it’s still an official holiday so get out there and make the potato salad of choice, while you still have a choice.


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