The frustration of the long-term unemployed: The Onion

From the Pew Research Center [pdf link], the General Accounting Office [pdf link] and the Washington Post, the hard news about older unemployed people: 

Bad news…55 to 64-year-olds have fared worst in the recession than any other demographic. 

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But from The Onion, the same kind of news — Matt Millen on TV simply too much for nation's unemployed to handle:

BRISTOL, CT—The nation's 14 million unemployed persons experienced a combination of rage, disbelief, and near-suicidal depression after seeing former Lions CEO Matt Millen—long regarded as one of the most resoundingly incompetent failures in management history—working as a football analyst on Wednesday's SportsCenter.

"Matt Millen has a job?" said Brandon Martinelli of Potosi, WI, a three-time Grant County Teacher of the Year who was laid off in June after teaching high school art for 13 years. "Matt Millen, the laughingstock who screwed up the Lions for a decade, has a job—and it’s related to football? A job that is in fact to tell people how football should be played? While I helped dozens of underprivileged kids get scholarships to college and don't have a job at all? I just… There are no words. None."

 That's funny — and that's art. Says this underemployed older person. 

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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