After The Takeaway: Celeste Headlee's Reaction to Today's Show

Monday, July 11, 2011 - 05:52 PM

Job seekers look for employment at a job fair in Los Angeles on September 20, 2010 Job seekers look for employment at a job fair in Los Angeles on September 20, 2010 (Getty)

We're having fun with a new feature: quick videos with hosts after the show. In today's episode, host Celeste Headlee reacts to our coverage of the continuing battle over principle in Washington's debt ceiling talks, and the continuing struggle for America's unemployed. Are they focused on the right priorities? It's a question we've been asking listeners, and one that has generated a lot of response. 

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Janet from New York

I am recently unemployed, laid off becuse job cuts in my schools system allowed a more senior person to take my job. I am not angry at her or at seniority; there has to be some system. However, it is hard to remain civil knowing how unemployment erodes one's sense of self, while hearing the nonsense about debt reduction at high levels in the government. Unemployment is at record highs, and even though we affected ones are not an organized gforce now, eventually we will be. And the loss of homes, food, overpriced COBRA plans, and the like, as benefits run out will create a whole new class of what - homeless? Homeless unemployed people with skills galore and masters and Ph.d.s and homes to lose and children and elderly parents and the committment to the American Dream that our politicians seem in a hurry to get rid of. I struggle to feel it's worth going on. My country has deserted me. It can fight for others across the world where oil interests reside, but it's human capital, those of us skilled and educated and ready to work in respectable, productive jobs are ignored, are off the radar.

Jul. 12 2011 07:00 PM

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