An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
…the population of the United States is somewhere around 312 million, which of course, includes children and the retired. The working age population, which I’m going to say is between 18 and 65, is about 174 million. Yes, most will include the 16 to 18, but for my purposes, I’m going to leave the school age young’uns out, ok? Now, granted, these numbers are just approximate, not to the nth, ok? We’re just giving an estimate. So, when I see this…
Like I said, my numbers are not on the nose, but they are damn close. Get a pencil and a piece of paper, or, if you are like me…medicated…get a calculator. Go ahead… I’ll wait!
You back? Did you come up with similar numbers as I did? Are you appalled?
Now, remember, this is just an approximation, but I’d say that the fact that there are more adults of working age NOT working than are working should make anyone want to punch someone. I can think of a few people at the top of the list! 537 in all, plus quite a number in a few government alphabets, but I’m sure you can figure out who is #1 on that list, can’t you!