No one can say times are not rough when even the local Huddle House is offering coupons.
Even a dollar off if you buy something over six bucks.
Seriously. Our little town here has had two banks closed and taken over by other banks (FDIC shut them down) and several decent restaurants. McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy, Dairy Queen and Huddle House, in that order, seem to be doing the most business.
Hopefully people are putting in gardens cause with the new immigration laws, Georgia farmers are worried they won't be able to find enough workers to harvest the crops. They say Americans just don't last in the fields. It gets upwards of 100 degrees and no shade. That would be rough.
Maybe if they looked at improving conditions, like shady breaks, more pay, some recruitment of high school kids for 5-6 hours a day, they could find solutions.
When I lived up north, teen agers picked corn. It was something that happened every summer, and they would bus them from the high schools.
Now, sometimes its a research facility for a seed company, or sweet corn, or detasseling. But the point is the teenagers could make some money, spend time with friends and get in some work experience.
Just saying, there has to be a solution, in these tough times, with so few jobs.