MSNBC has an article up about unemployment in New Orleans:
At a town hall meeting Wednesday afternoon, some confronted the mayor about the inequity of it all.
“Is slavery over or what?” one asked. “Are we going to make money or what? I got skills.”
Wow. Not making the money one thinks they should be making = slavery. It's not as though the place is completely devoid of jobs.
McDonalds is offering a $50 hiring bonus.
“So we can hire today,” explains McDonalds’ manager Linda Dunton, “and you can work today.”
Burger King has upped the ante to $6,000 for those who commit for a year.
Whatever one might say about these jobs, they aren't equivalent to slavery. They are low-paying temporary jobs. Accept one or two for now and get a better paying job in a few weeks or months. Don't trivialize slavery.