Well, nobody can say the private sector isn't doing its part. Actually, everybody can say the private sector isn't doing its part. I'm sure this surprises the liberals on this board not a whit. It's just a continuation of the "race to the bottom". Conservatives are always anxious to blame the government, to say the government isn't creating enough jobs. But ultimately it's the private sector that has to do it. And it's nice to know that all that merging and "acquisitioning" they've been doing over the years is enabling them to turn middle management folks into weekend sales people at Lowe's. Here's the future of your kids, conservatives. Explain how this is going to improve America for anybody but CEOs and corporate shareholders.