@xvx you cannot blame them for the 'economy is booming' statement - this may be true - the fact is we posted all time high profits, we are doing just fine from the profit perspective.
the issue is that the worker is getting screwed in this economy, things are not distributed evenly and only a small sliver of people is benefiting from this booming economy.
for example, if i am laid off tomorrow (after 11 years here) i'd be on the loosing side of this equitation and i do not care if the economy is booming or not - i am screwed, not matter know our balance sheet and income statement look, how much our sales have grown or how much we cut in cost. the fact is, i am screwed for now.
i get the argument that the economy as the whole is benefiting, the economy is growing, but how is that gonna help me if i am laid off and i have no income. look, i have nothing against shareholders getting their cut and increasing dividends, etc. but at the same time, the execs need to be able to balance things - if all pain is borne by the worker, how is that helping us as the country - in that case the majority of people are not better off, so in the aggregate the economy may be better off but majority of people will be worse off. where is this gonna lead us 10 years from now? how are our kids going to make it if the worker gets screwed all the time.
i know this is a long rumble, hopeful it make at least some sense
God bless you all and i hope you avoid this round of cuts (and there will be another one fairly soon as well - that's the only thing you can bet on here)