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What It's Come To

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Ken Stiggers

Miss Doodle Mae: "Jojo, our fearless leader, is an avid seeker of knowledge and understanding. His desire is to use helpful information to better serve his customers, staff and community. During his early morning independent-research and personal-development session, Jojo discovered that the number of long-term unemployed people who are no longer receiving unemployment benefits hit the 2 million mark, according to the National Employment Law Project. This bit of information inspired Jojo to have an emergency morning staff meeting about helping long-term unemployed customers. His brief message to the staff was titled 'Supply the Demand.'"

Jojo: "In these days and times, a lot of people are free-falling into a very deep hole of uncertainty. They are irritated and frustrated 60-year-olds looking for gainful employment. They are disappointed, depressed and stressed individuals who feel betrayed by politicians and government. They repeat statements like: 'I've been working and paying taxes since I was a teenager, and I've been a responsible human being. Is this really what it's come to?'

"In all of this despair, I hear voices demanding that our great society do better toward people free falling into a pit of imposed poverty. This is the point where Jojo's Discount Dollar Store will become the Ghetto Science Community's social-safety net.

"As of today, let's make a good effort to 'supply the demand' of our long-term unemployed customers by providing better service and keeping 'everything a dollar.' They have suffered enough already."

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