What's So Funny About Unemployment?

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The “I Need A Freakin Job” Movement

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The other day, while I was driving and listening to radio news about the president’s recent visit to Buffalo, the announcer mentioned someone posted a billboard President Obama would likely not see in Buffalo. “I Need A Freakin Job,” they said the billboard said.

“Well,” I said. “There’s a story for WSFAU! I’ll have to Google ‘I need a freaking job’ and see who posted that billboard. I was born in Buffalo …” (My parents and I only lived there until I was two, so I don’t remember Buffalo well.)

Early this morning, the billboard posters and their video hit Yahoo News. It wasn’t just one desperate unemployed guy begging Mr. Obama for a job. Turns out I Need A Freakin Job is a movement of young unemployed people who want social change — and renewed government attention on unemployment.

Of course, they have a web site.

And, naturally, I Need A Freakin Job has a quickly growing Facebook page/group.

Good luck, INAFJ.org. We hope you get the president’s attention — and  jobs. And I’ll say it along with you, for as long or as short a time as it takes: “I Need a Freakin’ Job!”

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