Vox Clamantis: “the voice of one crying out”

Currently, there are approximately 40,000,000 unemployed people in the United States. Only about 15,000,000 of them receive unemployment benefits. 25,000,000 Americans either failed to qualify for benefits, have already rolled off unemployment, have taken some kind of burger-flipper type of under-employment or have simply given up. Over 400,000 workers file first-time claims for unemployment benefits EVERY WEEK. Workers who were laid off back in 2008 have rolled off of unemployment at the same rate minus the negligible impact of new job creation. At this current rate, there will be close to 60,000,000 unemployed Americans this time next year.

These people didn’t lay themselves off. They didn’t create this situation. Unfortunately, help is NOT on the way any time soon. So, once again, the American People are going to have to rise to the occasion and get the job done themselves.

The Barefoot Accountant

About William Brighenti

William Brighenti is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and Certified Business Valuation Analyst. Bill began his career in public accounting in 1979. Since then he has worked at various public accounting firms throughout Connecticut. Bill received a Master of Science in Professional Accounting degree from the University of Hartford, after attending the University of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University for his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He subsequently attended Purdue University for doctoral studies in Accounting and Quantitative Methods in Business. Bill has instructed graduate and undergraduate courses in Accounting, Auditing, and other subjects at the University of Hartford, Central Connecticut State University, Hartford State Technical College, and Purdue University. He also taught GMAT and CPA Exam Review Classes at the Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center and at Person-Wolinsky, and is certified to teach trade-related subjects at Connecticut Vocational Technical Schools. His articles on tax and accounting have been published in several professional journals throughout the country as well as on several accounting websites. William was born and raised in New Britain, Connecticut, and served on the City's Board of Finance and Taxation as well as its City Plan Commission. In addition to the blog, Accounting and Taxes Simplified, Bill writes a blog, "The Barefoot Accountant", for the Accounting Web, a Sift Media publication.
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