As far as a politician owning a truck, I could care less. It's not going to make me vote or not vote for them depending on what they drive. But for the general Muherican (muher-i-can) public that live back in the boonies like me, you gotta have at least 2 trucks.
Belows my work truck, as you can tell I have a nice, thin layer of sunscreen.
Then you have to have your "perty" truck to take ya lady out on a date with.
But regardless, no it should not be interpreted like that.
Who would you think gets screwed up the most in this country? I'd say middle class blue-collar workers. The middle always gets left out. Many find healthcare not affordable, yet they don't qualify (yet - though now Brown won, it may never happen - whether that's good or bad) for Medicaid. Same thing with housing.
---Those problems, coupled with the whole physical labor aspect to their jobs, would make them seem (again, whether such a perception should be warranted or not is another debate) to be down to earth.
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the former" - Albert Einstein
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LsXiV7Obds"]YouTube- Shaq's Gi-normous New Truck[/ame]
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
I've done both, and I went back to school in no small part because white collar jobs are generally easier than being tradesman, IMO. Way easier.
I think the main benefit of education is so that you don't have to work as hard as an iron worker or a carpenter does for the same level of pay.
But there's also a reason why these are the best paying blue-collar jobs. They are some of the hardest jobs around, but a person needs little or no education to get into them so they offer a way for someone to use hard work to get ahead in the world.
So for me, an electrician > an accountant. A carpenter > an architect. Tradesmen and women in general > politicians.
I have a great deal more respect for these occupations than I do for most other occupations.
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However, I differ about the jobs being more respectable. As long as a person does their job honestly and is not a detriment to the community through crime or unethical behavior, they are as respectable as anyone else who shows the same morality.
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In my Opinion, it does not make you a man of the people. It is used for hauling things like trailers, and for work, and Country roads ect. They will not get my vote solely on, if they have a pick up truck, or do not have one.
Last edited by RyrineaHaruno; 01-20-10 at 01:13 PM.