Did Pelosi’s hard line on people living paycheck to paycheck become a ‘silver lining ‘for both our National Debt along with spreading Covid pandemic?

In previous posts, I wrote about the sad state of people living paycheck to paycheck. Because and prior relief funds are running out and Rep. Nancy Pelosi refusal to compromise with smaller immediate aid package, did this political bottleneck serve to become a ‘silver lining’ metaphor?

The Chicago Tribune contained two articles.

On November 7, 2020: Unemployment dropped to 6.9 % as US adds a solid 638,000 jobs, reported “Still, some parts of the economy are recovering steadily. Manufacturing output is still rebounding,”

On November 8, 2020: Laid -off hospitality workers access help in job search, reported, “Hospitality and food service is going to be the last (industry) to rebound,” and, “Jobs are rebounding in manufacturing, transportation, distribution and logistics and information technology,”

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient proverb and an idiom to the issue of 53 million Americans living paycheck to paycheck for readers to discern.

King Solomon

Take away the dross from the silver, by putting it into the furnace, and purging it from it: (Proverb 25:4)

Silver lining (idiom)

 is a metaphor for optimism in the common English-language which means a negative occurrence may have a positive aspect to it.[2]

What’s My Point?

If you discern the proverb and idiom meanings, they both have the same message that in life a negative may sometimes turn out to be a positive.

What has apparently happened in the job markets is that people living on week to week paychecks have no choice but to look for jobs because of two reasons//

The pollical parties could not agree to subsidize them during the pandemic, Thanks to Pelosi refusal to agree to an immediate Bill of the Republicans for an immediate aid package.

The negative is the colder weather is lessening the prospects for both hospitality workers and because they are no longer obtaining unemployment.

The positive is a silver lining for the National Debt, and for manufacturers and hospitals in need of employees living paycheck to paycheck.

While leaving home to work is a negative adding to more people risk of becoming infected during the pandemic.

My point is a silver lining has opposite effects in our Nation.

In My Opinion

How the election results will add to the proverb explanation that silver has to be first put into a furnace to remove the dross before it can be polished into a beautiful article may not be very pleasant experience to the 53 Americans living paycheck to paycheck or to add to the risk of spreading the virus.

If Interested

Read the Source Links below

You Decide

If you are one of the 53 million Americans living paycheck to paycheck, which political party would you consider, after reading the previous posts, has put you into a furnace and is going to polish your financial wellbeing into a beautiful object such as perhaps serving to help win an election?  

Should we consider our religious faiths and donate more to charitable food pantries and institutions?

If we taught and put into practice our religious beliefs and ideals to help the poor and needy in hard times and removing political ‘dross’ be a far faster and more efficient ‘silver lining’ for our Nation?

Regards and goodwill blogging

Source Links- Previous Posts on This Issue

October 13, 2020


October 20, 2020


October 28, 2020


Chicago Tribune October 7, 2020


Chicago Tribune November 8, 2020


Biblehub Commentaries Proverb 25:4


Wikipedia Silver Lining