i… don’t understand

so they increased interest rate by .25 per cent today. making norway the first in europe who did it after the global financial crisis. niiiiice.

same day, they reported that unemploymen rate’s gone up.

surely i’m the only one who thinks this is weird? as in, it doesn’t make sense? as in, where’s the logic behind it? as in, who are the idiots running this bloody country???

how can you increase interest rate when more and more people are unemployed? i understand that they say norway hasn’t been hit as hard by the global financial crisis as most other countries; no problem when it comes to consumer spending and the rise in unemployment is much lower than expected but still.

they can’t do anything to help the unemployed? they don’t want to create opportunities so these people can go back to work? they just going to dismiss this and say, well, the majority of us have no problem so why should we take you, people who’s lost their job, into consideration?

i’m not sure if i have the numbers right so don’t quote me but from memory:

  • 40 people from my workplace will lost their job.
  • the hospital is also cutting down. 30-40 hospital beds are going out. less work, obviously less workers.
  • another 70 people is about to be out of job because they’re closing down an abattoir.

this is just locally. in a city with around 42 000 population.

yes, yes. increase the rent. we’ll be fine. we’ll look after ourselves. not like you ever do, ignorant people in high places. i mean, really. the idiocy of it all is mind-boggling.

and let’s see how fast the banks increase their rents. they said they’d wait. ha! fat chance. took them forever to lower the rent to start with. and nowhere near the rate they should. bet they’ll be implementing the rise in no time.

i’ve had it with this place. just… had it!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Writer
    Oct 28, 2009 @ 18:25:12

    err…fi, mistype on the link. you wrote employment rate going up, I was like HUH, so that’s right, RIGHT? LOL

    I realise that Norwegians are still in many ways villagers who won the (oil) lottery. They don’t know what they’re doing. A couple of days ago in the news I saw about one department spending too much money on their budget or something. Gee, money money money! Let’s spend them all without actually thinking who’s paying for all those money 😦


    • 1980chandra
      Nov 01, 2009 @ 08:50:15

      actually, i left ‘un’ out of ‘unemployment’. thanks for pointing it out 🙂

      they only spend money on useless things. the rest they save. they save like crazy. if the world was to go ounder tomorrow and there was to be no day after tomorrow, all that saving would’ve gone unused. even i, who is crazy about saving, thinks they’re mental. never mind the road conditions are bad, we need to save. never mind we don’t have enough childcare, we need to save. craziness. and then they went ahead and invest those money in dodgy investment and lost it. honestly. idiots.


  2. The Writer
    Oct 28, 2009 @ 18:25:37

    oh, and that department I was talking about is a government thingie – I just couldn’t remember what was the name


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