In today's Detroit News is a story about folks working in a machine shop near Detroit. It is a story about the workers at one manufacturer who are struggling. This dramatic quote is from the article which tells a story of the new working poor in Michigan:
"You feel the whole thing's a swindle," says Cindi Borbi, the 59-year-old account manager behind a desk behind a cloud of cigarette smoke. Her husband took his life last year after being let go from his auto supply firm. He left his wife a broken heart, a mound of debt and a house she can't pay for. "I'm looking for a basement if you've got one."