Well, never let it be said that Obama's stimulus package hasn't created some jobs. As unemployment mounts and deficit spending devalues our currency daily, there is one occupation that seems to be making a comeback:
Digging on your hands and knees in the hope of finding gold:
Geologists estimate that during the gold rush of 1849 in California, about 80 percent of the gold was never found. Today, with the price of gold soaring and the economy falling, the idea of panning, digging or diving for precious metal has become serious business...
....But prospecting is not easy money. It takes time and a lot of hard work. John Gurney, who came out to California from the East Coast to find gold, was able to pull out about $35,000 worth of gold nuggets over a couple of months. Then there was a dry spell -- and now, John is at it again.
"Some days you sit here and make two cents. Some days you make a couple of hundred dollars..."
This is the "progressive" theory, put into practice. Americans reverting back 150 years in order to find ways to survive.
Next big growth sector: Buggy whips. Hey, once they outlaw the internal combustion engine...