"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
Nothing is ever settled in American politics. The battles of the past are refought over and over again. There will be no peace in this iteration of America.
The Democrats are desperately trying to draw attention away from Obama's poor record of his dismal economoc recovery.
The number of long-term unemployed — those out of work 27 weeks or more — is still 5.4 million — almost 1 million higher than when the recovery began, and almost twice the level it ever reached prior to Obama's recovery. ... In addition, while hiring has been very weak during the recovery, the number of people who have dropped out of the labor force entirely has exploded by 7.3 million since June 2009, an IBD analysis of BLS data show. Some aged into retirement, but most either signed up for disability, stayed in school, moved back in with parents, or just quit looking for a job.
The loopy liberals are desperately trying to hid Barack Obama's TRUE record. ... "The economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But that same month, 85,000 workers left the workforce entirely to enroll in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, according to the Social Security Administration."
Last edited by James Cessna; 07-13-12 at 04:33 PM.
JC, let me ask you something.
Do you think it's a good idea to make the unemployed perform community service or volunteer work to be entitled to unemployment benefits?
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Why do we have to work jobs that we hate? Why do we have to work period? It should be an option, not forced upon everyone. Life is precious, why waste so much of it doing labor? Being away from home, our loved ones, our things, our everything to do work. Such an old philosophy.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
I'm waiting for JC to make a statement before responding to anything else.
It is obvious you are a very intelligent person by asking this question rather than stating a political position.
The answer is "yes". When the unemployed people perform community service they develop a sense of pride in their accomplishments. Also, studies have shown when minority communities are well maintained, the violent crime rates in the neighborhood go way down. This is known as the "broken window" theory.
No one is forcing you to work at a job.
No one is forcing you to work at a job you hate.
Working is an option.
How much of your limited life you spend on labor is largely up to you.
If you believe this message is an error, please respond. Else, please incorporate these facts into your worldview.