a reply to: Ahabstar
here we go another overly simplistic analogy of why people are not in the workforce.
From what I read, Americas homeless population is about 45 million. Because of the way statistics and the way wealth distribution works, in all
countries, this fact means that at least this many and highly likely double that number of people, are one month of less, away from homeless. This
means that about one third to one half of the US population is homeless or near homeless.
But hay, lets just ignore all that and take the easy way out and say all those people are just plain lazy. lets take the easy way out and say that
none of them want a home and none of them want to work. Lets just ignore that fully half of 25-year old Americans live in their childhood rooms in
their parents’ homes, according to Former United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under President Reagan, Paul Craig
Funny how the people who make these kinds of statements never talk about corporate welfare. Is that because the man on the TV has not told them about
corporate welfare therefore they dont know about corporate welfare?
Does it ever occur to these people who, it would appear, have their views determined for them by the media, that the reason their minds are focused on
welfare for individuals, is for the very purpose of supporting the transfer of welfare away from individuals to corporations.
Here is some questions for such people. If you lost your form of income how long could you afford to support yourself using nothing more than your own
savings? How long would you last? How long would it take to replace that money through savings from your job or form of income.
Does your income rely, to any extent, on the welfare money spent by those who are on welfare?
How many jobs are dependent on welfare money? How long would your job last if there was no monthly economic stimulus package spent into the economy
each month by bouncing it through the bank accounts of those on welfare?
Each time I walk through a shopping centre I ask myself that question and I cant help but think that about a third of the shops would close and about
one half of the workforce in that shopping centre would be out of a job within a month if the spending of welfare money in that shopping centre ceased