posted on Oct, 13 2009 @ 02:44 PM
I think you are referring to those who recieve help from the goverment commonly known as welfare. If you are getting goverment assistance, I think at
a certian point work should be required even if it simply picking up trash in public parks and such. It should also consists of some kind of training
so that you can get the skills to be employed gainfuly. After say, six months of recieving welfare, you must either perform some community based work,
or enter a training program, otherwise your benifits end.
The big problem with this is that there is simply not enough jobs no matter how much training people recieve. This is a direct result of technological
innovation. We no longer need the same amount of people to keep society up and running. There is now more people but less work for them. It has led
to lower wages as there is a ever larger pool of people willing to take any job at any wage. As we get more and more efficient this probem will only
get worse and worse.
What we need is a broad reallocation of how we think about wages and employment. We need a new standard of less hours for higher wages. Of course this
will definitely result in inflation, as it will become more expensive to deliver goods and services. However there must be a point where this
balances, for instance a 200% wage increase and a 100% price increase, accompanied by a 20% decrease in the work week. This may seem drastic but it is
the price we must pay to set the wrongs right and to get the good people of this country back to work.