posted on Oct, 13 2009 @ 03:25 PM
Before getting all self-righteous about people not working, let's first make work *available*; then maybe we can talk about making it mandatory.
I want to point out that housewives are already working, even though they don't get paid to do it. Taking care of the house and kids is just as much
"working" as heading to the office or wherever you work. Often it's more work, because there are no set hours. You're on 24/7, basically.
Almost everyone who can work, does work, if he can find a job. That's the bottleneck right now. When employment is OK, most people who are able to
work are working. Despite appearances, there are very few people out there who would rather sit around collecting a pittance from the government,
than working somewhere and getting more.
There are also plenty of able-bodied people who are incapable of working for various reasons. These people have psychiatric problems that aren't
adequately helped by medicines, and simply cannot connect with their environment to effectively do anything. They need protection, not jailing.
Oh, yeah. And how can you tell if someone like an author or musician is working? They may sit around all day gazing out the _ Are they
thinking of their next book or song, or are they goofing off? How can you tell? Do you really want our government making that decision?