reply to post by rebeldog
i think you make some valid points about the limited amount of paid employment. but there is other means to avail jobs for able-bodied potential
workers that have not been approached.
my wife works for a huge corporation, a hotel chain franchisor. there are a lot of employees under their many brand names. they employ a huge amount
of people, many making really nice paychecks.
i hear work stories almost every day. i can't tell you how many times i've heard the comment:
-- she doesn't have to work, she's a trust-fund baby and her husband makes good money
-- she only works to keep busy. her husband's family owns one of the largest _______ companies around.
-- he doesn't need to work, his wife is partners in a law practice that makes more money than God
-- he only works to keep from being bored. he inherited a frickin' fortune when his Dad passed on
those are examples of so many comments i have heard. it is a huge company and my wife has worked there a while. i realize there are just so many
similar stories, but point being: there are a lot of people that are well-blessed in their lives across America occupying much needed positions while
they could be at home enjoying more leisurely pursuits or contributing to society with volunteer work.
another school of thought that needs to be addressed:
we commoners are often referred to as 'the working class'. generation after generation of workers raised by workers, with those values and mentality
instilled in us. their is a bred sense of pride & accomplishment born of a job well done and the paycheck that goes along with it. it feels good to be
rewarded for ones achievements.
you can read online of the cycle a person goes through when they are removed from the life system they are used to. the end result is not happiness
and peace of mind.
on the other end of the spectrum, part of the responsibility of a country that strives to be a world leader is to raise others up to a higher
standard. if our society does not actively seek to help raise poverty-stricken people from their plight to a lifestyle where they can find personal
pride and self sustain via the fruit of the labor we have not only failed these people, we have relegated them to languish further in despair,
depression and the inevitable use of alcohol and substances for escapism.
looking to government rarely results in good or desirable results. we the people need to look in the mirror and make some personal changes to get the
ball rolling. it saddens me that so many people are not aware that an important part of religion in peoples life is to teach sharing, caring and
looking out for each other. we need to get back to making sure our brothers and sisters of the world have food on their plates and jobs to go to, even
if it takes personal sacrifice.
one last thing that affects jobs, welfare and taxes:
i also feel we are very overdue to let common sense prevail and face the issues of parenthood prevention in our country and elsewhere. if everyone is
happy that their are children raising themselves, children having babies, babies born to alcoholic or drug addicted adults who cannot even take care
of themselves (i can't call them 'parents') etcetera, well then we are right on track. we can just keep ignoring these topics and proceed on
course. people that can see what is taking place around them and give a damn need to stand up and curtail what amounts to be wholesale abuse of
children. no one wants to live in squalor. no one wants to be hungry. nor do we want uncaring 'parents' with little to no participation in the
upbringing of their children. addressing parenthood prevention will also have a direct affect on welfare programs, taxes and the availability (or lack
thereof) positions in workplaces.