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Editorial: Unemployment strips segment of society of its dignity




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January 15, 2014 | 3,328 views | 28 comments

There were so many subjects begging for attention this week.

•Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died, leaving behind an unfinished legacy.

•There was a research ship stuck in ice for 14 days, as they were studying global warming off the coast of Antarctica.

•New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in hot water over a “scandal” because members of his staff had apparently made some calculated moves against his perceived political enemies. Indignant Democrats ask how a governor would not know what his staff was doing?

Well, let’s see. We have a president who never seems to know what his staff is doing, aka the IRS scandal, NSA eavesdropping, Fast and Furious gunrunning into Mexico, and Benghazi, where four American lives were lost. Apparently Christie is well-qualified to be president.

•Then there is the ongoing struggle with implementing the Affordable Care Act after working for more than three years and spending more than half a billion dollars.

With so many subjects crying for attention, it’s hard to focus. The president, too, was having trouble focusing. He is turning attention away from some of his problems by focusing on unemployment. He made an impassioned plea last week for extending unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed.

Reports show that more than half a million people ceased looking for employment last month. That’s almost a million who are no longer being counted in the official unemployment numbers. These are real people who have given up their dignity and accepted the entitlement mentality.

So if the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.7 percent as they claim, why are we in a crisis mode to extend unemployment benefits? Looks like some fuzzy math to me.

While they are messing with the math, though, they also are attacking the language.

Remember, it’s not welfare, or at least it will not be considered so if U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has her way. She urged a congressional oversight committee to change the name from welfare to a “Transitional Living Fund.”

That would accomplish two things. It furthers the entitlement mentality and it promotes further income redistribution. It does not improve the economy or produce more goods and services; it only distributes what is already there.

At the same time, the president is promoting a higher minimum wage. This, too, promotes income redistribution, but it also would take away the incentive for people to improve their employment situation.

America has always been a “can do” society, but that is quickly changing to a “why do” society. With a $10 (or higher) minimum wage, even more people would become disenfranchised. In the beginning, sure, they might have more money to spend. But a government-enforced higher wage would further drive up costs of goods and services.

If, however, their salary does manage to keep them earning a sustainable living wage, those who used to begin their working careers with a job flipping burgers supposedly will be content to spend their entire careers at such a job. Why work to move up in the corporate world when the government has placed them at the head of the line with a sustainable wage?

After 50 years of President Lyndon Johnson’s “war on poverty,” it does not appear that the war is being won. As reported in www.businessweek.com, America’s ability to turn economic growth into poverty reduction is “incredibly negative.”

A prime example of that is the food stamp program (now called by the politically correct name SNAP), which is at an all-time high. As more and more people receive welfare, dignity, along with the incentive to work, decreases in direct proportion to the amount of welfare received.
 

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squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
February 12, 2014 1:17pm
 
MyOpinion.....Rocks are older. So is dirt.

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
February 12, 2014 12:27pm
 
AKA White Panther.....MEOW.... :)

 
MyOpinion  
Floresville  
February 12, 2014 10:49am
 
Squawk Box - you must fancy yourself a poet. Out of respect for your age, I won't comment any further. I will just consider the source and move... :-)

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
February 11, 2014 6:41pm
 
MyOpinion.....I hope that bearing the weight of your empty case did not tire your sensitive soul. :)

 
MyOpinion  
Floresville  
February 11, 2014 4:54pm
 
Squawk Box - I rest my case.

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
February 11, 2014 2:46pm
 
MyOpinion......Shame on you for being so judgmental. You have no basis to claim hate. I get so tired of young thin skinned persons who have bought into the victim hood of the last couple of generations. Racial pride and ... More ›

 
MyOpinion  
Floresville  
February 11, 2014 2:02pm
 
Squawk Box (White Panther) - I actually work for a living so I don't have 24 hours a day to add comments to these blogs. You make me think you are a member of the KKK with your comments. When I said miserable people... I was ... More ›

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
February 9, 2014 8:15am
 
MyOpinion. No defense of your slur ??? You remind me of some middle school brat who shouts an insult and disappears into the crowd. Is it dark in your little liberal weasel hole ???????

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
February 8, 2014 8:06pm
 
MyOpinion..... After reviewing my comments on this column, I cannot find one smidgen of hate. Perhaps you will point out what portion of my comment you consider to contain hate. You made the charge, let's see if you can ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
February 8, 2014 1:27pm
 
New Guy....Stay away from those cow patty mushrooms. The gentleman from Wilson Country working in Africa submits comments on a regular basis. Those mushrooms and memory do not mix well. :) Kemo Sabe.

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