If the intent of that graphic was to clarify I'd give the effort a solid
D+.As for the information, where were you before the election?
This article missed the elephant in the room - entitlements which allow people
to live comfortably without working. Today if you are unemployed you can eat
free, have a free cell phone, and starting in 2014, you will have free health
insurance.Of course, none of this is truly free, but that's an
argument for a different day.The bottom line is it's becoming
increasingly attractive to be unemployed (you get stuff for no work) and
increasingly less attractive to work (more of what you've worked for taken
away). So it's only natural to expect more people to remove themselves
from the workforce.People have complained for a long time that being
out of work is uncomfortable, so certain politicians have tried to make it more
comfortable. The problem is, being out of work is SUPPOSED to be
uncomfortable...the discomfort is supposed to make you want to work again, apply
for jobs, get new education/training, etc. America has completely lost the
script in this regard.
@robin So you really beleive that people that are unemployed are leading a
confortable life? So how is it always feeling like everyone is just out to take
you for a ride?
@robin Seeing's how you know so much about free phones, why
don't you get back on here, and tell all of us just how to go about getting
one. And if it's the free phones I think your talking about, then you need
to do some research because it was Regan that started that program. And there
not free because some of the tax's you pay for your phone pays for them.
The disabled can't afford to have a cavity fixed. Social
security is the biggest entitlement. Its represented. Some part time and full
time workers are getting entitlements in the form of child care, SNAP, state
healthcare, housing assistance. Health care for the poor came before obamacare.
That's why we need to allow more guest workers to take the jobs we
don't want. There are plenty of jobs available, but our strict quota
system doesn't allow for a free flow of labor. I can guarantee there will
be plenty of willing, hard workers to drive our economy.