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Occupy Sanity

Posted: March 31, 2012 by Wardy in healthcare, jobs, labor, Obama, Occupy

occupy-wall-street-revolution-2.jpgEveryone has heard of the occupy movement. Their slogan is we are the 99%. I think their math is a little fuzzy. According to records released by the government, the number is closer to 14%. 14% is the number of people unemployed, underemployed, and those that gave up looking for a job. If you take the time and listen to these “protesters” you find out they really don’t know why they are there, they want to demonstrate against the banks. Now this makes absolutely no sense, the banks don’t dictate whether or not jobs are available. The current administration makes it harder on small businesses to create jobs. Between the regulations imposed by the EPA, and the threat of Obamacare, businesses are afraid to hire people. Thats the first point. Secondly many of these “protesters” think that because they graduated from collage they deserve to be a CEO. (In essence putting themselves into the 1%, using their terms) however many of them have an art history major, or have their face pierced or tattooed. While they have every right to scar themselves in whatever manner they find appropriate. (Protected by the first amendment), any future employer has the right to not give them a job.

While I am generalizing a bit, the point is still sound. If these people want a job in corporate America, there is a “look” that is considered appropriate. Most of the people doing the interviews have the same outlook as I do. Tattoos are awesome. is you want a tattoo that is great, but when you tattoo your neck or face, you won’t ever get a job as a CEO (unless it is your own company, which you are free to start in this country) or if your goal is to be a tattoo artist, more power to you.

The bottom line is, some of the decisions you make in your youth can impact your life as you get older. The piercings and tattoos are cool in your youth, but moving into your adult life (as bad as it sounds) that is how you will be judged. Instead of protesting the banks because you are unemployed or underemployed, maybe the reason for this can be found in the mirror.

Just a thought…

I have a question. Where in the Constitution does it guarantee anything other than Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness? It doesn’t. So why do people think they are entitled to anything? This goes back to Woodrow Wilson and the “progressive movement” and culminates with Johnson’s “Great Society”. I truly believe that everyone needs help now and then. That being said, help does not mean support. Help for someone that is TRULY handicapped is not part of this conversation. However there are people that take advantage of the situation.

Case in point, I know a guy we will call Bill. Bill is a criminal and has been arrested on numerous occasions. Bill was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Because of this diagnosis, he receives a check from the government twice a month, in addition to food stamps. Bill has no intention of getting a real job as that would make him ineligible to receive his check. This is what the “Great Society” created. Generations of families that game the system to get money that they don’t deserve. Even Bill that dropped out of school, and is a thief, could still hold a job that is not dependent on a degree to do. For example he could cut grass, rake leafs, shovel snow, etc… in other words he is able bodied. Why is Bill “entitled” to our tax dollars?

When I was growing up, people had a work ethic. If you wanted something, you worked for it. Now this generation sits back and waits for it to be handed to them. The liberals in government (Republican and Democrat) feel that it is necessary to “Pay the way” for people who are able bodied but will not work. I was in a discussion last week with someone that was convinced that the government owes them something. We have a debt that is unsustainable. Why is that? One of the most productive countries on the planet can’t pay their bills… Why is that? We continue to throw good money after bad. I suggested drug screening for welfare recipients. Immediately he tried to hide behind the constitution stating it was in violation of the 5th amendment. (Actually it might have been a better argument using the 4th amendment) but in any case I wasn’t suggesting if they failed they would be prosecuted. I work for a living. Get up every morning and head off to work.(while our pal Bill sleeps till noon.) I had to take a drug test to get my paying job. Had I failed the drug test, I would not have gone to jail, but would not have gotten the job. What is the difference? If Bill would fail the drug test, he wouldn’t go to jail, but he also wouldn’t get his welfare check. This simple test could remove millions from welfare, thus reducing the debt. Then maybe Bill would see the light, clean up his act and get a paying job. The liberals would mock me, and say I am prejudice and so on.

I have learned that the liberals take issue with common sense. Instead they would borrow more money and increase the debt instead of taking common sense measures to reduce our dependence on China and Japan, that continue to buy our debt. Here is a question… What happens when they decide they don’t want to buy any of our debt? Or call the markers in? Who could we borrow money from when that happens? While I am at it, one more thing. When Paul Ryan suggested reforming Medicare the left was all up in arms, running television commercials showing Paul Ryan trowing Grandma off the cliff. But the lefts own program Obamacare, strips 500 BILLION from medicare. Why is the media ignoring this fact? The answer is the Main Stream Media has gone “All In” on the left’s agenda. They will never report on this until WE THE PEOPLE demand fair reporting.

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