I am tired of hearing the Republican business mentality talk about how Americans and California especially, have people who do not want to work and the more government helps people, it makes them lazier. The conversation against the teachers and their Unions, and the efforts by the Republicans to eliminate it, also should stick in our minds, as it is not just the best of highschool teachers but college professors, as well, who are being eliminated in these efforts.
Are their teachers that should be removed? Of course there are but their numbers do not match the talent in American schools who are being eliminated by the Republican and business propaganda that too many are falling for. As someone who has written extensively, myself, on entitlement in families and taking responsibility for ourself, I do not deny that some of that does exist.
Every family will have either an immediate or extended member, somewhere in its midst, who refuses to grow up unless they are forced into it and kicked out of the nest. To group the entire family in this group or millions of Americans together as being lazy, or to have this cavalier attitude because these people do exist, then we are right in denying all Americans jobs is just more of the selfish attitude that is permeating the Republican Party who believes that all Americans have an even chance to gain wealth and that illness,disability and bigotry does not exist in America.
The dignity of most Americans is directly tied to the jobs they work. We as a Country often define ourselves by the jobs that we hold. The hope that lies in the belly of the American worker to improve on the station of their life to succeed to the American dream is still alive and healthy in America, despite Corporate’s attempts to crush that dream. When the Republicans speak they talk about the 1 out of many who does feel entitlement and throw the baby out in the dishwater.
If the American worker did not want to work, as so many of these out of touch Republicans and paid media reporters claim, then the seasonal construction jobs offered would go unfilled along with the Christmas jobs that are offered part-time in the retail markets. People would not line up for blocks when a rumor is started that such and such are hiring. We would not have more people applying for a job than what jobs are available.
When the People who own or are the Corporations of America own 40% of the wealth of America, and networks as well as cable television along with newsprint push the idea that the problem in America is a bunch of lazy Americans who do not want a job and instead want entitlement programs, then we simply continue what the Republicans want everyone to believe and do a huge disfavor to American workers, as well as, to our own Democracy.
I challenge every Republican to quit fighting the workers and instead move towards pressuring Corporate to just offer the jobs and see how fast people do show up to fill these jobs. I am not talking about the $2.25 jobs that are dependent on tips or the $5.00 an hour jobs that won’t even pay for the gasoline or babysitter, even though most of these jobs are currently being filled. I am talking about offering the American worker a descent job that will bring back respectability to the dignity of the person, who has an opportunity to realize their own value, and just see how quickly people will get off of unemployment and foodstamps and how rapidly our economy will improve.
Of course we know that instead the Republicans and Tea Party will continue to try to defeat the teacher’s Union who would train the American workers for the new and changing work force, as well as, prevent jobs from happening by trying to lay off more middle class workers or including the Keystone pipeline for the wealthy oil Companies into a job package, instead. They are doing it while blaming OBama, for not working for jobs while they, themselves, do nothing but try to tax the middle class further, and defeat the jobs bill being fought for by Obama.
I am so tired of hearing these egotistical selfish human beings who represent business, through both the Republican Party and the media, take themselves seriously when they talk about Americans and entitlement. If Newt did pray for redemption and forgiveness then how much of the 100 million dollars that he made, using his influences, is he willing to give back to the taxpayers?
If Corporate and Private business started offering the jobs and the Bush tax breaks were lifted on the wealthy they could balance the budget tomorrow. The only people more disgusting than the paid media are those who are equally out of touch as the Republican Party, and getting wealthier by the minute, who represent this bigotry and mentality and the greed that feeds it. Yes folks, I am talking about the Florida Family Ass who forced Lowes into denying that they caved under the pressure of the Right Wing Conservatives.