Friday, March 26, 2010
What Is The Incentive To Work In The Obamanation
So, let me get this straight, if I lose my job, I will get unemployment checks for an indefinite amount of time, I will receive free health care, my student loans could be forgiven, and now my mortgage will be paid for 6 months, so long as I stop making payments on it. Aside from values that use to matter, such as pride and responsibility, what incentive is there to work. Of course, I don't think it is just a coincidence that such a system of dependence is being created. When I have been unemployed in the past, the idea of unemployment was distasteful enough of an incentive for me to be tenacious to only be unemployed for a maximum of 1.5 months over the last 13 years. For most people, the basic need of survival is the incentive to look for job opportunities. If one's survival is never in jeopardy then why would most people look for work. Is it compassionate for us to create this dependence. When will we be courageous enough to say that real compassion is to put an end to the flow of programs.
Posted by jrchaard at 9:00 AM