The latest economic report from the Congressional Budget Office, released Tuesday, says the health care law will cause Americans to work fewer hours — enough to be the equivalent of 2 million fewer jobs in 2017. The latest number is nearly three times as high as the budget office’s previous prediction.
This was then followed by a nervous rush by the Left to justify the need for “less work”, For “hanging about,” for “discovering our passions,” for smoking a big fat (now legal) joint, and for relying on the sweat of YOUR NEIGHBOR’S BROW and not your own to finance these “internal endeavors.”
So this brings me to a biblical verse on that subject -2 Thessalonians 3:10 “For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.”
America was founded upon the blood, sweat and tears of those who mercifully, and in cases unmercifully, did not avail themselves to daily sloth and laziness. Here are some notable quotes by Democrats seeking to make you comfortable with the CBO report:
“What we see is that people are leaving their jobs because they are no longer job-locked,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters after House votes Tuesday afternoon. “They are following their aspirations to be a writer; to be self-employed; to start a business. This is the entrepreneurial piece. So it’s not going to cost jobs. It’s going to shift how people make a living and reach their aspirations.”
We have a slim sliver of people in this world who are destined to be great writers, singers, ball-players, renowned artists, or people with “special entrepreneurial” aspirations. For example, I have an appreciation for art and music — especially vocal talents, however, my personal ABILITY at either of these worthy “forms of expression” are limited — especially in the vocal arena. I am, however, committed to my clients which ALLOWS me to pursue financially my “hobby” which is art. And mind you, I can do this without relying on the government to subsidize me or dis-pleasuring those within earshot the sound of my singing voice. Talent for the arts is “God given” and innate. It is not developed through massive unemployment. Talented individuals are seldom thwarted from greatness by having to support themselves and their families. Pelosi, in any other historical setting, would be some old evil, nutty, rich aunt who everyone humors by patting her hand and whispering “Yes dear” while hoping to be included in the will.
“Through FAFSA [Free Application for Federal Student Aid], the Department of Education provides more than $150 billion every year in low-interest loans, in grants that you don’t have to pay back, and work study programs that can help cover your educational expenses,” Michelle Obama offered. “And I was a work study student all throughout college.”
“Gaming” the system while these cherubs are young will only intensify when they get older. Hint, as the “worker bees” retire, who will be left to be the “mark” of the game. In other words, who will pay for all of this? As well, how many Liberal Arts degrees must the American taxpayer be on the hook for in the long run?
So, to the writers, and others, who are whining “Why do the Republicans want us to work all of the time?” And the leisure studies professor who cited “These lofty sentiments mixed with the ordinary delights: slow meals together (Ralph Waldo Emerson), conversations in the evening (Henry David Thoreau), dancing the night away (William Ellery Channing), singing in the choir (Jonathan Edwards), “observing a spear of summer grass” (Walt Whitman), reading and talking about books (Robert Hutchins), playing amateur sports (Fannia Cohn) and walking around Central Park in the dead of winter (Elizabeth Hasanovitz).” What would you expect from a professor of leisure studies — no wonder these kids can’t get jobs?
Leisure and hobbies are not meant to take the place of good work for self-reliance, and education is an enabler of such, not an adult playground. The massive “welfare state” that is being ushered in is the meme that will undoubtedly change not only the culture but the expectations of the citizens of the United States and usher in — well history will repeat itself and in ways not intended by the Founders of this country nor God.