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RUNAWAY SOCIAL SYMPATHY

Every once in a while I switch the TV channel from Fox to CNBC to see what the liberals are saying.  After listening awhile I get a deep sense of hopelessness and foreboding for our country.  The most important thing for the left is giving money to people.  They are happy to see the growth of food stamps, disability payments, housing subsidies, free healthcare and all the other welfare benefits.  They utterly fail to see the damage it is doing to the recipients.  Whole cities that once flourished have deteriorated into rotting eyesores populated with shambling hulks of chemically dependent drones.  These people are no longer employable.  They have become incompetent and helpless and the liberals can’t see that it’s their doing.

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October 17, 2012
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Another Reason We Are Going Broke

“There are no jobs!”  That is what people told me outside a government “jobs center” in New York City.  To check this out, I sent four researchers around the area.  They quickly found 40 job openings.  Twenty-four were entry-level positions.  One restaurant owner told me he would hire 12 people if works would jut apply.  It made me wonder what my government does in buildings called “job centers.”  So I asked a college, Zoelle Mallenbaum, to find out.  Here’s what she found:

“First I went to Manhattan Jobs Center and asked, “Can I get help finding a job?”  They told me they don’t do that.  ‘We sign people up for food stamps.’  I tried another jobs center.  They told me to enroll for unemployment benefits.”

So the “jobs” centers help people get handouts.  Neither center suggested people try the 40 job openings in the neighborhood.