Re: the closing sentence
Qubble: it doesn’t necessarily take a police state to make a totalitarian one. American Progs have always been “nicer” than their fascist and socialist brethren, and post-1930s Progs have overtly rejected the uniformed police-state approach, but they have never ever abandoned their totalitarian ideal.
(What? Words vs deeds, my friend, words vs deeds.)
Comment by DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!) — December 17, 2012 @ 9:29 am
“When word and deed conflict, believe the action, every damn time.”
Many, (I hate to lump em all together,) of these gummint employees have little interest in helping those in the “lower” class become productive citizens. I see it up close and personal with our son. Bright kid of 21, but his brain is wired a bit diferently. Autism, Asberger’s, ADHD, or some dang thing. They never did decide what. He lives fairly independently on what SSI pays and a few an odd jobs here and there, but finding steady employment has been a challenge. The people who said they could “help” would be quite happy for him to waste his time and talents working a menial labor job they could provide at WELL less than minimum wage. I guess they feel they can get away with that because they consider him disabled and they are doing him a favor?
Heaven forbid he makes more than $85 a month at work because that is the point they start deducting money from SSI, then of course his rent goes up because that is based on his income. How many of you would stand for your rent going up everytime you got a raise? Where is the incentive to improve?
I’ve been unemployed a few times in my life and have been to the “employment office” more times than I can count. They NEVER helped me get a job. Every job I had I got on my own. Our son worked with them once and it did not work out. When asked if they could help again, the lady said they could, but if it didnt work this time, they could not help again. Ever. It was a “rule” I guess.
It might take a while, but with encouragement from family he will find a job on his own. Better pay, more rewarding. Guaranteed. Or possibly go back to school. As I said, intelligence is not the problem here.
Don’t even get me started on the people who run the foster care things around here. That’s a rant for another time. These people are not the friends of those they claim to serve.