Yahoo! News reports in “Boehner says unemployed ‘don’t really want’ jobs. How bad a gaffe for GOP?,” that:
“The Republican Party’s top leader in Congress is catching flak for a comment that appears to call the jobless lazy – a comment that has rekindled an old challenge for the party: appearing insensitive or uncaring toward Americans who are poor or in financial difficulty.”
Goodness know that politicians can’t “appear insensitive or uncaring”. Like Bill Clinton (a multimillionaire), all politicians must “feel the pain” of the less fortunate.
“House Speaker John Boehner was asked after a speech last week to comment on a plan for addressing poverty – promoted by a Republican colleague, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
“Speaker Boehner gave a response that was favorable toward Representative Ryan’s plan, but not so favorable about Americans’ work ethic. He said in part: “I think this idea that’s been born over last … couple of years that, ‘You know, I really don’t have to work, I don’t really want to do this, I think I’d just rather sit around,’ – this is a very sick idea for our country.”
Representative Boehner was right. The unemployed are lazy and generally don’t want jobs.
But, it’s not just the unemployed who don’t want jobs—neither do most of those who have jobs.
After all, if everyone wanted jobs, why do we have to pay them? If work was so much fun, why don’t the employees pay the employers for the “privilege” of working?
Employers pay employees because virtually none of us really wants to get up, go to work, deal with a bunch of idiots and come home at night too tired to watch Dancing With The Stars. Very few of us really want a job.
We do, however, want the pay. Therefore, as long as the employer keeps paying, we accept the job—even if we don’t actually want that job. As long as we love the pay more than we hate the job, we go to work. That’s the real “work ethic”.
• But, being lazy and not wanting a job isn’t confined to the unemployed, the poor or even most employees—it also includes politicians like Mr. Boehner.
Written by: ALFRED ADASK – continue reading at ADASK’S LAW