The typical Progressive Liberal confuses me, and quite frankly, I think they are confused as well. What they say and do are so contradictory to a rational line of thinking leaves me with multiple WTH moments.
This is the third installment of the series.
The Progressive Liberal seems to have a soft spot in their hearts for the poor, the downtrodden, the unemployed. They have spoken of their undying support to “help” the unfortunate among us. While this is a noble sentiment, the Progressive Liberal seems to be at odds with what they promise and what they deliver.
Since the Johnson administration declared a “War on Poverty” in the 1960s, has there been much change? Billions have been spent on this “war” and poverty is still in the United States. Yes, the rate has risen and fallen over the years, usually tied to the strength of the nation’s economy, but it has not fallen below 11% from the data I have been able to find.
The billions of tax dollars has been spent for jobs training programs (for those who sign up for them), and Welfare/Medicaid programs. Over the years, there has been on/off requirements for people who sign up for Welfare enroll in jobs training and drug tests to weed out those people who are not serious in turning their lives around. Depending on who was in elected office, those requirements were either enforced or removed, and the Welfare roles declined or increased accordingly. Please note that relaxing the requirements was usually done in the name of compassion. Remember this last statement…
Likewise, the unemployment rate has also risen and fallen with the strength of the economy. When the economy is strong, the unemployment rate is low. Likewise, when the economy is weak, the unemployment rate is high, and the unemployment benefits are at record levels. Also note that with the last downturn in the economy, employment benefits were extended to a record 48 months (4 years!). Unemployment rates are dropping, but with the way the data is gathered, it isn’t known if people are finding new jobs or are just dropping off the unemployment roles & not getting new jobs. With the economy as sluggish as it is, I would think it is the latter.
We now find ourselves in an economy that is barely (and I mean barely) growing. And what do the Progressive Liberal politicians want to do in the name of compassion (among others)?
Embrace the undocumented worker!
In a time of where Americans are unemployed or underemployed, the Progressive Liberal political elite wish to welcome and legitimize the illegal aliens that are in this country, and encourage others to do the same.
This is madness! This is insanity! Not only will this take away job opportunities for Americans, but increase the burden upon the Welfare system when these people cannot find jobs!
Yes, I have heard the arguments that these people will do the jobs that Americans will not do. I have heard the pleas that these people are looking for a better life for their families and themselves. Fine – I agree to some extent – but let them come in legally!!
The reality of the above is to keep people on Welfare and dependent upon the Progressive Liberal for their sustenance, and to introduce another class of people into the world of depending upon the Progressive Liberal for their livelihood.
Note: By no means am I against people who have no other means of support to receive government assistance. I am, however, against the pond scum who make it their mission in life to scam the system to receive my taxpayer dollars for their livelihood & make no attempt to better themselves nor to earn an honest living.
More in Part 4 of “Unicorns and Rainbows.”