When you consider the decimation of the labor force in tandem with the Obama Administration’s expansive allowance for social safety nets — you’d be quickly forgiven for wondering if it’s somehow by-design. The left consider it a great victory when more and more people “take advantage” of their programs, and they’re also notorious for “not letting good crises go to waste.”
And so, however regrettably, it’s not a stretch to wonder if the Obama Administration has worked diligently to ensure fewer people are working so that more grow dependent on the government. Because President Obama and Obama-era Democrats are horrible, awful people bent on inflicting evil across our nation and world? No. They, like we on the right, are absolutely well-intended and that’s a post I’m excited to share at some point and will in due time. But they do believe the ends justify the means, and their end is an enormously expansive government based on their aversion to our Founders’ assertion that all people are created equal. If the means to that end is a great deal of immediate pain that leaves exponentially more people out-of-work and on the government dole than when President Obama took office…the left, as we’ve seen so many times before, would gladly argue “So be it.”
Benjamin Franklin famously said “I am for doing good to the poor, but I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves and became richer.”
Welcome to the Obama-era America, where living in poverty has never been made easier.
Linked below is the inspiration for this blog post: An excellent piece by Sharyl Attkisson on the incredibly unfortunate phenomenon of participation versus employment to include it’s deceptive editing in the mainstream media. Please click through, read and share it. Sharyl is arguably the only journalist in modern times who has stood up and sacrificed for the integrity of her trade, and in addition to growing from following her and her work — by lifting up Sharyl, you’re lifting up integrity-based reporting that is sorely lacking in 2015 America.