Monday, December 09, 2013
In the world of Rand and his ilk, cutting off the unemployment benefits to millions of Americans is the only way to help them find work. I know, I know, the logic escapes me, too. Crazy talk. But hey, we are talking wingnuts here.
"Sen. Rand Paul thinks the long-term unemployed have had too much cake. That what they really need is a swift kick in the you-know-what. And, in his compassion, he wants to give it to them.
It's about the incentives, Paul said yesterday on Fox News. If you pay people not to work, they won't. And if you want them to work, you should stop paying them not to. So extended unemployment benefits "do a disservice to workers, causing them to become part of this perpetually unemployed group." (Emphasis added). In other words, we just have to stop coddling the jobless, and they'll find jobs ... even though there are three of them for every opening." [Source]
This "let them eat cake" philosophy when it comes to governing might seem like a winner for some in the GOP and their friends, but this is not a time in our country's history to play Marie Antoinette. The wealth gap is widening, and pretty soon the natives will be getting restless. Being jobless poor and hungry and can have a crazy effect on seemingly "normal" people.
The Pope understands it, and he has taken it upon himself to talk about it.
But the Pope isn't running for any political office, and he doesn't influence people voting in red states.
Now, like the Socialist in charge, he is considered a pariah by those on the right.
In their minds the Pope has one major flaw: he cares about poor people.
"Like Obama, Francis is unable to see the problems that are really endangering his people. Like Obama he mistakes the faithful for the enemy, the enemy for his friend, condescension for respect, socialism for justice and capitalism for tyranny. [FoxNews.com, 12/5/13]"
When the people finally wake up, I believe that Pope Francis and Obama will keep their heads.