Written on Sunday, November 18, 2012 by Dennis Marcellino
Nearly everyone is dependant on the work of other people to survive and thrive (houses, food, cars, protection, computers, hospitals, stores, electricity, water, etc., etc.). So the good thing to do then in return would be for us to contribute our work for those other people to benefit by. Like it or not, that is the kind of economic system we live in. It is no longer bartering or self-sufficiency on tax-free land. And the exchange of labor is made through money. So we either give ourselves in dependency on job creators, or we work hard to become a job creator ourselves, at least to the point of creating enough income producing work for our self.
A problem though now is that it can be very difficult for many to find jobs. (And some are not able to work, and do need our help. But they are very few. And I’m not including here single moms who through their own irresponsibility either had babies out of wedlock or didn’t properly set up a marriage to support their family. But that reveals the ugly moral side of the current culture that will be left for a separate article.)
I’m going on 65 and I probably wouldn’t be able to find a job, even though I’m highly skilled and highly educated, just because of my age. Therefore I’m lucky that I’ve worked hard to be able to make a living through self-employment. But what about people who aren’t self-employed and can’t find a job? That’s why we need a safety net. But that safety net doesn’t necessarily have to be the government. It could be relatives or churches or private organizations offering work. And it would have to be work that is being offered and not continual handouts, because the Bible says that those who don’t work should not eat.
2Thessalonians 3:6-15, “Our orders—backed up by the Master, Jesus—are to refuse to have anything to do with those among you who are lazy and refuse to work the way we taught you. Don’t permit them to freeload on the rest. We showed you how to pull your weight when we were with you, so get on with it. We didn’t sit around on our hands expecting others to take care of us. In fact, we worked our fingers to the bone, up half the night moonlighting so you wouldn’t be burdened with taking care of us. And it wasn’t because we didn’t have a right to your support; we did. We simply wanted to provide an example of diligence, hoping it would prove contagious.
Don’t you remember the rule we had when we lived with you? “If you don’t work, you don’t eat.” And now we’re getting reports that a bunch of lazy good-for-nothings are taking advantage of you. This must not be tolerated. We command them to get to work immediately—no excuses, no arguments—and earn their own keep. Friends, don’t slack off in doing your duty.
If anyone refuses to obey our clear command written in this letter, don’t let him get by with it. Point out such a person and refuse to subsidize his freeloading. Maybe then he’ll think twice. But don’t treat him as an enemy. Sit him down and talk about the problem as someone who cares.”
Therefore, if we want to be in harmony with God, job creation should be the first order of business. But the present government doesn’t live by God’s ways. It just gives perpetual handouts, which many are willing to take, and that don’t require a labor compensation. But because of the moral problem in our country that I previously mentioned, many are psychologically and emotionally ill and find it hard to work. That’s why it is equally important to address the moral problems in this country. And in this regard, the democrats just hurt the country more.
By the way, a side thought here is that Obama will solve the illegal immigration problem. But not in the way he thinks. He’ll solve it because there will be no extra jobs here for illegal immigrants to come and get because the job market is going to shrink due to Obamacare and taxes and stiff regulations on businesses.
So then what’s the answer? Mitt Romney had it right – the government does what it can to help facilitate the creation of jobs. And let’s face it, most job creation is not in the hands of government, it is in the hands of people – who have enough money and dedication to create businesses that employ people. The democrats obviously don’t get that. What they actually do was just expressed by Mitt Romney as to why he lost. He said that the government gives out “gifts” and then expects votes in return. But the rest of the working people have to pay for those gifts.
No, the answer was what Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were proposing: create jobs, not handouts.
I said it in a previous article and I’ll say it again … this country shot itself in the foot by voting for Obama and increasing the democrat lead in the senate, and not voting for Romney, who has the proven skills for how to create jobs. Plus he understands good morals.