For the week ending July 31st., there were 479,000 new unemployment claims. This number represents people who are filing for the first time.The experts expected the claims to be around 450,000 to 455,000.
Fox News expert, Eric Balling, said we should be losing about 70,000 to 100,000 jobs from last month. This is bad news. We should be creating at least 300,000 jobs a month just to keep up with a recovery. This rebound, may be (at least for now) looking a little shaky. Balling added, “This is a big number guys. Twenty thousand more than expected (455,000 was the number they expected), that’s a lot–that’s a big number. We may see 9.7% unemployment tomorrow morning.”
This makes us concerned about the people who just give up looking for jobs and sit at home. We saw that reflected in the last numbers. These are people who no longer file claims and that will affect the rate. This Jobless report is saying that there are half a million people who can’t find jobs. The White House can claim all they want that they created so many new jobs but the bottom line is that 479,000 jobs WERE NOT CREATED IN JULY.
Think about what this means. If we lost 100,000 jobs this week and the economy should have created 300,00 jobs in order to keep up, thats 400,000 jobs NOT created. Sadly, Mr. President, this is NOT a recovery!
People can’t spend money and stimulate the economy if they don’t have a job! No jobs means no spending. In this situation, the recovery is really in the eyes of the White House and politicians. That’s the fault of President Bush and Republicans too. Right? And it’s the fault of the rich too because they have money to spend of the jobless don’t have money. It must be the fault of Republicans, Conservatives, TEA Party members, and right-wingers. Never mind that Democrats have controlled Congress and policies since 2005; yet that point seems to slip their minds of Democrats.
We cannot believe much of what comes from the White House these days. They want us to believe that their policies are working when we can see that they are not. Keep in mind that the elite think they are smarter than the rest of us. They believe we are easily influenced by whatever rhetoric they tell us and that we can’t think for ourselves. Talk to any liberal and they will claim that they are smart and can think for themselves but the Conservatives are mindless and believe what they are told to believe.
The only people who are mindless and follow blindly are those who are stuck on government programs. They see the government as the almighty provider and they won’t do anything that might jeopardize that deep pocket that takes care of them. But the problem is, generally speaking, they don’t see how this very thing they think is good is really the reason they are stuck where they are and cannot escape. They blame the rich and everyone else for their station in life when in fact, their inability to think in terms of being self-reliant and self-promoting keeps them stuck in the system.
Unemployment is just one of the problems Americans face. If government has their way and makes us a welfare country, people will lose their ability to think in terms of caring for themselves. Indeed, they adopt a sense of entitlement and expect someone else to give them what they don’t have but want.
Let me explain to you that one of the laws of the universe is that reward = work + effort. If you don’t put in the work or the effort, there will not be the reward…unless someone gives it to you from their own rewards that they’ve earned.
Should we help someone in need? Of course we should, that is not even a consideration, it’s a given. However, should we give and give and give and give to the point where people no longer know how to provide for themselves? The answer is NO, it’s not healthy giving.
Let me give you an example that explains the difference between healthy and non-healthy giving.
Jim’s family is hungry. We have two ways we can help Jim with this situation:
- We can take him fishing and show Jim how to fish so he can provide for his family now and in the future.
- Or we can take fish to Jim every day.
*Which option gives Jim the opportunity to provide for himself?
*Which option gives Jim self-worth because his family sees him as a provider for the family?
*Which option gives Jim an opportunity to learn self-reliance and think in terms of self-reliance in the future?
*Which option is disabling to Jim and keeps him in bondage and makes him dependent on government?
Don’t misunderstand me, we all have a point in time when we need assistance. It is our duty to humanity to make sure people have their basic needs met until they can do it for themselves. However, we DO NOT HAVE A DUTY to care for a person indefinitely and deny that person their ability to care for himself and his own as long as he has the ability to do so.
Mental Health has a term they use to describe a person who creates dependence on them of another or the person himself is dependent on others because he cannot do things him self. The word is CO-DEPENDENT. It is a mental health condition that needs treatment to become independent minded and healthy.
Giving up self-reliance when we are capable of it and opting for the government to care for us is a form of co-dependence. Any time government insists on taking away a person’s ability to be self-reliant and punishes attempts to escape their control is a government that is dependent on control to empower it.
WE MUST NOT BECOME CO-DEPENDENT ON GOVERNMENT OR ALLOW GOVERNMENT TO BE EMPOWERED BY CONTROLLING US IN THIS WAY!
WE CAN RESIST GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTS TO BE EMPOWERED BY OUR UNEMPLOYMENT WHEN WE ASK CHURCHES, NEIGHBORHOODS, AND COMMUNITIES TO HELP US MAINTAIN OUR SELF-WORTH EVEN IF WE ARE UNEMPLOYED.
WE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO CHURCHES, NEIGHBORHOODS, AND COMMUNITIES WHEN WE HELP THE UNEMPLOYED IN A HEALTHY MANNER.