GOP Wants You to Think Americans Don’t Want to Work

The GOP, the Party of Crooks and Liars, has a new theory that unemployment benefits have made people too lazy to work, hence companies paying only minimum wages cannot find workers. Some states are actually in the process of cutting off employment benefits! For several days now, I have been growling under my breath about this, but hadn’t gotten around to writing about it yet. Jeff, however, was more on-the-ball than I was and has done such an excellent job on this that I will simply share his, for his views reflect my own.

On The Fence Voters

There’s enough uncertainty around these days to drive us all crazy. But there’s one thing you can count on as sure as the rising sun: The GOP’s continued assault on the character of the American people. To hear them tell it, we’re nothing but a bunch of lazy, entitled takers.

In case you haven’t heard, we’re slowly coming out of the worst pandemic in a century. Our lives have been turned upside down in every which way imaginable. Lives were lost, people got sick, kids couldn’t go to school. On and on I could go. The year 2020 will go down in infamy as one of the worst on record.

And the economy was, of course, one of the biggest losers as far as how the pandemic played out. We lost 20 million jobs during the peak of the lockdowns back in April of last year. Slowly but surely, we’re…

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15 thoughts on “GOP Wants You to Think Americans Don’t Want to Work

  1. I admire objective columnists and bloggers who can consistently write balanced, intelligent and mature commentary even in the face of the most asinine behaviour.
    Me I’m all ‘matured’ out at the present.
    All I have to say is:
    ‘Hey assholes. You are supposed to represent all of your constituents. Don’t make me come over there and quote Mathew 31-46 at you’

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    • Many, many days, Roger, I too am ‘matured out’. I only want to rant and tell these arseholes what I think of them. But then, I listen to Keith’s voice of reason … he is my gold standard for reasonableness, for maturity, for getting a message across without name-calling or rancor. Some days I can follow his lead, other days my posts have a yellow caution tape as the header image for I couldn’t control my fingertips. Sigh.

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  2. Déjà Vu all over again – This let them eat bread GOP view is not new, it is a replay of playing race, ethnic and class cards to distract from a system rigged against working stiffs who have been earning just enough to get by, now even further behind in paying all sorts of bills. This was not true during “Great Depression”, the saving and loan failure, the dot com failure or the real estate bust and no the pandemic bust. People want better jobs or cannot even find their old jobs and sure as hell, not everyone is going to work for tips. GOP is selling crap about lazy young people, welfare queens, illegal aliens, trash people. Don’t fall for this line of lies. Let’s work together to create good new jobs and rebuild a worn out and underfunded infrastructure!!!

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    • No, the GOP view is not new, but it seems far more radically so than it once did. I fully agree with you … we must not let the public fall for this line of b.s., but must make them aware of the facts. A raise in the minimum wage would be a great starting point for helping people get back on their feet, but we don’t even hear that mentioned in the GOP today … it is a taboo topic.


  3. I wonder how GOP voters feel to be included in the ‘Too lazy to get off their asses and work’ jibe.It’s quite demoralising to keep reading the b.s. from them but it must be very annoying to hear it said about yourself. Especially as those fascists won’t support a minimum wage that will get people back to work. their little rich friends would be made so poor doing that Why, they might need another tax rebate.

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    • My best guess is they don’t see themselves as the target of that remark. Some might, and would no doubt resent it, but I think most will assume that the Republicans are referring only to Black and Hispanic people. A year or two ago, Republicans were on a tangent about all the Blacks collecting welfare assistance, and the facts, once published, showed that a large majority of those collecting the assistance were, in fact, white people. Did they offer an apology? Of course not! Sigh. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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