The people who have been laid off and cannot find work are generally people with poor work habits and poor personalities. I say “generally” because there are exceptions. But in general, as I survey the ranks of those who are unemployed, I see people who have overbearing and unpleasant personalities and/or who do not know how to do a day’s work. They are people who create either little utility or negative utility on the job. Again, there are powerful exceptions and I know some, but when employers are looking to lay off, they lay off the least productive or the most negative. To assure that a worker is not one of them, he should learn how to work and how to get along — not always easy.That's just unconscionable. Republican policies of cutting taxes for the wealthy while deregulating every industry they could while spending a trillion dollars on two unfunded wars trashed the economy and cost 8 million people their jobs.
And Ben Stein blames them.
What's even worse is that he reflects comments made by many senior Republican Congressmen and Blue Dog Democrats, whose only proffered solution to our current fiscal mess is more tax cuts for the wealthy, while they filibuster employment insurance for those who desperately need it to feed their families and pay their bills while they look for work.
Unless you're rich or a douchebag, why would you ever vote for these contemptible jerks ever again?