by Gray Graham
We keep hearing about how bad things are with the economy and how important jobs are. We hear how there are no jobs to be found. We hear the official unemployment rate is 9% and has been that way for a couple of years. We see town after town, home after home tell the tale of those that are now unemployed. We hear that the jobs lost are not coming back.
If all of these things are true, then someone please explain to me why people act like the unemployed are just a bunch of lazy people not trying hard enough to find work. There are very well educated, experienced people that have been out of work for months and in some cases years. They are not sitting around their house waiting for a government hand out. And contrary to popular belief the government is not taking care people who are unemployed.
I have read story after story, report after report, that clearly shows that the country is not even producing enough jobs for any amount of people to even find work.
And let's also factor in the fact that companies are refusing to hire people that are currently unemployed. So if you do not have a job currently it will probably be a long time before you get a job especially if you lack a specialized skill or a college degree at the minium.
Yet in the face of all of this we will continue to hear about my friend's brother that sits around the house all day doing nothing, or my cousin's boyfriend's sister that has 8 kids that gets money from the government, a house, and a car and never thinks about working. Examples of abuse have become the statement of the norm not the exception.
It is easier to blame people that can't defend themselves instead of looking at what we as a society did to create this situation. Do we even care about a person that does not have a job? Looking at what the government, companies, and individuals have done to change the situation I would say no. Until it comes to our front door then it is someone else's problem. Until that happens we don't care.
So if you are unemployed, keep your chin up and your spirits higher, help will be a long time coming.