Workers, by definition, work.
If you are a worker, you probably hold an 8 hour/day job. You are used to doing that job 5 days a week, come sickness or health. You don’t complain if your job gets you dirty or makes you sweat. You know that, if you want a salary, you will have to work……….and, work hard. You expect to be paid for that job, and eventually hope to retire with enough money to live respectably the rest of your life. The product of your work is good — it increases the GNP by providing either a product or service, and hopefully, improves someone else’s life.
Workers expect to work. They cannot accept a job and then caroom around the country without the likelihood of being fired.
But, there is another breed of “worker” in our country that are as usefull as barnacles on the ships of the Great Lakes. These pseudo workers have jobs — public jobs — which allows them to dress up when they work, and never split a fingernail. They have their own private social security system. Seldom, if ever, do they work up a sweat in their job unless it is from the fear that the public will find out how little they do and abolish their jobs.
Who are these leeches?
Some of them have prestigious titles, like representatives, assemblymen, senators, and even some governors and lesser officials.
They were elected to govern our great country and many of them have been busy lately….but not for the people’s business. No, their business has been to endlessly campaign for their next job — in this case, President of the United States.
Where are they on most days when the rest of us are truly working? They are out campaigning, or attending fund raisers, or appearing on talk shows. They are speaking out on issues, but doing little to meliorate the problems of us common folks. Their campaigning does not increase the GNP or help anyone live a better life, except for them if they win.
It seems to me that these useless appendages in our political system should not receive a salary because they are not doing the job they were hired to do. They should lose their esteemed positions and have to come back to every day life like you or I. Maybe then, they will understand the concept of a good day’s work for a good day’s pay.
I doubt it, but anything is possible in our country.