Unintended consequence of creating jobs to end unemployment

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  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 6:23 p.m.

    I have no clue what the guy was talking about...

  • Christian 24-7 Murray, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 9:17 a.m.

    Don't let Obama see this letter. He will find good ideas.

  • Eric Samuelsen Provo, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 9:13 a.m.

    Hey, a 'law of unintended consequences joke'! Well done. The punch line wasn't quite funny enough, though.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 8:59 a.m.

    I am constantly amazed by the ability of some to predict the future.

    If we could get these people to enter the world of science, we could eliminate all the time wasted in proving theories by experimentation.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 8:28 a.m.

    JCS asks: "I call on the ignorant masses to wake up and recognize what is happening."

    He's right and I'm wondering when he and his fellow rightwingnuts will do exactly that.

  • pragmatistferlife salt lake city, utah
    Dec. 6, 2012 8:11 a.m.

    Come on DN, don't you have a cartoon section this could be printed in? Of course JCS pops up..the letter is exactly right.

  • Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 8:08 a.m.

    Conservatives, please come back to the real world. Sure, fantasies, persecution complexes and conspiracy theories are a lot of fun, but there's real, difficult work to be done around here and we need you.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 7:50 a.m.

    Where are these dream jobs that the right seems to think are out there? Where are these jobs starting at $40K that will support a family? The far right-wingers keep shouting that people need to provide for themselves or they aren't "patriotic."

    How many people out there who receive assistance are truly just sitting back playing XBox all day? How many are actually working and trying to provide, but just can't make ends meet? I think if you do a little research you'll find your answer. '

    I'm sure I'll be lambasted for my above comments, but when I was on active duty, I knew many, many, many soldiers who received food stamps to help feed their children. Are you going to tell me that they are lazy, slothful, and "unpatriotic?"

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 7:16 a.m.

    The letter is correct that left-wing policies have created a large underclass of people who refuse to provide for themselves, because they have learned that if they scream loud enough, the government will provide them with their every need and want. This is the exact opposite of what it means to be a patriotic American.

    America did not become the greatest nation on earth by propping up and supporting laziness and sloth. It became great because it had hard working, industrious citizens. Indeed, it had citizens who believed in and practiced self-sufficiency and self-reliance. A country cannot become great when a large segment of the population contributes nothing to society.

    It is not the job of the government to give people money for doing nothing other than simply existing. Not only does it foster a permanent welfare classs, it is little more than theft. What is often forgotten is that the government cannot hand out money to one person unless it has taken that money from someone who worked hard to earn it.

    I call on the ignorant masses to wake up and recognize what is happening. We are rapidly aproaching the point of no return.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Dec. 6, 2012 7:04 a.m.

    What's the point of this completely fictitious exercise? More red scare that Obama will take over the economy?

    I think we have enough real problems to solve without making up more just for giggles.