I'd like to point out that only part of the story is told with this
statement:"But WSJ also pointed to a culture of dependency
fostered by government largesse, noting research by Casey Mulligan of the
University of Chicago which "shows that the generosity of federal benefit
programs means that workers face very steep financial disincentives to take a
low-wage job. The benefits phase out as they begin to work."Unless you're disabled, the benefits phase out over a fairly short time
anyway. Many folks aren't eligible for "government largesse" now
because they've been unemployed for so long. And then there's the
trend to prefer the currently employed over the unemployed, adding to the lack
of chance to get back into the employment world before desperation forces some
unhappy long term choices.
research by Casey Mulligan of the University of Chicago which "shows that
the generosity of federal benefit programs means that workers face very steep
financial disincentives…BO has succeeded in his main goal
– create greater dependency on the federal government, thereby further
ensconcing the debilitating and dependency enabling dems in power.
The Workforce participation numbers were as high as they were because of the
record number of duel income families out there. Day in and day out, the DN
exposes the virtues of a traditional family, a working father, and a stay at
home mother. Now the numbers are showing a slow return to fewer
duel income households, and this is now played as bad news. The DN really needs
to make up its mind which narrative it wants to follow most. Hobbies - perhaps yoyr version of the US is going down the tubes.... but for
me, I still enjoy living in the nation that provides the greatest levels of
freedom and security compared to anywhere else in the world. We choose what
faith we choose to follow - no one is conscripted into the service of the
country, and you still can achieve great levels of wealth. Just leave Kaysville
and visit Draper, Alpine, Highland..... there are lots of people out there doing
and the economy is 3rd on Obama's to do list. no wonder our country is
going down the tubes.
I've seen a lot of "Now Hiring" signs in my neck of the woods,
mostly for minimum wage jobs ($9.19/hr.) but also a few for living wage jobs
too. So many mixed signals in the economy right now it's hard to tell what
exactly's going on.