My response to a recent article concerning lawmakers who avoid discussing unfavorable job reports:
Perhaps they are concerned with offending people who have no desire to work. In my professional opinion, many unemployed people are quite content to remain jobless. I have served this population, and am amazed how hard some will "work" at avoiding the job search. Many of the people who support Mr. Obama, believe that government should take care of them in every way, shape, and form. They want longer unemployment benefits and lower criteria for disability benefits. My husband, a 20-year veteran of the Dept. of Labor, supports this position.
Mr. Obama must surely realize that he can leverage the public's support for his other agendas by avoiding the "J" word. In my opinion, we need to bring stability back to this country by offering affordable, specialized training programs to those who have proven themselves exceptionally bright and motivated to work. We could fund the program by reforming our widely abused student financial aid system.