Should able people work for what they want?

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Should able people work for what they want?

  1. yes

    85.7%
  2. no

    7.1%
  3. maybe

    7.1%
  1. Avatar4321
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    TM seems to think the answer is no. So I figured I'd start a poll.

    What would be the political rammifications if we all voted no? Anyone want to instruct her?
     
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    it would be nice. But the reality is the value you put on your labor is undercut by the shear numbers willing to do the same job for less.
     
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    I rarely get into threads started by TM. but by reading the thread title, I presume she thinks people who refuse to work should be fed by tax payers. Sorry nope! Anyone who needs a temporary hand should do something of value in return, even if it's picking up trash in a park or mowing the lawn at City Hall.

    It means little in the short term how we all vote. But, when we vote out the congresscritters that use social programs to buy votes, we'll get some action.
     
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    Yep.. It never occurred to TM that whilst they aren't working they could grow some food. go fishing, bla bla bla..She wants us to spoon feed em.
     
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    Not sure I understand the question.
    "...for what they want"? In terms of wages/benefits?

    If so, then the answer is pretty simple:
    They can certainly try to do so, but if the labor market won't support it then they are SOL.

    I am -sure- that someone thinks you have a right to be paid whatever you think you should be paid. I wonder what these people think of high-priced CEOs.
     
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    People should be able to bargain with employers, lobby the government and seek redress in the courts.
     
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    Check.

    Check.

    Check.


    We're done!
     
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    What a novel concept in today's world!

    And now, for the enjoyment and edification of those on the wrong side of this debate....

    The ant works hard every day during the summer, building his house and storing food for the winter. The grasshopper, on the other hand, watches the ant with amusement and prefers to sing and dance, putting nothing away for the winter ahead.

    When the winter comes, the grasshopper has nothing to eat and becomes desperate. He elects a president who promises that spreading the food around is good for everyone. The president demonizes the ant for being greedy and asks how he can live with himself when so many others have so little. An executive order is signed demanding the ant turn over 50 percent of his food supply to the government. The grasshopper laughs and plays the rest of the winter, getting fat on the ant’s assets. The ant is depressed and resentful.

    The next summer the ant stops preparing his home and storing his food and instead joi9ns the grasshopper, singing and dancing all day. Unfortunately, all of the other ants make the same decision. The next winter, with no one left to exploit, the grasshoppers and ants all die of cold and hunger. The end. Beck, Balfe, “Broke,” p. 17.
     
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    People -are- able to do these things.
    What's your point, and how does it address the question posed in the OP?
     
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    I didn't think the question was difficult.

    Should people who can work, be given freebies, or work for what they want?
     

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