That’s called “too proud to take handouts, have a job”
The Hill talks about the Tea party losing steam. Frankly, you want an example of that – take a look at Jim and my blogging habits compared to “the greats”
The “great ones” are fascinated by political process, the primaries, nuances of the various GOP debates (how many have there been?). Jim and I don’t do political commentary for a living. For a # of reasons, partly related to the fact that we do strategy and the blog is about looking forward using patterns we see today vs. reporting on today – we are often spotting trends ahead of the links that could help drive traffic to our site. It’s a bit annoying to read what another better writer, or someone with more linkage says that exactly mirrors your idea – 2 weeks, or 2 months later. But hey, it’s NOT a living here…
speaking of “not making a living off others”
Here’s the Hill
Leave it to the media to write about how their own waning interest in a subject implies it’s falling to pieces. What.Ever
But here’s the rub – unlike OWS, the Tea partiers had JOBS. Which also explains the Democrats not really liking them much (well, except for the unions who help fund democratic campaigns. they like you)
From a blog, but with sources that link to real studies – we’re staying out of poverty because we’re too proud to game the system
Several years ago I memorized three rules for avoiding poverty … three simple rules. I believe I got them from a book by Og Mandino, but wherever they came from, they impressed me enough that I had cards printed with these three points on them to hand out when appropriate. The three steps were:
- Stay in school.
- Don’t get pregnant
- When you get out of school get a job. Any job. And keep that job until you can find one that pays more.
Oh, for those who are NOT too proud to game the system – a link for you:
Emmerich analyzes disposable income and economic benefits among several key income classes and comes to the stunning (and verifiable) conclusion that “a one-parent family of three making $14,500 a year (minimum wage) has more disposable income than a family making $60,000 a year.” And that excludes benefits from Supplemental Security Income disability checks.
Oops – I’m late to prepare to do a presentation – at 7pm tonight, so I’ll end here. Hopefully the economic conservatives don’t have to hold their nose too much – the alternatives appear to be worse. The culture that encourages a family of 3 to live off $14,500 in welfare benefits becomes….London summer 2011