Saturday, February 8, 2014

Ignore Jay Carney and Work Hard if You Want to Follow Your Dreams

I don't normally talk about politics here as, so far as I can remember, this idiotic waste of tax dollars was the only politically-aimed thing I've ever posted here, until now.

Last week in a press conference, White House press secretary Jay Carney
said something so stupid and contrary to the traditional American ethic of hard work and self-made success that it first had me standing agape in disbelief and then, after the shock wore off, my blood boiling. Th
e quote: “opportunity created by affordable quality health insurance allows families in America to make a decision about how they will work, and if they will work.”

If they will work? Really? Since when did working to earn a living become optional?

If that wasn't enough, Carney went on to spew this lunacy about the Affordable Care Act: namely that Americans would no longer be trapped in a job just to provide coverage for their families, and would have the opportunity to pursue their dreams.”

Is this clown for real because, according to the White House press secretary, working is now optional and people should be able to quit their jobs in order to pursue dreams.
Question: who's going to be able to pursue dreams and raise a family with no money?

Answer: nobody, unless of course the government rushes to the rescue with your tax dollars!

For anyone who continues to deny that this administration has no socialist agenda, there's a clear choice: wake up or keep drinking the Kool Aid as there is no way one can have a good life without having a job because work brings money, which empowers people to have the means to raise a family, follow one's dreams, and generally have a good life provided dumb personal choices don't screw it up.

But what about all the whiners crying that “life isn't fair?”

Well, consider the following: people who put the most effort into their work get the raises and promotions, which means more money to be made and spent on things like houses, cars, telescopes, cameras, and whatever else floats one's boat. Want to have nice stuff, the same stuff that makes you green with envy (or red hot with jealousy)? Well, work a little harder! Bosses recognize hard workers and, sooner or later, that hard work pays off. Yes, being the better worker can mean more work for you now but, in time, it will be you, not that slacker whose job you have to do all the time, who gets the promotion, the raise, and all the perks that go along with moving up in the workplace.

The American Dream is, contrary to popular belief, not dead in the least. The dream is alive and well, but only for those people who are wanting to work for it. The problem in America: a lot of people are increasingly willing to just “get by” in their lives because they don't want to go that extra mile and work a little harder than the next guy, or girl. After all, most jobs pay by the hour, so why work any harder than you have to, right?

Wrong! See two paragraphs up for why.

As for those who are content to milk the time clock and be happy with mediocrity, don't go whining about not being able to have nice stuff or any of the perks that those who have made it enjoy and then being hateful toward these successful people. Bottom line: if you work hard, you'll move up in your profession, get paid more, and able to do things other people can't all thanks to your extra effort. Bottom line: stop whining about what is/isn't “fair,” get to work, and make something of yourself instead.

For anyone ho still wishes to not work in favor of living off the hard labor of others, consider this: if no one ever aspired for a better life for themselves and/or their families, we'd all be living in caves and trees, running around naked, picking berries, and killing whatever animals we could get our hands on in order to eat. Basically, we'd be nothing more than hairless animals running around living from hand to mouth on a day-to-day basis for our entire lives, however short those might be without the wonders of technology, which were brought upon by a dream for a better life, the accumulated knowledge to make a plan, and, you guessed it, the hard work to make it happen.

Needless to say, the lunacy coming from the White House not only goes against traditional American values of hard work, but against everything that has made human civilization itself. 

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