GorT forecasts that 2014 will be a banner year for the liberal idiot. They will be coming out of the woodwork will all sorts of crazy for a few reasons: deflect from or defend the botched PP-ACA rollout (now with the bonus that people who did register and sign up through the website might not have coverage and might need to re-do it again), the 2014 mid-term elections, and the start of campaigns for the 2016 presidential election.
Well, this one might take the cake. Jesse Myerson, one of the losers behind the Occupy movement, penned an article published in Rolling Stone’s first issue of 2014. In it, he puts forth five economic reforms for which Millennials should fight.* Instead, I think it is a clear example of the failure of our education system and the short-sighted and illogical approach that liberals seem to espouse. Please note, the ONLY reason GorT is highlighting Mr. Myerson’s points are to show how ludicrous they are and how the liberals have no plan (A or B) and instead will only champion things they put forth with words like “just” or “fair”. Except, the liberal will be unable to define or quantify those terms.
Ok, let’s get into it. Take a deep breath. Here are his five reforms:
- Guaranteed work for everybody: “Unemployment blows. The easiest and most direct solution is for the government to guarantee that everyone who wants to contribute productively to society is able to earn a decent living in the public sector.”
- Social Security for all: “But let’s think even bigger. Because as much as unemployment blows, so do jobs. What if people didn’t have to work to survive? Enter the jaw-dropping simple idea of a universal basic income, in which the government would just add a sum sufficient for subsistence to everyone’s bank account every month.”
- Take back the land: “Ever notice how much landlords blow? They don’t really do anything to earn their money. They just claim ownership of buildings and charge people who actually work for a living the majority of our incomes for the privilege of staying in boxes that these owners didn’t build and rarely if ever improve.”
- Make everything owned by everybody: “Hoarders blow. Take, for instance, the infamous one percent, whose ownership of the capital stock of this country leads to such horrific inequality.”
- A public bank in every state: “You know what else blows? Wall Street. The whole point of a finance sector is supposed to be collecting the surplus that the whole economy has worked to produce, and channeling that surplus wealth towards its most socially valuable uses.”
Seriously, did this guy just smoke and joke his way through school? I assume he has some sort of college degree – so what did his teachers teach? Clearly they didn’t teach him much grammar or vocabulary as he is relying on conveying his point using the word “blows”.
Does he realize how much people are distrustful of the government with all the latest botches and blunders? Did he see how well “affordable health care” run by the government has started? Now he wants the government to run more?
By the way, there are jobs to be had in this country. Some are entry level jobs that aren’t shiny and fancy and don’t give you a corner office, but suck it up. GorT’s third job was in the basement of a government building with no windows on a raised floor crammed with three desks and shared phone lines. Suck it up. There are numerous high tech jobs, but people are too afraid of spending the time and effort in school to learn the skills they need to take on these jobs. That’s what “blows”. Life is hard, Mr. Myerson. Go back to school and try learning. Maybe take a course in history and see how well socialism has worked in the past. Then take a course or two in economics. If not, why don’t you just pack up and move to a deserted island and form up your utopia where you and your ilk can create a government to pay each other a “living wage” even though you don’t want to work since that “blows” and see how that works out for you. Dumbass.
Or you could just man up and admit what is really at your core: envy, jealousy and laziness. You don’t feel like working because it’s hard. But you still want to eat and post selfies to Instagram and live in a nice home and play Candy Crush Saga on your iPhone 5 all day.
* This guy is a journalist yet the title of his article ends in a preposition. My seventh-grader knows better than that – click through to read it.