Friday, April 29, 2005

What is a Working Family?

I've heard it over and over by politicians, pundits, and special-interest groups. They all talk about relief for working families, tax breaks for working families, benefits for working families...

I know, I know...it's code-speak for the ever-cherished middle-American vote. But, can we stop with the class warfare? If you are a burger-flipper, if you are a computer programmer, if you are a teacher, if you are a chief executive...you work!

The only people who do not work are children and those who sponge off the government. Many times, children do a lot more than the sponges!

Let's get this straight: it doesn't matter if there are people who are doing better than you. Who really cares? How does it affect you? I had a discussion with someone who didn't think rich people worked...they just sit there and earn money. Did you know the average CEO lasts five years? Where I work, they have had three presidents in four years. How rich do you think those guys are? They have unbelievable pressures put upon them and they have the risk of a shortened career span. Consider that before bashing "the rich." We need CEOs and we need janitors. We choose which one we want to be.

People with jobs work. People with jobs and a family are called working families. All people who work deserve tax breaks and relief from government oppression.

3 comments:

Jeanne Marie said...

I think "Working Family" is even a bit more narrowly defined. There is upper class, middle class, working class and lower class. The working class contains the blue collars.

Rich Talbert said...

I know what the politicians mean...

But for them to say that corporate executives aren't members of "working families" is insulting.

mdmhvonpa said...

But then there are those who 'work' in the DMV ... now what do we call that!