Why Don’t Politicians Really Care About Unemployment?

by Michael Cloud

Why don’t the politicians get it? Why don’t the Academics and Teachers and other government employees get it?

Why don’t they get how bad the unemployment problem is?

Because they, their co-workers, and other tax-paid government-sector employees are NOT experiencing a major unemployment problem.

The government-sector unemployment rate is somewhere between ½ and 1/30 the rate of private sector workers.

Laid off private-sector workers are suffering an Unemployment crisis.

While most government workers enjoy unrivaled job security.

Why don’t public school teachers, other government workers, and professional politicians “feel our pain” of unemployment?

Because it’s our problem, not theirs. Our pain, not theirs.

And, as Francois de La Rochefoucauld wrote:

“We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others.”

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