On jobs for ev­ery­one

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

Dif­fi­cult to un­der­stand the con­vo­luted as­saults on a nar­cis­sis­tic in­di­vid­ual who only wants to pro­vide ev­ery­one an equal op­por­tu­nity to work and earn as much as their ef­forts and de­sires war­rant. Sad that ev­ery­one is not gifted with equal­ity of tal­ent and ed­u­ca­tion so that all can achieve glo­ri­ous heights. Our creator gifted us dif­fer­ently with­out an ex­pla­na­tion.

But gripers, com­plain­ers and do-good­ers for oth­ers will not and should not el­e­vate stan­dards. What we all need is food, cloth­ing, a place to call home, and a means of move­ment from one place to an­other. That is the American way, is it not?

Free hand­outs may be nec­es­sary for the dis­ad­van­taged health- and men­tal­ity-wise, but hey, $20 tril­lion in debt. Some­thing has got to go. What’s fair? No­body seems to know ex­cept maybe those young talk­ing heads who ram­ble on, in­ter­rupt­ing each other, giv­ing their ret­ro­spec­tive views they think are so­lu­tions. Re­ally?

What seems to be needed is a creator of jobs for ev­ery­one re­gard­less of sta­tus. Every­body work­ing, earn­ing a buck. Yes, even the phys­i­cally and men­tally hand­i­capped can learn some type of work that would pro­duce an in­come. Does not ev­ery­one seek the thrill of earn­ing and be­ing some­body that they can look in the mir­ror and say “Hey, I helped build that build­ing” or “I was a part of paving that road”?

Eu­nice Shriver set a goal to start the Spe­cial Olympics and it is world­wide now. Fan­tas­tic. What about a Eu­nice creator-of-jobs-type in­di­vid­ual who could fig­ure out jobs for ev­ery­one re­gard­less of who they may be? But hey, what do I know?

I sound like one of those talk­ing heads. God for­bid.

GORDON SWAIM

North Lit­tle Rock

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