Oh what a lovely bunch we've got here. Fox's weekend carry over from their sister network Fox Business, Cashin' In hosted a panel segment on the problem we have with long term unemployment. Apparently the problem is not as Susie rightfully noted that we don't have enough jobs to go around. No... the lazy unemployed bums just don't want to get off of their couches as long as they're still collecting those checks. They ask if making the unemployed pay those benefits back later might solve the problem. Yeah, that'll solve the problem. Let's squeeze some more nonexistent blood from that turnip.
How about a discussion on how to create jobs that doesn't involve the words "tax cuts" from you cretins?
And the apparently soulless Jonathan Hoenig thinks that the government shouldn't offer unemployment benefits at all, which absolutely stunned Charlie Gasparino who couldn't believe Hoenig actually thought that. Yeah, let's just have people starving in the streets immediately after losing their jobs. That's the ticket. Who needs a safety net?
When Julian Epstein attempted to point out as Susie did in her post that due to outsourcing and our rotten economy we've got some real structural problems with having enough jobs available to put Americans back to work, he was immediately shouted over by the other guests on the panel and cut off by the host. Heaven forbid we can't have anyone pointing out the real reasons for our unemployment numbers.
I've got to wonder how long shows like this that feed off of racial animosity are going to start finding diminishing returns with hating on the poor. This might play well when we're close to full employment and you want to get some employed white guy to resent the lazy dirty brown person who's sucking off of the government teet in his view, but when we've got unemployment numbers as high as they are now, everyone knows someone out of work. And it's your family, your friends, your neighbors and not just the scary black person that they want to demonize and dehumanize with their divide and conquer class warfare game. How long can they keep this up before it's not just liberals who watch hate filled segments like this and see through the game they're playing and start getting angry at these pundits?