Charlie Daniels On Welfare Abusers: “The One Who Is Unwilling To Work Shall Not Eat”
One-hundred million. That is a big number. That number is representative of the direction we are quickly headed in when it comes to the unemployed. Presently, there are 94,000,000+/- employable individuals on the unemployment roster.
The number keeps going up, yet President Obama recently laid claim to a 5.5% unemployment rate; lowest in years. What a fallacy, but that is a conversation for a different day.
Charlie Daniels has taken a different path with this number, and one that is truthful-there are unemployed folks that are making career out of not having a job. These people have no ambition to find one and do nothing except suck off the rest of us, like parasites, for their every need. According to Daniels this is unacceptable, but he makes allowance for some; the sick, injured, those with mental health issues that do not allow for success in the work force, those with chronic illness, and of course those who have served in the military.
But he has,
“…no patience for able-bodied men who won't work simply because they have found a loophole in the system that they can exploit, nor do I have patience for deadbeat dads who father children and walk away, leaving society with the bill for supporting them.
I believe welfare recipients should be drug tested and regularly investigated to make sure public money is being spent in the way it's supposed to be.”
He points out how hard he worked, included picking cotton, tobacco, peanuts, logging, and continues to do so. He has brought up his son to have the same sense of satisfaction that comes with self-respect for a job well-done, no matter the type, and knowing that you have made your own way in life.
People need to work hard, have self-accountability and willingness to do so, for themselves or an employer.
The truth it what he says can be found in the Bible, and he relayed,
“The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” - 2 Thessalonians 3:10