Income inequality

Obama recently spoke against income inequality, saying, “It was harder for the poor to rise…”

Perhaps harder, but not impossible. “Life is not easy for any of us. We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.” – Marie Curie

A lack of talent results in diminished income. When an employer hires you, he is trading cash for ability. If you have no skill set, you cannot, and should not, expect high wages. It is your responsibility to become educated, and the argument of social position prohibiting education is fallacious.

There have been public libraries in the U.S. since 1778. Read to self-educate. The Internet is awash with information, and public libraries offer Internet access.

Your verve and appearance is another personal responsibility. If you want decent employment you need to dress above what the business expects. Wearing the latest fads is rarely going to get you consideration.

“You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.”

Stay off social media.

“Facebook is a psychiatric dry erase board that screams, ‘Look at me. I am insecure.’”

To be perceived as intelligent, sound intelligent.

“People judge you by the words you use.”

Practice proper language skills and discard eliding enunciation. Surround yourself with good examples to emulate.

Obama’s solution of taking from those who have, to give to those who haven’t, is nothing more than legalized theft. It is a form of Socialism. It is immoral to penalize those who have achieved. Likewise, is a so-called minimum wage. The marketplace will determine wage levels based on your value to a company.

“A wise government shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.” – Thomas Jefferson

Stop looking to others. Your future is up to you.

Ken Schaefer

Sharpsburg



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