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Work Ethics

Since the advent of our social welfare programs, lazy Americans have been enabled to a tragic level. For example, my friend Ed has filed for disability which he is more than entitled to. He not only suffers from painful arthritis but has also had a stroke and experiences chronic, random seizures. He is in the CWEP (Community Work Experience Program) and by continuing to work for this program, he receives Medicaid, housing, general assistance and food stamps. This is pretty much the only way for him to receive these “benefits”.

He has worked only two jobs in his entire life; one for 18 years and the other for 13 years. At his present age (55), his work ethic is twice as strong as some people who are half his age. Meanwhile, other recipients of benefits use the system, refuse to work and have a sense of entitlement. The bottom line is that there are people who want to work and can’t and there are also people who should work and don’t.

Mark Mazur

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