All people are created equal...until they make too much money...then they are WAY better than everyone else and everything they earned was solely due to their hard work and smarts and had nothing to do with anyone else and they shouldn't be bothered with our little people problems and they shouldn't have to pay taxes, in fact, we should pay them taxes for their generous job creation-awesome-ness.
This statement - as the sarcasm I'm sure it was intended to be - is one of the BEST things I have ever read regrading this topic.
Some people act like this statement is the truth, but it's a complete lie.
No one is better than anyone because of the money they make or have.
Many people earn or have a lot of money and did not work hard for it or deserve it.
Rich people aren't entitled to ignore the rest of society, especially in terms of taxes.
Creating jobs for others doesn't mean you are a good person or are entitled to anything.
Funny how you assume this.
It's not an assumption. If you have ever absolutely needed to rely on government programs, there is no way in h*** you make the statement you made - unless you're either incredibly ignorant or incredibly stupid and ungrateful.
Maybe I was out of work, with two kids (and a wife) to feed, and I stomped around to multiple job fairs and temp agencies and four-interviews-in-a-day.... and GOT A JOB. I got unemployment (which was essentially my own money) for four months. But I looked for a job EVERY ******* DAY.
Lots of people look for jobs every day. Many get them; some do not. Regardless, with your attitude about government aid, you haven't struggled to the level where you'd need it (rather than just "your own money" from unemployment), because if you had you either wouldn't have this attitude or you'd be among the most ungrateful people on the earth.
Let's give some of them the benefit of the doubt and say 50% are actually actively searching for a job, and are willing to work for $10-15/hour.
I think I'd be hard pressed to find very many people who are currently unemployed who wouldn't work for $10-15 per hour, especially if it's full time with benefits. In fact, I know a number of people who have part time jobs or without benefits or who make less than $10 per hour who would LOVE to take those jobs if you were offering them, and those people are just people I personally know.
One of my old college friends makes $7.50 per hour working at a fast food place part time. He's looking for jobs every single day and can't find anything despite the fact that he has a college degree. Just a wild guess, but he'd grab a $10 per hour full time position in a heartbeat.
Your numbers are ridiculous.