Sorry for the late post on this but I work in retail and my hours are haphazard. In any case, it was on a Sunday News Program where I heard Congresswoman Katherine Clark say that we need more “quality jobs” in the United States of America. I don’t mean to single out Congresswoman Katherine Clark at all on this. I’ve heard countless Democrats say similar things countless times over the past 40 years, in their attempt (I would assume) to offer remedies or point to caused of the wage stagnation that the working class has suffered though for over four decades now.
Unemployment is what, under 5%? That would mean that 95% of us have jobs and I can only assume by Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s remarks that the reason our wages suck is because our work is not of a quality high to demand higher wages. We all must have “non-quality jobs”. To her, and those in her camp, we all need different jobs, quality jobs! Of course the questions in my mind regarding such a statement are many, but I will limit them to two:
1. If we all left our non-quality jobs for better paying “quality jobs”, who would do the non quality jobs that we are already doing?
2. During the government shutdown, it was revealed that many people who have jobs working for the federal government did not have wages sufficient for them to save for an emergency of this sort and it was mentioned over and over that so many Americans are living “paycheck to paycheck”. Apparently for many, working for the US government it not a “quality job”. Why is that?