Much of politics is manipulation of others to achieve goals. So conspiracies abound. They may be between and politician and any group or groups. Often it starts in the media. Often the media is tasked to change the way people think about a subject. Lately it’s been the unemployed. The unemployed – a victim of government failure? Not anymore.
Did it start last week with Ben Stein badmouthing the unemployed? Maybe that didn’t mean much – after all, who listens to Ben Stein? A trickle to turn into a wave of blame on the unemployed? Then the prez gives us an example of an unemployed person. Leslie Macko,it seems was fired for drug related crimes. C’mon, the White House is so incompetent that it doesn’t check out backgrounds? Of course it does. Is the SS going to let a criminal near the President? Is “SETUP” one word or two? Is the message that unemployed are drug abusing criminals? Now the IRS reveals that millionaires claim unemployment benefits. The sleazy millionaires feasting themselves at the teat of the body politic? What’s next?
My money is that the media is working to build a hue and cry from the public to get congress to cease extending unemployment benefits. After all, we got people to kill all over the world and that costs money.
My ears are tuned for the dynamics awaiting us as the media increase their call to stop the lazy, drug addict millionaires from taking any of our tax money.