Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 2 a.m.
To me, the most disturbing fact of American life is that large numbers of poorly educated people, especially the young, are not in a position to take part in the American Dream.
The well-off of our society are doing better than ever. Thanks to the Federal Reserve, if you had the means to buy the Dow Jones Average in the first year of the administration and the guts to sell it now, you would make a 100 percent return on your money. If you have the means to qualify for a home or auto loan, you will be able to save about half the interest payment that you would have been making in 2008.
I am amazed that it’s so easy for politicians to write off the undereducated. The poor get food stamps, housing vouchers and free health care, but that’s not the American Dream.
Politicians are so bound up in their own versions of the truth that they want to outlaw jobs that pay less than $9 an hour; jobs that might suit the poorly educated. Additionally, taxes such as Obamacare add to the expense of hiring poorly skilled workers.
If these self-serving politicians really wanted to help the poorly educated of this country, they would immediately abolish minimum wage laws nationwide. Let’s let more people find employment, learn job skills, and get a start toward the American Dream.
And it’s time to let the well-off fend for themselves.