Spangle: Work Isn’t Welfare

So if you’re “the rich” that could afford a ticket, this guy thinks you should have your money stolen by the venue to pay for “the poor.”

As a person that works in industries based around entertainment and advertising, I am completely sympathetic to people in a panic right now. I am building a business, and I don’t have months of salary stashed away for a job loss. That still does not entitle me to other people’s money. It’s a catalyst to take personal responsibility a little more seriously and plan better.

Work isn’t a welfare program. You trade time and work for money. If you’re not working, then an employer shouldn’t be forced to pay you. Your general welfare is your responsibility, and not the responsibility of taxpayers or employers. If paid time off of any kind is important to you, then negotiate that before you voluntarily agree to accept employment. The idea that someone else has to be responsible for our financial well being is childlike thinking and leads to the personal financial crisis that most of us are facing. The panic of not having income should be the catalyst for personal growth, not political action.

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Chris Spangle is the publisher and editor of We Are Libertarians, a news site and podcast that covers national and Indiana politics from the libertarian perspective. Spangle previously worked in marketing for the Englehart Group on behalf of the Advocates for Self-Government. He also served as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana and producer of the Abdul in the Morning Show. He now works as the web director of a nationally syndicated morning show.

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