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 host of the Chris Spangle Show, History of Modern Politics, and Liberty Explained, podcasts on the We Are Libertarians Podcast Network. He is also the co-host of the Patdown podcast, a comedy podcast with comedians Ms. Pat and Deon Curry. Chris Spangle has been podcasting since 2007, and now teaches podcasting at He also hosts the public affairs radio show “We Thought You Might Like To Know...” on Indiana radio stations which focuses on nonprofits.

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