Saturday, July 24, 2010


Not only is this man a pig and a corporate shill, but he voices the thoughts and attitudes of the most porcine of the arrogant affluent right. Do we have a rope and a handy lamppost?

“Writing at the American Spectator yesterday, former Nixon speechwriter and TV personality Ben Stein downplayed the suffering unemployed Americans are experiencing by writing that the people who are unemployed right now are “generally people with poor work habits and poor personalities.” He claims the unemployed are Americans with “unpleasant personalities…who do not know how to do a day’s work “: The people who have been laid off and cannot find work are generally people with poor work habits and poor personalities. I say “generally” because there are exceptions. But in general, as I survey the ranks of those who are unemployed, I see people who have overbearing and unpleasant personalities and/or who do not know how to do a day’s work. They are people who create either little utility or negative utility on the job. Again, there are powerful exceptions and I know some, but when employers are looking to lay off, they lay off the least productive or the most negative. To assure that a worker is not one of them, he should learn how to work and how to get along — not always easy.” 

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Anonymous said...

The worry is that this idiot is not in the minority in the US or the UK. We have developed into a have and have not society both sides of the water and those who have appear to believe every body else are wasters.

The divide gets bigger and we lost the revolution!

Lefty said...

Not yet we didn't, comrade. Not yet.

peterrocker said...

I am reminded of that wonderful Iris DeMent song "Wasteland Of The Free" & one line in particularly

"The poor have now become the enemy"

This jerk off Stein should be shot with his own excrement

Anonymous said...

You people are gullible idiots. This text is about as relevant and accurate as the so called Andy Rooney rants that my backward relatives forward to me. If you believe this, send me money and I'll persuade someone to increase your entitlement benefits so you can lay around on your ass and be drain on society.........oh, wait a minute, that would make me a democrat, and for that my father would disown me. dumbasses