Jobs are important to family, economy, nation

2013-03-22T00:00:00Z Jobs are important to family, economy, nation
March 22, 2013 12:00 am

The individual who wants to provide good things for his/her family can be devastated when unemployed. The psychological and emotional stress can be demoralizing. It is not good for a person to be unproductive. Jobs are most important to the family.

The economy is another victim of unemployment. When people curtail their expenditures, there is less demand for goods and services. This means more layoffs, a shorter work week and unpaid leaves.

We do not see bread lines or soup kitchens because of Social Security disability income, extended workmen's compensation, unemployment checks and food stamps.

The economy suffers because of the loss of earned income. This means less tax revenue, which means there is less money to pay for the above subsidies.

Our nation is affected since it must borrow and print more money to pay the bills each month.

Jobs are the most important to families, the economy and the financial stability of our country.

- Harlan Swift, Valparaiso

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