THEY are taking YOUR job away!

That’s what the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue resident said to a group of his supporters — otherwise known as the”deplorables”, the “base”, the “knuckleheads at the end of the bar.”

“THEY are taking YOUR job away and sending it overseas.”

Mmmm…I have two questions.  Who is “THEY”?  The 20 Democrats who are vying to occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?  The socialists who are frothing at the mouth to dismantle Wall Street and open up gulags for unrepentant capitalists?

Oh, I think I know.  The infamous THEY must be the people who started the companies and created the jobs in the first place.  In other words the free enterprise folks.  Am I mistaken to think that particular group has been historically Republican? Why would the people who need the votes of the “deplorables” want to take their jobs away from them and as a result cut off the hands that feed them?

Maybe, just maybe, this group really does believe in “free” enterprise. They must think that they are “free” to open a company where they want and are “free” to hire who they want and are “free” to pay them what the market will bear.  They have obviously taken this whole “free” concept to a new level to think that they are “free” to move a company if they wish and are “free” to hire people who are able to do the same job for less.

What sillies!  Free enterprise, the national mantra, doesn’t actually mean “free” in the deplorable brains.  Unless the deplores (shorter name, less typing) want enterprise to be free when it benefits them!  That must be it.

Then there is that bit about “YOUR” job.  That has really got me to thinking.  I looked over the Constitution very carefully and I can’t find an article, amendment or even a sentence that guarantees a job to any individual or group or city, county or state.

I always thought that the only individual who actually owns a job is the person who was free to start the enterprise in the first place. Everyone else is paid a salary for doing work. If the free enterprise follower decides you are not wanted then the enterpriser is free to fire you or lay you off or downsize you or…you get the idea.

Are THEY taking YOUR job away?  Seems the thing taking anyone’s job away in a capitalist society is the messy “free” part of free enterprise.

As Kris Kristofferson wrote and Janis Joplin sang, “Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.”

About nhbrownlee

Advertising copywriter, Creative Director and state of New York college professor. I love true stories. Who doesn't?
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