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Thoughts of a middle aged man…..1 November 2012

This morning I read rather an interesting post on Facebook written by a young woman expressing her feelings about the unemployed, it made me think. I have to wonder if zero unemployment is at all feasible, are there actually enough jobs available out there to theoretically wipe out unemployment, or is it a fact of life that we will always have unemployed.

This brings me to another point, the statistics of the unemployed. For those of you who do not know I was unemployed for a few months this year, however as Brian earns marginally too much for me to receive any benefits I was never one of the statistics. How many others like me are there? Not to mention those who may or may not be unemployed, however they have never registered to vote, but that is another argument altogether.

Anyway back to this young girl, she suggested that the unemployed should not be entitled to vote in any election, now while I can see her point that begs another question. Given that I was unemployed but was not eligible for benefits, in her world would I be entitled to vote? Where would you draw the line between the unemployed or the “idle”, and I do not mean that in a derogatory way, who could and could not vote?

I was made to feel like the 50s little woman stuck at home looking after the house, but I wanted to work, the thought of being “kept” by Brian was alien to me. I am and always will be my own person. Now I am starting to sound like a suffragette.

This young woman made many other interesting points, some I agreed with and some I did not, but I will leave that for another time.

Thank you for reading.

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