To the editor:
Scott Rothschild’s story, “Jenkins’ remark about unemployment rankles” showcases some of the reasons for rankle: biased reporting, fallacious reasoning that panders to the bias and indiscreet thinking. Congresswoman Jenkins’ comment on the face is true. “Right now we have people who are happy to collect unemployment and not work. We have a problem with people working the system.” Of course that is true! Change starts by facing the facts; fraud is a fact that can only be rooted out by exposing the abuse, telling the truth. Thank you, Lynn.
I am sickened by the typical smug deflection Tobias Schlingensiepen expressed, “Nobody is happy to be unemployed.” And then the inference that to think so is to be disconnected and devoid of a compassionate nature that only the liberals (with other people’s money) exhibit.
My hope is that, over the past four years, the American public has wised up and is able to discern fact from fairy tale. I hope we can hear the falsity in words like these.
This election season, logic is sorely needed to recognize the blatant bias of our media and to see who is trying to have a serious conversation about serious issues that face us all. Waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars is as relevant as it gets with a $16 trillion deficit, and I appreciate any official that intends to take that one on! Gross mischaracterizations need to be challenged by a public that is paying attention — this time. It is our government.