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Are they -- right that being said let's switch gears you all remember during the campaign that was it's repetitious video with Mitt Romney saying that there 47% of Americans were dependent on the government.
And they'll never not be dependent on the government will -- Galloway was -- fine reporter out of Washington DC.
He's got a -- running on -- foxnews.com.
-- going back to a University of Ohio Ohio University economist Richard better is saying that the people who are hooked on government aid.
Are ultimately fueling unemployment.
This bad economy to Jim I want first ask you what are your thoughts well.
This this is it -- Richard bettors is a well known conservative economist and this is this is an argument that if that people who didn't been critiquing the welfare state with her for sent here eighty years and during that time I'm back to the first aid to families -- the dependent children 1938.
There has been this culture of -- there's been a little labor force participation rate which is really the best single measure.
You know who's working in the united even better than unemployment simply registers.
Are you over sixteen and are you are you not a work force.
That number's been going down especially in the minority community to a sort of a catastrophic level well below half and then end of -- -- -- -- Labor probably don't work force is not working.
That's pretty astonishing and you won their four looks -- causes and is this is the fact that.
Welfare benefits and other things are.
Enticing people not to worked -- Charles Murray.
The well known economist and social pundit wrote a book about this thirty years ago called losing ground which I think was -- major landmark in our understanding of this.
What -- what's -- the underclass -- this culture of dependency.
I think this is -- further indication that there's a continuing problem.
Well Julie Adam -- -- response -- -- -- he can't point to single cause.
There's a lot that goes and unemployment and -- probably are lazy people out there and once they figure a way they can exploit the government are not coming off the rolls.
I'm sure there are also happen to know a lot of people unemployment some of them are related to that are desperately looking for job and and camp finally -- so I think it's really unfair to tarnish everybody with -- -- anybody sitting unemployment.
Is doing it because of the fact that they just don't want to work -- you know I don't -- person you know anybody who's sitting there eating bon bons and gleefully cashing their checks and you know -- getting your -- -- everybody I know -- -- -- -- desperate to get a job for their unemployment benefits run out so.
-- day you know -- don't late this whole.
Painting with a broad stroke than anybody.
You know -- that a fair enough NN I think some figures cannot in this report.
That if you -- to fill every vacant job right now he's still have about two thirds of the people on the unemployment rolls who still wouldn't.
Have a job there's something like five at this statistic with -- four or five people applying for every one job out there that's.
Tremendous and those of us were lucky enough to have I think forget that there are.
Really more than 10% of the people are unemployed right -- or we're just.
Desperate desperate for work and these are not people who are sitting there that say bon bons and getting their pictures.
Desperate to get their kids so.
It's -- And immoral -- a fair fair a fair enough then.
And -- will run out of time here let's.
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