If capitalism had a mantra, it would not be, as we’d like to think, “survival of the fittest.” It would more likely be “a day’s work for a day’s pay.”
That considered, I don’t know how we all missed—and we are, after all, hardworking, hard-thinking Black people—the fact that when we notice those massive Tea Party gatherings, they all seem to be happening during the workweek!
I live in Rockland Country, New York and I know I’ve seen a bunch of those white OGs gathered together shouting and mad.
This one particular time, I rolled down the window of my car and screamed at those people (I’ll get into what I screamed in a moment, as it is relevant) but it’s funny how even as I screamed something that should have logically led to this particular blog, I was actually just screaming it to be mean and wasn’t even thinking about the ramifications of what I was saying.
I scoured the internet a little bit earlier looking for Tea Party unemployment numbers. The best I could come up with was some angry white man’s estimate that approximately 60% of Tea Party members are unemployed.
Even extreme unemployment estimates only put the national number at 20%. The number that the government reports is only 9.5%.
This means that a Tea Party member is anywhere between 3 and 6 times more likely to be unemployed than any other American.
Why, how are these people supporting themselves? you may ask.
Well, they’re getting unemployment benefits, Medicare, social security, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if more than a few of them were collecting welfare.
But wait, you may say, aren’t all of those social programs?
But if they’re collecting money from the government’s social programs and they’re unemployed, doesn’t that make them…?
That’s why I love my Black people. I don’t have to tell you anything. You can figure it all out on your own.
But in case you haven’t figured out what I screamed the last time I passed a group of Tea Partiers, it was this:
“Get a job you bums!”
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