Definition of work ethic:
the principle that hard work is intrinsically virtuous or worthy of reward.
We have to stop paying people not to work! America is getting lazy, relying on the government for a pay check! Whatever happened to ‘earn your way’? I have worked since age 8!!!!! From mowing lawns, shoveling snow, two paper routes, picking rock in farm fields, weeding corn and bean fields, custodian, washing school buses, buying my own car in my senior year, earning enough money to go to radio/tv school. We are training people that the government is god. If you know me at all, I have a big heart for people. But I have a hard time with people that are lazy. Too much of America has a very poor work ethic! Sharon and I are tipping people more than ever because they are the ones that deserve our thanks, the workers that are picking up the slack because the business is short staffed!
So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away. 2 Peter 1:10
In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty. Proverbs 14:23
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:23
America has so many government programs that hand out money, too many, more than Carter has liver pills. America is sinking so deep into the red it is horrible. America is training people they do not have to work! Uncle Sam will take care of you!
Love on all those working more than ever!!! Thank them!
Way to many able body Americans are not working because they have chosen so.
With the unemployment rate at 5.8% and around 42% of the population fully vaccinated, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released updated rankings for the States That Are Recovering the Quickest From COVID-19.
To identify the states that are having the most successful recoveries, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 21 key metrics. Our data set ranges from the share of the population fully vaccinated to the real GDP vs. pre-COVID levels.
|Recovering the Quickest||Recovering the Slowest|
|1. Iowa||42. Washington|
|2. Nebraska||43. Arizona|
|3. Alaska||44. Montana|
|4. South Dakota||45. Delaware|
|5. New Hampshire||46. Pennsylvania|
|6. Utah||47. Georgia|
|7. Kansas||48. Louisiana|
|8. Connecticut||49. Oregon|
|9. Arkansas||50. West Virginia|
|10. Idaho||51. Michigan|
Note: Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. ET on June 7, 2021.
To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit:
Q&A with WalletHub
How does a state’s public health recovery impact its economic recovery?
“A state’s public health recovery is essential for its economic recovery. The biggest factors hurting the economy are restrictions on businesses and high unemployment, both of which are a direct result of necessary public health measures put in place to curb the pandemic,” said Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst. “As COVID-19 cases and deaths decline in a state, the government can loosen restrictions and businesses can hire more as a result. Prioritizing vaccination will speed up the country’s public health recovery, which in turn will accelerate the economic recovery.”
Why are some states able to recover from the pandemic a lot faster than others?
“There are many reasons why some states are able to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic faster than others, some of which are that certain states have done a better job of minimizing COVID-19 transmission and have vaccinated residents at higher rates,” said Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst. “A state’s climate can have a big impact on its recovery, too. States that are warmer, like Florida, allow people to be outside more easily, which gives extra protection to the elderly and other vulnerable demographics. This has led to an economic boom for warmer states, and as people consider where to relocate after the pandemic, climate and tax rates will be among the biggest factors in their decisions.”
Why does Iowa rank as having the quickest recovery from COVID-19?
“Iowa ranks as having the quickest recovery from COVID-19 in part because it is one of only three states in the country that experienced an increase in small-business work hours compared to pre-pandemic levels,” said Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst. “Iowa is one of only eight states in which no hospitals reported having supply shortages in the past week, too, and it has one of the lowest shares of COVID-related doctor visits in the past week.”
Why does Michigan rank as having the slowest recovery from COVID-19?
“Michigan ranks as having the slowest recovery from COVID-19 in part because it has some of the highest COVID-19 hospitalization and positive testing rates in the country,” said Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst. “Michigan has seen one of the biggest declines in real GDP due to the pandemic, it ranks as the seventh highest when it comes to the share of hospitals reporting supply shortages and has one of the highest rates of COVID-related doctor visits in the past week.”