Regardless of any article and it's stats. The average man or woman's gripe about the lack of employment is a valid one. If you cant pay the rent or mortgage, that is devastating. Making an income, receiving some form of income is critical to enjoying even simple things. When bills are paid for me I have better peace of mind. Nothing is going off, like the lights and nothing is being lost like the house. Getting the OPM ( other people's money ) a pay-check is hard. Making it work and be a viable means of meeting ends is daunting sometimes. After everyone finishes dipping into your income. Not much is left. Thus the STRUGGLE! First ( government ) taxes off the top, then other bills due that also charge ( government ) taxes, then more ( government ) taxes at the store on everything you buy. Hands grabbing and taking, before you even get it. Then they are reaching in before you can put it in a pocket, or cash it. Employment is crucial, but getting above this tax scheme isn't impossible. There is a way. I will wait. I know several others who may contribute the answer, and its always have been available to every citizen. The tax system was not written for everyday individuals. We hold up the entire ( atlas - holding up the world) structure. A corporation gets to write off all expenses. Every employees salary is a loss, and being written off. All capital equipment desk, lights, company party, every expense is written off. While they gripe about giving the average Joe a raise.