Monday, September 22, 2014

Workplace Violence

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2014/09/birmingham_police_on_scene_of.html#

A recently fired man came back to his former employer and murdered two people and then killed himself.  No one else was injured.  There are several things this points up about today's American society we need to better about.

When employees are fired it can be devastating.  We need to do a better job of providing people with resources when they are let go from work.  They need counseling to insure their mental health.  They need to be shown the resources available for job searches, unemployment insurance and other government and private aid.

We need jobs in America.  We still have a high unemployment rate and a high rate of people who have stopped looking for work.  If we had a labor shortage instead of a labor surplus then everyone would have work, people would come off of disability, welfare and other public assistance programs and work in the private sector.  We need to kick out the illegal aliens and stop more from coming here.  We need to bring jobs back from overseas, lower corporate taxes so companies don't have to move away.

We need to provide better workplace security.  We need more armed guards in places where firearms are no permitted and we need to allow workers to carry guns to protect themselves if they can't work in a secure environment.  If a disgruntled fired worker can kill people easily, then terrorists certain can do so too; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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