‘Work is a beautiful thing’: Powerful 60 second video renews Americans’ pride

Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe teamed up with Wal-Mart to make a compelling video describing the most basic commodity of humankind — labor, and the dignity it provides.

Whether it’s digging a road-side ditch or solving a problem in quantum physics, the nobility of labor offers a satisfaction and fills a need that can’t be replaced by free health care or an EBT card.

It’s the sense of satisfaction a farmer gets at the end of the day while gazing on a freshly-plowed field, the way a factory worker feels seeing a pallet of newly-manufactured goods or how a writer sees his own words on a once-blank piece of paper. The response is the same: an inward smile at realization that “I did that.”

Black residents reject Trader Joe’s because it would attract too many white people

Although President Obama continues to tout the number of jobs he’s created, the fact is, the labor participation rate is at its lowest since 1978, when Jimmy Carter was president, according to CNN/Money.

There are over 1 million fewer people working today than there were six years ago, according to CNS News.

The Affordable Care Act is going to cost an additional 2.5 million American jobs, according to recent Congressional Budget Office estimates.

Rather than argue with its figures, the Obama administration has been spinning the Congressional Budget Office report as a good thing — to allow Americans to spend more time with their family, to engage in the arts or to just relax.

But that ignores the truth of Rowe’s closing words in the video: “Work is a beautiful thing.”

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  • twmon9816

    Work, labor, self reliance. All like kryptonite to our current leaders.

    • diana harrell

      You are 100% right. The Clock Is Ticking!!!!!

      • matism

        Hopefully this country’s “Law Enforcement” will recognize that before the time comes. If not, many of them will pay an appropriate price for spitting on their very oaths of office to the Constitution.

  • obadiahlynch

    ACA isn’t going to cost 2.5M jobs; it’s going to allow. 2.5M people to quit jobs they don’t want. Thus potentially opening 2.5M jobs for people who DO want them ..

    • Beverly Golato

      We don’t need to open jobs we need to create jobs. By your thinking the numbers don’t change just the faces of Americans working. ACA is fundamentally created to bankrupt the US. If you bankrupt the insurance companies you basically lose 16% present of our wealth. Not sure of the percentage but it’s close.

      • obadiahlynch

        I like to focus on one thing at a time. Currently I’m focusing on the erroneous 2.5M lost jobs claim.
        .
        ‘Bankrupt the insurance companies?’ Really?

        • l penn

          YES REALLY,,, DUH!! that has always been ole barry the Illegal Socialist pres plan! Hello, anybody home up there??!!

          • obadiahlynch

            Sigh. So you’re not going to focus on the erroneous 2.5M lost jobs claim. Can’t say as I blame you — it’s sort of embarrassing for your side.
            .
            Do you realize the insurance companies essentially wrote this thing, and that their profits are guaranteed? No matter who goes bankrupt, it won’t be the insurance companies.
            .
            No, you don’t realize that, do you.

      • l penn

        that was ole barry the Socialist’s plan from the start!!!

    • RedDog

      Looter.

      • RedDog

        My apologies…I should have said idler.

        • obadiahlynch

          Either term would have been wrong. Silly name-calling is for children.

          • Albert Nelson

            Sez the punk calling people 12 year old children.

          • obadiahlynch

            This blog does seem to attract a young demographic.

          • matism

            And the chimp suckers.

          • obadiahlynch

            Cool — Sunday morning and you’re already drunk! You win for today.

          • cumiadom

            Are you by any chance trading posted comments for EBT?

          • obadiahlynch

            Anyone who understood ebt wouldn’t ask that. It’s be fun to get paid to post, but sadly, I’m doing this out of altruism — someones got to set you bizpackers straight.

          • cumiadom

            Oh, I forgot. You must be really an expert in EBT. Aren’t you?
            Why don’t you try symbiosis instead of parasitism? It’ll give you a sense of self worth that you’ve never experienced before in your sorry life. Altruism my foot.

          • obadiahlynch

            ‘Forgot’? You’re using the word wrong.
            .
            Yes, I am an expert in many fields. For example, I know enough to know that no one gets paid in EBT credits for posting on the interwebz. You seem to be confused regarding the system.

          • cumiadom

            Of course, you’re the only sober one. You don’t drink alcohol. Only Barry’s KoolAid.

          • matism

            Well actually, it ain’t Barry’s “KoolAid” that he’s drinking. More like his fresh-brewed hot black tea, bro!

          • Ole Man

            You’ve got a real thing for chimp dicks.
            I’d say you’re a true “animal lover.”

          • matism

            Not anywhere near as much as chimp suckers such as you.

          • cumiadom

            Stay around this blog and if you make a big effort (with the help of free lobotomy paid for ACA) you may one day recover your mental health.

          • obadiahlynch

            It’s gotta be Bloody Marys, this time of day. Or maybe Irish coffee but you don’t seem very caffeinated if you get my drift.

          • RedDog

            Life, liberty and the pursuit of consequence free self indulgence personified.

          • obadiahlynch

            ACA doesn’t affect me. I don’t think either one us knows what you think you mean here.

          • RedDog

            If you use dollars, or otherwise live, work, get medical care, etc in the US it does.

          • obadiahlynch

            ‘Consequence free self indulgence’ yeah, I’m pretty much thinking you lost your own train of thought back there.

          • RedDog

            Help is available…just Google “free on line reading comprehension help”.

          • cumiadom

            You’re so naive that don’t realize that even you will be affected. Who’s going to pay the taxes to cover your entitlements when the whole nation goes bankrupt? Duh

          • obadiahlynch

            My taxes may go up slightly. I’m cool with that, as a thoughtful citizen who wishes to strengthen the nation’s future. The nation is not going to go bankrupt over ACA.

          • cumiadom

            Sharia Law doesn’t affect you either. You won’t get punished for pedophilia or zoophilia (your favorite activities) and don’t need to worry about being decapitated for drinking alcohol because you only drink Barry’s Kool Aid

          • obadiahlynch

            LOL

          • l penn

            In the case of you Mindless obamabot Idiots, the terms are Truth, Not Silly!! Of course you and your Illegal Incompetent Socialist pres are Allergic to TRUTH!! I have neither the time nor desire to respond to Idiots of your ILK, so just wallow in your Swill and Mire, with your pres and his Cronies!!!

          • obadiahlynch

            Normal people don’t use grammar like yours, nor do they do the weird capitalizing thing. Have you been drinking, or do you have a congenital issue?

          • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

            Normal, educated people do speak like that, but you wouldn’t know would you?

          • obadiahlynch

            Maybe they do, where you come from. Where I come from, the bar for ‘normal, educated’ may be a bit .. higher.

    • eaglestalon

      Wrong moron, it will mean 2.5 MILLION more parasites sucking up tax payer money in the Obumbler tradition.

      • obadiahlynch

        ‘Parasites’? ‘Obumbler’? What are you, fifteen?

        • matism

          No, he simply doesn’t have that chimp dick stuck all the way down the back of his throat like you.

          • obadiahlynch

            LOL bizpac — home of the classiest posters on the internetz

          • matism

            LOL HuffPo. Home of the Chimp Talking Points.

          • obadiahlynch

            That just makes no sense. Are you you raiding your parents’ liquor cabinet or something?

          • matism

            At least I’m not brewing me some fresh hot black tea like you, bro!

          • Doug

            Thank you matism for that wonderfully descriptive phrase. Be in extra early for elementary school tomorrow.

          • matism

            Suck on, chimpy! Burn in hell where you belong with your pig buddies.

    • AtlasObjectivist

      LOL, we have to eliminate the jobs before we create the jobs. Kind of like, we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it. Who talks like that, can you believe he is actually serious? You have love the socialist liberal mind, always good for laugh.

      • obadiahlynch

        If you’re a Russian speaker who’s mastered English, I congratulate you on your language skills, if not your critical thinking skills.
        .
        If you’re a native English speaker I can only say, you aren’t very clear minded or well spoken.

        • tedlv

          Atlas, I think that means she disagrees with you. I thought your writing and message were quite clear.

          • AtlasObjectivist

            Thanks tedlv. Funny, I heard some liberal pundit on the a news show today saying the same thing. They must have all been issued their talking points for the weekend.

        • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

          Perhaps you lack reading comprehension skills.

          • obadiahlynch

            Perhaps, but evidence would indicate otherwise.

    • cumiadom

      My friend, I’d like to help you very much. Unfortunately, even with so much good will, stupidity and idiocy can’t be fixed. Please don’t embarrass yourself parroting a narrative of an impostor that wants to destroy the wonderful nation where we live. Entitlements from cradle to grave is going back to enslavery.

      • obadiahlynch

        Having health insurance does not make you enslaved. Come on people; get a grip! Sheesh.

    • Richard F

      Exactly, Now I can retire early, not depend on my employer to have insurance and become a snow bird between NJ and Florida. What’s wrong with that.

      • obadiahlynch

        Yup. If you can afford to retire, but were staying because you could only get health insurance for your job, now you can leave. If you want to be a snowbird, feel free — now you can.
        Hey, that’s, like, the opposite of ‘enslavery’ innit?

    • l penn

      so WE can take care of the obamabot PARASITES who don’t want to work??!!! Obamacare is an OBAMINATION like ole barry!!

      • obadiahlynch

        No, so people can buy insurance and take personal responsibility for themselves, like the Heritage Foundation and Mitt Romney intended when they wrote the plan. What is WITH you people. Jeesh.

    • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

      WRONG, it’s going to destroy more full-time jobs. Most people want to work, but their employers are cutting hours so they don’t have to comply with the ACA expensive insurance. People will need multiple part-time jobs to make ends meet.

      • obadiahlynch

        My first Real Job, not paper routes or bucking hay but a normal college job, I was kept to 30hrs a week so my employer wouldn’t have to pay me benefits.
        .
        This was in the 80s.
        .
        This is not new.

      • obadiahlynch

        You don’t know what the CBO said. You don’t know your freshman Econ. You learned all you know from right weenie blogs. You are unqualified to comment.

    • ¿ɟʇʍ

      And those 2.5 million people will no longer be contributing to the tax base, but will still be getting free healthcare. Who pays for that? The government?
      The government can only only transfer money from taxpayers. They don’t have any money otherwise.
      Can’t wait till November when the Dems lose the senate and 2016 when they lose the White House.
      First course of action. Overturn Obamacare.

      • obadiahlynch

        No, they’ll be buying insurance. That’s different.

        • ¿ɟʇʍ

          Do you not understand the article? There is an incentive for people not to work so they can get free healthcare.
          What part of that do you not understand?

          • obadiahlynch

            I understood the article. It’s simply mistaken. The ACA is not going to cost any 2.5 million jobs. That’s an error in reporting.

          • ¿ɟʇʍ

            Seriously? The 2.5 million number is a direct quote from the non partisan congressional budget office.
            You need to stop listening to Jay Carney and Rachel Maddow.

          • obadiahlynch

            No, that is not what the report said. They expect a reduction in hours as people voluntarily leave. That is not the same, in any way, as 2.5 million jobs lost. I’m not sure where you get your news, but maybe you should try some Maddow or Carney.
            .
            Personally, I just read the CBO report. I guess you could try that, too.

    • ¿ɟʇʍ

      Would that be the 11 million illegals that Obama wants to legalize taking those 2.5 million jobs?
      I’m really glad American citizens are stepping aside to allow lawless illegals to take their jobs.

  • GPM

    Google, Work is Our Joy and watch the video about fisherman on the lower Columbia River.

  • disqus_XeFVQf2YXo

    to all those who feel Obamacare (ACA, as you pundits call it now) will have a beneficial impact on the American economy, you needs lessons in the economic structure of free enterprise.. It will cost jobs and make rich people who invest in Insurance corporations even richer…

    Many, many Americans are being abandoned by healthcare with no reasonable alternatives..

    Except for revolution……

  • RedDog

    “From each according to his abilities…”

    Even Marx liked work (well not for himself…but you know what I mean).

    The Dems and ACA are even more bat sh@t crazy than Marx.

  • seazen

    You need to actually do a little more research and thinking before jumping on the most recent false claim that ACA will cost jobs in the manner in which it is being claimed. Again taking single sentences out of context regarding a complex study as the basis of proclaiming a “fact” is typical of what goes on every day and what makes Fox and other propaganda machines tick.
    And to have Wal-Mart sponsoring something about the nobility of “work” is ludicrous. If they believed that, they would pay their employees a livable wage (like Costco) and pocket a little less themselves.

    • AtlasObjectivist

      We are going to end Obamacare, although it looks like it might do itself in first.

    • tedlv

      Were the article and video about healthcare? I missed that.

  • woofpacker75

    Dang! That’s GOOD! Glad I already shop at Walmart. NO plans to quit, especially NOW. Another good reason (besides ObamaCare, Benghazi, IRS, NSA, FEMA, TSA, GSA, EPA, Fannie, Freddie, Fast & Furious, my God where does this list end) to vote out sleazy-weasel Democrats who promote laziness and gubmnt handouts to buy votes from uninformed voters.

  • Herman Vogel

    There is Nothing more rewarding at the end of the day then to look back and see a mile of fence, a steel building, a stone wall or a building wired and lit because YOU made it happen. NOTHING!!!

    • Doug

      And it leads to a good night’s sleep.

      • Herman Vogel

        And more productivity the next day. thanks.

  • Jim

    “nationalism is a pox on humanity” Albert Einstein

    • Albert Nelson

      What is globalism then?

      • Jim

        That would mean that your humanity is not defined by geographical borders.

      • Sniper GammaRat

        Albert, I think he did not know the Einstein context. He referred to Nazism. :))

  • Sniper GammaRat

    Bring back the country. Not Global rule.