Well we saw our political leaders look like total ass hats during the last several weeks. Think about it they have a great health care plan and a salary that is well in excess of 100K but they can’t seem to do their jobs. If you did that type oh behavoir at your job wouldn’t you get fired? So why should they be any different?
Next time you’re at work try busting out with your very own Dr Seuss rendition of Green Eggs & Ham while something serious is happening and see how that works out. Oh and then talk your coworkers into just not working and tell your employer they still have to pay you. See how that works out too. Good luck!
22 Billion dollars killed by stupidity and nothing to show for it. Sad!
Top restaurant CEOs paid 788 times minimum wage, data show
Chief executives at the nation’s top restaurant companies earn more in a single morning than the average minimum-wage cook, dishwasher or server does in an entire year, according to research from the Economic Policy Institute.
Last year, head honchos at major eatery chains reeled in $11,884,000 on average, including options, according to the institute. In 2008, they made roughly $3 million in overall compensation
Full Story: http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jun/28/business/la-fi-mo-restaurant-worker-ceo-pay-20130628
When I read stories like this it tells me how disconnected the executives are at these companies. When many of their workers make about 15K on average it shows the lack of sense when it comes to taking care of the people that help make an executive wealthy. Many of these workers get government help because they don’t make enough to live on their wages. I would pay a little more for my food if I knew that the money would help low paid workers make a better living and get off the government hand out train.
Strike away food workers!
Photograph by Scott A. Miller/AP Photo
Really? Someone that is building the biggest home in America, a 90,000-square-foot $100 million mansion is worried about the Obama administration and their policies. Here is another of the 1% that does not support America, they support themselves and the greed machine. If you have enough money to have that kind of home don’t you think you can give some back to the great land and people that put you in that home? What a total piece of crap.
Just stuff that I come across on the Internet that makes me sick! Can’t the 1% just suck it up and pay their fair share. Mark Cuban said he has no problem paying higher taxes, same with Warren Buffett. This guy doesn’t deserve his good fortune. Make sure to read the articles and the letter he allegedly sent to his employees and feel free to put in your 2 cents, if you have that much left after the 1% gets their share.
The 90 Day “Serve Your Country” Plan
Here is what I propose. In order to be a politician in a high office (from City Council Official all the way to the President) I feel you should have to live as a struggling voter for no less than 90 days. Why not? Most soldiers do a 4 year term and many Soldiers, Fireman and Police officers risk their lives in the line of duty. So when they say “I serve my country as a public servant” well, put your life where your mouth is.
Let’s start with this in the 90 Day “Serve Your Country” also if your family is dedicated to the American people they will participate also.
- You get to live in a “the projects” style city housing unit with many other less than fortunate individuals. Basically, the poorest sector we can find in your area. Perspective is everything.
- You get to live on welfare or unemployment wages for those 90 days, let’s be kind and throw in the minimum amount of food stamps for that area.
- You must get involved in your local community and bring some kind of positive change to the area in that 90 days. We’ll come up with more specifics later but please feel free to submit your ideas. Using your special skills you should be able to help many people in 90 days. More specifics to come later.
- You must not get any special treatment because of your status or outside help from anyone that you knew prior to the start of this program.
If after 90 days you still have a positive attitude toward helping the American people, you created change in that local area, and most of all completed the program then you will deserve my vote. Oh, and every time you go for re-election you must do this program in the poorest area under your guidance and you get to double the time that you had done on the prior round, so the second time would be 180 days.
I think this program would really bring home the term “Serve my country in the public sector” I also feel it would weed out many who are just in it for the perks and not for the actual job of making America better. I bet that Congress would get more work done too as they would have a better perspective and shared experience.
As another addition to the program. If you have more money than a middle class citizen. Like many of the politicians have millions of dollars. The people could set specific goals. If after the end of their term they do not fulfill their obligation then all of their personal wealth is forfeited and distributed among the people for the area that they represent. I think that would also keep those that in the long run use our political system for personal gain.
Some examples of some requirements might be (keep in mind this is a work in progress list):
- Cut the unemployment rate in half by the end of your term.
- Reduce non-essential government programs that are not producing a positive effect on America.
Look for the term “Government Waste” on my blog or the Internet you will find many of these types of concerns.
- Reducing the deficit for the area that they govern (if applicable).
- Balance the budget for the area that they govern (if applicable).
Also all Government representatives have the same type of health and retirement plan that the common Americans do.
I would like to add more detail to this as I go. I think it’s fair that if you get to benefit from the tax payers you should understand what it is like to be a less than fortunate common poor tax payer. Please provide your feedback.
Okay, it’s Soap Box Saturday. Looking again at the people that run or are running influential parts of the country. Look at the list. Now ask your self. Do you really think that these people know what it’s like to be an average American or that they are truly helping Average America? Or are they just helping themselves to more money?
I’m not saying that success is bad. I just find it hard to believe that these type of people really understand what it is like to live as an average American and create policy for average Americans. Like the chart says, I had to omit Michael Bloomberg as his wealth overshadows these filthy rich people to the point that they look poor. However, please note where the current Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney shows in the chart. Anyone like to put their 2 cents in?
Hearing what he had to say on rape and then his apology commercial running several times a day earns him the TOOL of the week award! However, even though he is a huge idiot on the subject and openly admitted he was wrong the guy has balls. Giving the finger to his own party and pretty much telling Romney, Ryan and the RNC to suck it! Well, he has shown for now that he’s not backing down just because he said something really stupid. Good for him. Now Todd go and get your ass kicked in the election. Unfortunately the choices are Todd and Claire. Either way I think a floating turd might win.
Form the Slatest: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/08/22/todd_aiken_paul_ryan_missouri_senate_candidate_confirms_vp_asks_him_to_quit_.html
—He admits that he got the medical facts wrong when he suggested over the weekend that the “female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” in regards to pregnancy from rape. “I was misinformed and I recognize that,” Akin told Lauer after the host told him that his medical facts were “just plain wrong.”