"I am entitled to my entitlements" is a direct quote from a Canadian member of Parliament - MP - who was caught with both hands and a leg in the cookie jar, having run up $435,000 in travel expenses in one year.
It is an icon for the various factions "fighting" for what is "theirs" whether it be free housing or a bail out for GM and the world's bankers. The game has been shifted through the collective dumbing down to a 144 character crawl across defining most issues. It has gone from "what's mine is mine" to "to what I say is mine, is mine."
The corporate socialists who demand tax breaks and bail outs use fear as their main weapon: "too large to fail". The labor left uses intimidation as their primary weapon...give us what we want or we'll put you out of business, which really is killing the goose.
Here, today, there is no school because in the name of "the students" teachers have withdrawn their services because they want smaller class sizes. This is, in any logical society, is as much extortion as "too large to fail".
The strike was invented by Masons and their laborers in the middle ages, a secret society controlled all building and if you did not pay them what they demanded, as much as one and a half pennies a day!, your castle simply never got built.
I suspect big corporate figured out how it would work for them in WWII.
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
Can someone tell me what an appropriate wage is for someone who flips burgers, pops a wire basket of fries in grease, or sits at the driveup window taking money or credit cards and asking "Do you want sauce with that?"
No prospering and growing economy can rely of a large segment of its population entering and staying in minimum wage jobs for their entire working lives. Anyone who aspires to a full life of working at Burger King deserves to make minimum wage plus whatever minimal increases one receives year over year.
Instead of pushing for businesses to be saddled with saving the livelihoods of people, why don't you push for government action on the decay of the manufacturing economy that has not been replaced by equally well paying jobs. If you want to pay more for things, why don't you push to pay more for all the products you import from China and southeast Asia so those products can return to being produced inside America.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
A fellow Democrat is leading BK to an inversion with Tim Horton's to avoid paying US corporate taxes?
Why is it that the market based laws of supply and demand escape so many?
Why is it that intervention by government or unions in an attempt to subvert that law is always counterproductive escapes so many?
Burger flipping is at BK is worth what customers are willing to pay for a Whopper, no more, and the market has pretty well set that compensation rate.
It's as if the view is some can mandate market parameters, which is usually decided by the market realities, to whatever is desired, rather than what is realistic. So they proceed with doing that, and then are surprised when the market reacts, often in a negative way - such as installing computer kiosks rather than hiring fast food cashiers.
If there were ever a case of continuing to do the same thing and expecting different results, these actions of some would have to be included.
Nancy Pelosi said: “We have to pass it, to find out what’s in it.” A Doctor called to a radio show & said: "That's the definition of a stool sample"
"Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket," Barack Obama January 2008