Glad to see you back! We missed you! I think government is doing their best to make life rough for businesses, with more and more rules and regulations all the time. Why do you think California is losing businesses, who flee to more business-friendly States? When businesses close, people lose their jobs, then who is left to pay the taxes so the State can spend it?
Here in Michigan, Gov. Snyder cut biz taxes and he also cut the state EIC and our economy has been slowly coming back. There's talk of him maybe running for prez, but we here in Mi. are in talks now of raising the sales tax because global warming has caused our last two winters to be two of the coldest on record which has in turn ruined most of our roads, and of course it's nearly impossible to cut entitlements, so they're looking at the sales tax, which won't bode well if he does decide to run.
I'm not comfy with the idea of welfare recipients repairing bridges and highways, if a Welfare client is qualified to do that work they're probably either already working or disabled and can't work
I've never understood that thinking. Why should they not have to work if they're able bodied? It might help improve their self esteem, and minimize the anger you see when they feel life hasn't treated them fairly.
Great idea...on paper and I helped get it off the ground.
It went like this: Vancouver is hosting the Winter Games 2010. There are billions and billions being thrown around for 200 miles of highway through the most challenging terrain on the Pacific Coast, a sub way, skating ovals and, of course, the Olympic Village. And that was this great idea. Make a percentage of the work force people on disability, street people, as laborers and traffic directors etc.
Hmmm, great idea did not allow for drug use, alcoholism and all the **** that got them on disability in the first place. Long and short of it was the developers eventually paid them to stay away; there were accidents, problems, mistakes and the village barely opened on time.
I ran a "social enterprise" company, a registered not for profit for the purpose of creating jobs, regular jobs for those very people. And that was the biggest prob\lem we had, not showing up. When they did, wham! they worked and then some. However, along the way I learned that you have to use an entirely different set of managerial tools and have a system to counter no-shows. And forget profit, if you do not have the not for profit status you die.
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt