This Thursday will spark another round of protests attacking fast food chains like McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, and Walmart for not paying a higher living or minimum wage to employees. Under current federal law, employees making minimum wage earn $7.25 per hour, which for a full time employee averages $15,080 a year minus overtime. The argument for a higher living wage is not one based on math, worth as an employee or a higher total output for the employer, but on fairness and entitlement. Union leaders and political activists, who provided the majority of the paid protesters on Black Friday against Walmart, seem to think very little of the “poor” helpless people who have jobs this holiday season. [Read more…]
With Republicans and Democrats at each others throats over three different political scandals the only common ground I can think of is Anchorman 2. If both parties in Washington can distract Rand Paul for maybe a day or two, I think government intervention to push the release date for of this movie is our only hope.
I hear people everyday not interested in anything going on in Washington and see these three serious scandals as a child’s game of “we just did it because the other party did it when they were in power.” The emotional maturity of a kindergarden student with ADHD is more than a generous comparison for our elected leaders. If you want to use government and use it in a powerful and abusive way, come together and push forward the release date of Anchorman 2.
Here we go again, with another ban on sugar and carbonated beverages by Mayor Bloomberg of New York City as well as a ban on large-size sugary drinks; no more extra larges or super sizes meals; which will make my wife happy.
So here Mayor Bloomberg goes again with another ban by the intervention of government if and only if it is approved by the Board of Health. I am very thankful we even have a sepertaion of powers in these areas as well.
Or do we?
OK. Reading this headline got me excited mainly due to curiosity and then outraged because I really do care about the education system in the United States. What could have this school done? What laws did they break that caused a 15,000 fine? Were drugs being sold in the school? Did another teacher have a sexual relationship with a student? Was the principal or teachers in the school turning a blind eye to some kind of corruption or possibly involved themselves in some sinister plot?
At first glance, I thought maybe the $15,000 fine was due to the useless AIMS testing that school administrators fear and maybe tried to bump up their scores for David High School to continue to receive allocated government funding. All of my guesses were wrong; very wrong.