But “Fight for 15” right?
Oh thank goodness, the public pension unicorn has come to save us!
Many people still don’t know that the bailout of GM and Chrysler was about bailing out politically important UAW union members with your money as much as it was about bailing out of 2 inferior car manufacturers with your money. (Though I must admit I had a Town and Country van that was pretty good – mostly. Not like my Honda, but still pretty good.)
For years prior to the 2008 Crash financial people had hemmed and hawed about the unsustainability of the auto worker’s pensions.
Some real truth embedded in this meme.
This seems fair.
Innovators subsidizing the market laggards is not a recipe for progress.
Unions are so often tied to this sort of stuff. Why is that?
Police reform means reforming police unions and their contracts. There. I have just mentioned the unmentionable.
Public unions of all kinds are the biggest funders of the Democratic Party. Democratic politicians, but also many Republicans, are afraid to take them on. But if we really want to make policing better, open discussion about unions and union rules is essential.
Here is what President Obama told the press on July 10 during his meeting with Prime Minister Rajoy of Spain:
“Just as my hope would be that everybody involved in the Black Lives Matter movement,
It happens. Probably quite a lot. As we watch the current strife in the country we should consider that no one has a lock on the truth. As we watch people rail against one another. As we watch people say absolutely stupid things, like for instance this congressional staffer who said that cops were shooting black men “for sport.” (That helps things) We should consider why it is that we have so many laws in the first place.
This is a big problem people. Businesses are increasingly getting addicted to the government extracted money which comes from you and me. (And from our children and their children’s children.) Good to see even the folks at Harvard getting hip to this. Now if we could just reduce the key to crony capitalism, the thing which insulates these businesses from competition and which costs consumers billions, crony government. (And really there is no other kind.)
And the robots will only get better and cheaper.
Again we ask how it is that the SEIU and the other unions agitatiting for a radically higher minimum wage don’t understand that they are putting people out of work?
My bet actually is that they do understand that there will be big job losses but that they figure in the short term in states like California and New York there is hay to be made and perhaps new union dues to extract.
“What about us brain dead slobs?”
“You’ll be given cushy jobs.”
– From the Simpsons Monorail Song
This project is more about people getting paid than about getting people from place to place.
This guy (or someone like him) should set up one of these in Washington DC. I’ll bet it would do serious business. No joke. I’d go on it and I go to DC all the time. Just start at the Watergate and work one’s way to the Capitol.
As for Chicago it’s pretty amazing the amount of corruption which comes from the place. Some people even believe that Nixon would have been president in 1960 if it were not for vote rigging in the city.
“The precipitousness of the political debate is a little scary right now,” said Jim McNerney, who served as chief executive of Boeing Co. until last year and as chairman until February, at a recent industry conference.
“Anti-business” and “anti-market” are 2 very different things.
Many feel frustrated these days. There is the sense that there is an agenda and that everyday people are not part of that agenda.
Many people have been under considerable economic pressure since the Crash in 2008,
My family is full of teachers. I respect teachers. I value what they do. But let’s get real here. This – as my old buddy might say – is “a straight up jack move” from the unions. This is theft from the taxpayers. Sorry. I know your union “negotiated” the pensions with politicians which got money from your union but it is just stealing with the veneer of bureaucratic legitimacy. You know it. We know it.
The median household income (total) in Illinois is $54,916.
Cronies, be they folks at Boeing or at the SEIU want to set the rules but they don’t play by the rules.