Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Rambling Through the Left-leaning Press

"Starbucks spars over union"...(Headline, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tuesday, February 17, 2009 http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/400295starbucksunion17.html)

Committed left-wing supporter of Democrats and President Obama, Starbucks CEO, apparent anti-union Howard Schultz, is reaping what he helped sow. The even-further left Industrial Workers of the World, professed anti-capitalist and pro-worker, wants to "take possession of the means of production, abolish the wage system, and live in harmony with the world." Sounds like the Democratic Congress! An IWW leader is quoted as saying, "It's a problem [Schultz' anti-union, pro-"partner" mantra] because it means that whoever (sic.) runs the company believes they (sic.) know what's better for their workers than their workers." Sounds like the Democratic Congress criticizing the American citizenry. And by the way the IWW doesn't like traditional unions which focus on negotiation and bargaining. Well, under Obama and the Democratic Congress, unionizing will soon in all likelihood be a walk in the park. So, Mr. Schultz, enjoy as your once-gigantic investment in Starbucks evaporates like Carnation milk.

"California on fiscal cliff", Page A6. Seattle post-Intelligencer, Tuesday, Febraury 17, 2007 http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/400360califbudget17.html) Yes this is a prelude to the United States of America, also run by Democrats.

And for Katrina redux: "Education chief faces decisisions" (Page A6, same paper, same edition. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/400357education17.html) Congress doubles the budget of the U. S. Education Department by spreading $100,000,000,000 "emergency" aid for unionized public schools and left-leaning colleges. There is absolutely NO WAY this money can do any good thrown around in this bureaucracy. Might as well simply give it to ACORN. And most of it is for the disabled and disadvantaged; what? nothing for those who are exceptionally capable to contribute to society? No, they might not vote Democratic. Congress does, of course, penalize those who might be able to lead the banking system out of its present problems (because some might be Republicans.) Congress constrained "pay for performance" -- incentive comp -- for those who will manage the institutions which need "bailout" money. Doesn't matter if they had the reins during the fall, they can't make much money by turning them around. Sure, Congress, they'll pitch right in! Oh, I noticed, Congress that you all just got raises.

All in all another depressing day for the future of the United States, being managed by the International Workers of the Congress.

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