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Thursday, October 27, 2005
  WAKE UP AMERICA


<>What should the country make of the unfortunate news this week regarding the treatment of employees in America?

1. Delphi/GM...the demand is that wages for regular (union) employees are slashed by 2/3rds to $9 per hour.

2. WalMart suggests that unhealthy people shouldn't be hired due to the increase in costs. Another memo suggests that people with seniority are no more productive than someone who is newly hired. (no longer on the web).

Can't figure it out? Let me help:

1. We are a country that can no longer afford to pay most of our people a living wage.

Why you ask?

Well the answer has much to do with Walmart and China. We, American companies, consumers and workers have all had successes and failures during this time.

· We, American companies, have been moving jobs off-shore, for cheaper wages for many years. Some fail.

· We, American consumers have benefited from this arrangement with cheaper prices. Most benefit.

· We, American workers have gained and lost.

· We, American consumers and American companies are hitting the point of equilibrium...the point where lower prices will hurt everyone.

Think of it. What prices are beyond off-shore or immigrant cost reduction? Healthcare, energy, education and government.

How will the new American worker afford to live in his own country? How will he pay for healthcare? Who will pay for his retirement after the companies declare bankruptcy?

We won't get paid more than Walmart wages...and Walmart now wants to limit it's employees to only the healthy...well it seems that they'll have an increasing pool to employ..yet a decreasing pool that will be able to afford...even Walmart.

We, our republican govt has squandered any chance that we might be able to afford the transition from high wages and benefits to Walmart wages for all.

Wait till the populist rage descends on the teachers, nurses, police and most other govt employees...then we'll know our place in history.

 
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
  Denied an argument at Wizbang

Argument:

Should FEMA step in where local direction is lacking?

Given:

Mayor Nagin and Gov Blanco did not perform their duties.

Response:

By Wednesday, at least, someone with clout in the present admin should have taken action.

1. The MSM did an amazing job providing footage and commentary for all to debate the issue.

2. Let's all chip in and buy FEMA and the ADMIN some TV's.

Blaming Nagin and Blanco for failure does not dismiss the terrible lack of coordination and direction from the Federal Govt.

Read FEMA's press release BEFORE the storm hit.

Here's a quote from Brownie on Aug 28th:

“There’s still time to take action now, but you must be prepared and take shelter and other emergency precautions immediately,� said Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response. “FEMA has pre-positioned many assets including ice, water, food and rescue teams to move into the stricken areas as soon as it is safe to do so.�

They will also:

The funding and direct federal assistance will assist law enforcement with evacuations, establishing shelters and other emergency protective measures.

In case there is still any doubt...Brownie provides the rope and makes the noose:

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), today urged all fire and emergency services departments not to respond to counties and states affected by Hurricane Katrina without being requested and lawfully dispatched by state and local authorities under mutual aid agreements and the Emergency Management Assistance Compact.

“The response to Hurricane Katrina must be well coordinated between federal, state and local officials to most effectively protect life and property,� Brown said. “We appreciate the willingness and generosity of our Nation’s first responders to deploy during disasters. But such efforts must be coordinated so that fire-rescue efforts are the most effective possible.�

Well coordinated...hmmm...seems like a pattern.

EVEN THIS VERSION WASN'T ALLOWED.

Argument:

Should FEMA step in where local direction is lacking?

Given:

Mayor Nagin and Gov Blanco did not perform their duties.

Response:

By Wednesday, at least, someone with clout in the present admin should have taken action.

1. The MSM did an amazing job providing footage and commentary for all to debate the issue.

2. Let's all chip in and buy FEMA and the ADMIN some TV's.

Blaming Nagin and Blanco for failure does not dismiss the terrible lack of coordination and direction from the Federal Govt.

Read FEMA's press release BEFORE the storm hit.

Here's a quote from Brownie on Aug 28th:

The quotes were denied.

Damn...now Wizbang is unable to host a decent argument. What's the problem????

This is what I received:

Your comment was denied for questionable content. The following text, "t..." is not allowed.

What the hell is "t..."?

Well coordinated...hmmm...seems like a pattern.

Check out my site at:

http://mywag.blogspot.com/

It's not just about taking down Bush or Republicans

An example:

If I'm watching a football game and I see a call that goes against my team...

1. If I thought it was a bad call...I complain.

2. If replay shows it was a good call...I don't complain.

Point: If there was less dogmatic, partisan whining about legitamite calls against the team...maybe the country would function alot better.

EVEN THIS WAS NOT ALLOWED:

Wizbang...what's up?

How about a little detail in the denial of post.

This is what I got from Wizbang:

Your comment was denied for questionable content. The following text, "t..." is not allowed.

No further detail.

My argument was to suggest a view other than from the primary post.

UPDATE:

I haven't reviewed this yet...time constrainsts.
 
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