posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 07:32 PM
Originally posted by kozmo
This is getting tiresome to have to explain over and over and over again to those too thick-headed to understand. But alas, I will take one final
stab at it.
Perhaps if you mastered a less condescending tone more people would make it past the opening lines of your explanations? Just a thought.
That said. True. There is a difference between the private and the public sector. However:
Why oh why did corporate masters get to take billions in bonuses in the same year that they nearly destroyed the economy of this country? Why because
it was in their contracts. Legally binding contracts. And, "no" their pet politicians told us, "we couldn't ask them to not follow their contract,
that would be down right UnAmerican!"
Fast forward a year or two and they can ask everyone else with a contract to open it up. Renegotiate what has already been negotiated. Suddenly it's
not UnAmerican anymore? Or it's just that they are asking different people to do it this time. Wallstreeters are still taking home pick percentages
on deals that the rest of the country and the world has had to absorb. I know, I saw a friends hot new sport car this past weekend. It's sweet and I
suppose I am happy for him. But it isn't right. Not if the same people who are going to protect them are going to try and crush the little guy.
Oh, and as far as the lack of corporations being the elephant in the room while discussing the Public Sector.
You might want to look into how often top ranking individuals jump back and forth from government to private industry. Goldman's and the Treasury and
Monsanto and the FDA are good places to start if you really don't know.
The right to assemble. The right to free speech. Two plus two equals collective bargaining.
edit on 28-6-2011 by watcher3339 because: typo
and there's probably more!