posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 08:12 PM
I think there is no shortage of threads discussing situations where Uncle Sam is paying more to mothball a place than they are to operate it. Or how
they are closing down things to make life harder on Americans.
Here is something to consider: the employees who aren't working are still being paid. I mean, sure some of it may be retro'd once the shutdown
ends....but they will still be paid. Even though they are at home sitting on the couch.
How many of you could have your employer close down shop but still pay you? I mean, maybe some have "nice" bosses who would do that....but it is
not smart business.
And that is really the point here: its not smart business. I run a business owned by someone else, and a common thing I will tell someone is, "That
is an irresponsible use of ownership funds". In this case, you and I are the "ownership". That is OUR money that they are paying themselves to
not work by their own choice. And they are also paying all the paychecks for the furloughed employees. THey'll make sure that all the payroll and
benefits is covered, no matter what.
Meanwhile, what about the housekeepers at one of the hotels that services the Capital? How about the dude selling hot dogs on the street? Do you
think THEY are still being paid?
I see ATS in particular, but Americans in general, beginning a movement of the working class. This should have been expected as the disparity in
classes grows, there will be more poor to feel disaffected. It was a stupid plan by whoever concocted it, and it would behoove the wealthier to
figure out ways to fix this problem (or run the risk of the disaffected deciding to just take their wealth in an uprising).
So pay attention to this. There are working class people suffering for this shutdown. But the ones causing it have their own umbrella. Let them eat