Monday, March 23, 2009

Yet Another Anecdote From My Fascinating Life

Many, many years ago I worked for two summers at the Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio.

Cedar Point (used to, anyway) recruit employees from colleges in states near Ohio - they rarely hired anyone actually in Ohio. Why, you ask? Well, because that way all of the hourly employees (of which I was one) could be classified as migrant workers. You got no benefits, they had no liability if you got injured on the job, they could fire you for any reason or no reason at all, and they didn't have to pay minimum wage.

Now, it wasn't entirely sucky. They would have each recruit sign a contract specifying their duration of employment. If you completed your contract, you got paid a quarter for every hour you had worked, bringing your hourly total to 20¢* over minimum wage. At the time that wasn't a bad deal at all; a nice little 'retention bonus' that surely did help back on campus. Which nicely brings me to the point of this (are you fascinated yet?) anecdote.

Contracts are legally binding agreements and must be honored, even contracts with migratory workers and eeee-vile investment professionals. What the House did with HR 1586 IS a Bill of Attainder, meets every definition of ex post facto law, and is being utilized as a distraction from the utterly incompetent performance of the Obama administration.

Damn near everything our government does is just wrong. That's not a new thing to the current Congress and administration, of course, it's just so much worse at this time. All of our roosting chickens have come home with bird flu, so to speak.

Lest you think I'm just a Rebel Without A Solution, here's my handy-dandy 5 point solution to our economic and social woes; there's a little somethin' for everyone:

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1. Congress: Institute the Fair Tax immediately. Then see Point 3 below.

2. Judiciary: Restrict the Federal Government to only those actions enumerated to it in the Constitution.

3. Legislators And Assorted Aides: Out of shame for your collective venality, gross incompetence and breathtaking corruption, resign your offices post haste. Please give serious consideration to moving to Mexico, where opportunities for such as you abound.

4. Electorate: Quit voting for RINOs, Socialists and other assorted loons.

5. Obama: Take your TelePrompter, your fishmonging CoS, and your entire Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time Administration and just...go.

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There you go, glad I could help!

*Edited because, .20¢ is not the same as 20¢. Yeah, I know. Estoopid editing tricks.

3 Comments:

Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

An excellent plan; you're such a giver...too bad almost nobody will heed your sage advice. (At least until they feel as threatened as those targeted AIG execs...just sayin'.)

Hmmmm.

Perhaps we should start running bus tours of politicians' and judges' homes.

3/23/2009 11:07 PM  
Anonymous SillyBlindHarper said...

Cheers, Brenda!

I've been thinking about you lately. Happy to see that you've got the gobm'nt squared away for us.

I didn't even want a d@#M%! pony!

*sob*

3/24/2009 12:02 AM  
Blogger Machinist said...

Any life with you as a major character will be fascinating indeed.

3/24/2009 3:34 AM  

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