I like sitting at home getting paid.
I need to learn how to make vacationing a permanent job.
I GOT IT! I could run for President. He takes perpetual vacations. I know what I must do. lol
COLORADO SHERIFF SAYS DEMS ARE USING SALARY THREATS TO PRESSURE SHERIFFS TO SUPPORT GUN CONTROL BILLS
One Colorado sheriff is claiming that Democrats are pressuring pro-gun sheriffs in the state with tactics he think border on extortion.
In a radio interview with KVOR on Saturday, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said he received an email last week with a threat to stop or stall pay raises to the state’s elected sheriffs if they don’t support Colorado’s pending gun control legislation.
The email, sent from the offices of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, “basically said, Dem. leadership is very upset with the sheriffs and their opposition to the gun control bills,” Maketa said.
He claimed it said the Democrats were threatening to delay legislation that would give the sheriffs a long-delayed pay raise if they continue to speak out against the new push for more gun control laws.
7 SMALL BUSINESSES TELL US HOW OBAMA’S CALL FOR AN INCREASE IN MINIMUM WAGE WOULD AFFECT THEM: ‘BAD, BAD, BAD’
Don’t like Wal-Mart’s wages? Don’t work for them.
What’s that? That’s the only job you can get?
Thank you Wal-Mart.
Well, that’s nice. A wealthy man forgoing more wealth because he didn’t need it. What a good thing for public official to do.
Romney did forgo his Governor’s salary all four years and paid for most of his travel expenses himself. He also didn’t take his salary as manager of the Olympics. Also he donated all of his inheritance to the BYU scholarship foundation.
Sorry what was that about Romney forgoing his wealth. Has Obama forgone his salary?
GET TRAUMA 1 ON STANDBY STAT! NOTIFY THE BURN UNIT WE HAVE A SEVERE BURN CASE INBOUND! lol
Emails: Treasury drove cutoff of non-union Delphi pensions | ( If you are not one of them you get punished. Unions kept their pensions and got a sweet deal compared to the GM bond holders who had first rights)
Emails obtained by The Daily Caller show that the U.S. Treasury Department, led by Timothy Geithner, was the driving force behind terminating the pensions of 20,000 salaried retirees at the Delphi auto parts manufacturing company.
The move, made in 2009 while the Obama administration implemented its auto bailout plan, appears to have been made solely because those retirees were not members of labor unions.
The internal government emails contradict sworn testimony, in federal court and before Congress, given by several Obama administration figures. They also indicate that the administration misled lawmakers and the courts about the sequence of events surrounding the termination of those non-union pensions, and that administration figures violated federal law.
Delphi, a General Motors company, is one of the world’s largest automotive parts manufacturers. Twenty thousand of its workers lost nearly their entire pensions when the government bailed out GM. At the same time, Delphi employees who were members of the United Auto Workers union saw their pensions topped off and made whole.
The White House and Treasury Department have consistently maintained that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) independently made the decision to terminate the 20,000 non-union Delphi workers’ pension plan. The PBGC is a federal government agency that handles private-sector pension benefits issues. Its charter calls for independent representation of pension beneficiaries’ interests.
Former Treasury official Matthew Feldman and former White House auto czar Ron Bloom, both key members of the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry during the GM bailout, have testified under oath that the PBGC, not the administration, led the effort to terminate the non-union Delphi workers’ pension plan.
“As a result of the Delphi Corporation bankruptcy, for example, Delphi and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation were forced to terminate Delphi’s pension plans, which means there are Delphi retirees who unfortunately will collect less than their full pension benefits,” Feldman testified on July 11, 2012.
The emails TheDC has obtained show that the Treasury Department, not the independent PBGC, was running the show.
Under 29 U.S.C. §1342, the PBGC is the only government entity that is legally empowered to initiate termination of a pension or make any official movements toward doing so.
I’m a huge military supporter. De-funding our military is not an option. Ever. We need to inject money into defense and technology to better protect our troops and give them the weapons needed to protect America from threats.
And all of them deserve superb healthcare and pay raise increases. There is something wrong when members of congress have better healthcare and make more than they do.
To the people who criticize Wal-Mart saying they only pay their workers $8.25/hour with little or no benefits…
I once worked at a Wal-Mart Distribution Center and was hired in at $18.50/hour. The $8.25 is for cashiers and stockers. Those are pretty easy compared to a DC job. THAT’S why you get paid that much… your job isn’t that hard and isn’t worth more.
I was an 18 year old high school grad with ZERO skills pulling about $600 per week.
Not to mention the awesome health care plan they offered (which is no longer offered, thanks Obama) and benefits package.
“Oh but it’s non-union!” - It sure is… that’s probably one reason why it paid so much. I am currently in a union and amazingly… I don’t make $18.50/hour. Go figure.
Please take the time to read this.
You - and I - as members of the working class, have never met or even seen a member of the capitalist class. As a result, we have zero everyday experience with what their lives are like and we exaggerate the slight differences within our own class into specious separate classes.
The average construction worker makes $44,000 per year.
An average plumber makes $40,000 per year.
An average doctor makes $211,000 per year. (I averaged over disciplines)
The average lawyer makes something like $100,000 per year.
The average Research scientist makes $80,000 per year.
An average CEO makes $11,500,000 per year.
The average congressman makes, well I don’t know, but they have an average net worth of $29,300,000.
The average income of the top 1% is $1,300,000
The average income of the top 0.1% is $6,400,000.
Lets say you and I are plumbers or similar. How much more do these people make than us?
Doctors: 5.3 times
Lawyers: 2.5 times
Scientists: 2.0 times
1% ers: 32.5 times
0.1% ers: 160 times
CEOs: 275 times
Top hedge fund managers: 25,000 fucking times!
So, yeah, you might know some doctors or something who seem rich as all hell. They live lives of unimaginable luxury while you rot in squalor. When I was in high school the richest family that I knew owned a damn tractor dealership, and seemed to absolutely run that podunk town.
They are richer than you. 2 - 5 times richer, which is about all that you’re ever likely to come into contact with. By the time somebody makes 10 or 100 times as much as you, they’re gone. They live with other rich folks now, and you’ll never see them or even know about them. You think that the class structure you can observe is the real class structure.
It isn’t. The real upper class makes hundreds of times - thousands of times! - as much as you do. Acting like doctors and electricians belong to different class is just false class consciousness. In the grand scheme, there are workers, those who must work, among whom compensation differs by up to 10x, and there the upper class, whose compensation absolutely dwarfs that of all workers (including brain-workers).
Those incomes are correlated with the level of education and risk each occupation entails. An hedge fund manager has to constantly provide positive returns and make the right decision in an uncertain economic environment, while a doctor must make sure their patients remain healthy (enough) to build his/her reputation. Moreover, some of these incomes do not take into account the fact that some of these occupations are part of an association or a guild that sets a price floor on income. Lawyers and doctors both have a price floor on what is acceptable in terms of income.
40k a year is a luxury in itself compared to non-capitalist societies. You can live a good life on 40k easily. Especially if you marry someone else who makes the same amount of money. There’s no problem here. Leftists are looking for a problem where there is none.
40K is “rotting in squalor?” When i was 18 i made $23K and had a house, car, clothes, satellite tv, xbox, playstation, gamecube, over 200 games, plenty of food, a dog, “stuff” AND plenty left over to hang out with friends every weekend. This just sounds like somebody who is green with envy that he cant have a yacht with 10 bikini clad women sipping on champagne as his butler oversees his $20 million mansion.
Shut up, quit bitching, find a job, work hard and MAYBE (if you happen to be good enough at it) you might “make it big.”
Dangerous jobs and pay.
The most dangerous jobs in America are:
- Flight Engineer
- Farmer or Rancher
- Mining Machine Operator
Now, these are very labor-intensive jobs and are held by mostly men. They also happen to be some of the highest paying jobs there are. They pay so much because they are dangerous, not because they demand alot of skill. That is also why a staggering 95% of all workplace FATALITIES happen to men.
Many studies that conclude that men make more than women simply list what a man or woman gets paid without asking “why.” Of course a man working as a logger will get paid more than a woman working as a teacher or businesswoman. Interestingly enough, many of these studies also do not take into account hours worked. Men also account for more hours worked than women.
Anyways, for contrast, the least dangerous jobs in America are:
- Finance and Insurance
- Administrative Support
- Business Operations
- Hospital and Medical
She hasn’t worked a day in her life…
Salary.com has a poll where the work put in by your average stay-at-home mom would equate to $138,000 per year. So get your mom something REALLY nice for mother’s day because you’re really ripping her off. lol
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