3:51 PM yesterday
commented on If You Read One Story Before the End of 2013, Make This It
When Balio starts sounding reasonable its time to realize something is really really broken.
Liberal group think did this, as usual, the unintended consequences prevailed.
There are no answers left but to pay people salaries to create help organizations to look into how to house, feed and educate poor people in one of the most expensive cities in the world. So lets raise taxes to pay for this! its not like there is anything else that needs to be done.
If every bleeding heart in this thread who wants to save this child took in a family thats being held up by social services, or sad individuals camped out in the hobo jungle or their cars, we could have this solved in no time. But people don't want to fix it, they want a huge bureaucracy that created this problem, to move it out of view, using someone else's money.
People need to stop the kneejerk awww poor peoples lives suck gawking, and ask what problem your trying to solve. You want little dietpepsi's life to be better? get her away from her toxic family and adopt her. Don't want to break up her family cause its sad? too bad you can't have it all.
commented on The Philosophy of Ayn Rand Doesn't Work in the Real World
@12 nails it, executives are paid top salary's because we are told its the only way to get qualified candidates, they are offered golden parachutes and bonuses regardless of performance, and outcome. Sure they only get the double salary if they build business, but they still get paid either way.
College sports coaches are the same way.
This is the American caste system.
commented on McDonald's Advises Its Employees to Tip Their Au Pairs
@2 Has anybody yet pointed out to you that minimum wage jobs, by virtue of being minimum wage jobs, are poorly paid positions? Or do you just choose to ignore that in favor of shaking your tiny fists behind a filter?
There is a serious fault in your logic there.
commented on Russian Hands on Your Medicaid
@11 and others.
Its shockingly easy to have your assets wrapped up in LLCs or shell organizations for tax purposes. My last accountant visit it was suggested I should start a minimum of 5 as an individual to lower my taxable income as much as possible. This reminds me of one of my favorite quotes.
" Taxes are for people who can't afford accountants "
commented on Slog Poll: Leaf Blowers, Yay or Nay?
If leaf blowers are outlawed, only outlaws will have leaf blowers.
people already use them outside of noise ordinance hours, and blow leaves into the street causing clogs and flooding ( which is illegal )
I have never heard of a ticket for either item, so making it double illegal will totally help.
commented on Hood vs. Hood
@5 its a weak straw man "district 5" never had anyone arguing for them in the past, the only difference is they will in the future.