commented on May Day Reading
Does Freidman even read his own newspaper? The Times has had a series of columns on how unaccountable corporate board members and CEOs are. They aren't paid on performance - anything but. And some of the most productive, hardest working people make very little money. The system is rigged by and for the protected class. There's been a lot written about that too, by the Times' Hedrick Smith and others that Friedman apparently can't be bothered to read.
Friedman, who was a cheerleader for the Iraq War, stating over and over again for several years how in six months, we'd be around the corner in Iraq. Talk about lack of performance - yet he's still got his cushy job.
As far as 401(k)s - they've been a tremendous failure in providing for retirement - it's a form of glorified gambling. Moving from pensions to 401(k)s has simply moved money from the working people to the very rich, widening the gap between the very rich and the rest of us.
commented on Rally in Olympia on Friday to Fight the Beer Tax
I'm not surprised that the commenters in favor of this tax shift ignore the fact this would punish our in-state, small brewers, making their taxes much higher than competing brewers in other nearby states, to benefit large out-of-state (or out of country) companies.
I'd expect this from today's Republican Party, but Democrats? I guess it is the same party led by a President aching to cut Social Security, who refuses to prosecute Wall Street lawbreakers because they're too big to fail, and has expanded Bush 43's use of drones for killing civilians overseas.
The Democratic Party of the New Deal and Great Society is dead.
commented on Remember to Turn Your Clocks One Hour Ahead Tonight
I'd be less upset about it if it started the first week of April as it used to. Getting up an hour earlier in March, when mornings are cold and dark, not only is depressing, but ends up using more energy heating buildings. Iinstead of being in bed sleeping one more hour, you need to turn the heat on to get ready for work, school, etc.
Great video, by the way.