If you have a job, your sole concern should be whether or not you are doing that job to your boss's satisfaction and in accordance with the laws of the land. You should not be concerned with what Fred and Mary down the street think you should be doing while at work, or about to "borrow" business or shop supplies and sell them to Elias. You should be DOING YOUR JOB.
The "job" of a CEO is to maximize company profits and long-term company survival chances for the owners, without getting him/herself or the company in trouble by breaking laws and regulations. If he/she fails to do that, the Board of Directors (or the owner, if the firm is privately held) should fire the CEO and hire someone who can do the job properly. Nothing else matters. A CEO who unnecessarily antagonizes the government or the unions is not doing his/her job, but the key word there is "unnecessarily". Sometimes it's necessary to tell the government and/or the union where to get off.
If a company with 100 employees has only enough work to keep 75 of them busy and no reasonable expectation that the workload will increase, why should it continue to employ 100 people?
Similarly, if a city's Streets and Sanitation department gets new garbage trucks which can be operated by only one city worker, why should the city continue to staff each garbage truck with four workers? Why should it take 6 men leaning on shovels, one man shovelling asphalt, a dump truck driver, and a crew chief to patch a pothole? Those are YOUR employees wasting YOUR tax dollars, and your city's mayor should be acting like a competent CEO, cutting those jobs, and decreasing your taxes.
funny..the link on original thread still works..will try again..http://www.thestreet.com/_yahoo/story/11046400/1/blue-states-dont-buy-american-cars-poll.html?cm_ven=YAHOO&cm_cat=FREE&cm_ite=NA
dons, trickle-down economics is real and the consequences of its implementation have been disastrous.
But merely repeating the words progressive, big-gov lefty is saying nothing. In fact, the govt expanded greatly under Bush. So even the term "big-gov lefty" has no real meaning any more.
>Businesses are created to provide a service or produce something that others want or need and do it efficiently and to make a profit. They were not established to be Big-gov lefty welfare agencies.
Big-gov lefty Commiecrat Progs on the other hand have established themselves as a pack of thugs designed to produce absolutely nothing except debt and to insert themselves into every aspect of our lives, our families, our communities and our businesses.
Welfare State: Handouts Make Up One-Third of U.S. Wages
Food stamps use at an all-time high.
Misery index at 26 year high.
Gasoline costs 2x as much as it did in Jan/2009.
Food prices hit highest level in twenty years.
And, Barack Hussein Obama II has a plan for "Winning the Future".
Ransacking/plundering the USA is more like it.
Be thankful Progs. Without the private sector producing you parasites will die off.
I see dons is rambling on again about his "big-gov lefty progressives, yada, yada, yada."
dons, you never address the point being made and you never say anything of substance. You simply repeat the standard right-wing talking points and propaganda. Do some independent, critical thinking for a change, please.