Unions are part of the problem for sure. Unfortunate that in most cases the laziest, most childish members cause the most problems. I’m salaried and have worked with unions for many years- at least in Indiana most members are hard working, God fearing people. They do care but their voices are drowned out by those with all the leverage- The Union leaders and those with enough seniority that they have much less to lose.
But there are major problems with the corporate types as well. We just had a plant closure in nearby Ft. Wayne (the few jobs that relocate, go to NY, however). We were purchased by a competitor. The now ex-CEO was showered with 47 Million in cash and severance. The same man was insisting for years that we weren’t for sale. He was working again within Days.
I servived by getting to transfer to another division. I saved all my vacation because I saw it coming. The company that gobbled us up claims they cannot pay out 80 hours of my vacation. I have to wait until my employment is terminated to receive (with zero interest of course).
47 Million. Let that sink in. 7 million in severance…. Sad. Things are just way out of whack. Severance should be funds workers need to provide essentials their families need during potentially long stretches of unemployment- or funds that may be needed to retrain or as savings when only lower paying jobs are available.
My prayers go out to all these families- they are ripe for the dependency trap.
 February 12, 2016 at 9:39pm
RINO Indiana governor Pence response:
My administration is fantabulous. All kinds of businesses want to come here. Carrier wants to relocate due to the over regulation eminating from DC…..!
Yea, perhaps, but Congressman Pence didn’t do much to shrink government when the opportunity arose, he jumped at a promotion to the governor’s mansion. Does governor Pence support an article V COS where a balanced budget amendment would starve the regulatory beast? Crickets…. Then he expands Medicaid. Caves of religious freedom. He’s terrible. Due to generous county tax abatements, he should thank taxpayers for most of the jobs that do come.
Way to take credit for good yet shirk responsibility for the bad, governor… Typical politician.
May 21, 2014 at 12:31pm
Too bad Senator Paul seems to be a one trick pony these days. The loss of liberties will happen regardless of NSA or drone policy due to our insane accumulation of debt. The moment he endorsed McConnell, he became married to the establishment. This is just senate kabuki that will amount to nothing meaningful. He could’ve made a difference, but he decided to fall in line.
May 24, 2013 at 10:42am
Perhaps he could dedicate more of his energies to public service (i.e. reading the bills) vs. attending anti-semitic sermons. As a brain-dead liberal, nothing good would probably result from his effort but at least he wouldn’t be an overt sponsor of evil.
May 16, 2013 at 10:08pm
Not veteran but certainly agree Dublinthewagons. A US Marine holding an umbrella? Those are the type of duties reserved for Marines guarding the tomb in Arlington. I don’t care if it’s Lincoln resurrected- no Potus should accept this honorable but undeserved gesture. I was repulsed by the image. Leave that to a secret service guy. They are responsible for Potus safety anyway.