Sunday, March 15, 2009

A New Wall In (New) Berlin

Isn’t it time that business started showing they are community-friendly, living wage friendly, long-term sustainability friendly?

New Berlin has passed a ban on government-mandated wages and benefits for private employers.

"Ald. Dave Ament said the ordinance was needed 'to send a message' to existing and potential city businesses that the city is business-friendly."

So it seems being "business-friendly" is at odds with being worker-friendly. Can a business be good for a community if it's not good for it's workers?

As usual (and part of what got us into our present mess), government should not regulate anything. We all need to bend over (as Rush Limbaugh would say) and take it from our unregulated, free market master.

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