Sunday, May 17, 2009

Retirement: An Antiquated Notion

Even though corporate welfare exceeds social welfare and even though our private sector's inefficiencies and mismanagement has destroyed the world economy, somehow our budgetary problems are always the fault of unions and public sector employees. We must stop them. Elected officials that do not want to impose more burdens on all the lavishly rewarded public workers cannot be taken seriously in their budget-reducing measures. The answer to our problems is to make livable - yet hardly extravagant - paying jobs less so by encumbering them with additional retirement and medical expenses? What if America actually practiced, and exported, an employment model of a livable wage, guaranteed health care, and a modest retirement package? I'm surprised the all-knowing market hasn't incentivized, naturally and magically, such common-sense human decency.

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