Sunday, November 27, 2011

Job Creator - a euphemism for rich person

Check out the Urban Dictionary definition. It's pretty spot on for the political use of this term. Like its big brother, trickle down economics, it's covering up the base term greed. Sure, businesses create jobs -- in some other country where the wages are just pennies a day. But the only thing that job creators are interested in actually creating is profits.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Check before you Share

There's lots of -- frankly -- BS going around the Internet at all times, but, especially during the political silly season leading up to a presidential election. Before you share that shocking fact, check it out. You can use:

Don't pass on the BS, it only stains your legs as it builds up.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Are Markets Running Countries?

It sure seems so with the economic problems around the world. Politicians are scrambling to make sure that the speculators and bond purchasers are happy with their progress. In Italy, it appears that the markets have forced a change in the government and in Greece, the entire country is affected by the economic situation. I have read several science fiction books where mega-corporations have replaced countries as the ruling powers. Now it seems that reality is imitating art with the exception that the ownership is not so obvious. The major influence for politicians is money and the corporations have the influence.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Did Cain Do It and Do I Care?

Herman Cain, a top-runner in the Republican't race for the 2012 presidential nomination is fighting against charges of inappropriate behavior in a former life. Do I care? Compared to what the Republican'ts have done to the country and what the would do if one of them made it to the Presidency, I don't think a little inappropriate behavor matters one iota. Of course, if it helps keep any Republican't out of the White House, then, I think it's a good thing.