Please Use Your Vote Only for Good!

September 21, 2006 at 1:46 am 2 comments

A fellow Blog jolter, Kelly, publisher of Blended With Salt, recently wrote a post about “The Corporation”. Her words are so close to home for so many of us these days.

I personally know more than a few people who have lost jobs to outsourcing, mostly to India. I understand we have to compete in a world economy, but do we have to do it at the expense of our own way of life? Do we really think it’s better to give our coporate CEOs multi-seven-figure bonuses each year, while the average worker hopes to keep their job long enough to actually get to retire someday?

Companies are making people take “early retirement” long before they are old enough to collect their retirement benefits, and with the economy the way it is, they are forced to (a) lower their standard of living considerably, (b) take jobs at far lower pay and benefits then they had before, (making “(a)” a strong possibility as well) or (c) starting a business simply to survive. This is all due to the shift to “The Corporation” thinking…that the price of the stock is forever more important to companies than any measly person who works for it.

Is this really progress? Is this the way we want our economy to run? All I can say is that if we don’t like this, we had better all get out and vote to change the regime to one more “For the People.”

Your vote matters! Make it count!

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  • 1. kelly  |  September 21, 2006 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks for the jolt, Lynn!

    It truly is an interesting time we live in, and I think it’s up to each person to define what is acceptable. How can we continue to march along like sheep?

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  • 2. David Pendergrass  |  September 28, 2006 at 2:20 am

    I agree that there are choices to be made at the ballot box: capitalism, socialism, communism, totalitarianism. There are variations of these, but these are the main ones. Of course there are ways of voting other than at the ballot box.

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