Shovel This

I remember last year replying to one of Muirgeo’s mindless rants about unemployment ( I kept my dealings with him at a minimum, deducing early on the pointlessness of the endeavor) that the unemployment problem could be solved very easily. Using Americorp or something similar the federal government could fund a program where anybody that wanted a job would be hired at $25 bucks an hour (probably the sum necessary to get the real slackers off of the couch). All would be working an 8 hour day where the first hour they would dig holes with a shovel and the second hour they would fill those holes up (accounting for 10 minute breaks in between of course), and this cycle would continue 4 times a day, ending up where all the holes were filled as to not expose anyone to the hazards of an unfilled hole while walking home. If full employment was your goal, presto chango, America is back to work again, Hallelujah.

Proud of myself in solving one of the country’s stickier issues I retired for the day with a cold one, not expecting anyone to see my brilliance and act on it. Well, someone has found that nut after all. If you think giving a man a fish is a good idea, wait till you see what he does with a shovel:

Finally, some people are using their head. With minimal training (this is the end with the handle, this is the end with the spade, insert the spade end into soil, congratulations,honor student) and for the price of a shovel (union made shovel, made right here in America of course) unemployment will be a thing of the past.

I realize that the video was meant to embarrass the union officials, make them out as some kind of dishonest unethical thugs, but really, their job is to service and elevate their members, not tax payers. This is the status quo. It matters not that the jobs are phony, useless, or redundant with other jobs, getting the members paid doing anything at all is the stated goal.

Whether it is about union corruption, as the byline states, I don’t know, this is how the wheels are greased in big labor. Public funds are there for the taking, qualifications are more of an after thought. But the union guys are right, it is all about the jobs, everything else is secondary.

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  1. Mississippi Yankee

    James O’Keefe and Project Veritas has once again shown ,to anyone who cares to see, the unsavory-ness of the left.

    I realize that the video was meant to embarrass the union officials, make them out as some kind of dishonest unethical thugs, but really, their job is to service and elevate their members, not tax payers. This is the status quo.

    Even your weak defense of the union officials indicates, to me anyway, that you were not confortable with their callousness.

    rich, you should be applauded for bringing this video to everyone’s attention. After all if bloggers don’t get the word out we’ll never know where to direct our efforts.

    BREITBART LIVES!

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  2. richtaylor365 *

    Even your weak defense of the union officials indicates, to me anyway, that you were not confortable with their callousness.

    I was not defending anything, and comfort has nothing to do with it.

    You have been around here long enough to know my background wrt to unions and where I stand with them. As a card carrying public sector union member (over 30 years now, still get their newsletter every month) I am familiar (more then you) with their motives and their tactics. Calling a spade a spade is not defending the spade, anymore then bringing attention to Axerod’s lies is defending lying. I admit what is.

    These union bosses are typical of the public sector mentality. Have you been following the North Las Vegas story? That union official describing the city’s efforts to curtail their out of control spending and balance their books as “right wing tactics”, this is how they think. Their interests do not align with the city’s or even the tax payers in the city, their sole function is to improve the station (pay and benefits) of their members, I thought I made that pretty clear in my post.

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  3. balthazar

    Their interests do not align with the city’s or even the tax payers in the city, their sole function is to improve the station (pay and benefits) of themselves thru dues that inflate thier own salaries and taking free trips all over the globe on the members dime, I thought I made that pretty clear in my post.

    FTFY

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  4. Mississippi Yankee

    rich, you don’t seem to take a compliment well

    I’m very well acquainted with the city of North Las Vegas. I drove an ice cream truck there for a little over a year (1990) BTW selling ice cream to people living in the desert worked out great.

    Their city government expansion started right about that time too. You see two low-income housing projects were built in the mid 80’s. One in the SE was effectively “CRIPS” central, the one in the NW was all BLOODS. Everything in between was single family, mostly white, working class homes (my bread and butter). As the violence escalated these folks suffered financially and physically. White Flight to Las Vegas’ west and south side was amazing, all the factors were just right. This of course left a huge hole begging to be filled.

    That’s when the cancer of corrupt city government blossomed in NLV. It’s replacement population offered incredible opportunities for federal assistance AND government malfeasance. North Las Vegas today is predominantly black, mostly low income households. The gubmmit teat is drying up and city politicians are scrambling like cats on a linoleum floor.
    Hell you must be able to see much the same thing in Oakland?

    I expect the likes of CM and his ilk to call me racist but I’m just telling you what I saw first hand. In fact I experienced a lot more bigotry and out-right racial hatred in the liberal bastion of Clark Co. Nevada then I’ve ever seen here in Mississippi.

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