Right to work the system, run it into the ground, then blame the people you stole from the whole time. Gawd bless ’Murica!
That second panel on the left reminds me of my last ‘real’ job. They acted like they owned you.
Use automation/robotics as a threat to keep wages low.
And this my friends is how to make America great again?
MAGA and soon we will be as it was around 1900. You loose an arm on the job and you are on the street. Bust your butt so the barons can make more and then you can worry about where the next meal will come from. Yay.
Trump paid TAX?
BO, unions were representing everyone and the individual had the option of paying lower dues if they didn’t want to support the political activities of the union. Representing the members is not free, why should anyone get union representation and not pay anything?
Now the non-union workers must not be covered by any union agreements – they can either handle any negotiations and legal actions by themselves or pay for their own representative or lawyer.
Your prices on politicians are grossly high. They’re usually available for a single vote for a 50K donation, a no show job for a worthless offspring is good for a bill. Co-sponsors go for about 80K to 100K. If you want to have your lobbyist write the bill in their office, it’s about a quarter of a million for that privilege.
It’s the TOTAL number of votes that gets expensive. That and getting McConnell to go along with it and push it. So you get several to do the bill and cosponsor, which will total up about 500K to 750K, then you have to either get enough behind it to push it to the floor or you have to start talking real money contributions to the Speaker or McConnell. All in all, a complete bill package can go for anything from a few hundred thousand for a rider on the budget, to a couple hundred million for something HUGE, like that tax cut the Koch’s bought – and this whole “we aren’t supporting all Republicans” thing was just horsetrading around Trump and the Koch’s about some extra giveaways on the tax side.
The Koch’s pay more because they don’t want you to know how much they are pouring in. And they don’t want you to be able to get mad over it. So much is hidden and has to be inferred from their actual spending. Besides, they wanted and did buy an entire Congress, both Senate and House – but blew it with trying to put Jeb over. Suppose I’d be annoyed too after blowing that much money.
I find it horribly annoying that politicians are for sale so cheaply. Good grief, they hand over billions, and don’t even get a measurable percentage.
I was thinking the other day that the reason he doesn’t want his taxes shown is because he is really broke, doesn’t have one dime to rub against another. Think that is possible?
I have believed from the get-go that Trump would not provide his tax returns primarily because he is not nearly as rich as he would have people believe, or perhaps not particularly rich at all (smoke, mirrors, moving assets around, and big talk). He is afraid that if his followers realize he is not extremely wealthy, he will lose credibility with them. Also, if people believe he is rich, many people will suck up to him, hoping to get on the gravy train. Then, of course, there is the likelihood that his tax returns would provide additional evidence of malfeasance to on-going investigations into his activities. I’m sure he’s more wealthy than he was at his inauguration, since he has been billing the government and stuffing his pockets with emoluments monies nonstop since then. And guess who is giving him that money? Us taxpayers! And the occasional foreign government…
Where’s the Republicans who love to tell us that paying 20% of $20k and 20% of 20 million is “fair”?
Every panel is spot on Brian!