Spock : [balking at the prospect of another ride in a car with Kirk at the wheel] Captain, must we?
Capt. Kirk : It’s faster than walking.
Spock : But not as safe.
Capt. Kirk : Are you afraid of cars?
Spock : Not at all, Captain. It’s your DRIVING that alarms me.
Just a typical day at Liberty Meadows animal shelter.
This smells very much like a quid pro quo … or maybe it’s just the bologna.
This one has “Pulitzer” written all over it … scribbled in purple Crayon and misspelled.
One of today’s comics sums it up nicely: https://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2019/12/07
I’ll be the first to admit that government can screw up, but at least it doesn’t have a profit motive to do so.
I should add that, when Congress passed the massive corporate tax cut in 2017, some companies did take that largess and put it back into the business (capital assets and R&D), but the biggest increase from previous years went to … you guessed it … stock buy-backs. So rather than hiring more people (or increasing the wages of existing employees) or spending it in other ways which would contribute to the broader economy, corporate execs and boards used it to juice up the value of the stock options with which they are primarily compensated. Sure, if your 401K holds those stocks, you would have seen a bump, but only so long as the price stays up (you can bet lots of corporate execs exercised their options when they could).
Oh please … corporations will work every angle to increase profits, no matter the injury caused to “we the people”. Without regulations, they will continue to run roughshod over consumers, pollute the environment, sell unsafe products, and on and on. Boeing being able to cut corners on design and testing leading to two 737 MAX crashes despite the regulations is a prime example of why you cannot trust corporations to do the right thing when doing so stands in the way of profit. The only “we the people” they care about are the shareholders, the largest of whom are the company executives and board members.
Given the circumstances, I think Dean’s request is not the least bit unreasonable.
Love how Kavanaugh is always holding a can of beer. :-)