Monday, May 18, 2009

Prevailing Values

One David Backman wrote a letter to the Journal Times on Sunday concerning pending legislation about prevailing wage law.

He writes: The current discussion to strengthen the state's prevailing wage law intends to protect and sheild workers from unscrupulous business or communities that look to make a profit off of their hard labor. Prevailing wage is about providing a skilled, trained workforce and a whole lot more. It really underscores a set of values that many in the construction industry hold dear - maintaining wages, providing health benefits, producing training and apprenticeship programs, caring for your workforce.

So these are Mr Backman's values?. Businesses should not make a profit but Mr. Backman should get skilled training, good wages, health benefits and caring from businesses. In his final paragraph Backman calls for taxing the oil companies. "Better them than me." he says.

Get everything you can. Demonize business. Screw the other guy.

No thanks Mr Backman. I hope my values prevail.


colt said...

And when Mr Backman company closes the doors or moves out of the State. It's all the fault of big business

Billy Yank said...

No Mr. Colt. When the companies that the trade unionists like Mr. Backman abuse go under it is the fault of Conservatism, or Republicanism, or Classical Liberalism. The cure is some brand of socialism. It is most often some form of fascism (as Trotsky put it right deviant socialism) as the nulification of the state is not popular in America. Just because they are wrong does not mean the left are dim.

Anonymous said...

Another profit is evil liberal.

By putting your capital at risk you get the possibility of earning a profit, you may also experience a loss.

Unless of course there are liberals in charge and then you can file for a bailout.

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