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Old 09-22-2009, 02:02 PM
Location: America
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From the Orlando Business Journal:

Scorecard gives Florida a 'C' - Orlando Business Journal:
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:45 PM
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
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Arrow Flori-duh!

While I'm not a fan of big government or programs (or spending), the reality is that Florida taxpayers are spending a lot of money at city, county and state levels for management employees in specific depts/agencies rated on the Scorecard regarding education, economic development, financial, health, etc. This sounds like a good idea at first.

But obviously, they're NOT performing very well. So how do we fix the incompetence or nepotism for these jobs? Are these programs just more handouts to benefit insiders with no accountability to the communities paying for them? (i.e. look at the auto-maker factory and Sports Complex deals! Airlines? etc.)

In Florida, the business sector should also be scolded for hiring illegals over locals at dismal wages and sticking taxpayers with bills to subsidize their profits for health insurance (through local indigent county ER visits), offering unliveable wages to citizen families that would allow them to qualify to become home owners/next generation stakeholders in their communities, loan shark banking rates for the working poor (who would be putting these fees into savings accounts or their mouths), or promote/demand higher education and skill levels for their workforce.

I mean why would you want educated/smart people running around when they could then participate in a democracy and challenge your bad thinking/behavior/entitlement? (Didn't this outcome cause a real dissent problem with "the program" in the '60's + '70's, not to be repeated again? ) Or demand higher wages for their skill levels?

Point being, back in the good ole days of the Ronald Reagan generation, a stock clerk at the local grocery store could make enough money to buy a house and raise a family. If he was a WWII vet, he got free college and subsidized housing at low interest rates that was cheap anyway. Jobs were plentiful and paid well to the cost of living. Unions only existed at specific companies/industiries because of bad management practices. Anti-trust laws were enforced to keep competition. This created the middle class of the '50's, 60's and '70's to make the USA THE LARGEST CONSUMER GOODS MARKET IN THE WORLD!

Greed is now eroding our society and next generations. This is not a part of the American Dream to make a living off the backs of others and society and destroy the communities you live in. (i.e. look at Detroit). Isn't there some expression for that regarding your doorstep?

After all, when you croak, how will you be remembered? As you're definitely not taking it with you (and I believe there's supposed to be other standards in place at that point)!

Don't understand WHY so many pigs believe in the Rapture, when they missed the point in the first place of the Golden Rule in their own business practices (or their part on their employers behalf)!

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