Bummer you did not take the time to log in and defend your whining.
I am so far off topics it cannot hurt to keep feeding he trolls now.
Yes, because it's Google's core principle to help the struggling American economy.
Of course not, Google's core principle is help Google. A strong American economy helps Google.
Throwing away tax money on programs that stunt the economy by teaching the lower class to be dependent does not help the economy.
Please... Big companies don't give a damn about economy of any country - they only care about the economy of their business.
The economy of their business is tied to the economy of every country they operate it, they care whether they want to or not.
Again, they help the economy best by keep as much of their money as possible instead of wasting it on taxes.
If you offer them incentives to get out of tax heavens, they'll thank you dearly and start thinking of ways to import Chinese workforce into the US.
Lower minimum wage so that Chinese workforces are not so appealing.
Trickle-down economy means the rich and powerful pissing on everyone and everything below them.
If you lie on the ground with your hands out to the government then it is no surprise a little urine trickles down on you.
The happiest day in any CEO's life would be the day slavery is reinstated. Do you know why the minimum wage is the most common pay grade in Europe? It's not because the people are uneducated. It's because the companies can't lawfully make their wage any lower than that, and they would if they could.
Supply and demand, if you are not worth more than slave wages, what good does paying you an artificially higher wage do?
Nothing, it teaches you that less effort gets you more gain, sucking the tit of the government like a good little baby.
There's just no work here in the UK - the people are fighting for the PRIVILEGE of having a job. And that means a company can open a position for a minimum wage and not worry about people not showing up for the interview. Even better, they can open an "internship" position and get people flocking to their doorstep by simply saying "At some point in the future we might even offer you a paid job - depends on how long we can milk the current economic climate".
Then leave the UK or create your own job opportunities.
Why go work for the man if you are worth more?
In the states there are more job opportunities falling in my lap daily than 100 of me could do.
I can only imagine how many I can find if I looked.
Those who cannot find work are just plain lazy, expecting hand outs.
I say, if having a job is a privilege in itself, then there is something fundamentally wrong with the system.
Having a job is a privilege, has always been aprivilege, and should always be a privilege.
Those who believe they are entitled to anything automatically are the drain on system and the problem themselves.
And unfortunately you can't blame the clueless government on this one, even if it was a contributing factor.
You are correct, a culture of entitlement is to blame; those who think they deserve something for nothing have formed the government and the system that they complain about and bleed dry.
I love working with immigrants from countries such as China, Korea, Japan, India, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, and the like.
I have heard stories of them escaping horrible conditions, even wars, living on things as awful as cat food while working through school.
They work extremely hard and never complain for a moment about their hardships.
Instead they are just abundantly grateful that they have opportunity and liberty.
As a result I see them produce, create wealth, and become very successful.
Meanwhile spoiled little Europeans and Americans whine that they are not handed more.