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Comment Re:I'm a software engineer (Score 1) 309

The solution is for the boards of directors to stop accepting these ridiculous CEO contracts and to stop the greed. College presidents should be paid maybe $300k per year at most and their pay should not cost students a lifetime of loan payback. Sorry but these days college grads are barely making minimum wage (sometimes less) so this illusion of six figures just out of colleges is just an illusion.

Comment Re:Time for a union (Score 1) 491

Then watch IBM move to China to get ore cheap labor! American workers need to stop feeling so entitled to large wages and outrageous benefits. Then feel entitled to cheap products and services. Any company can't pay out money to employees in tons, then sell products cheaply and expect to succeed and make profit. Only when Americans change will they actually be able to find jobs.

None of us feel entitled to anything. Your attitude is why companies are outsourcing. All we ask for is a job and a reasonable living. We hav no benefits. We do not feel entitled to cheam anything. Grow up. Eventually India and China will page liveable wages, and American companies will move back, unless the forign competition does not shut them down. So Short sighted.

Comment Of course what we need (Score 4, Insightful) 244

Is more public transport. The automobile and fossil fuels are a dead end. We (The USA) need to start putting out infrstructure dollars in repairing existing infrastructure as well as building out rail/light rail infrastructure. Commercial air travel has become less and less customer oriented and will eventually be for rich people only, on the airlines schedule.

Comment It's not the governments's responsibility (Score 1) 676

It's up to us a parents to teach our children that being too anything is not healthy. It's also up to us to teach our children that fashion is not a lifestyle and should not dictate how we see ourselves. We always explain to our 11 year old how the TV ads work and how marketing works (selling a "lifestyle/happiness") and what a lie it is. It's time for us to stop the consumerism of our culture, that is a lot of the crux of this problem and legislation is not going to fix it. All that said I am a good Liberal and I do believe that government belongs regulating commercial industries, such as big oil, who refuse to regulate themselves.

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