Sunday, July 16, 2006

Question Of The Week 7/16/06

Good morning. Saturday night was my first night back at work after a weeks vacation. As soon as I walked into the break room I noticed my name on a list on the bulletin board. I will be laid off Sunday and Monday night. Tuesday is my night off. Hey, this is just like another vacation, but without the pay check. I could be bitter and post a question about free trade and how it effects our jobs, but I won't do that. I'm going to go ahead with my first plan. A couple of Border Patrol agents made some comments in a Jim Kouri column I read before I went to work Saturday. So we have them to thank for this weeks Question Of The Week. Do you think our Senators are really serious about securing our borders or were they just trying to get votes by appearing to support a hot issue?

I'll post my answer in the Comment Section Monday night.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

9 Comments:

Blogger Stephanie said...

"Do you think our Senators are really serious about securing our borders or were they just trying to get votes by appearing to support a hot issue?"

They're just trying to get votes, and they're trying to play both sides of the issue. Was that ever in any doubt?

1:55 AM  
Blogger dusty said...

I do not believe anyone has the faintest idea on how to secure the borders. I think they are basically giving us all lip service.

I am sorry you are getting laid off david. Hang in there, I will say a prayer for you.

7:25 AM  
Blogger AShiningCity said...

Great Question.

Once again we are being connned by our conservative friends in Congress.

If you get a chance hopefully you can read my article on this topic:
http://shiningcityatopahill.blogspot.com/2006/07/birth-of-con-cons.html

I wish you the best of luck. I am sorry to hear that about your job.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous And Another Thing said...

David: You sound like a lot of folks in this part of N. Carolina...laid off after years of employment...the jobs are being exported. So, middle-aged people who are thrown out of work are told to become doctors or architects.

No, the senators are not in the least interested in protecting the borders OR the welfare of the American citizens. The most bizarre example of this are the provisions in the senate bill that actually would grant rights and wage floors that exceed those of citizens.

The castle is safe as long as the cottage is happy....old French saying.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Do you think our Senators are really serious about securing our borders or were they just trying to get votes by appearing to support a hot issue?

They're looking for votes and having only keeping their own power as their motivations. Not every single individual, but way too many of them.

Sorry to hear about your job situation, David.

The Senate has become America's oligarchy.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Dusty,
I love your avatar! I have a cat much like that picture. She nearly drums her fingers too. LOL.

6:17 PM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

I want to thank you for stopping by to answer this weeks question. Do I think our Senators are serious about securing our borders?No! Or were they just trying to buy votes by appearing to support a hot issue?Yes! And I'm sure this happens quite often and the public doesn't notice it. They vote in favor of something they know the voters support. The folks back home are real happy to see how they voted and don't follow it any farther. It comes time to cast a vote to raise the funds for the project they voted in favor of and they cast a Nay vote while no one is watching. Some of you might know that I worked on and traveled with a carnival for several years. During that time I met and became friends with several illusionists. I'm thinking that they would fit right into the world of politics when they grow tired of life on the road.

This lay off thing at work happens every year. They lay some of us off a day or two a week for about a month trying to save the company money. The lay off's are what I'm thinking about when management talks about company loyalty at business meetings. Shouldn't loyalty work both ways? Someone was talking the other day about us being able to retire at 55. We can but we wouldn't make it on our retirement. I figure I'll be there till I'm about 67. Then my retirement + Social Security and the money I get when I win the Power Ball will just about take care of me.

This has been one busy day, and I haven't got a thing done. I still got to check my e-mail, check out your blog site and read the on-line version of my local paper.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

10:38 PM  
Blogger Praguetwin said...

The lay off's are what I'm thinking about when management talks about company loyalty at business meetings. Shouldn't loyalty work both ways?

This is exactly the point. The modern company expects total devotion from it's workers, then it lays them off at the first sign of rain.

Sorry to hear about your job.

I'm late for the question, but I think it has been pretty well answered here. Nothing to add.

11:16 PM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

Senator always talks immigration, border security and health care. The American government spent Billions of Dollars for this topic.

6:43 PM  

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