I saw a humorous rant on Facebook about the Obama administration, and it was written in Dr. Seuss form. I don’t know who originally wrote it, or I would give them credit. Even if it ends up being penned by that great philosopher anonymous, you can still enjoy it.
“I do not like it Uncle Sam, I do not like it Sam I Am. I do not like these dirty crooks, I do not like how they cook books. I do not like when Congress steals, I do not like their secret deals. I do not like this Speaker Nan, I do not like this ‘YES WE CAN’. …I do not like this kind of hope, I do not like it Nope! Nope! Nope!”
The solution to EVERY problem is for the government to take over the whole thing, regulate it, and throw money from the taxpayers at it!
April Fools! 🙂
Would you like to get paid for doing nothing? Then get a job at the U.S. Postal Service. Because mail volume has went down, there isn’t enough work for all the employees. Normally companies would have layoffs, or at least temporary layoffs, but because of the union, the USPS cannot let excess employees go. So the people with no work to do cannot be fired, and they cannot go home for the day, so they are assigned to “resource rooms”, where they have to sit around until there’s work to do. Sometimes the wait is for a few hours, but sometimes it’s for entire shifts.
According to this article, employees don’t like this. If there’s nothing to do in those rooms, I can see that. But some people bring books or puzzles to pass the time. That wouldn’t be so bad. If you have a portable gaming system like the Nintendo DS, that would be great. Some people sleep. Those holding rooms might not be the most comfortable places, but getting paid to sleep sounds like a good deal. Well, a good deal for the people getting paid. What about the people having to pay for it?
Since the USPS is run by the government, taxpayers are paying more than a million dollars each week for these employees to sit in empty rooms and do nothing. The agency is averaging about 45,000 hours of “standby time” per week, which is the equivalent of having 1,125 full-time employees do nothing. This costs more than $50 million per year!
So there are jobs out there where you can get paid for hardly working. But I doubt the USPS is hiring now, so you’ll have to find another one. I reckon you might have to work at a job before it turns into one that involves little work. Because few job listings say “little work required”. And if they did, there would be millions of people applying…
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but the U.S. economy is having some problems. There’s a LOT of debt (both private and public, corporate and personal), and there’s not enough money to cover those debts. It’s way past time to do something about it. Fortunately, President Barack Obama has a plan.
They say knowing is half the battle, but I’m not sure if Obama really knows what he’s doing (thus I’m not sure he’s even halfway right). Obama apparently thinks quadrupling the deficit will fix the deficit. I cannot begin to explain how backwards that sounds. But if spending more money than we have and sending us deeper into debt 4 times faster helps the economy, then why don’t we do even more? (I’m afraid he is planning to do more, particularly with the nationalized health care.)
I realize this may all sound foolish. I mean, how can going further into debt get us out of debt? The key here is that it has to be called “investing” instead of just “spending”. Calling it by another name makes all the difference. That must be it…
And if it will work for our government, maybe it’ll work for us. Suppose you can decrease your credit card debt by spending 4X as much and putting it on your credit card…*
* Don’t blame us if you try this and your budget blows up and you can’t get credit anymore and the lenders start foreclosing on your properties that you can’t afford. But be sure to blame Obama if that happens to our country…