When your tax rate is double,or triple you can't make a move without EPA, PITA, NHTSA , ETC. ETC. on your back. It is not greed it's survival. Most companies would love to manufacture here but they can't compete due to regulations and taxes. Not in china or mexico. And the sad part is these regulations that help the environment or workers safey are 10 times worse where they end up re- locating. Negating any good ,( see the 3500 coal plants in service or being built in china)( we have 5) Business' should pay$ 0 tax! That's right. All the workers and owners pay taxes , buy goods , eat at restaurants, pay plumbers and contractors. This is called capitalism. Greatest rise in peoples welfare, well being ever in history . We saw tax revenues actually rise under Reagan , Kennedy , Bush, and Trump tax cuts. We need some regulations, but it is a joke in this country. As a businessman I'll tell youTHAT is the real problem.A simple answer, but not accurate. Ceo pay is still determined by supply and demand, which works and has made the USA great. The unions in the US, while once useful and necessary, have outlived their usefulness and distorted supply and demand of labor to the point where our laborers make more than their jobs are worth, sending the jobs elsewhere.
That's a simple answer that is accurate.
Corporate greed is a function of supply and demand and is, ultimately, a good thing. Do you think you could drive that nicely finished dependable car if it was built in a little job shop? It takes billions of $$ of investment today to build a good car. They wouldn't exist as we know them without the huge corporations who build them.
I believe a better thing would be rename the Pittsburgh club and call the Washington team ,appropriately, the" Stealers"Washington Redskins
No matter which side you are on in the matter of renaming the Washington Redskins, this is funny.
Here is an e-mail sent to Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune after an article he published concerning a name change for the Washington Redskins.
Dear Mr. Page...
I agree with our Native American population. I am highly insulted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name a professional football team after Native Americans would exalt them as fine warriors, but nay, nay. We must be careful not to offend, and in the spirit of political correctness and courtesy, we must move forward.
Let's ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians.
If your shorts are in a wad because of the reference the name Redskins makes to skin color, then we need to get rid of the Cleveland Browns.
The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep the memory of militant Blacks from the 60's alive. Gone. It's offensive to us white folk.
The New York Yankees offend the Southern population. Do you see a team named for the Confederacy? No! There is no room for any reference to that tragic war that cost this country so many young men's lives.
I am also offended by the blatant references to the Catholic religion among our sports team names. Totally inappropriate to have the New Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Angels or the San Diego Padres.
Then there are the team names that glorify criminals who raped and pillaged. We are talking about the horrible Oakland Raiders, the Minnesota Vikings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Pirates!
Now, let us address those teams that clearly send the wrong message to our children. The San Diego Chargers promote irresponsible fighting or even spending habits. Wrong message to our children.
The New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants promote obesity, a growing childhood epidemic. Wrong message to our children.
The Cincinnati Reds promote downers/barbiturates. Wrong message to our children.
The Milwaukee Brewers. Well that goes without saying. Wrong message to our children.
So, there you go. We need to support any legislation that comes out to rectify this travesty, because the government will likely become involved with this issue, as they should. Just the kind of thing the do-nothing Congress loves.
As a diehard Oregon State fan, my wife and I, with all of this in mind, suggest it might also make some sense to change the name of the Oregon State women's athletic teams to something other than "the Beavers (especially when they play Southern California. Do we really want the Trojans sticking it to the Beavers???)
I always love your articles and I generally agree with them. As for the Redskins name I would suggest they change the name to the “Foreskins” to better represent their community as it pays tribute to the dick heads in Congress!