Thursday, March 26, 2009

Misdirected populist rage

Now that our rulers have decided that business travel and business conventions and business meetings are evil and wasteful and must be stamped out, what's going to happen to the hundreds of thousands of minority and immigrant blue collar workers set to lose their jobs in the hotel and restaurant industries? For the most part, good steady union jobs with pensions and health insurance plans and disability benefits? You know, the jobs we're supposedly spending trillions of stimulus dollars to save and protect?

Did anyone actually look at the people in the food service and housekeeping and catering departments in Las Vegas and Miami and Los Angeles before deciding on a policy that will result in their unemployment? Who does Washington think works in the kitchens? It's not the Wall Street fat cats. They'll keep their jobs.

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