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The US Has Gone Cheap
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The US Has Gone Cheap
We aren't supporting our civil society workers as we should. We complain about poor social support, yet we aren't willing to pay people enough to do the work.

Police, fire-fighters, teachers, social workers, day care workers, elder care workers, etc, are not paid enough to attract those best-qualified to do the jobs most essential to our lives. Instead, we reward money-makers, investors with no skin in the game, athletes who have no value otherwise, fake "reality" entertainers, and fake celebrities who are only celebrities because we call them that.

Do you doubt that some guy who can throw a football for $10 million a year wouldn't do it for $100,000 if nothing else to do? What's his option? Car salesman, because he has no skill otherwise. Kardashians? Why do we care? They are living off being your "wanna be dreams". Billionaires? Have they sent you any money lately? Their just out there sucking money from you and buying a bigger yacht every year.

What we need to do is start paying more to the people we depend on. I want us to attract better police, more teachers, better care-givers, and other people who actually improve our lives. We can improve society by attracting more skilled people to general social care. And salary matters.

If we want more "sensitive and aware" policemen to deal with mental and social issues, we have to attract people with those skills. If we want more medically-trained care-givers, we need to attract people who only say "here's your pill".

I mean no offense to those doing the jobs who care. Most are dedicated. But wouldn't they rather have co-workers who are equally as dedicated? Maybe someone who is also more skilled to learn from?

They say "money makes the world go around". So let's start investing in the jobs that provide us a good society! I would appreciate a best-trained social-helpful person than another billionaire...
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This is what happens when you let the two parties and media make everything about social and cultural issues. Income inequality in the U.S. is almost as bad as it was in France on the eve of the French Revolution, but unfortunately we all care more about Trump (who MSNBC has promised will be in jail any day now for the last 5 years) and trans drag brunches for kids, or whatever dumbass issue Fox wants their viewers to care about this week.

It's not going to get any better.
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(08-21-2023, 08:56 AM)Cavebear Wrote: We aren't supporting our civil society workers as we should.  We complain about poor social support, yet we aren't willing to pay people enough to do the work.

Police, fire-fighters, teachers, social workers, day care workers, elder care workers, etc, are not paid enough to attract those best-qualified to do the jobs most essential to our lives.  Instead, we reward money-makers, investors with no skin in the game, athletes who have no value otherwise, fake "reality" entertainers, and fake celebrities who are only celebrities because we call them that.

Do you doubt that some guy who can throw a football for $10 million a year wouldn't do it for $100,000 if nothing else to do?  What's his option?  Car salesman, because he has no skill otherwise.  Kardashians?   Why do we care?  They are living off being your "wanna be dreams".  Billionaires?   Have they sent you any money lately?  Their just out there sucking money from you and buying a bigger yacht every year.

What we need to do is start paying more to the people we depend on.  I want us to attract better police, more teachers, better care-givers, and other people who actually improve our lives.  We can improve society by attracting more skilled people to general social care.  And salary matters.  

If we want more "sensitive and aware" policemen to deal with mental and social issues, we have to attract people with those skills.  If we want more medically-trained care-givers, we need to attract people who only say "here's your pill".  

I mean no offense to those doing the jobs who care.  Most are dedicated.  But wouldn't they rather have co-workers who are equally as dedicated?  Maybe someone who is also more skilled to learn from?  

They say "money makes the world go around".  So let's start investing in the jobs that provide us a good society!  I would appreciate a best-trained social-helpful person than another billionaire...


Looks like you and I were cut off the same block of wood.

Well said, and i couldn't agree more!
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One could make the argument that the US has always been cheap.
Robert G. Ingersoll : “No man with a sense of humor ever founded a religion.”
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Yo, Cavebear.....


I spotted this on another site and just had to put it here!


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"Social Media Influencer" = eejit with a following. People need to get a life, instead of running around electronically sniffing the butts of random people with fuck-all to say. It's appalling what people will fall for. #SeemsLikeReligiousHucksterism
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(08-22-2023, 02:41 PM)Charlie24 Wrote:
(08-21-2023, 08:56 AM)Cavebear Wrote: We aren't supporting our civil society workers as we should.  We complain about poor social support, yet we aren't willing to pay people enough to do the work.

Police, fire-fighters, teachers, social workers, day care workers, elder care workers, etc, are not paid enough to attract those best-qualified to do the jobs most essential to our lives.  Instead, we reward money-makers, investors with no skin in the game, athletes who have no value otherwise, fake "reality" entertainers, and fake celebrities who are only celebrities because we call them that.

Do you doubt that some guy who can throw a football for $10 million a year wouldn't do it for $100,000 if nothing else to do?  What's his option?  Car salesman, because he has no skill otherwise.  Kardashians?   Why do we care?  They are living off being your "wanna be dreams".  Billionaires?   Have they sent you any money lately?  Their just out there sucking money from you and buying a bigger yacht every year.

What we need to do is start paying more to the people we depend on.  I want us to attract better police, more teachers, better care-givers, and other people who actually improve our lives.  We can improve society by attracting more skilled people to general social care.  And salary matters.  

If we want more "sensitive and aware" policemen to deal with mental and social issues, we have to attract people with those skills.  If we want more medically-trained care-givers, we need to attract people who only say "here's your pill".  

I mean no offense to those doing the jobs who care.  Most are dedicated.  But wouldn't they rather have co-workers who are equally as dedicated?  Maybe someone who is also more skilled to learn from?  

They say "money makes the world go around".  So let's start investing in the jobs that provide us a good society!  I would appreciate a best-trained social-helpful person than another billionaire...


Looks like you and I were cut off the same block of wood.

Well said, and i couldn't agree more!

We are surely not "cut off the same block of wood". Nor, actually, the same tree. You are a dim-witted fanatically religious idiot and I an a rather rational analytic humanist.

But even two very different people can agree on something. And this is one.
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