Hi. Da-da's not being political, he has a question. In Obama's most recent SOTU address, he said:
To every mayor, governor, and state legislator in America, I say, you don’t have to wait for Congress to act; Americans will support you if you take this on. And as a chief executive, I intend to lead by example. Profitable corporations like Costco see higher wages as the smart way to boost productivity and reduce turnover. We should too. In the coming weeks, I will issue an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to pay their federally-funded employees a fair wage of at least $10.10 an hour – because if you cook our troops’ meals or wash their dishes, you shouldn’t have to live in poverty.Ok, besides the fact that he's bypassing Congress (Congress minds the store, not the President) and that's kinda illegal and against the rules set up by the original writers of the Constitution -- and the fact that this act basically drives up all the other wages, but that's ok, it's not his money, Da-da's real question is this:
WHY DOESN'T THE ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE AND MARINES MAKE THEIR OWN FOOD AND WASH THEIR OWN DISHES?? What, no more death from within? No more Navy I-can-walk-on-it coffee? Da-da knows what you're thinkin', sarge...
You're thinkin', "THAT'S A BIG COOKIE." And you're right. But why are WE the People paying for the armed forces (and every other federal service) to have dish washers and cooks when virtually none of us have that luxury. Like everyone else, you folks can do it yourselves -- and HAVE done it for a bazillion years. Da-da guarantees it'll be cheaper if the armed forces and everyone else in government goes back to doing their own culinary dirtywork. CORN WOMAN says so.
|Corn Woman says it's a GOOD IDEA.|