I of course quote from the title of the Buffalo Springfield classic, and I do so regarding recent events in San Francisco. Before I get to that, congrats to the Giants on their world championship of baseball. I was rooting for the Royals because I’m a Cardinal fan and don’t want anyone to detract from the Cardinals’ status as the class of the national pastime. But with their third championship in five years, the Giants have eclipsed us. Something to shoot for. Joe Panik’s fielding play in the third inning, coupled with Madison Bumgarner’s astonishing pitching performance, were worth the price of admission.
Speaking of San Franciso, America’s Communist city appears to be the epicenter of the “income inequality movement.” Don’t get me wrong. If I thought the fed had any business setting a nationwide minimum wage — I don’t as a matter of constitutional law – I’d be in favor of a raise. All such things should be tied to the rate of inflation and, if the last minimum wage hike had been, we be around $10 an hour now anyway.
But what concerns me is the “equal pay for equal work” mantra. I don’t think they mean it. I’m absolutely in favor of that as well, but when I see shiftless San Franciscans blocking the busses that Silicon Valley sends around to pick up their workers, that worries me. Those employees are kids with backgrounds in mathematics, science and engineering, and they got good jobs by making the right choices in school. We can’t all be rappers and massage therapists. What’s really next for the Elizabeth Warren crowd is “equal pay for any work,” and that my friends is Communism, or at least socialism. Where we’re headed is frightful.
SO SAYS THE SENTINEL.
National Debt: $17.893 Trillion
2014 Interest on Debt: $269.059 Billion
2014 Budget Deficit: $481.641 Billion
Unfunded Entitlements (MC/SS/MC): $115.368 Trillion
THE UNITED STATES IS BANKRUPT AND, BUT FOR OUR PRINTING PRESSES, INSOLVENT.