Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cross Country Ski Racing

Over the weekend the US women had some of their best results ever including an historic 3rd place in the relay.  There is certainly a talented committed group of skiers right now, hopefully we can keep on developing young talent and become a ski power.

Renaming Gilda's club

The Madison organization that runs Gilda's Club Madison is going to rename the facility.  Apparently the driving reason is that young people don't know who Gilda was.  What blow to Gilda's memory.  There are lots of things named after dead people.  It is the organization's responsibility to tell the story of Gilda and how club came to be.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Better Paying Jobs

Mitt Romney has been running around the country saying that the solution to the food stamp nation is better paying jobs.  I couldn't agree more.  The problem that Mitt Romney has in making such statements is that he is on record as being opposed to the minimum wage and being for wage and benefit cuts as part of corporate restructuring.  Not to mention the heading of companies that collapsed and had their jobs either eliminated or sent overseas.  I think that the middle class finally is getting that we pay all of the bills and then lose wages and benefits in the interest of corporate profits.  I think before Mitt starts promising higher paying jobs he needs to talk to his buddies in corporate America about giving existing employees a raise and to stop being on record as opposed to the minimum wage.  I also think that they should drop the opposition to Obamacare as more and more companies are dropping healthcare plans because they are too expensive.  Proving once again that the power of the market cannot control the costs of health insurance.  I hope that he is right that he will (not that government creates jobs) create 12 million new high paying jobs which is about half of the 23 million jobs that he says the country need.  The skeptic in me says that we are likely to see less than 12 million minimum wage jobs.