“ahhh how refreshing :) couldnt have said it better myself. I am so sick of hearing these outrageous accusations about what is going on in our government by faux news, and I am so sick of defending it to people who just say such off the wall things and then you just throw facts back at them and they stagger because faux news is putting people so out of touch with their fear mongering.”
“Im confused, what does the bar being family owned.. not by this Bill Hincks... have anything to do with it? Just because a relative is trying to help this family out does that make a difference at alll? So in order for it to be a good deed and be respected it has to be complete stranger. Sorry some relatives actually care about their families.”
neu1 on Apr 9, 2010 at 18:36:17
“Allow me to clarify confused one.
The FACTis the bar is family owned. The article calls it a "dive bar"
Nice way to thank the family and acknowledge those who are helping out. I wonder what the owners think about that statement.
I wonder if the owners had any idea that their DIVE BAR would be featured in a column written by a hack who is impersonating an investigative journalist.
Not saying, just sayin.”
rantnraven on Apr 9, 2010 at 16:43:04
“That's my point. It's not just a story of a guy who cleans toilets. There are more people involved. The owner/family member(?) who pays him, for one.”
“What the heck is wrong with you? Did you not read the article? Nowhere in this entire article do they want people to feel sorry for them. The whole point of it is to show how thankful they are for Obama's safety nets that are helping them make it through these hard times.”
“How's the government giving his kid insurance? By telling insurance companies that they can't deny his kid for being a juvenile diabetic. How ignorant are you.
How many people have pensions? He's paid for his pension, that's money he's put into that his whole career. He had to retire at age 55 because there are no jobs out there, if he retired at 60 or 65 his pension would be more than enough, especially since his kids will probably have moved out by then. Once again, how ignorant.
Lives high on hog? He's one of the few Americans earning what they actually deserve. People got to stop being jealous of union workers wages and start organizing unions themselves to bring themselves up, not pull their fellow workers down.. so then one day the CEOs of America can control nearly 100% of this nations wealth.”
“In Chicago, no one can do it for 30K. The problem isn't the workers and their wages, the problem is those jobs aren't needed at all in the current economy. Construction on buildings have come to a complete halt in cities, and those jobs will come back when construction picks up. But the companies that hire construction don't have the credit right now to do so.
Why are you acting like this is a manufacturing job? You talk about people in other countries taking jobs, they CANT ship Chinese people over here to install a sprink system in Chicago.
But as far as manufacturing goes, its not that the workers got paid too much. It was the we ended tariffs in America to protect US industry, which we had set forth since Hamilton's 1791 Report on Manufactures.”
“You have no idea how his life was... do you not understand how hard it is to raise a family of four? Especially having one of those kids start having seizures only to find out that he has diabetes. You never know what one family is going through and where their money goes. His pension is his savings, and thats what he gets $1800 a month for, he saved that money. And im sure he wasnt planning on losing his job and it just so happened that it was at a very rough time.”
eddiestardust on Apr 7, 2010 at 23:08:24
“Sorry but to someone who never earned a high salary, 90 k is awlfully high.
Yes I am compassionate but it's pretty hard to feel extremely sorry for one who has been rich
when you have no money.”
“You wouldn't last a day doing his job, its not just installing sprinkler heads, it's a fire protection job, there's a lot more to it, that's why it's the second highest paying trade, after elevator constructors.
What's the point of him not making that much? So the owner of the company can live off 10 million a year rather than 3 million? News for ya, the difference in workers wages doesn't mean lower prices, it means higher salaries for the CEOs.
Unions didn't cause NAFTA, people who don't want to respect worker's rights caused NAFTA. That's why they shipped jobs to countries where they don't have to respect the rights of their workers or the environment. It's all greed.”
Amalek on Apr 7, 2010 at 22:59:18
“It is also called a free market. If you want 90k to do a job, it better be a job no one else can do for 30k.
It is a high paying job because it was union and the union restricted access to the trade so few could get the job, and it is a small enough sector that competition could be restricted. Sprinker companies, like elevator companies, have a cartel, but those cartels eventually get busted.
Is it skilled? Yeah, but it is not like you need a PhD. The only way you get those rates is by making sure you don't let many apprentices into the trade.”