Thursday, July 14, 2011

Please Help

What's up with all of these companies putting the little box on their bills with the "check here if you'd like to add a dollar for charity" plea? For instance, last time I looked, APS was a billion dollar enterprise. How about they kick back some of their profits instead? Maybe that would help the little guy more than my buck.

Same thing goes for Cox Cable. Apparently they can raise their rates whenever they feel like it, without any kind of Corporation Commission oversight. And now they'd like me to contribute to their favorite charity? I don't think so.

I suppose American corporations have gotten away with so much for so long that this sort of thing was inevitable. For 30 years they've driven down wages, and sent jobs overseas, all in the name of "competition", while complaining about the "evil unions", the "lazy workers", and that "big government" was stifling them with too many regulations. We've reached a point in our history where they honestly believe that they are the aggrieved party, the victim. This proves conclusively that once you get in the habit of lying about everything, it's almost impossible to recognize the truth about anything.

Their attitude now seems to be "hey, we're gonna screw you and there's nothing you can do about it, and oh, by the way, won't you please help out some of the other folks we're screwing, too?"

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