I agree with the previous submitter, service is an issue. The ordering process is awkward and the menu doesn't offer many good values (omelette with toast $6-7?).
I suppose the beer was technically "craft" beer but left much to be desired. Beer enthusiasts have come to expect more from a festival touting craft beer than a peach favored brew, a light beer, and yuengling (which is certainly not craft). It bordered on false advertising. Where was Coast?
Apparently not. If so, I wouldn't contiue to hear the same banal neo-con arguments.
The chasm between the wealthy and the poor is greater than it has ever been. We're living in the new gilded age. That is an irrefutable fact. Facts are stubborn things.
As for me being lazy or Ben Afflect in a commercial, neither are accurate betrayals of me. I graduated from college and have had a job since I was 16. I've held both blue collar and office positions.
The conversation on this topic confirms the fact that most Americans don't read or study the humanities.
It is actually 50%. Corporations are given enormous tax breaks. A majority of corporations pay no income tax according to the GAO. The top nominal income tax bracket is 35% today, before Reagan came to office it was 70%. Maybe we don't have enough revenue to cover our expenditures because the wealthy and corporations aren't paying their fair share? Maybe it has less to do with spending than you think?
Social welfare is a much smaller percentage of governmental expeditures as compared to corporate welfare and resource waste (Think TARP and incentives given to Boeing etc.) It seems we all want to place blame based upon our experiences. We've all seen the single black mother on public assistance shopping at the grocery store. It is tangible and society places blame accordingly. Unfortunately, we do not have the luxury of witnessing the disguting waste of resources and egregious thievery perpetrated by corporations in this country.
Willie Sutton once said that he robbed banks "because that's where the money is." If you want to reduce waste then you should approach those who are most responsible for it - corporations.
As for the poor being too lazy to work the jobs usually filled by immigrants, I say bullshit. I advocate paying the general working population a decent wage, rather than paying millions to company officers who, in turn, run corporations into the ground only to reap massive benefits, before parachuting out and joining another organization to repeat the process.
We once had unions that paid decent wages but the ignorant bought into the "American Dream" that we could all be wealthy. The truth is only a few have the opportunity to attain wealth and once attained, it is passed on to subsequent generations. This is happening while most of us fight over scraps. They have turned us against one another, while we should be unified against our common foe. Open your eyes America!
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