Friday, November 25, 2011
BOYCOTT BLACK FRIDAY
I wasn't going to blog today. I have family over and I was planning to hang out, but then I turned on the news. Somebody in California got shot in the parking lot for his Black Friday Purchases. Somewhere else a woman shot her fellow shoppers with pepper spray. Are we crazy? Nothing you can buy is worth any of that. All over the country Black Friday was eating into Thanksgiving. Let's be clear. Walmart and Best Buy are not giving anything away. If they really wanted to sell more they could raise the wages for their workers and not force them to work overnight. We've been on this union busting spree for 30 years. Where has it got us? Let's bring back the unions. We need unions. Capital had gotten too powerful. We need a counterbalance. The minimum wage should be a living wage of at least $20 an hour. The bosses will scream they can't afford that. The truth is that we can't afford $7 an hour. Let's get back to reality here. There should be something for everybody.