Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Political Signs - time to remove

In past elections - the political signs by Democrats in many cases did not have to be removed after Election Day in Fishers. You see the city, town crews used to remove many of them even when they were legally placed even before the election leaving the Republican signs alone unless we would call and complain.

 But this year so many Republican signs dot the landscape and no matter where they are they have not been remove by the sign police. Right of ways, full of signs.  So now all you Republican candidates get moving and clear off the signs.  The only exception has been the removal of signs by one candidate of another candidates sign.  Now that the election is over will the sign war go away between the two who placed 1 and 2 in the County Council race or will the special prosecutor continue to investigate.

Maybe I should start a business – sign removal, and sell the metal holders for scrap.  I could make a lot of money based on the number of signs this year.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Another False Story to Inflame People

Today I got this e-mail send to a lot of people with more bashing and no real facts only half a story trying to get people upset.

"This is probably the BEST written essay regarding minimum wage that I have ever seen.

 Kudos to the originator of this excellent piece.

 Hamburgers... Low military pay was not mentioned in The State Of The Union speech.

 Just increasing the minimum wage was ..Hamburgers or Minimum Wage For those fast food employees striking for $15 an hour,
Let’s do some math.  At $15 an hour: Johnny Fry-Boy would make $31,200 annually. An E1 (Private) in the military makes $18,378.
An E5 (Sergeant) with 8 years of service only makes $35,067 annually.

 So you're telling me, LaTisha McBurgerflipper, that you deserve as much as those kids getting shot at, deploying for months in hostile environments, and putting their collective butts on the line every day protecting you?

 Here's the deal, Baconator, you are working in a job designed for a kid in high school who is learning how to work and earning enough for gas, and hanging out with their equally goofy high school pals. If you have chosen this as your life long profession, you have failed. If you don't want minimum wage, don't have minimum skills.

 If you can read this, thank a teacher.

 If it's in English, thank a Veteran."
Ok on the surface looks 100%. Now lets take a closer look. 
The sender should do some checking. GI - food allowance, housing allowance, medical care, clothing and on and on... and many of these are tax free so you need to add about 25% to the value.

Medical approx $4565
Food allowance $ 4400
Housing  $7200
Tax free benefit $4041.25

Total $38584.25
Also does not include clothing allowance, does not include promotions not many remain E-1 for long. And if they stay in after 20 years can get a good pension.

Flipper - no food allowance, no housing allowance, no medical insurance. After 20 years they may still be making minimum pay and no pension. 

So this if far from the best story, it is one of the worst to provide false and misleading information.