Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘payment’

As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us

Sometimes I need help explaining what appears to be inexplicable…

Our local chapter of the “Occupy” movement (though they really don’t move all that much) has been occupying a local, privately owned park in the downtown area of Pittsburgh.  The owner, BNY New York, had been allowing the occupation, but recently figured out that placating stooges who hate you won’t make them like you.  In fact they lose respect for you, feel like they can push you around, and seek more.  That’s the whole “Occupy” movement.

One Thousand Dollar Hammers

Around television ratings weeks investigative reporters pull out their eye-raising stories that are typically about government waste and abuse.  They often use “gotcha” tactics to surprise government workers who are not really working.  A favorite is the story about some item that you or I could buy at the local Home Depot for under ten dollars, but our government has paid hundreds or even thousands for.  I, like many have asked why the government pays so much for stuff  and even more for any work that it wants performed.