Unpaid internships must be destroyed (via Matt Bors)

I can not agree with this more:


Unpaid internships are for rich kids whose parents are willing to put them up in an apartment and pay their bills. A CEO can apply those savings a company’s bottom lines to justify a huge bonus at year end: a bonus that could pay for several interns.

And unpaid internships for college credit are hateful. A kid is paying a school thousands of dollars to work a full time shift for 10 weeks (OR LONGER!) and not expect a paycheck.

Making someone work for nothing is slavery. Paying someone so you can work for no pay is beyond slavery.


The joys of middle income

I don’t know about this:

“No one can say my plan is going to raise taxes on middle-income people, because principle number one is (to) keep the burden down on middle-income taxpayers,” Romney told host George Stephanopoulos.

“Is $100,000 middle income?” Stephanopoulos asked.

“No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less,” Romney responded.

I want to go on the attack, but then, I’d like to fit into Mitt Romney’s definition of middle income, especially the $200,000 to $250,000 part.

What’s a blogger to do?

Job creators

Note, however, that the job creator on the right pays a significantly higher proportion of his wages in taxes than the job creator on the left.

Superman on welfare

Saw this Superman strip today on the Eschaton blog:

That’s the Man of Steel in 1952 saying what we seem not to comprehend in 2011. It’s a clear and simple message. Taxes work to the benefit of all Americans. Public welfare programs are good things.

The 1950s weren’t the most enlightened times in America (ask any black person who grew up in the South then), but if this makes more sense than today’s public discourse, how can we have degenerated as a society so badly?