• How about enacting a policy to punish someone?

    20 Mar 2009

    Imagine if someone at work ticked you off and you had the ability to enact a new IT/security policy that only affected that person. Something like no more Internet access or pay-per-use fees for laptops or, say, complete oversight and scrutiny of the person’s every action when they’re using the computer.

    Sounds absurd doesn’t it….Well, it is and so is this ridiculous new law our House passed yesterday that will tax the AIG bonuses at 90%. What you won’t hear much about (do I need to say why?) is that passing a law without due process is unconstitutional. This law isn’t to raise tax revenues but rather punish people for something that isn’t politically correct. These bonuses were valid pursuant to a legal contract! Oh, I forgot. Contracts, the law, and our constitution don’t matter much these days. It’s all mob rule. Let’s hand the taxpayers their rear ends, blame it on greedy corporations, and then come running to the rescue. Just wow.

    Since when did the politicians (esp. Frank, Pelosi, and Obama) become concerned with using our tax dollars wisely anyway!?

    Gotta love our “leaders” and the minions that voted them into office. As I (and many other small business owners) currently sweat and toil to find a way to pay Uncle Sam even MORE taxes for 2008 – way more that I’ve already “contributed” in the form of estimated tax payments – to support their political wealth redistribution the more I realize just how much this stuff makes me sick.

    Anyway, you know passing a policy to punish someone wouldn’t work in the real world of business….only in the fantasy land of government control could it be done.

    Sorry – I just had to get this off my chest. Now, back to work…