I work for a company that practices what Hillary Clinton has declared America must mandate: profit sharing. Yep, it’s true. At the end of every year, this evil corporation chooses to dish out millions of dollars equally to each division. I get a cash check, a sizable addition to my retirement savings, and a thank you from my boss. Of course, a significant chunk of it goes to Uncle Sam first so they can spend it on important things detrimental to my existence as a free man. Things like $65,473 to research the behavior of bugs approaching light bulbs, or social security payments to dead people, and countless other examples of nothing if not pure competence.
Amazingly, the CEO of my company didn’t have to form a committee to form a committee to consult some advisors on the effectiveness of that committee after a 2 month recess to lobby for funding of another committee that oversees a different committee who finally determined that this other committee should write the codes to guide the IRS committee to force companies to dish out profit sharing to their employees. That’s what government bureaucrats do. And usually for a cool six figures in tax dollars.
The CEO just figured the company would acquire and retain good employees if they paid them more. Huh. Confucius has clearly been reborn.
Now you might be saying “well yea but not ALL companies offer profit sharing and THEY SHOULD”. You’re right, not all companies offer profit sharing. And if you find yourself in the tragic predicament of having a job with one of these companies and you think they should offer you profit sharing, my suggestion is simple.
Step 1. Quit.
Step 2. Go work for a company that offers a better benefits package.
Oh, you mean you can’t easily find another job because your degree in Bitter Women’s Studies isn’t a hot market commodity? Do you mean to actually tell me that the piece of paper that says Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – the one that is curiously identical to millions of other pieces of paper in this country that cost minimum $80,000 – didn’t automatically come with ten jobs offers with 6-figure starting salaries? Someone tell the starving kids in Venezuela to quit asking for food trucks because we’ve got real problems here.
The thing of it is, nearly every single problem that we profess to have, some of which are legitimate and some are not, are caused by government. What would the casual observer of politics say today if asked to name the biggest problems in American society? Inequality. Greed. Discrimination perhaps. Lack of fairness. Here I am thanking the Lord that it isn’t war, famine, poverty, slavery, and other common conditions being experienced throughout the world, but others think that inequality is really the bottom of the barrel. Because, you know, every person should have the same amount of stuff, the same clothes, the same pay, the and the same living condition.
Like in prison.
That’s fine and dandy if that’s how you feel. What isn’t fine is to continue to bash your head against the wall because you have a head ache. Big central government is the leading cause of inequality, unfairness, waste, greed, and yes, even discrimination, and yet we keep voting for it in overwhelming numbers.
The best thing we could do for people is to leave them the hell alone to make their own choices.
The company I work for made the choice to offer profit sharing as a part of their benefits package to attract good employees. I chose to work for them after deceptively securing the job offer by convincing them I was a good employee. This is a good example of capitalism and a free market, things that – despite being turned into dirty words – are simply the manifestations of having the freedom to make your own choices.
I thought liberals were pro-choice? Only when it means having abortions or choosing your gender, apparently. Your money, retirement, healthcare, education, all of these things are best left to the smart people in government.
So shut up and pay your taxes.