We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
This cartoon raises several interesting issues. First of all, is the outsourcing of IT work to other countries in the best interests of America's working class? Obviously not. India can code at a much lower cost than we can. So it's really a race to the bottom. And just so you know, Indian attorney's would be glad to Skype into American courtrooms for twenty dollars an hour.
They could handle an entire trial, including depositions, for two thousand dollars.
Then there's the question of disparity in the pay of America's Executive class; versus it's working class. It's enormous, and not good for the country. In Japan, the President of a Company makes about thirty times as much as the average worker. And if America's executive pay discrepancies aren't
bad enough, Washington makes the situation even worse by allowing the proliferation of "Temp Agencies" so that workers can get screwed even more. Let's not forget that Washington owns Google, so those enormous salaries are no accident.
On top of that you've got the fact that most companies today promote minorities faster than married white men; who have a family to support. But these minorities don't depend on a paycheck to raise their families. They augment (or completely replace) salaries with government programs. That's why you see so many Mexican children in Los Angeles. Those Mexicans know how to work the system. So does Google.