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My Turn: You're the boss, aren't you?

You're the boss, aren't you?
You're the boss, aren't you?
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Do not hire a man (or woman) who does your work for money, but him (or her) who does it for the love of it.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

You are the employer of record . . . the boss, the big kahuna, the holder of the hand that should never be bitten, the generous boss who gives your employees six figure salaries, a benefits package you’ll never have, and a retirement plan that is completely out of your reach.
You employ and support the cushy life styles of three people who are supposed to protect and serve your interests, to have your back, economically, legally, and socially.
To make sure your three employees do the job you hired them to do, you pay each of them a minimum salary of $174,000.00 per year to ‘work’ a part-time flexible schedule of 2 or 3 hours per day for 2 or 3 days each week for about 120 days a year (your employees, for example, worked 126 days and were on vacation for 239 days, nearly 8 months, in 2013).
The facts speak for themselves . . . you are a good, if not a great boss!
But what about your employees . . . your representative and two senators in Washington, D.C.?
Have they consistently shown their appreciation for your generosity and flexibility by doing everything in their power to protect and serve you and yours?
While the answer to that question can only come from you (after all, what is important to you may not be important to your neighbor), public polls consistently indicate that your employees have failed miserably to do anything of any value for any American.
Nevertheless, as the boss, you may feel that you deserve answers to the following questions:

  • If education is important to you, have your employees worked hard to protect and serve your children’s educational interests?
  • If infrastructure is important to you, have your employees created economically sound legislation to invest in repairs and rebuilding to protect you from the effects of inevitable catastrophic collapses of bridges, roads, highways, power grids, and critical institutions?
  • If balancing the budget is important to you, have your employees worked hard to eliminate hundreds of billions of dollars in government waste and spending on unnecessary programs?
  • If peace is important to you, have your employees worked hard to keep America out of bloody, costly, typically unnecessary conflicts?
  • If constitutional protections are important to you, have your employees diligently protected you from the potential for unwarranted violations of your freedoms by governmental agencies?
  • If jobs are important to you, have your employees made every effort to make sure that every American who wants to work can?

If you don’t already have answers to these and other questions and you’d like to call, Email, or FAX your employees to ask for answers, simply click on http://www.contactingthecongress.org/ and ask away.
By the way, your faithful employees will be off on a fun, five-week vacation (August 1 through September 8), one of several paid for by you this year, so you might want to ask your questions on or before next Friday.
Don’t you think?

Comments? Questions? Contact the author at: davyjones@businesswriters.biz or Tweet: @DavyZJones