…. coming soon to a neighbourhood near you.
Cultures of Greed
And the ‘hits’ keep on comin’! Greed à la carte. This time, compliments of our Alberta ‘conservative’ provincial government.
From what I gather from the radio today and from the article below, they gave this gal a $1.2m severance package (after serving only 9 months on a three year contract), plus a $250,000 bonus despite having served less than 1 year on the job.
They’ll probably compensate by increasing the wait times at emergency wards by another hour or so, while also laying off custodial staff and nurses.
Superboard exec earns $1.2M severance deal
From what I understand, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is on a crusade against ‘greed and corruption’ within government departments. In fact, in this regard, he recently fired the whole Ontario Lottery Board. More Premiers should get on this band wagon and go after these white-collar ‘criminals’ whose culture of greed and entitlement has no place in a society where many today are suffering from recession and hardship.
In fact, the RCMP should be doing their job in this area as well, especially in the private business sector, instead of focusing all their attention to the ‘evil’ war on drugs that gives them ‘huge’ budgets and free reign to victimize ordinary people (who in most cases only harm themselves), while turning a blind eye to the real villains in our society (who harm others… and in greater numbers). Taser-totting cops who terrorize and victimize average citizens (with the governments blessing), while protecting and/or ignoring those who rape and plunder our nation, does not instill confidence in our system. In fact, it does the opposite.
History has shown us that countries (like Canada) which practice and condone ‘cultures of greed’ soon find themselves embroiled in ‘Class Warfare’, resulting from an exploited, disillusioned, disenfranchised and ‘pissed off’ people saying, “enough is enough… we are not going to take it anymore!”
If the consequences of greed are harm and pain, it is immoral. If greed is flaunted, when the pain is known, it is also sociopathic.