(Chuck Muth) – A wire service report on Wednesday notes that the Oakland Athletics “are placing their scouts and a significant number of other front office employees on furlough, suspending pay for minor leaguers and cutting the salaries of other executives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The report went on to note that the team “also will cut pay for all front-office employees making more than $60,000, with the biggest cuts coming to the highest-paid employees.”
Of course, it sucks if you’re one of the ones getting laid off or your pay reduced, but tough times call for tough decisions.
The same decisions Nevada’s government now MUST make since there’s no tax revenue coming in.
The second Gov. Baron von Sisolak ordered our economy shut down, he KNEW this was going to happen.
But instead of IMMEDIATELY laying off non-essential government workers and reducing the pay of overpaid government bureaucrats, he kept going as “old” normal.
Every additional day of delay and dithering in making these tough decisions only makes the problem worse. If so-called “non-essential” workers in the private, taxpaying sector have to suffer this pain, so should non-essential government workers.
Crank up the Pink Slip machine!
Return of the Schwartz Report!
If you’re unhappy with Gov. Baron von Sisolak, you can thank, in part, “Republican” Dan Schwartz.
I don’t know what it was, but when Schwartz was the State Treasurer and Adam Laxalt was the Attorney General, Laxalt did or said something that got Schwartz’s tighty-whities in a twist.
So Schwartz launched a doomed-to-fail gubernatorial campaign against Laxalt in the GOP primary.
He then proceeded to “soften up” Laxalt by attacking him on many of the same things the Democrats attacked him on, helping Sisolak get elected in the process.
Oh, and Schwartz got less than 10% of the GOP primary vote for his trouble.
Now he’s running in the GOP primary for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District for the right to take on Democrat Rep. Susie Lee in the general.
And true to form, he’s out there attacking his Republican opponent, “Big Dan” Rodimer using the same talking points the Dems are using, helping Susie Q keep her seat in the process.
But just in case some of you are still thinking of voting for “Little Dan” Schwartz in the primary on June 9, some things to consider…
Schwartz refuses to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. “Danger, Wil Robinson!”
Schwartz: “I support a 2-year period of national service for all Americans.”
Government-mandated indentured servitude? Seriously?
Schwartz on mandatory pre-K education: “Let’s start teaching kids when they are most open to learning.”
Thanks, but no thanks. Kids are better off with their parents during these formative years rather than shipping them out to government indoctrination centers.
Why is this guy running as a REPUBLICAN?
BTW, if you haven’t seen the new anti-Schwartz TV commercial that came out yesterday, go to: swampyschwartz.com
More to come…
UPDATE: 2020 Personal Candidate Recommendations
NOTE: I may receive information on a race between now and the time my ballot must be mailed in that might cause me to change my vote.
Running, up-to-date list here: muthstruths.com/election2020/
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“First the federal government paid bonuses for workers to stay on unemployment, now it’s going to use taxpayer money to pay bonuses to some favored people to go back to work. It’s not fair to tax workers to pay these bonuses – stop it. Congress should end the perverse incentive in the coronavirus unemployment benefit. That will do more to help restore full employment and open up the economy.” – David McIntosh, Club for Growth President