Here in the State of Washington, Seattle is the tail that ‘wags the dog’. It’s where we have a concentration of younger people who have not yet learned cause and effect. Remember when you were twenty something and knew everything? Well, Seattle is full of them, and our elected officials chase their vote. We have the highest Minimum wage in the country, and the people of Seattle take great pride in supporting high wages. They seem unable to note or care about the disastrous effect it has on small towns through out the rest of the State. Small business must close, and a lot of business will no longer be viable here. High school kids, and Moms working partime, kids workign summer hire jobs. In some families it might make the difference between paying the house payment or foreclosure. The people in Seattle who generally support the high minimum wage are angry with Evil Corporations that ‘outsource’, they are angry with all who flee our state, and never do they stop and think that the ever increasing burden of taxes and high wages are what motivates corporations and even small companies to leave. An example that people in Seattle will ignore is the fact that Airlines can no longer afford to have their scheduled maintenance done in the State of Washington. Any airlines that cares to remain viable can save a ton of money flying their planes empty to other states and have the same work done at far less cost. Yes, this means they often burn tons of fuel, and pay a three man crew to take the empty aircraft to Kansas, and then they pay that same crew to ‘ferry’ and empty plane back to Seattle. Think of all the fuel burned, and still they save a HUGE amount of money with this effort. Much of this has to do with business overhead in this State, Seattle just can’t help themselves, they create burdens for the entire State, and never do they think of the consequences. Recently they voted in legislation to force all Washingtonians to pay a higher rate on energy to fund AE projects that may or may not provide long term dividends, they do it for clean air, and I give only one example of the tons of fuel burned to avoid the high cost of business they created for our state. That old sayin “You’re not in Kansas anymore”, sounds like a great place to find a job to me. It matters not what you think, it’s all about the consumer and whether they find value shopping in our state or outside of it. But there are solutions to these problems “according to Liberal Seattle”, we just make it illegal for business to cross the state line, and besides, private enterprise is evil, why not Nationalize everything just like Cuba did? Of course there’s a big safety net under the entire Washington State Budget…(According to Seattle), so not to worry! The FED will be there to bail us out if we can’t pay our debts, …why worry, be happy! What Seattle does know for a fact is that all too many Americans expect the FED to bail out >anyone< in trouble, so why should a State concern themselves with maintaining a budget?
OK.. of course you ask…”Where will the FED get the money? Michael Mann and his friends might answer…”that’s what ‘carbon credits’ and AGW is all about, we expected to use it to fund every need…. and you dummies stand in our way!”
Clearly… we have way too many voters who think we can tax our way to prosperity. Seattle is the example, a lot of folks in Seattle are sure that milk comes from the dairy, and not the cow, but still… they carry the vote.. even on issues that concern Agriculture on the othe side of the Cascades. If you travel 30 miles or more in any direction from Seattle, you find people who know what it takes to maintain small business. There you will find people that understand, you must make more than you spend to survive.
These are all reasons to Grow a Garden.
If you are in Kansas City, the very least you can do is thank Seattle for the incredible opportunity to grow your aviation business, it’s far more than Boeing, it’s that wonderful service industry you have grown. And now I hear you may have planes coming up from Mexico and further south to have the work done right, and at a good value. Congratulations Kansas City! Kansas City.. there’s lots more to learn from Seattle, as they’ll not quit blaming evil corporations until we have none at all.