Sunday, October 3, 2010

Brief Note

It was a LATE night out with the boys and I have been hurting all day. Add to that my Mom decided to stop in and it was not a fun Sunday. I am on pace for another terrible NFL pick week as well. At least I had some fun last night, hee hee.

A Glimpse of the Future?
The near future will be littered with confrontations between public employees and the taxpayers. Government on all levels is too huge and too many people owe their living to state/federal jobs. This will not go quietly.

In Tennessee, a home owner did not pay a $75 assessment for fire protection, and when his home caught on fire, the department showed up and watched it burn! I am not kidding:
Tennessee Firefighters Watch House Burn Down Owners Didn't Pay Subscription Fee

You can see a local NBC News 6 clip on this at Weird Universe but I cannot find it anywhere to embed here. Here is the link:
Can You Believe This?

A quick check of the regulations show that the Fire Department was in correct procedure for this instance. No pay is no protection I get that. They only had to make sure the fire did not spread.

But what if we don't pay enough, in their eyes? I think you can see where I am going. An interesting find for a Sunday.

Have a good night.


Anonymous said...

"But what if we don't pay enough, in their eyes? I think you can see where I am going"

Actually, im not sure I do. What do you mean, "in their eyes"?

getyourselfconnected said...

What I meant was what if they felt they did not get enough pay/benefits/etc would they withold performance or refuse to do the job unless their wants were met?

Anonymous said...

That doesnt seem to make much sense. If someone says a service costs $150, and you paid them $150, and then on the day performance was required, they said its $200, then you would sue for breach of contract and prevail pretty much every time.