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With the way 84 Lumber, Anheuser-Busch and Audi poured on the social justice warriorism in their Super Bowl ads, I guess they’re doing it in alphabetical order.
Audi’s ad was a curious case, because taken literally, they were confessing to illegal pay discrimination. When someone pressed them, they responded with a very familiar retort.
A-B InBev’s xenophilic Super Bowl buy is going to have you think that A-B’s first generation founders were penniless refugees.
Believe me, they were no such thing.
In related news, a few years ago, A-B InBev moved its advertising division out of Soulard and to New York.
The temporarily successful legal effort to halt the OCGE’s milquetoast immigration-related EOs has exposed something we already knew.
Ironically, H-xB/J-x reform is on the OCGE’s impending bucket list.
The Master Troll strikes again.
O. Henry couldn’t even…
It’s as simple as this:
(2) White people
Pick one. Limit 1.
OTOH, if you live close to a Starbucks, you might want to hold on to your young daughter a little closer.
Oh, yeah, I forgot, Twin Falls has been shoved down the rabbit hole.
Also remember that the only kind of values anyone is allowed to hold these days are Jewish universalist tripe.
Steve Novick’s CEO tax wins close vote, putting Portland on world map
In a move that’s drawn international headlines, Portland will launch a first-of-its-kind tax on public companies that pay their chief executives vastly more than they pay an average worker.
Portland City Council approved the controversial plan 3-1 Wednesday, making a statement about growing income disparity in the United States while giving Commissioner Steve Novick a legacy piece in his final weeks in City Hall.
The tax targets publicly traded companies whose chief executives report salaries at least 100 times higher than the salary of a median worker. Officials expect to raise $2.5 million a year starting in January 2018, with Novick hoping the money will help pay for homeless services.
“This is as close as I’ve ever (come) to a tax on inequality itself,” said Novick, the first incumbent tossed from city council in 24 years after an upset loss to housing activist Chloe Eudaly last month.
Novick said he also hopes the tax might discourage companies — well beyond Portland — from paying disproportionate salaries to their CEOs. He cited French economist Thomas Piketty, who calls escalating pay for top executives a major cause of the consolidation of wealth among the world’s top 1 percent of earners.
Under Novick’s tax plan, a company with a CEO-to-worker ratio of at least 100-to-1 will pay a surcharge equal to 10 percent of the amount it pays for Portland’s business tax. A company with a 250-to-1 ratio or greater would pay a 25 percent surcharge.
I’m really supposed to believe that people who are professional excuseologists for burgeoning income and wealth inequality are going to do anything of substance to reverse it. All I needed to read was “Piketty,” the crackpot who tells us that mass immigration and open borders reduces inequality, instead of what everyone can see it does, exacerbates it. Conveniently, the Portland-area world headquarters of Nike, a company that owns a money tree which is rooted in the soil of inequality, (Chinese shoe factory laborer doesn’t pay that well, in case you haven’t heard), is not in Portland itself, but in nearby Beaverton, Oregon. And won’t be liable for this tax.
They’ll throw one symbolic useless gesture after another at us, and then eventually get back to waging World War T.
Because, that what’s-her-face that just lost the election, can’t remember her name, how soon we forget, put it best: