FW and Gyros
- Oct 17, 2014
- Cessna 152, 172, 172RG, 177, 206 -- Piper 180 -- RV-7A -- Calidus -- RAF2000 -- Sport Copter II and
- Total Flight Time
When I wrote "over"paid/pensioned, I was referring to over and above what the free market would compensate for equivalent work. The USPS is subsidized by the taxpayers; it otherwise could not out-pay the free market as it does. I have never worked for government, nor accepted any subsidy or welfare payment, including SS.Kolibri,
First of all, what are you afraid of that causes you to not list your real name?
So I don't know who you are. But this is what I do know from first hand experience: Having personally known many postal workers in my life, I can tell you that your characterization of them ("of a grossly overpaid and overpensioned U.S. Postal employee") shows blatant ignorance on your part. You really blew it buddy.
Why are you so upset about a person who works very hard for a decent wage and was smart enough to get into a profession which happens to still offer a pension? This country was in much better shape when a large majority of middle class America worked for corporations that did not out-source their labor, could be depended upon to provide a man or woman a career-length lob with possibility of their hard work leading to continual promotion and retirement with a moderate pension.
Are you upset maybe because you did not make such wise choices?
While I share some agreement with you about the decline of the middle-class, being a life-long entrepreneur who will never "retire" I disagree with the solution of corporate paternalism, pensions, etc. But, to each his own.
Regarding Mr. Hughes, I maintain that his flying was unsafe (300' or less over densely populated areas, and <100' over tourists' heads on final), and thus I cannot respect his actions however much I appreciate his spirit. I do hope that they are lenient with him, for as foolish as his flight was he had peaceable intentions.
Finally, I've found that psychological projection (i.e., your "what are you afraid of?") is usually as inaccurate as it is tactless. Feel free to list your name, home address, shoe size, etc., but I would never project that you were a shameless narcissist with delusions that the public deemed your life worthy of cognizance. To each his own. Isn't that the American way your Mr. Hughes struggles to keep?
Thank you for putting it so baldly. Can't have people thinking differently from you!If we don't get some of this stuff straightened out, I think there will be a lot more people feeling the same way.