The Neon Wilderness

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Atlas Shrugged
Article in LA Times, "The City Council today voted overwhelmingly to require hotels near Los Angeles International Airport to pay their employees wages and benefits equal to $10.64 per hour -- the first time that Los Angeles has demanded a "living wage" from businesses who have no financial relationship with the local government". That's right a Living Wage, the only downside is that its limited to so few employees, but that's okay, at least its a start, LA is definitely moving in the right direction, and hopefully nothing happens like what happened in Chicago, when Mayor Daley sold out the workers of Chicago. This story is just one example of the increasing shift in this country to populism, type in "living wage" into Google news and see how many laws have been passed across the country, people are angry, they've been beaten, kicked, exploited, and robbed for too long, there is a righteous indignation brewing in this country, just waiting to explode.
LA Times "City Council Approves Living Wage"

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

-Langston Hughes

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