Friday, October 1, 2010
My Brilliant Idea
Instead we've got rich slobs like Dick Cheney riding the power and greed wave while American families live in their cars and eat pop-tarts from some one's garbage can, while digging in the seats for enough change to get little feverish Ashley a strep throat culture. Or maybe some aspirin.
One big solution is jobs, good jobs, jobs that allows a family to have a running car or two, cover their basic medical needs, and keep the frig full. Also an environment that isn't poisoning our water, our soil, and our rain, and food sources that don't convert our bodies to cancer factories. But all those greedy corporate CEOs and investors cry that regulations will strangle profits.
So I propose an idea; the AMERICAN COMPANY idea.
What if we had an official designation where corporations could call themselves AN AMERICAN COMPANY if they followed some rules. They are free to do whatever the hell they want as long as it's legal, but must follow stringent guidelines in able to add AN AMERICAN COMPANY to their logo. Then consumers are free to support AN AMERICAN COMPANY with their business and truly vote with their dollars. And we'd have a tough governmental office that kept those companies compliant, or yanked their status.
I realize that the criteria would be a shit storm of political haggling, but here's what I'd like to see on the list for starters. The X's are open to ideas. What would you add?
1. All corporate offices are located within the 50 states.
2. 75% of all employees reside and work within the 50 states
3. 50% of all employees make a living wage for their area
4. CEO and stockholders cannot make more than (X)% of their lowest paid employee
5. (X)% of profits are used for needed retraining and job creation.
6. The EPA gives at least a 75% stamp of approval on all waste treatment, energy usage, etc. Alternative energy receives a taxpayer supported incentive.
7. No corporate donations that influence or affect elections are given out.
8. Family-friendly programs are provided, such as on-site daycare and job sharing.
9. Profit sharing is open to all employees.
10. Retirement plans are tightly regulated and guarded.
Posted by Mnmom