The other day, I received an Email from a Longtime and Knowledgeable Reader of Galganov.com, who ”said” to me, that she’s simply Exhausted by the BS & LIES Constantly Conveyed through the Media – TO WHICH I HAVE TO CONCUR . . . “ME TOO”.
THE FALL OF THE FIFTH ESTATE . . . THE RISE OF THE BLOGS:
For Decades Now, the Media throughout North America, have been MARCHING AWAY from Honesty, Accuracy & Integrity, EFFECTIVELY ABANDONING THE 5 W’S, and in No Particular Order, since all of them are equally important . . . Who, What, Where, When, & Why, To The Point, Where The Media Can No Longer Be Trusted.
SO I’M TIRED TOO . . . I’m Tired of the Drama for Ratings, which used to be about Real News, which has now become all about Entertainment, and how Titillating and Sexy the Producers can make their Show Hosts, and the Contrived On-Air Pitched Battles between the LEFT & THE RIGHT seem, which don’t amount to a Hill of Beans, because in all Reality . . . It’s Nothing More Than Part Of The Show.
IT’S ALL A BIG EXHAUSTING PERFORMANCE:
I’M AS SICK & TIRED . . . of the same CRAPOLA REGURGITATED Ad Nauseam as Breaking News . . . or as News Alerts . . . AS YOU ARE, as the Media VIE for our Attention, in order to Gain Rating’s Points, with which to Sell Advertising.
I’m More Fed-Up Than Somewhat With Being A Media Ratings Selling Point.
IN AS SIMPLE A WAY AS I CAN STATE IT . . . “ENOUGH ALREADY”!
Here’s Some Real News . . .
In Canada, as the American Government is FREEING Industry, and Liberating the People from the Chains of Suffocating Regulations, Penalizing & Paralyzing Taxes & Communist Era Entitlements . . . Canada Is Doing Just The Opposite.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018 . . . The Minimum Wage in the Province of Ontario, which is on a Downward Spiral Towards Fiscal & Social Catastrophe, RAISED MINIMUM WAGES TO $14 PER HOUR.
WHY’D THEY DO IT? . . . To Get Votes, even though this Minimum Wage RAISE HIKE will Only Achieve Misery, because the MAKERS ARE NOT IN BUSINESS TO LOSE MONEY.
AS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS . . . For More than 40-Years, of our soon to be 45th Wedding Anniversary (May 1, 1973), Anne and I have Owned & Operated our Advertising & Media Agency Together. And from 12-Years Old, I ran my own Entrepreneurial Enterprises, so I know a Thing or Two about Business, Innovation & Risk-Taking.
AND AS LONG AS THE GOVERNMENT . . . Stayed out of the Way, Anne & I did well, at least well enough to Expand our Businesses, Hire more People with every Expansion, and Pay our Taxes.
And Knowing The Value Of Good Employees – We Paid More Than Minimum Wage.
But Over The Years . . . The Government Didn’t Stay Out Of The Way, and Added Debilitating Regulations, Obligations & Higher Taxes, to the Point where we could no longer AFFORD to Employ the Number of People who worked for us . . . So Instead Of Reducing Salaries . . . We Reduced Staff.
And as MORE Government Rules Regulations & Expenses were IMPOSED upon us, we turned to Computers to do the Jobs some of our Staff were doing. And when that wasn’t enough, we SUBCONTRACTED our Work to others, who needed More Business for them to Cope with the same Insane Rules, Regulations & Costs IMPOSED on us by the Government, which didn’t encourage the Subcontractors to Hire more, but rather helped them to Stay Even.
IN THE SPACE OF 40-YEARS . . . Anne & I went from being a Company, which had a Robust Amount of Employees, all of whom were paid WELL ABOVE MINIMUM WAGE, to just one Assistant for Anne, as we relied upon Subcontractors and the Internet to Help in our Business Operations.
And When Anne & I Decided To Pack It-In . . . There Was No One Left But Us.
ONTARIO MINIMUM WAGE WENT FROM $11.60 – $14 PER HOUR 01/01/2018:
On January 1, 2019 . . . Minimum Wage In Ontario Will Rise To $15 Per Hour.
On The Surface . . . $11.60 To $14 Per Hour Seems To Be An INCREASE of 21% – But in all Reality, which the Government Keeps Quiet . . . Because of MANDATED Deductions Paid by the Employer at Source, which Includes 4% Vacation Pay, Matching Pension Funds, Workman’s Compensation – ETC . . .
The Increase Is Much Closer to 30% PLUS.
THERE’S NO QUESTION WHATSOEVER . . . That Businesses like Most Family Owned Restaurants, which are already on the Earnings Margin, WON’T SURVIVE, since even now, at the Current Minimum Wage, Restaurants have to CHARGE MORE for their Products than MOST PEOPLE CAN AFFORD. And if they can’t charge MORE, they put LESS on the Plate, and not as GOOD a Product as they used to.
Even MacDonald’s Has Become Expensive For A Family of Four.
But Unlike MacDonald’s, where in Canada and the United States, MacDonald’s are relying on Computerized Ordering Systems, smaller Family Owned Restaurants don’t have that wherewithal, which doesn’t mean that some GEEK ENTREPRENEUR won’t come up with a Computerized Ordering System Soon, which will more or less give the Family Owned Restaurateur the same Opportunity to do away with Servers as MacDonald’s.
Every Time Government Screws The Entrepreneur . . . The Worker Gets Screwed.
BUT IT’S FAR MORE THAN JUST RESTAURANTS:
Because Canada is Heading in a Totally Opposite Direction from the United States & President Trump’s PUSH TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN . . . There is a Plethora of things in Canada, which are becoming Unaffordable . . . from Housing, Insurances, Taxes, Products, Services, Light, Heat & Electricity . . . ALL THE WAY TO THE FOOD WE PURCHASE FROM THE GROCERY STORES.
AND WHAT’S HAPPENING IS THIS . . .
Retailers Are Closing & Massive Numbers Of People Are Losing Their Jobs.
WELCOME TO THE UNDERGROUND ECONOMY SOON TO BE ON STEROIDS:
A Purchaser Walks into an Independent Retail Establishment, which sells Products or Services & Asks . . . How Much For This Or That? – AND HOW MUCH IF I PAY CASH & I DON’T NEED A BILL?
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov