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Sunday, January 13, 2008

I have an idea for Hillary

And it amazes me that somebody hasn't already thought of this obvious solution!

What's the question? First, its how to reduce the members of our community that are unemployed. After all, everybody wants to work- right? Second, Hillary, and many of the others of her type that want to be president, have made it clear they want to take the "unfair" profits from the biggest corporations and pass that cash down to the little people.

Here's how to do both- make it a federal requirement to outlaw self-serve fuel pumps at every store that sells gasoline. It is already a state law in both New Jersey and Oregon, so the figures for how many persons that could be added to the employment rolls could be easily extrapolated. Just think about having 1 or 2 or even more employees added to every 7-11, Shell and Flying J truck stop, just for the purpose of asking you how much of what type of fuel you desire, pumping your fuel for you and either using your card to pay or handing you a portable scanning device so that you can swipe your credit or debit card to pay. Think of it, you never have to get out of your car! Better yet, all those cash heavy, highly profitable fuel selling companies have to pay the salary for all these new happy employees, driving down their profits. Which is pretty nearly exactly what Hillary wants to do if she gets herself elected.

So there it is, in one paragraph, a way to reduce unemployment, put people to work and reduce the unfair profit margins for those evil oil companies. I expect to hear this idea coming from some Democrat as their solution for the country sometime before election day in November.

But remember, you read it here first!

BTW, in Oregon, the pump jocks may come out and put fuel in your car and they will be offended as all get out if you try to do something that you safely manage wherever else you live or travel. But don't expect that your windows will get washed 'cause that's not part of their job description!

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