I don't know what I am. My mom and dad are both union so I never have an unfavorable view toward unions (I should say was union (past tense) for mom because she retired. dad can retire too ----he just doesn't want to)
And here's a weird view I have (see purple text) and I don't know if I'm the only person in America that thinks this way ... here goes - I'm pretty sure I believe in income disparity (example: a part-time janitor should make less than a full-time sanitation worker), but I am not sure where I stand on outrageous/wild income disparity (example: a hedge fund manager making 11 million a year or a sports star making over 14 million a year (cough, cough, Eli Manning ). I think the extreme income disparity in America makes young kids strive to be in sports or Hollywood or finance (and Harvard, Princeton, Wharton, to get into the latter), but if they end up flipping burgers at McD's, then they stumble into self-hate and alcoholism and crime and all that jazz simply because of the pressure they feel to prosper in society. So I guess I'm saying let's stabilize income disparity because right now, if we were to create graphs to visually see the current situation, those graphs would reflect how insane we are as a nation where some people make 13,000 a year and others make 13 million a year. I don't know what I am politically. I do sense the status quo makes kids today "look down on" blue collar work (hello, cleaning buildings and streets are SUPER IMPORTANT JOBS! we as a nation need to show more respect! (and not just lip service) and it all starts with our values/national culture) so with this mentality, American youths strive to be the next Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Jay Z, etc. (just look at the sea of turnout when American Idol has auditions) This nation puts to much emphasis on "fun", imho. I feel as a nation, we're like a big ole amusement park. Am I nutso?
When I say let's stabilize disparity, imagine a sandwich after it comes out of a panini grill. It's flatter and the layers are closer together. That's a simple metaphor I can think of re: income disparity. A tall club sandwich which is not pressed and the top slice of bread is far from the bottom slice would be the opposite and the way things are today. Please be clear ---I'm NOT saying everyone should make the exact same amount (that would be communism (puke)), but let's manage the "wildness/outrageous extremes" better. White collar workers should be glad they get paid for their brainpower- meaning their bodies don't need to take a daily beating like blue collar workers. That should be a reward in of itself (imo)! I've met many blue collar workers who are nice sweet people and shouldn't they have enough for a sane mortgage and enough to support 2 kids with their wife/husband? Isn't that fair?