How did government get in the mess it’s in?
I was trying to figure it out when I thought of Stephen Covey and his view of the emotional bank account.
Covey was a trainer of people, a guru of sorts when it came to relationships. He came up with this emotional bank account concept, which simply works like a regular bank account. You’re in good shape when you make deposits.
But when you begin to make too many withdrawals, life gets difficult.
I’ve been there myself with some folks, and the solution is not necessarily easy, but it is relatively simple. You need to begin to make deposits to strengthen the account. That means doing the right thing.
Now, is government doing the right thing?
Recently, some C-Tran employees received a 5 percent raise.
With what’s going on in our economy, really?
I asked one politician — who voted in favor of this raise — what he was thinking. There were an array of reasons, he said. When I asked what those array of reasons were, I just didn’t get much back.
Another supporter of the raise said it’s good when government employees get raises because — well — it helps stimulate the economy.