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Corporate Profits at 18 Year High, Workers Must Suck it Up
It has not been officially announced, but it's time you knew that the former Republican Senator from Bucks and Montgomery, Sir Rob Wonderling, is now the Real Mayor of the City, and in his spare time he also instructs City Council on what it is permitted to do. In his role as Real Mayor, Wonderling recently told Council (using the alias of "Michael Nutter") that it may not pass an ordinance requiring businesses to give their workers a few days of paid time off when they're sick. But Council apparently didn't get the message, and two of its members proceeded to introduce and vote out of Committee a measure that would do the very thing that Real Mayor Wonderling told them that they may not do. So Wonderling had to go all the way from his office, wherever it is, to City Hall yesterday and REMIND the folks of who's who and what's what. But his time was not wasted (without calculating lost opportunity costs, that is.) After Real Mayor spoke, sick bill lead sponsor Darrell Clarke immediately let the world know, through the Chamber's very own house organ, the Philadelphia Inquirer, that his legislation wouldn't even be "put on the calendar for final passage" much less actually passed "without additional conversations." I'm sure those conversations will be incredibly enlightening. Oh, I forgot, I'm not invited to participate. Nor will representatives of anyone else who is not a member of the business "community". Never fear, I'm sure that we will hear loud umbrage about that from the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as see reported many exposes by that institution about the plight of the non-corporate people who will suffer due to Council's subsequent failure to pass this bill.
Oh, and btw, corporate profits were recently reported to be at 18 year highs