Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Let's get back to Marxism for a moment


(with all due respect to that clickety-clackety trooper, Mila)


WASHINGTON, DC - Congress is considering sweeping legislation, which provides new benefits for many Americans. The Americans With No Abilities Act (AWNAA) is being hailed as a major legislation by advocates of the millions of Americans who lack any real skills or ambition.

"Roughly 50 percent of Americans do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society," said Barbara Boxer. "We can no longer stand by and allow People of Inability to be ridiculed and passed over. With this legislation, employers will no longer be able to grant special favors to a small group of workers, simply because they do a better job, or have some idea of what they are doing."

Sen. Boxer pointed to the success of the US Postal Service, which has a long-standing policy of providing opportunity without regard to performance. Approximately 74 percent of postal employees lack job skills, making this agency the single largest US employer of Persons of Inability.

Private sector industries with good records of nondiscrimination against the inept include retail sales (72%), the airline industry (68%),and home improvement "warehouse" stores (65%) The DMV also has a great record of hiring Persons of Inability. (63%)

Under the Americans With No Abilities Act, more than 25 million "middle man" positions will be created, with important-sounding titles but little real responsibility, thus providing an illusory sense of purpose and performance.

Mandatory non-performance-based raises and promotions will be given to
guarantee upward mobility for even the most unremarkable employees. The
legislation provides substantial tax breaks to corporations which maintain a significant level of Persons of Inability in middle positions, and gives a tax credit to small and medium businesses that agree to hire one clueless worker for every two talented hires.

Finally, the AWNA ACT contains tough new measures to make it more
difficult to discriminate against the Nonabled, banning discriminatory
interview questions such as "Do you have any goals for the future?" or
"Do you have any skills or experience which relate to this job?" "As a Nonabled person, I can't be expected to keep up with people who have something going for them," said Mary Lou Gertz, who lost her position as a lug-nut twister at the GM plant in Flint, MI due to her lack of notable job skills. "This new law should really help people like me." With the passage of this bill, Gertz and millions of other untalented citizens can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Said Senator Ted Kennedy, "It is our duty as lawmakers to provide each
and every American citizen, regardless of his or her adequacy, with some
sort of space to take up in this great nation."

4 comments:

OneEar said...

Who is your Asian friend in the photo?

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

there is no "space" to occupy wherever ted kennedy is.

/grrrrrrrr

OneEar said...

I'm sure there is regional variation in this, but where I live, Equal Employment for Incompetents has been in force for quite some time.

Just last week, I had to return a defective item that had been purchased online as a gift. Seems like something that might have happened before, no? So, I went to the appropriate "super" store and began the ritual.

No less than three people were involved in examing numbers and poking entries into the computer terminal. I thought, "these three Nobel hopefuls must be able to crack intercontinental ballistic missile launch codes while simultaneously processing my return! That is impressive!"

Eventually, it became apparent that there were no missiles. There was only my patience exploding.

Finally, and this actually happened, they gave me a 1800 number to call. Rather than risking having to get back in line to chat with the three buffoons, I insisted on calling the number by cell phone while standing with my newly made friends. We put the service center on speaker phone and took turns explaining the situation from our own unique perspectives.

After only 40 minutes, I was back on my way with a properly credited gift card and a smile in my asscrack.

Loud but off key said...

see? told ya