In these times of nationwide job insecurity, with five applicants lined up for every job opening, CEOs warn workers that they’d better perform — or else. Or else they’ll be unceremoniously booted out the door.
Five men suddenly found themselves faced with an all-out attack on their territory. Five men confronted by a hostile power. But these five men looked destiny in the eye — and then they suited up and took care of business.
Do you know any of the dozen Congress critters who’re on the superpowerful deficit-reduction supercommittee? I don’t mean do you know their names, but do you really know them — know them well enough that they’ll take your call?
In the infamous Enron scandals of a decade ago, unregulated energy hucksters created an array of dummy financial funds so they could evade public scrutiny and perpetrate fraud. To disguise the scams, the funds were given such names as Chewco and JEDI.
So here comes Rick Perry of Texas, trying to climb the national political ladder all the way to the presidency. He’s really two candidates in one suit. On the surface, Perry is vying to be the furthest out of the Tea Party Republicans’ farout right-wingers — sort of Michele Bachmann with better hair. He wants to scuttle Social Security and Medicaid.