Saturday, October 04, 2008

United Way Still Sucks After All These Years


At about this time every year I get reminded by my dear readers that it’s time for me to do my annual rant about why United Way sucks. Needless to say, United Way still sucks not only because they have all the supporting businesses that agree to payroll reduction programs shouldering all the burdens of fund raising. That’s right tax payer funded institutions are using their employee time and office supplies to promote United Way. The suckage continues with the Postal Service providing United Way cancellation marks on postage and United Way promotions on metered postage.

The suckage continues further with United Way executives each making (not earning) hundreds of thousands of dollars in salary.

If you want more on the history of United Way sucking, please follow the links to the previous articles.

http://astoria-rust.blogspot.com/2006/08/why-united-way-sucks.html

http://astoria-rust.blogspot.com/2006/10/united-way-continues-to-suck.html


http://astoria-rust.blogspot.com/2007/10/united-way-sucks-even-more.html

4 Comments:

Blogger Auntie said...

Aw, its that time of year again.

7:45 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

Dang, don't hold anything back, guy! Tell us how you feel! Did you also know that some of those "save the children" type campaigns are run by the "Crips"? ALot of the funds they recieve go to buying drugs and weapons for their street gangs. AFter it's been carefully laundered, that is. The whole shebang is still being run by a guy who is serving a life sentence in a federal pen. My philosophy is, if you are going to give, give locally to small charities like local food banks and the like. It's like buying those candy bars for band boosters for the schools. Those things are run by corporations who take the lions share of the proceeds. If you want to give to a school band, buy them a drum or a tuba.

4:05 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Funny thing is that their indirect (cut of the pie) is advertised as 20% which makes United Way's 14% look like chump change.

8:34 AM  
Blogger Hahn at Home said...

Back in the day, our fitness evaluations would "reflect" if we didn't give our appropriate share to United Way (the military, go ta' love it)

8:58 AM  

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