Friday, June 18, 2004

Where Your Tax Dollars Go -- Installment 9,999,999,999

From the web site of a taxpayer-funded think tank:
Throughout The X Corporation, employees, in small groups and through individual efforts, are making a difference in the quality of their communities and in the lives of their friends, neighbors, and the many who are in need. Through innumerable acts of kindness and concern and commitments of time and boundless energy, a culture has grown within X that shows that extraordinary acts by ordinary people can make a difference in the world.

Giving back to the community is a priority at The X Corporation....
How about focusing on the work that taxpayers are paying you for? That would be the best way to "give back to the community."

P.S. This is small potatoes. The real ripoff is in the absurdly high salaries paid by such tax-exempt organizations.

P.P.S. Oh, yes, and what would we do without diversity? Here's what The X Corporation has to say about its diversity program, which is run by a full-time Diversity Coordinator:
Differing points of view, different frames of reference, and a broad range of life experiences bring an energy to the workplace that has helped X become a world leader in producing effective, insightful analysis. [Actually, if this organization is a "world leader" in anything, it's b.s. Good analysis requires educated intelligence and perspicacity.]

X maintains an all-inclusive diversity program. Supported by an advisory committee, X's diversity efforts are designed to ensure that we attract, develop, respect, motivate, and retain highly skilled people without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, personal background, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, education, or position within X. [An all-inclusive diversity program, by definition, ensures the hiring of people -- some of them not highly skilled -- precisely because of their race, etc., etc.]
See all the great things you get for your tax dollars?