Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Entitlements, Entitlements Everywhere and not a penny to pay them; Aussie woman looks for workman's comp for injuries during sex on business trip

Really, you can't make this stuff up. Mark Steyn's Ports of Call column has the link below:

This story would be hilarious if not for the fact that it is a window into the creeping sense of entitlement permeating the Western (first) world, which is rapidly going down an economic sinkhole because of unsustainable benefits. This Aussie woman, who was injured by a falling light fixture in a hotel room during a robust sexual encounter, seriously believes that her injuries, because they occurred on a business trip, should entitle her to workman's comp benefits. Good thing she didn't contact HIV as no doubt that would be the responsibility of her employer for not providing her with condoms for her business trip. In the words of the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, we continue to "define deviancy downward".