Does Corporate America really Support Our Troops?
Slightly OT, but not really. From a Letter to the Editor of The Washington Post:
Mickey Mouse at Walter Reed
I was appalled to read that the Army paid $800,000 for Disney Institute training for the staff at Walter Reed on how to provide better service to the medical facility's "customers" ["Trying Some Disney Attitude to Help Cure Walter Reed," Metro, Feb. 25].
I guess I'm naive to think that the Walt Disney Co., a multibillion-dollar enterprise, should have provided that service free in support of our troops. Walter Reed obviously needs the help, but would Disney go bankrupt without that $800,000? [Emphasis added]
OYE Comment: We agree. Disney benefits from repeated Congressional extension of its copyrights, despite the restriction, "for limited Times," in Article I, Section 8, of the U.S. Constitution.
The least Disney can do for our American heroes is use its considerable talents to help them in a meaningful way, for free.