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Originally posted by links234
Originally posted by neo96
spend spend spend without a thought as to where the cash comes from
I was waiting until someone just went out and said it, you didn't read the article did you? "(It) is fully paid for, in part by closing tax loopholes that encourage corporations to ship American jobs overseas."
Originally posted by hangedman13
It's funny that the only jobs that get saved by bail outs are the ones with unions paying off err contributing to the democrats. The UAW, teachers, and such. Geez didn't they receive enough when they were exempted from the tax on their part of Obama care? In NY you should just see the building the teacher union is run out of. The cost of operating that building yearly must be insane, the place is huge. Why? All this bill was, was another not so subtle pay off.
Originally posted by SM2
reply to post by ~Lucidity
IF unions were what unions are supposed to be I could agree with you on that. However, the big time unions, like SEIU, AFL-CIO, etc are nothing more then political entities funded by you, alot of times by force. This is not saying that union members themselves are a bad thing, because most members are everyday hardworking good people. Lets take my personal example here, I went to work for a huge telecommunications company. That company was union. When you started work, you went to an orientation where we had to sit thru a 2 hour long propaganda speech by the local president of the union. Everytime an election came up, they sent out letters to all union members on which candidates they were supporting and which they were going to smear, There was no vote with the union, it was just decided by the national union leaders, based on which candidate would line their pockets more.
But the group that took the biggest hit were those people on the governments food stamp program which has grown astronomically over the past year as high unemployment continues to grip the country. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamp program had their funding reduced by $12 billion dollars to help pay to prop up the teachers unions.