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Originally posted by Califemme
reply to post by ~Lucidity
We're not looking for scapegoats, we're looking for criminals. That's the difference.
Originally posted by OLD HIPPY DUDE
Most of these anti-union corporate lackys are young punks between 18 and 30 and have no clue as to what they are talking about because they were not born till unions were already in decline. They have no idea what the pay was for their grandparents and the working conditions at that time. It was the unions that improved the quality of life
for union members and non union members alike by setting the bar for wages.
So to you ungratefull anti-union corporate lackys, when the unions are gone and your boss wants to cut your salary in half to boost the profits, who are you going to cry to ? And remember you too can be replaced by someone younger more ambitious and for less money!
Originally posted by sonnny1
reply to post by Blackmarketeer
They are the Government workers getting fat off the PEOPLE. They are abusing the system,like the Government is abusing the system.
Example,Milwaukee Public Schools are shut down,because of this. Must be nice to be able to take off work,on the taxpayers dime,and force a shutdown. How about those with Non-Union Jobs? Those that cant afford to take off of work,and might lose their Jobs,because of their actions? Collective Bargaining? How about leaving "WE THE PEOPLE" in a hostage crisis? Whats next,Police and Firemen deciding not to their Job?
Dont say it cant happen.......
--- 2 words --- Double Dipping
The majority of Americans see exactly what the truth is here.
Obama has stepped in it with his "unions under assault" 1 liner.
The unions spent millions of dollars getting Obama elected. So he has $millions$ of reasons to get
Maybe its time for those Have-Nots to voice their opinions in mass protest also.
edit on 18-2-2011 by sonnny1 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Eurisko2012
Over the years the unions have received "sweetheart deals" in exchange for getting the
corrupt politicians elected.
Top Democratic and Republican Donors in 2010
Top Overall Donors to Republicans:
Elliott Management (a Hedge fund company)
Koch Industries (note: the billioaire who is the main financier of the Teabaggers)
Every Republican is Crucial PAC
Associated Builders & Contractors
(so-called) "Freedom" Project (a Republican PAC)
NOTES: Top Republican supporters are billionaires, contractors, and hedge funds...and keep in mind this applies to the Teabagger movement as well. They are supported by the same billionaires, contractors, and hedge funds.
Top Overall Donors to Democrats:
ActBlue (composite of many, many small, grassroots donations)
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union
EMILY's List (composite of many, many small grassroots donations)
National Assn of Letter Carriers
United Auto Workers
United Transportation Union
American Postal Workers Union
AmeriPAC: The Fund for a Greater America
NOTES: Top Democratic supporters are unions and grassroots donors.
Seems to me the contrast is really quite sharp: Billionaires vs. working and middle class.
Now looking only at corporate donors here is a list of the large corporations that donated 60% or more to Republicans vs. 60% or more to Democrats.
Goldman Sachs (60% donations to Republicans)
Blue Cross/Blue Shield (61% donations to Republicans)
Bank of America (63% donations to Republicans)
Wells Fargo (68% donations to Republicans)
Home Depot (67% donations to Republicans)
Altria Group (formerly Philip Morris!) (74% donations to Republicans)
Comcast Corp (65% donations to Democrats)
General Electric (60% donations to Democrats)
Remember that Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Wells Fargo all took bailout money that was taxpayer financed...and they used some of that money to elect Republicans. Altria is basically Philip Morris, a tobacco company. Blue Cross/Blue Shield is trying to block Healthcare Reform. culturekitchen.com...