posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 09:27 AM
Originally posted by Squidmeister
One major problem I have with public sector unions is the fact that the unions are contributing outrages amounts of money to the campaigns of
democratic candidates and lawmakers. Why dont the unions give the extra money they receive from dues and give it back to the school districts in the
form of books, paper, crayons, tissue, etc., so the teachers wouldn't have to spend some of their wages on these items and the children and parents
wouldn't have to pimp candy and food and all the other forms of money generating schemes the school has our children performing throughout the year.
Cant have that can we? In California our teachers send out lists to the parents for things needed in the classroom. Isn't our taxes supposed to pay
for these things? We are expected to give, give, give while the unions just take, take, take. Sick of these union thugs. End public sector unions now.
The unions contribute to the DNC for the exact same reason that the international corporations bury the GOP with billions in contributions and
marketing muscle. The unions want to survive and only the DNC can keep the corporate GOP from outlawing unions. Union money pales in comparison to
what international corporate interests have been pouring into GOP coffers, and that doesn't include the 527 groups that have sprung up since that
Supreme Court decision changed the way politics is funded in this country.
If the corporate GOP succeeds in stripping wage workers ability to somehow protect themselves from the ignorance and short-sighted belligerence of
Corporate America, then they'd best start learning how to run for office in India, because this country will be a killing ground for anyone that can
be connected to corporate management or the conservative political machine they're built for themselves over the last 30 years. History has taught
us, and the Middle East is reaffirming right now, that the majority will have its way, regardless of how it achieves it. Media messaging aside, the
majority is not the Tea Party or the Conservative Movement. The majority consists of people who depend on government and/or organized labor to protect
them from the few with the purse strings. When the protections are eliminated, they'll all eventually become Labor Democrats - provided that there's
a political system that remains in place once the result of corporate business efficiency is taken to its logical conclusion, of course. In fact, if
it remains peaceful and politically focused, then it'll be the only time in human history when such a battle remained that way.
Social programs and workers' rights laws weren't created to protect the hundreds of millions of Americans that are kept safer and more secure as a
result of those laws and programs, they were created to protect the myopic corporate money-grubbers from succeeding in destroying this entire society
by igniting an insurrection with their hubris and greed. The only reason that the US survived the 30s was due to FDR's realization that revolution
was inevitable if not for the steps taken to ease the fear and resentment of the tens of millions who took the hit during the Depression. That model
has allowed the US to survive again and again, and in spite of what the corporate GOP has tried to accomplish to destroy all safety nets designed to
maintain the fabric of society in times of struggle.
The private sector has become a tough environment for those employed to deal with the jobless - frustrated applicants and the recently dismissed - and
somewhat dangerous in some situations. The larger open-access posting areas on the Internet feature thinly-veiled death threats against the
representatives of many of these corporations. If the average American begins to honestly believe that the same corporations that have been reporting
record profits while killing jobs and the American economy have no concern for their future, then the employees that can be accessed will be the first
to pay for that dismissal. After all, the safety net's always existed for the idiots who don't think they need it - the economically fortunate who
are naively vulnerable to the last-gasp violence of those who find themselves much less fortunate. Someone has to protect those imbeciles from their
own inability to see a gathering threat. All the cops can do is clean up the mess and file the paperwork.