reply to post by burdman30ott6
I didn't see your post before but I had to say this. You are correct. These guys are actually what you would call "wealthy". They are viewed here as
being a little spoiled. That is not just the right´s view of it. They truly live a great life.
When it rains they don't work, yet get paid. Very well. This is northern Spain.....it is very green because IT RAINS EVERY OTHER DAY!
They get early retirement if they want. You know what a miner with early retirement makes a month? 2-4 thousand Euros, the more veteran ones make
allot more....while everybody else here makes 1500 at most. I think municipal workers make 2000 including diets and other expenses/ perks.
I get their point, they were lied to and the funds for their promised retirement will get modified so they get less. The money the EU gave them for
alternative industries was spent in the form of social spending much of which was a waste.
That said, they are doing allot of harm to every other part of the economy up here. We get no deliveries when they do this. No one. We lose flights,
trains, meetings, sales calls, ect.
They lose allot of support when they get violent. Everybody just wants to live their life. I had other videos of the various protests they did this
week. Mostly sit ins at city hall down the street. I was going to put them up, but I am sick of it. I have been catering to them for months and while
they are nice people and I have a few more customers thanks to the sit ins, I just want life to be normal even though they are pissed.
It doesn't bother me for them to protest, I get more business, selfishly speaking. I just can't stand the charged atmosphere they create. It is hard
to deal with it since I know they live like kings really. We all know it here. SO they get dirty and some die every couple decades. They had a great
run. Most of their kids don't work, have the best BWS and Mercedes, huge houses, ect.
What pisses me off the most is that I identified one man from the photos. He was down the street organizing the sit ins. I don't think he is a miner.
I saw him coaching a bus driver when we had a transit workers strike last month.....
It is the unions that have been taken over by the more communist side of politics. They were trying to do this since before the crisis. That is why I
don't buy into them having the miners best interests in mind.
Hired muscle by the unions are organizing the violent protests. The radicals already exist ( they always will in the north ), The unions are just
putting them together and giving them ideas of what to use their talents for.
I just had to add that. This is one of my greatest concerns for the US. I think there is a push to make a reformist movement led by the same criminal
mentalities that have been proven to be working with big business and governments worldwide.
I hope the younger ones are smart enough to not let passion become more powerful an emotion than reason and common sense. Violence MUST be met with
violence. Intelligence can accomplish more and lose less in the process.
There is a great people under this mess. I hope we all find the solutions we deserve.
edit on 30-6-2012 by BIHOTZ because: (no reason given)