Originally posted by ColoradoJens
reply to post by flashtrum
I despise tax and spend agendas and believe big government is bad government. Where have we NOT proved that the private sector can do anything the
government can 10 times better at less expense. I was lucky enough that my parents sent me to private schools for K-12 education. The left wants you
on the dole so that you will continue to support them. Even the Post Office, which was once self-sufficient, is now a drain on our tax dollars.
Handing out 70-80K salaries to people who have the same ability as a paper boy, allowing them to retire in 20 years, and having a cushy pension on top
of that, is a really dumb idea and as we are now learning completely unsustainable. (No offense to carriers but let's face it, it's the opposite of
Interesting. "The left wants you on the dole..." Really? First of all, that isn't true. Second of all, you speak of "The left" when your entire
post is based on the idea that you are GOP even though you don't agree with many of their core policies. Yet you then say "The left" wants you on the
dole. Erm. Sure. All democrats want to pay for everyone to be on the dole - sounds like a reasonable statement (sic).
How did George Bush Sr. and Jr. change the post office structure? Or is it that the post office is simply a "left" institution?
Would you agree that labor unions are not all bad?
Really. They DO want you on the dole. And beyond that, they bend over backwards for illegals (or new Americans as O'Malley calls them) because at the
end of the day that's another vote.
Again, my POINT was that you can be GOP or a DEM and not agree with everything. Why do people fall into this trap that you simply MUST agree with
everything someone tells you that you need to agree with? For me, the governance under conservatism, sans Bushy Jr. is better for this country.
Unions? Maybe "once upon a time". Let me tell you about my experience with unions. Because of the recession, I was forced to take an overnight job
stocking shelves in a grocery store. I was FORCED to join their union, or no job. I paid what I consider way too much in dues (which went up TWICE in
12 months). The only thing I saw that union do was allow the re-hiring of incompetent people who continually showed up late for work. If I worked my
but off, I was still NEVER going to make a dime more than the guy working next to me, because he worked there longer. If I had the greatest idea to
boost sales, my only reward would have been a pat on the back. Unions make sure you work only hard enough not to get fired, and the union shop I
worked in was full of people jockeying to be the laziest person that worked there.
My Father had was bleeding in his brain and even though I went to management and explained this and this is why I had to leave early (only time I ever
did so) I was written up for leaving to be with my Dad. I ask the Union for help in overturning this, and it takes 4 months to get a sit-down.
Unions are a socialistic dream - "let's all do the same job, same wage, no matter how dumb or lazy you are".
Now that I am back in my chosen field of work (IT) with no union nonsense, I work from home when I want. I've received spot awards for ideas I came up
with or things I delivered to the company before they were due. I can walk in when I want and leave when I want. Unions treat people like they have a
learning disability. And in the shop I worked in, it was ABSOLUTELY union vs. management. The hate was palpable. Manager tries to make sure there is
product on the shelves for customers? OH NO - him putting up paper towels on an empty shelf is taking away from someone elses 10 bucks an hour, so he
gets reported. IS THIS LOGICAL?
I could go on. Unions are a horrible thing in my opinion and my actual experience.
edit on 3-9-2012 by flashtrum because: (no reason given)