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Originally posted by Southern Guardian
You know, it's almost as if by tea party standards, we are only to look out for the interests of big businesses and the wealthy, and nothing else.
Big business cuts down income of working folks to maximize shareholder value, they are looking out for whats best for the company!
The worker petitions and moves to increase his income for his family, for his own costs, and he is branded a thug or a criminal.
Big business sends jobs overseas, blame the government, taxes are too high!
The worker loses his job because of offshoring, its a tough world! Maybe you should consider slave labour!
The unemployed worker takes up his unemployment benefit, the one from which he has paid part of his taxes towards the years he spend working 50 hour weeks and he is a criminal!
Big business takes on illegals in place of american citizens, blame the government for not closing the borders!
Raise taxes on big business by 2% to cut down debt, you are a criminal but cut down the income of public workers by more than 5% and we are doing what is necessary to bring down the deficit!
It's do as I say and not as I do by the tea parties, this is all this is. I must say, the treatment of our police men and woman along with our fireman, our teachers, it's a long cry from 9/11:
These days our fireman, policeman, paramedics are treated much differently under a different environment with a different administration. They want decent affordable healthcare, an income that is sustainable enough, and those on the rightwing call them thugs, but when it was 9/11, the were a political goldmine. Hypocrisy, huh?edit on 25-2-2011 by Southern Guardian because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by dolphinfan
reply to post by Southern Guardian
It works both ways. Having worked for a asset management firm that dealt with institutional investors, I can tell you that the toughest clients were not the fortune 500 pension funds, not the large family endowment, it was the unions, most specifically the public sector unions.
The unions were tough clients, they pushed for the highest returns, the most aggressive investment strategies.