Business groups dare Obama to limit pay for union bosses

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    I didn't know union bosses lead companies that failed, which were then bailed out with the boss receiving tens of millions of dollars.

    Oh wait. They didn't. Hence the discrepancy.
     
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    Boob was going on about how the hateful rhetoric of the right was what leads to assassination....
    But I know this much: you don't want to piss off the unions. And unions are Democratic animals.
     
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    unions did not get bailouts...you're making a strawman with meadowmuffin "straw"....

    you're obviously clueless about what has been happening. you're also clueless as to WHY obama and bush wanted the bailouts....to protect the WORKERS...their pension, pay etc....and the WORKERS as you know give money to and support the unions. without the bailouts, the unions would be squat. the unions failed to help the company be more profitable, so yes, they did facilitate the downfall of the companies....
     
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    Unions aren't supposed to make the company more profitable, they are supposed to give the workers some voice in the company.

    Besides that, this is just a whole bunch of bullshit babble. The original point was daring Obama to limit union bosses compensation. I was explaining the difference between them and CEO's. Do you get the difference, or do I need to explain basic facts of life to you as well?
     
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    why should they NOT have limits? they RECIEVED help from the bailouts as well...do you need me to draw you a picture.
     
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    But now the UAW owns a huge stake in Government Motors, but you say unions aren't for making companies profitable

    Now doesn't that put the UAW in a pickle. they own a company and by your definition don't care if the company turns a profit as long as its members keep getting higher and higher salaries.

    And if you don't call the US government giving nearly 20 percent ownership of GM to the union a bail out, what exactly do you call it?
     
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    Compare Union boss salaries with CEO salaries for me, bucko.
     
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    IOW....you're now backing out of why the union bosses should not also be held accountable....that was easy
     

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