Democratic Mayor attacks unions! Where's the liberal outrage???

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    Where is the liberal outrage at this 'attack' on unions in Chicago? Liberals have complained vehemently about similar 'attacks' against unions in Wisconsin, etc., Not a peep on this though.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/10/us/10cncworkrules.html

    Paybacks are a bitch, aren't they.
     
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    Which liberals have said that changes didn't have to be made? Time and a half for overtime certainly seems fair. Double time for regular overtime seems rather excessive. You get double time for Holidays.

    How is this similar to what Wanker did in Wisconsin?
     
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    Liberals are supposed to be pro union, aren't they? They whine whenever a Repub does anything that is even remotely able to be considered anti-union. Now that a democrat is doing it, they are silent.

    Sounds hypocritical.
     
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    What they are doing in Chicago isn't "anti-union".
     
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    To paraphrase Ben Franklin...

    To Democrats, an action is never anti-union in the first person, such as "our action." It is only when talking about Republicans in the third person - "their action" - that it becomes anti-union.
     
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    There's no hypocrisy here. Liberals very reluctantly supported the Daley machine. What Emmanuel is doing is different from Walker: he's engaging widespread union corruption rather than forcing budget changes on one sector (teachers) alone.

    Anyway, good luck to Rahm.
     
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    He was elected mayor in 1989 and reelected in 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, and 2007.

    They were 'reluctant' for almost 20 years it seems.
     
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    That's the kind of simple analysis someone completely ignorant of Chicago politics might make.
     
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    Newsflash: We're not labor's lapdogs. Labor to Dens is not like Evangelicals to Repubs.

    Novel idea, huh?
     
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    They assume everyone must be like them. Try explaining conservative Blue Dogs or anti gay conservative blacks, Muslims and Hispanics and their eyes glaze over. Being a party that's 90% white, "coalition" is not in their lexicon of words. "Give and take" and "negotiate" is just as foreign as the concept of "supply and demand". They think "rich people make jobs" and that's all they know.
     

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