Is a political party essentially a union?

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    They are both out for the benefit of their membership.
    With some corruption thrown in.
     
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    No, unions have anti-trust exemptions other political organizations only dream of.
     
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    You mean like the groups that run political ads I forget the number they use 504?
     
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    They don't have anti-trust exemptions like unions do.
     
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    You mean like Baseball, football, etc does?
    could you elaborate a bit on those anti trust exemptions and how the political parties do not have them?

    Seems to me the two parties have things pretty much sewn up in a 2 way split monopoly.
    It is hell for any other party to try and start up now.
     
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    Look up the word MONOPOLY...and NO, not the game.
     
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    I said essientially.

    Can someone more intelligent than Revere and T comment please?
    And let me know if I am too far off base with this trian of thought?
     
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    You are asking of anti trust...which is a correct answer that the UNIONS are not subject to. You then asked a question to which I gave an answer. I cannot help it if you don't like the answers.

    Educate yourself is the point.
     
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    I am trying to if I could keep the gnats away.
     
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    Political parties are voluntary organizations you can join or not as you choose. In most unionized workspaces, membership is compulsory.

    If you don't like how the party is run, you can leave with no repercussion. In a union environment, you don't like the union you can lump it or quit your job.
     

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