Politics/Unions.. Corruption Cycle

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  1. Lumpy 1
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    You support this?

    1)Politicians.. Vote to approve Public Unions and give them whatever they can .. they sell out the taxpayer for votes. They also mandate that all public union employees must join the union and pay union dues.

    2)The public union collect union dues and support the political party or candidates that support the continuation of the corruption cycle.. ie screwing the taxpayer ..Individual union member are forced to pay union dues no matter who they personally support.

    3)The Unions payoff and throw their support behind the political party or candidates that are willing to screw the taxpayer for excessive benefits...

    4) cycle back to (1)
     
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    As long as the politicians can buy votes with the taxpayers money and not their own....they are on it like white on rice.
     
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    Yup.... the public sector unions are just money laundering rackets.
     
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    They make Bank Robbery and Extortion look respectable by comparison. ;)
     
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    If Unions want their money it looks like they will be donating a shit ton of cash to the Republicans... Then We'll see Dems freaking the fuck out about how fucked everything is...

    Of course Obama beat McCain in corporate donation in 2008, and we still hear about Republicans being the evil corporate party... I guess some corporations went from being bad to good overnight when they game money to Democrats...
     
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    I'm thinking this kinda crap.. has to stop..

    I find it difficult to blame union members, sure their principles are being sold to the highest bidder by their Union Leadership while they stand by and watch but in the same vein the American people (not all) are standing by right now and doing the same thing...or fighting for a continuation of the insult..

    It would be nice, though, I suspect impossible if political leanings took a back seat to integrity, common sense and the principles of fairness...
     
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    It's threads like this that sink to the bottom... There are just no talking points to attack it.

    Wait, RW might jump in to ask "why do you hate the middle class?" As if that somehow gets around the question of why does he support such massive corruption based on destroying the middle class.


    You really need to say stuff like. Fuck you you fuking fuck ass (liberal/conservative) fucks! To get any real play on these forums.
     
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    Yup.... ever since I've tried to be more balanced, less partisan, my threads go right to the bottom.. sheesh...:lol:
     
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    Here's my simple explanation.

    Of course Unions are corrupt.
    EVERYTHING is corrupt. If management has the right to buy lobbyists and politicians in order to write management-friendly laws and regulation, I think it's the job of the Unions to buy lobbyists and politicians to fight those laws, and try to pass labor-friendly laws and regulations.

    CEOs of corporations have the duty to the shareholders to increase shareholder value. There's nothing wrong with that, it's the way it should be. Unions have the the same duty - to get the workers the most they possibly can. If corruption exists, it has to exist on both sides.

    That's the way the market works.
     
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    then there's no objection when the balance of power shifts, its a pendulum, it shifts back. *shrugs* right now it appears that the unions have over reached.
     
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