Thanks to Conservatives, Unions will probably make a big comeback.

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    There's been a slow, long lasting assault on Unions over the last 40 years. Quite honestly, it's been successful. There's been a strategy of business voluntarily giving out benefits, a characterization of Unions being corrupt and a move by conservative politicians to chip away at laws protecting Unions. This has added up to the lowest membership in quite some time. This last push, however, might be the final straw. Of late, Business has been dropping benefits, the disparity in pay is wildly skewing upward, and layoffs have been occurring while companies are showing massive profit.

    All this makes for a ripe environment for Unions to thrive.
     
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    Or, they'll continue to wither?
     
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    unions are for communists
     
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    You've got it ass backward, shocker.....
     
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    Well, quite possibly. If the American public accepts the Conservative notion that we have to be more like a Central American country where there are no benefits, you work till you die and the reason people are obscenely rich is because they are better people.
     
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    That would be people that don't want to pay taxes.

    Commies.
     
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    Interesting.

    Perhaps you want to expand on this a bit?

    You know, for the listening audience.:lol:
     
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    1. I demand a clarification!

    The proper title should single out your bete noire as 'Republicans.'

    I don't think you know what a conservative is.

    2. "There's been a slow, long lasting assault on Unions over the last 40 years."
    Wrong. There has been a realization by working folks that unions are not beneficial to their interests. Else, how do you explain the following:

    ... Rasmussen poll found that 9% of nonunion workers were interested in joining a union. For public school grads, that means that 91% have no such interest. In fact, maybe that means that 9% are public school grads who didn’t learn to read on their own. (Just 9% of Non-Union Workers Want to Join Union - Rasmussen Reports™

    3. Now for the winner in the "Foot-In-The-Mouth" contest...or is it the "Shoot-Yourself-In-
    The-Foot" contest???

    Well, either way...you win, if this is your big gripe about capitalism:

    "There's been a strategy of business voluntarily giving out benefits,..."


    Bingo!

    Why, then, does one need the unoin????


    4. Now for your suggestion for the group with the smallest membership in the country:
    "...conservative politicians..."

    Wow, you love to sling that word around...you go, boy!

    5. So, let's review:

    Sally says that employers giving out benefits, voluntarily, and Ronald Reagan, have resulted in
    "...This has added up to the lowest membership in quite some time."


    Chris Rock, watch out!
    Here comes.......SALLLLLLLLY....!!!!
     
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    The Republicans would like to return to the mid-nineteenth century inre: working conditions/benefits or rather, lack thereof.
     
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    :lol:
     

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