Unions Hold California Hostage

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    Demoting California - WSJ.com

    This is just crazy. Its bad enough that California is already a basket case, but the unions and the Obama administration are making it far more difficult for the state to bail itself out.

    In other news, French will become a required language in California and DC.
     
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    The left does NOT CARE. Some of us WARNED you people what was going to happen.
     
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    No one is home on the left to hear the warnings RGS.... they're so full of oblahma kook aide, their brain has turned to mush, just like that Hulu commercial says.
     
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    Unions vs. Taxpayers - WSJ.com

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    the only sector seeing below average job losses AND above average pay raises is the only sector that produces nothing of value and for which we as taxpayers foot the bill

    yay unions
     
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    We care about American wages, American workers and American jobs.

    You can't send jobs out of the country fast enough.

    If its a choice between paying Americans more or sending jobs overseas, corporations will choose to send jobs overseas.

    So take away the option.

    You right wingers don't seem to get it that this is an assault on labor.

    Fuck your protectionism/isolationism. Every other country does it to a degree, except us.

    Now we're in charge, and I hope Obama doesn't cave to the corporations.

    So far, it seems he has. Part of GM's restructuring plan calls for sending jobs overseas. And they already cut the workers wages.

    Enough is enough.
     
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    Too bad you don't care about the American companies that make the other three possible, that is why you never get anywhere.
     
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    We care about them because they make us money.

    They don't care about us because we cost them too much money.

    PS. I hope you care for your company when they cut your pay $10K a year and jack up your healthcare costs. Sucker.
     
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    Let's have it your way BoooBoo. We'll ALL work for the government. We'll ALL get big fat pay raises every year because government pay is not subject to market forces.

    it will be democrat nirvana. The government pays everyone one week then takes taxes from everyone to pay them the next week. The perpetual self sustaining tax. it doesn't matter that government employees produce nothing of any value all that matters is that government employees get higher and higher pay every year no matter what the economy is doing.

    You cannot be pro-jobs and anti-business.
     
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    UAW ACORN SEICU CIC..



    remember these people!
     
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    Reading about the history of unions and labor movements, etc. is illuminating and less known part of the national story. The democratization of a work force does similar things again and again, helps workers enjoy a better life, and keep companies from exploiting (as much).

    In latin America they are moving towards more worker-owned co-operatives and democracy these days - and seem to be liking the results.
     

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