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24 Million Martyrs

Bob62 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 4:04 PM
Union Jobs were not just lost because of wage disputes, in fact most Unions have not been pushing for raises over the last 4 years. Job losses have crossed the union /nonUnion lines and affected everyone, union or not. The exception is the possiblity of getting new jobs... NonUnion employers are hesitant to hire Union Members because they know that as soon as the union calls, the worker will disappear... Since Unions control the pensions of their men, the men can't quit the Union without risking their pension... "A Rock and a Hard Place"... You should also ask yourself "Who do I want building my roads, bridges and public buildings?" A formally trained and educated Union Guy, or a Rent-a-Juan from Home Depot? SOME Unions are necessary...
SpaceVegetable Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 6:42 PM
Um, no they aren't. You can get excellent and qualified labor without unions.... and you won't have to deal with the waste and sloth inherent in union labor.

I wish Obama and the Democrats could be as passionate about jobs as they are about, say, the contents of Happy Meals. Or the dust from cement factories. Or the habitat of the red-cockaded woodpecker.

While the wizard of DC remains a master of illusion and delusion, focusing everyone’s attention on the man behind the curtain- and his 20 Little Martyrs- the jobless recovery now enters its fifth year with no signs that hiring will be picking up soon.

So instead of worrying about the peckers, I wonder about the 12 million martyrs who remain unemployed. And the 3.6...