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Unions Slump on Bad Obama Bet

D G Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 12:26 AM
Democrats and unions say they are looking out for the middle class but their actions say otherwise. Democrats have no accomplishments in decades to improve the standard of living for working middle class families. Unions are dominated with greedy union bosses who have done everything in their power to make US labor noncompetitive in today's global economy. Democrats and unions are enemies of working middle class families.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 2:59 AM
Oh, they're looking out for the middle class alright - like any thief trying to remain uncaught. The tragedy is that morons actually believe that unions GAVE us the middle class, when it is an established FACT that a) the middle class existed long before the rise of unions, b) the middle class (alomg with compensation and improved working conditions) grew fastest where union power was least - in the US vs. Europe and in less unionized states, and c) the costs of union activity to the economy has fallen most heavily on the middle class, as all economic damage must, costing them more than $50 trillion that would otherwise have been available to improve the lives of workers/the middle class.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 10:15 AM
Yeah, the reality IS pretty damning to unions and the gullible who believe their nonsense.

Alarm bells are going off for labor unions around the country.

Four years after electing the most pro-labor president of the last half-decade, it looks like the scheme has backfired.

In 2008 and 2012 labor unions used everything, including a little body English, ballot stuffing and voter intimidation to elect a president who would bring the prestige of presidential backing to recruitment efforts for labor unions.  

Since then not only have labor unions taken historic defeats in former union strongholds, like Wisconsin and Michigan, labor union membership is declining at a rate that will make them a...