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"A" Is for Agitation: Radical Chicago Teachers on Parade

jhines Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 9:57 AM
Very well said, Alice. People are confused about conservatives. Most of us don't have a problem with union workers, I believe if you want to join a union, fine, but if you don't want to pay union dues, you shouldn't be forced to. Unions are the reason automobiles cost as much as a house used to, unions are the reason companies manufacture overseas, if we had an iPad or any high tech equipment manufactured in the USA, unfortunately, it would cost as much as three to five times as much as one manufactured in China. It's sad but true.

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis walks, talks and barks like a rootsy Occupy Wall Street activist. But this Big Labor loudmouth who's leading the abandonment of nearly 400,000 schoolchildren in the Windy City is just another power-grabbing union fat cat.

Instead of academic excellence, she rails about "social justice." Instead of accountability, she fumes about "profits" and curses merit pay. Lewis has marched with the Occu-clowns denouncing capitalism and promoting "socialism (as) the alternative." She raves: "Occupy Wall Street and the whole concept of the 99 percent is an extraordinarily important movement."

And she earned praise as a...