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Unions Slump on Bad Obama Bet

PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 3:40 AM
We calculated the other evening that with the present rate of population growth, in the year 2375 there would be one person for every square meter of dry land in the world. (Does that excite you people in real estate?) Seriously, the point is that like population, the financial and union conditions will modify from necessity. Isn;t that the only way anything gets changed? We don't have leaders, we have people who tweak and adjust water pressures on the titanic but the title leader does not apply to anyone in the US any more. The politicians, our method of selecting leaders, should expect the job to consist of 50% unpopular decisions. No one will make those decisions. Politicians have to be driven to make those decisions! Leadership?
NewJAl Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 9:04 AM
If you are depending upon human intelligence, as all Progressives seem to, it would be intelligent to make as many rich people as possible. Only Capitalism has come close to doing that, with the middle class expansion of the last 200 years. Rich people, when compared to most on Earth.
Rich people, like a self-fulfilling prophecy or circular system, have fewer kids.
Poor people, again in circular fashion, have many.
Thinkers should be all for policies that help the rich get richer and make more of them.
But, as in the minimum wage argument, the politics of envy tends to win the day.
American1st Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 8:49 AM
Phillup-

Your calculation of population growth just further instills our resolve to stop this Amnesty & Immigration Reform in its tracks. It's a great argument in support of "DEPORT THEM, DON'T SUPPORT THEM".

It's even a better argument to stop all immigration. Period.

Tired of supporting Illegal Aliens (criminals).

Don't forget to call your legislators in Washington & leave a message: NO AMNESTY OR IMMIGRATION REFORM

(202) 224-3121

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...