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Federal Court Upholds Wisconsin Law on Unions

Slicker Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 7:19 AM
You see, it's all greed (money), At one time we had 400 oil companies, Now we have 6 major ones controlling oil and it's prices...We used to have allot of Mom&Pop stores (independent) operations now big business's have bought everyone out, We used to have hundred's & hundred's of dairy farms their all gone..I can go on and on but this is a start of "Big govt Control" take a look at your freedom, it's all but gone down the drain, because "big-daddy" wants it all for their self...And you are waving an American idea that has done nothing to this country of ours but buckle it to their knees..Partner wake up and "smell-the-coffee" We don't need job loss, we need labor reorganized and the jobs sent over-seas brought back to the US.
MadisonWannabe Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 9:52 AM
You are right, it is all greed. The greed of the union members who want a large pay check and not working for it. You have got to think beyond the employee entrance and look at your own consumer behavior. A business has to balance between their employee costs and the consumer price. If the employees demand too much, you as a consumer go else where. That prices are virtually the same does not mean the businesses are in cahoots, it means the consumers are. If I am selling gas at 3.00 and it is 2.95 across the street, where do you go?
jfoster Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 9:26 AM
It is truly amazing the way that people can be brainwashed by this pro-union garbage. Forget about the fact that the greed of the unions and the simplistic thinking of people whose unions have priced them out of the labor market by unintelligent demands highlighting their greed and avarice can think that government can make the American public buy products and services too many times way too expensive or inferior, just by electing a Communist (sorry, Socialist) as president. Truth be told for those of you who like your Ipods, Ipads and Droids, if they were made in this country at "prevailing" union wage scale, they would cost the consumer thousands (not hundreds) of dollars. Quote Al-gore-zeera Gore "an inconvenient Truth!"
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 8:39 AM
In FACT, one of the key reasons that jobs are sent overseas (albeit "outsourcing" results in MORE and HIGHER PAYING jobs being "insourced into the US) is that unions price their members out of the workforce - think Flint, Michigan. This results in greater incentives for companies to outsource, automate or streamline workflows REDUCING the number of jobs available in union businesses - the exception, of course, being government, where no market force works to improve efficiency.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 8:36 AM
You see, it's all ignorance of basic history, econiomcs and ... reality that takes this pro-union stance. That it is economically more efficient for there to be six oil companies rather than 400 doesn't tell you anything (particularly if you follow the Standard Oil monopoly myth). And that "Mom and Pop" stores have largely vanished is due to the FACT that consumers want lower prices and patronize businesses that provide them, creating economic efficiencies and considerably MORE jobs than were in those failed "Mom and Pops". It is the disastrous combination of unions and big government that has undermined our liberties and harmed the economy. Unions have always been and continue to be job and economy killers.

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