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Hey Unions: Welcome to Politics

Starley Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 8:31 AM
Your comment is inaccurate. As business increased Romney used suppliers outside the US. The cost controls resulted in increased business and more employees hired in the US and at suppliers both in the US and outside. Also, some better products have patents controlled by companies outside the US. I am involved in the auto industry and frequently some better components are shipped from overseas. The lower cost and better quality allow for increased sales benefiting both US and overseas suppliers including increased employment on both sides of the border.
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Hey Unions: Welcome to Politics

Starley Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 8:23 AM
Your comment is inaccurate. As business increased Romney used suppliers outside the US. The cost controls resulted in increased business and more employees hired in the US and at suppliers both in the US and outside. I am involved in the auto industry and frequently the best components are shipped from overseas. The lower cost and better quality allow for increased sales benefiting both US and overseas suppliers including increased employment on both sides of the border.
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Hey Unions: Welcome to Politics

Starley Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 8:17 AM
By Law non union members recieve the same benefits as union members. But they can't vote in elections. They get the negotiated raises and benefits. They are represented by the union in labor disputes. So it is fair that they pay for the union services and the expense extended on their behalf. But the argument on supporting union political or other non-service expenses is where the Supreme Court drew the line. Paying those expenses should be voluntary as supporting political positions against your beliefs involuntarily is a violation of free speech.
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Hey Unions: Welcome to Politics

Starley Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 8:10 AM
Union dues are mandatory. Church contributions are voluntary. There is no Comparison.
I believe we need to bring back truancy laws. Maybe a boot camp style school for those who won't attend?
I disagree. The school facilities and student discipline in the poorer (not just Black) schools is obscenely inadequate. To the students trying to learn, this is a definite disadvantage. The voucher system offers better facilities and demands discipline to the advantage of the student. And this is how the private charter or voucher schools compete and tend to get better results for less money.
You can't help someone until they realize they need it and want it.
Sir. This sounds like surrender. But a lot of black majority communities are happy to be able to choose the best for their children. It doesn't matter if it is a church sponsored or private. The fact is the better the education a child can get will enhance his future and ability to make his own choices as to his or her future. I want my children to be the masters of their own fate.
Ms Parker, it is happening. I listen to the radio going through Detroit every day and more and more public schools are having to compete with private charter schools. And they can't start the charter schools fast enough. The public school systems are frequently broke financially and the managers coming in are finding it cheaper to go to charter schools. And being free enterprise, parents will go to the best they can find. The Republican governor (Schneider) is doing all he can to support expansion.
I am not Catholic but have worked with CC. My experience was excellent. The nun was terrific about meeting immediate needs. Issues of faith and judgemental attitudes were non-existant. I see the same thing with the Salvation Army, Goodwill. They will help you to help yourself. My feeling is these programs do more to help people get on their feet than welfare ever has.
I have no problem helping people in a crisis. But we have turned it in dependence... a form of slavery. Before welfare the family was there to help and they would never have been willing to accept the long term dependence we see today. Maybe it is not the governments job to take care of the poor but for family - friends - neighbors - church to be there in times of crisis and to assist those who are disabled back on their feet. James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."
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