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The Old Coach Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 11:08 AM
John, do NOT conflate the City of Detroit with the auto industry. The auto plants left Detroit years ago, and precious few UAW workers live in the City today. All that bailout money settled in Oakland and Macomb counties, and in other states where auto plants are located - notably Ohio, and in Mexico, where many GM plants were relocated due to the EPA.
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The Old Coach Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 10:57 AM
Not true. Was in and out of UAW plants for years where the stewards made their own rules day in and day out. Granted there was a framework in the contract, but the "interpretation" was up to the union, and they twisted it every chance they got. If the company didn't like it, the union would slowdown, or sabotage equipment, (they did it to mine), or some other little trick. This petty stuff never made the news, but it happened.
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The Old Coach Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 10:50 AM
It was a lot worse than that. The longshoremen's union constantly threatened to shut down the docks over which our war materiel was being shipped to the fronts. Franklin Destroyer Roosevelt made a deal with the Devil (the Mafia) to keep them open. We are still paying the price for that one. It wasn't just here - unions in England did the same things, even when the country was on the verge of being invaded by the Nazis. There were some very bitter Tommies and Jacks in the British Army and Navy when that fact became known.
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The Old Coach Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 10:41 AM
But he's probably being paid Union Scale.
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The Old Coach Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 10:41 AM
ROFLMAO!
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The Old Coach Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 10:39 AM
You missed the Irony hashtag.
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The Old Coach Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 10:37 AM
Obama never meant to throw a life preserver to the city of Detroit. The life preserver was thrown to the UAW, (United Against Work). Detroit is so poor that it cannot feed money to the Dictator the way a rich union can. The only thing Detroit can contribute is votes, real and fabricated, and for that all Obama needs to give them is Obamaphones.
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The Old Coach Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 10:34 AM
DO NOT make the mistake of believing that these people are incompetent. They know exactly what they are doing and how to do it.
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The Old Coach Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 10:32 AM
Absolutely true. In Dearborn a man was arrested for walking a dog near a mosque. Ringing church bells is forbidden, but the mosques blare out the call to prayer using 1000 watt megaphones. Lived in S.E. Michigan 15 years - finally had enough, retired early and bugged out.
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The Old Coach Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 10:28 AM
Humana, AARP, Aetna, et.al. see themselves as becoming rich as contract administrators for Obamacare. The quintessence of Fascism.
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