There is no reason that "we" need unions. So why does our Marxist leader always land on the side of unions? The only ways to create the optical illusion that socialism works is (a) to have thugs in the government who extract money from the public through threat of violence and (b) to have thugs in the labor force who extract money from employers though threat of violence. Both are short-lived mirages that fail when the wealth and jobs created by productive members of society dissipate. This is why Obama supports the obvious evil of big labor. We do not need unions, but Obama and his Marxist minions need unions, just like they need the indoctrinated OWS rabble. The objectIve is to bring down the only remaining barrier to the New World Order.