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    re: Fox News contributor punched in face at pro-union protests in Michigan [W:867]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I make hundreds of thousands a year

    and economic reality is going to cause unions in every trade other than those that have monopolies go extinct
    I agree. The more entitled people feel the more quickly unions will make that a reality though. Within a couple generations, there will be no more big business manufacturing in the US, at least not unless people are going to work for not much more than a few dollars over minimum wage.

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    re: Fox News contributor punched in face at pro-union protests in Michigan [W:867]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I agree. The more entitled people feel the more quickly unions will make that a reality though. Within a couple generations, there will be no more big business manufacturing in the US, at least not unless people are going to work for not much more than a few dollars over minimum wage.
    or people realize if you want to be paid more than some guy in India or Thailand or Uganda you better be more educated and offer higher skills

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    re: Fox News contributor punched in face at pro-union protests in Michigan [W:867]

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I could be wrong, and I'm certainly no economist, but it seems that it would also bring down the cost of living in some of the states which have high costs of living. As for being competitive in the world, I fear that the only thing which will actually do that is that our wage scale would have to drop to essentially third-world rates.
    And don't forget that most landlords are paying their mortgages with the rent.

    So rents CAN'T go.down too much.
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    re: Fox News contributor punched in face at pro-union protests in Michigan [W:867]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    or people realize if you want to be paid more than some guy in India or Thailand or Uganda you better be more educated and offer higher skills
    Yeah, but that will be a drop in the bucket. I expect to see a lot more micro-market type businesses. The places worst hit that seem to be clawing out of the manufacturing abyss seem to be places that encourage creation of small enterprises across a wide range of fields. I saw some show, 60 Minutes maybe, that covered that. People put everything on the line (i.e. cashed out their 401k's) and invested their time and their fate in little businesses that they could grow like making their own brand pickles.

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    re: Fox News contributor punched in face at pro-union protests in Michigan [W:867]

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    Try being nicer.
    I have and it doesn't make a bit of difference.

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    re: Fox News contributor punched in face at pro-union protests in Michigan [W:867]

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    And don't forget that most landlords are paying their mortgages with the rent.

    So rents CAN'T go.down too much.
    Yes. I honestly do think that we are going to have to readjust our way of life, in response to our entering the global market on a huge scale. Back in the days when imported goods meant that they came from Japan, Germany, or England, we could compete with that market on a relatively level field. Anymore, we can't compete. To do so, would require the entire economy of the country be restructured, which (imo) would be disastrous. I think that it will happen slowly, to the point that we will hardly recognize our country anymore. Either that, or we will be annexed by China.
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    re: Fox News contributor punched in face at pro-union protests in Michigan [W:867]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    LOL that was funny. Geritol jihadist? lets see, depends, support hose, fuzzy slippers and a suicide vest?
    LOL exactly.

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    re: Fox News contributor punched in face at pro-union protests in Michigan [W:867]

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    LOL exactly.
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    re: Fox News contributor punched in face at pro-union protests in Michigan [W:867]

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Yes. I honestly do think that we are going to have to readjust our way of life, in response to our entering the global market on a huge scale. Back in the days when imported goods meant that they came from Japan, Germany, or England, we could compete with that market on a relatively level field. Anymore, we can't compete. To do so, would require the entire economy of the country be restructured, which (imo) would be disastrous. I think that it will happen slowly, to the point that we will hardly recognize our country anymore. Either that, or we will be annexed by China.
    Hi tech is where we have to compete. not screwing caps on a toothpaste tube or doing rough castings in a foundry

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    re: Fox News contributor punched in face at pro-union protests in Michigan [W:867]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Hi tech is where we have to compete. not screwing caps on a toothpaste tube or doing rough castings in a foundry
    Make no mistake- I do agree that we should do that, it's just that we have a significant number of people who aren't capable and/or willing.
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