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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    Right to work. End thread.

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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    So, a politician using their authority to interfere with the oppositions right to speech and assembly is ok with you?
    Like the IRS is doing?
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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Really ? If they are UAW don't they just hand their ballots over to the DNC (figuratively) on Election Day? What percent of the UAWs money in politics is non partisan? If you were a Republican in Tenn would you want to subsidize Democratic Party donations by the UAW? Really?
    So do you want to go back and revisit the Citizens United decision? It's kind of funny how the right was sooooooo happy about it until they realized it applied to Unions too.

    I'm not saying that I don't see why Republicans in Tennessee wouldn't want it. Obviously, Republicans like things that help Republicans, but that's really what they're after. I think you may have inadvertently hit the nail on the head.


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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    There is no abuse of power. There is blatant partisanship which once in a while is necessary. Abuse of power is using legal authority to harrass another; there is no harrassment here. The Republicans were forthright in their presentation - go socialist UAW and no subsidy. Its far different then letting felons transfer firearms to Mexican cartels for the purpose of creating an anti gun agenda item, far different then using LE authority of the regime to snoop on the entire country and focus its arm on political opponents its about handing out a subsidy. I get the difference is tough for you because it hurts so bad - I say so what. Let the people of Tenn decide; maybe they love your socialist utopia so much they'll throw the Republicans out for doing so - or maybe they will thank the Republicans for preventing their state into turning into Michigan light and a total failure.
    Sure sounds like harrassment to me. Dont vote in a union or else. And since its a right to work.state, its ONLY about silencing the opposition.

    And you assign motives and responsibility that are not factually established.

    Clever PR guy that came up with "when no evidence is found, say its because the corrupt president prevented investigation". It is impossible to prove a negative. Run with that.
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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Like the IRS is doing?
    Like the IRS is NOT doing, actually.

    My point is about those crying foul about that applauding similar behavior when their side does it.

    Im one of those "no anonymity for anybody engaging in political intervention activities" folks.

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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    The Gop continues to show their true colors. They would rather send thousands of jobs to Mexico because the enemy might get more money then them. The GOP don't care a single bit for the citizens of this country.
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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I asked a question, I didn't make a statement. So, I assume the answer is that if workers unionize they will be ordered to vote Democrat and that's why the Republicans are against the UAW. That seems like a logical answer but....

    ..... it begs the question, if you work for VW and you are not in a union, do you vote differently? Theoretically, your ballot is secret so you can vote however you like and lie about it if it's uncomfortable. Even if the UAW management votes Democrat, how many management votes could there be compared to the number of line workers? isn't bringing in the jobs the more important issue? It seems like a lot to give up over a few hundred votes.
    Union dues go to Democratic candidates and officials. Members don't have a say on that.

    They also can have concerns over when a union shop factory would remain competitive and if not then would be a bad investment.

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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    The Gop continues to show their true colors. They would rather send thousands of jobs to Mexico because the enemy might get more money then them. The GOP don't care a single bit for the citizens of this country.
    Guess what? There are 49 other states. I guess you forgot that.

    But I understand you don't want the jobs to go to Mexico. You want them to go to China. That is what the GM "bailout" loan was for. To shut down American factories and build ones in China. That's the Democratic plan for the auto industry.

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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Difference here is you have allegations and suspiscions. Your guys came right out and admitted it.

    Youre ok if your guys abuse their power.

    Got it.
    What abuse of power? The abuse of not giving unions public money like Democrat politicians do?

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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    Why should Tennessee taxpayers be giving anything for this anyway?

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