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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    If we listed ALL the changes since FDR, you would need a library.... and then some. Your link is hardly relevant to the topic.
    Hardly relevant to the topic?

    You feel that Unions didn't play a part in Detroit's downfall?

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Why do you want to rape your dog? ---- You see how stupid that sounds? That's how your statement above sounds, and since you cannot dispute the facts you have to resort to hyperbole and appeals to emotion to push your point of view. Look, the facts are the facts - I know you don't like them but that's the reality.
    Speaking of hyperbole,(plus a bit of mind readon) from your post
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Nice spin but we all know that unions are part of the democrat party Obama has proven that over the last 2 years
    Well, look here our faux AFL/CIO shop steward has entered the thread again....and the threads average IQ did what?
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Income Gap Is Widening, Data Shows:l
    Why do you imply this is a problem, and not a positive?

    How did they get this money? Largely through being free to be an entrepreneur and investor.<-good
    How did communist styled wealthy get their money? Through coercively taking it (like public/unions) .<- bad

    Having a lot of money in itself is irrelevant. How you get it is what matters. If someone robbed you and was wealthier than you afterwards, that's a bad thing, but not because they are wealthier, because they STOLE the money. Likewise, if someone busts ass, employees half a town, and earns millions in the process, what the hell is that if not commendable, or at the very least, simply neutral?

    There are a lot of places to invest in right now...China being front and center. How many middle class care about investing in China? How many saved enough to invest? They instead bought houses they couldn't afford, and they are in debt. That's not the fault of the wealthy, sorry. So the people that saved and care about investing in China, are going to accelerate their earnings. It's rocket science I know. China is never in the news as the new emerging economy. It's a big ****ing conspiracy isn't it.

    And every single time you attempt to insulate the masses from the reality of their own bad choices, you damn them to make MORE bad choices. Do the right thing, tell it like it is. Teach them about fishing and all that crap.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

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    Yea, I can see how this compares to a Union Boss taking up residence in the WH for the last to years.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Why do you imply this is a problem, and not a positive?
    Because I happen to think a strong middle class is necessary for a healthy economy, and I don't much care for a corporate run society.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Speaking of hyperbole,(plus a bit of mind readon) from your post …
    I'm okay amending it to 4 if you say you've read him.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Hardly relevant to the topic?

    You feel that Unions didn't play a part in Detroit's downfall?
    Just the opposite is true.

    Detroit's downfall was due to white flight takingthe cities population and cutting it in half and taking far mor than half the tax base with it.
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