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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter View Post
    But Good Luck. It will be ENTERTAINING as the next state falls, then the next....etc.
    Yes, having citizen's rights taken away should make that much easier.



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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Interesting analogy in that you think a loyal listenor of Rush Limbaugh would also be a viewer of Rachel Maddow.
    Actually Comcast is a cable television provider and with their purchase of NBC, they now are the proud owners of MSNBC, too. Rush probably does want Rachel Maddow off the air and what better way for him to make that happen than to have his audience boycott Comcast until she's gone. I don't think it would work but I think it's a more apt analogy than Kal'Stang's.
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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Stating 'I will not buy from so-and so- because of X', ia VASTLY different than an organized attempt to shut businesses down because someone doesn't like their politics. It's a pity you are unable to comprehend this. …
    It's a pity you can't manage to explain why it's “VASTLY different.”
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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    perhaps you should read some of my other posts on this subject. Then you wouldn't continue to talk out of your ass about things you have no knowledge of.
    If your stance has more depth, please tell me about it, I am not going to take the time to hunt down random posts of yours.

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    That is about the dumbest explanation for this union driven boycott I have yet to hear. Even you can't possibly believe this is not driven by the recent actions of the governor and legislature.
    Of course it is driven by recent legislation, but that doesn't invalidate my point, perhaps you should read my views in depth
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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    perhaps you should read some of my other posts on this subject. Then you wouldn't continue to talk out of your ass about things you have no knowledge of.
    I know you were not addressing me but being new to this site why would I after reading your last few replies want to read any thing else you posted, your demeanor is condescending and insulting

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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Yes, having citizen's rights taken away should make that much easier.



    Power to the people................scratch that, power to the corporations!!!
    What you really mean, is power to the unions. What we have here, are public employee unions that are willing to crush private industry and kill private sector jobs, if those companies don't get in line with the PEU's agenda.

    Collective bargaining isn't a right, BTW.

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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    And if they don't want to buy from you for being neutral, that is their right. This right trumps your right, because it is their money to spend.
    But, is it right for tax payer funded unions to use those millions of taxpayer dollars to crush private business?

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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Collective bargaining isn't a right, BTW.
    Its a part of freedom of association.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But, is it right for tax payer funded unions to use those millions of taxpayer dollars to crush private business?
    A boycott is not an example of that happening.

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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    The right wing freak show is pushing a recent letter, excerpted below, which identifies the history of collective bargaining in five decades of peaceful labor relations and that Scott Walker did not run on highly constraining collective bargaining in his gubernatorial campaign and then goes on to say:

    In the event that you cannot support this effort to save collective bargaining, please be advised that the undersigned will publicly and formally boycott the goods and services provided by your company. However, if you join us, we will do everything in our power to publicly celebrate your partnership in the fight to preserve the right of public employees to be heard at the bargaining table. Wisconsin’s public employee unions serve to protect and promote equality and fairness in the workplace. We hope you will stand with us and publicly share that ideal. …

    — letter, from executive Director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association to Tom Ellis, President, Marshall & Ilsley Corporation¹

    The right wing freak show residents would have us believe this is a kind of extortion. Personally, this letter is a valid form of direct political action. There's nothing wrong with withholding your patronage for businesses whose politics are contrary to your own. Conservative groups and liberal groups and groups in between all use economic boycotts to express their displeasure with a business or public entity.
    So, in other words, "If you're not willing to pay even more goddamn taxes, so we can keep our fatcat salaries and sweetheart bennies, we're going to use our millions of taxpayer dollars to shut your ass down".

    Ya know...I seriously believe that the PEU's are picking a fight that they will lose, in a very bad way.

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    Re: Unions threaten Business

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Its a part of freedom of association.
    Freedom of association isn't collective bargaining. Scott isn't telling anyone that they can't join a union.



    A boycott is not an example of that happening.
    This boycott is a prime example of that happening.

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