Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger. ― Ron Paul
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. Thomas Jefferson
I just wanted to add that most anti-union people have a greater responsibility for propping up the middle class that unions themselves do. Henry Ford for instance doubled the wages of his workers. Hitler gave minimum wages and Germany prospered. I honestly don't think unions have done anything the free market wouldn't have done itself. Instead all they do is syphon money from workers and likely give them to organized crime...
"The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality." - Schopenhauer
In the fascist US Corpocracy only the extremley rich and corrupt are permitted to form Unions
Ordinary workers are permitted to function as slaves and survive on ever shrinking wages and increasingly dangerous and toxic work envionments
According to Dostoevsky, the level of humanity, freedom and civility present in a society is reflected by the state of the prison system and its prisoners. And the US has the largest prisoner population in the world (making up about 28% of the worlds prisoners - almost all corporatised profit making prisons that leach of the state for funds)
The strength of grass roots Unionism is also a direct reflection of the health of the democratic process within a society - and in the USA the state of Unionism amongst ordinary workers is all but crushed.
This shouldn't surprise anyone. The USA is a brutal fascist Corpocratic Oligarchy where not only wealth and power is concentrated in a few hands, but the remaining citizenry has become nothing more than consuming, obedient slaves.
We witnessed what happened in the last Global financial crisis - the criminal elite who caused the crises were bailed out AGAIN by the masses, the tax payer, the middle classes. They are now EVEN richer - thats how the corrupt corpocratic regime works
The US flag has been altered - and the AMerican people are told to look elsewhere for scapegoats and solutions
Last edited by Klown; 10-04-12 at 07:28 AM.