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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Workers in China, India, and Mexico should be working under the same protections as US workers. If they're underpaying them and working in sweatshops with no environmental standards, they shouldn't be entering our market and undercutting our workers.
    Keep dreaming dude. lets stick to reality and the reality is pillow headed US utopians aren't going to tell China and India how to treat their low skilled workers



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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Keep dreaming dude. lets stick to reality and the reality is pillow headed US utopians aren't going to tell China and India how to treat their low skilled workers
    That's what tariffs are for. If we deicide to only allow goods into our nation that come from nations with fair treatment of workers we could level the imbalance quickly for both middle class workers here and sweatshops there.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    The laws are insufficient as written and enforced to create a robust middle class. Workers are not protected enough.
    Care to share with us your views on what needs to be done? I am interested.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    That's what tariffs are for. If we deicide to only allow goods into our nation that come from nations with fair treatment of workers we could level the imbalance quickly for both middle class workers here and sweatshops there.
    more pillow headed nonsense. then other countries retaliate and the cost of goods for US citizens goes way up



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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeside View Post
    Care to share with us your views on what needs to be done? I am interested.
    income redistribution, confiscatory taxes and more sloths sucking on the public teat I suspect



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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    No, all the same subject, if you followed the thread. It has to do with union dues, how it's collected, who it's collected from, and how it is spent. I cited the recent Supreme Court case as an example because it illustrated that unions, including those in California, most certainly do use dues for political purposes, which you tried to suggest is not allowed by law.

    Their ruling was that unions, and state legislatures they bought to pass the legislation, can't reclassify home health care workers as public employees and then in collusion with state officials, become the lone bargaining force allowed to collect dues from people who don't want to join. The whole purpose in California, where this home health care scam originated, was to stuff the coffers of the union so it could spend $10's of millions on political issues. The SEIU is on the Board of George Soros Democracy Alliance, along with other Progressive forces like the NEA, and the AFL-CIO.

    The collective bargaining aspect has nothing to do with the issue of what unions can do with dues and politics.
    I'm not sure why you brought it up, then, since the discussion was about unions and what they can and can't do with dues.

    Do you have any thoughts about the other issues I brought up originally, or are you just focused on the evils of unions?
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I'm not sure why you brought it up, then, since the discussion was about unions and what they can and can't do with dues.

    Do you have any thoughts about the other issues I brought up originally, or are you just focused on the evils of unions?
    I brought it up because I couldn't find anything supporting your claim. What I did find was recent court rulings that curtailed the practice, which suggests it has been legal to use dues to fund political activity.

    If it was already illegal, they wouldn't need the court to rule again.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    I brought it up because I couldn't find anything supporting your claim. What I did find was recent court rulings that curtailed the practice, which suggests it has been legal to use dues to fund political activity.

    If it was already illegal, they wouldn't need the court to rule again.
    The Supreme Court didn't curtail the practice. It expanded it to make it legal to spend the money for political ads.

    Now, I think we've pretty much exhausted the union vs non union issue. What about the other points I brought up originally, to wit:

    Raise the cap on Social Security,
    Encourage unionization of workers.
    Get rid of minimum wage and welfare benefits. Substitute the government as the employer of last resort.
    Quit just playing lip service to ending illegal immigration,
    Get the cost of health insurance off of the backs of the employers.
    Treat all income as equal for tax purposes. No special rates for capital gains.
    Don't bail out entities "too big to fail" then let them pay their chiefs multi billion dollar "bonuses."

    That would be a good start.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The Supreme Court didn't curtail the practice. It expanded it to make it legal to spend the money for political ads.

    Now, I think we've pretty much exhausted the union vs non union issue. What about the other points I brought up originally, to wit:
    LOL

    Not interested. Just needed to correct the misinformation you were posting. That has been done. Carry on.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    LOL

    Not interested. Just needed to correct the misinformation you were posting. That has been done. Carry on.
    Action reciprocated. Thanks, I will.
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