Do not intervene
Yes, do intervene
Unions are a really mixed bag... Before osha (which should stick to work place safety IMO and get its nose out of code) they were totally necessary IMO... In the current situation some unions are very necessary still (teachers union) and some are downright evil and try to monopolize their sector or rig the system in their favour. (construction unions, fraternal order of police)
I live in philly, and the construction unions and the mob are one and the same. I was painting a widow in south philly before (at a house my boss owned) and the sash painters union rolled up in trucks and threatened to shake me off he latter. I was painting a third floor window! I explained they had know right as I was not a contractor and working for a flipper. I also had a few courts of paint and some tools and told them if they got close to the ladder I would start throwing stuff. They backed off.
So like a said, mixed bag.
But yes, big government supports big government, which is why neither party has ever cut back the size and power of the federal government. The main difference between the two parties is the lip service that they pay to "limited government", but lip service is all it is.
It would be much better if neither big business nor big unions were supporting candidates and lobbying Congress, but if the boss has influence in Washington, then the workers need to have influence in Washington as well.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
candidates would be given a budget by local/state/feds depending on what they are running for
no money from pacs, lobbyists, companies, or persons allowed in any election
you stand on your own....no party backing you with millions and millions
if citizens wish to donate to the process, they donate to the fund that all monies are paid out of....with zero political affiliation
no entity can campaign for a candidate (no lobbyists, no unions, no robocalls, no pac ads, nothing)
i have zero issue getting rid of citizens united....lets change the entire freaking think though
“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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