View Poll Results: Which Economic Evil is Worse?

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  • The Welfare

    29 42.65%
  • The Elite Corporate

    25 36.76%
  • The Unions

    6 8.82%
  • OTHER / I Dont Know

    8 11.76%
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Thread: Which Economic Evil is Worse?

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    Re: Which Economic Evil is Worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I think that is clearly wrong. and most corporate executives are useful. people on welfare-some cannot help it-don't help America at all.
    Turtle, did you ever think about these "useless welfare recipients"??
    How do you think they feel about their situation??
    Does mental depression come to mind?

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    Re: Which Economic Evil is Worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Yes. Thats the point. But choose which is the WORST!
    Oh, definitely unions. In particular, unions in the public venue.

    In private business unions are bargaining at the table with management while management keeps an eye on the bottom line. Make ridiculous demands? "No-Can-Do. Don't have the profits."

    In the case of governmental unions, the bargaining takes place across the table from bureaucrats that have no vested interest in the outcomes. These disingenuous "negotiators" (ha!) give away the store and just say, "Hey! We gotta' raise taxes."

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    Re: Which Economic Evil is Worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Sure. I don't have anything against corporations, just corporate executives who get nine figure bonuses for running companies into the ground. The rest of us have to eat what we kill.
    how does that hurt you unless you are a shareholder

    and being a major stockholder I agree that some executives are paid way too much-usually out of a sense of Ego from the board.

    but letting the government or those who have no ownership interest in the company determine what is fair compensation is assinine.



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    Re: Which Economic Evil is Worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Oh, definitely unions. In particular, unions in the public venue.

    In private business unions are bargaining at the table with management while management keeps an eye on the bottom line. Make ridiculous demands? "No-Can-Do. Don't have the profits."

    In the case of governmental unions, the bargaining takes place across the table from bureaucrats that have no vested interest in the outcomes. These disingenuous "negotiators" (ha!) give away the store and just say, "Hey! We gotta' raise taxes."

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    AFSCME and SEIU for example are two of the most putrid organizations going. trade unions serve a useful function-teaching a trade. AFSCME, like the NEA only protects the incompetent. SEIU are basically a hive of thugs and criminals.



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    Re: Which Economic Evil is Worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Turtle, did you ever think about these "useless welfare recipients"??
    How do you think they feel about their situation??
    Does mental depression come to mind?
    not at all. I see people who are much like the junkies. I blame the pushers but I note that most addicts are weak. Its the poverty pimps who create many of the entitlement addicts.

    some people cannot help themselves. but while they are not to blame they still are a drag on society. we have to take care of them but we certainly do not want to expand their numbers.



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    Re: Which Economic Evil is Worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I'll take one word from one answer and another word from another answer and state my biggest evil - corporate welfare.
    does corporate welfare expand on its own?



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    Re: Which Economic Evil is Worse?

    The corporate elite hands down. It used to be that corporations believed in America and American workers. Today the corporate board rooms are quick to ship America jobs overseas.


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    Re: Which Economic Evil is Worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    The corporate elite hands down. It used to be that corporations believed in America and American workers. Today the corporate board rooms are quick to ship America jobs overseas.
    what silliness. corporate boards exist to make a company profitable. people like you clearly don't understand that so you whine about corporate actions that are based on your incorrect view of the entities rather than reality

    its people who don't understand what corporations are about who drive them away.



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    Re: Which Economic Evil is Worse?

    I picked other. The other being "Government" in general. Government programs completely distort the economic process without regards to unintended consequences. Fannie, Freddie, Community reinvestment act, Welfare, (to people and corps) TARP, Bailouts, takeover of private businesses, FDIC, Minimum Wage, importing lower than MW workers, I could go on...

    Couple all this with a Federal Reserve led by politicians with no control what so ever and a fiat monetary system and chaos results.

    The rest just trickles down.
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    Re: Which Economic Evil is Worse?

    The unions. They are thugs who try to suck power and money away in the name of "standing up for the working class." They care about power, not about workers and the economy. Look at the American Auto Worker's Union. They are destroying America's Auto companies and refusing to compromise on benefits and pay (as it is, their pay and benefits is crazy). Also, look at the New Jersey teachers union, during economic times they refuse to take a temporary pay freeze and give around 1% of their salary to their benefits. Unions are the greatest economic evil among the 3.
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