Unions were certainly needed in the past to correct the things mentioned
above. Today I think the ball has in many cases swung too far in the
opposite direction. Today it is often the unions that have too much
power and abuse it.
Goes to show that power corrupts, whether that power is in the hands of
management or the workers.
Work is a contract between parties. Both sides should be able to walk
away clean when the 'deal' is over.
Face facts, Rusty. Marx was right. What we're seeing now
is the end result of capitalism: a nation exhausted by material
prostitution, destroyed by greed, and tiny groups of megarich
global corporate robber barons being supported by 150
million minimum-wage burger flippers who eek out survival
from paycheck to paycheck.
Got a college degree? You have two choices. Wipe your
ass with it, or take it to another country.
Watch the film "Soylent Green" sometime. Hollywood had
it pegged over 30 years ago.
And just remember, Tuesday is Green Day.
There's no such thing as "American industry" any more. Competition
is dead in the vast majority of industries, which are now controlled by
tiny cartels of global conglomerates who have no allegiance to any
country. They compete amongst themselves and fix prices more or
less irrespective of supply and demand.
Supporting this corporate fascist state are the world's megarich. In
America's case, in 1978, 13% of publicly traded stock was owned
by the wealthiest 1% of Americans. By 1995 this 1% held 38%.
And today this 1% owns 60% of the stock and 40% of the total
wealth of the country. We have not seen disparity like this since
the Great Depression.
For the most part these people don't give a flying fuck about
America's working class, in fact they have an active disdain and
contempt for working class and poor people. They're only too
happy to see everyone else surviving from paycheck to paycheck
as they themselves get richer.
More people are in the market, but with relatively tiny investments.
The wealthiest 1% of Americans own an average of $3.5 million in
stocks, while those in the lowest 40% own an average of just
Why not? How the hell are you going to be able to do any home repairs if
those liberal democrats get elected into office and they keep raising taxes
and giving all our money to the foreigners and alternative people here?
Someone who cannot grasp the concept of a topic of conversation would have
difficulty grasping anything else. Mentally functioning at a level that
does not allow them to follow a simple conversation.
Someone who cannot grasp the purpose and use of a usenet HOMR REPAIR
newsgroup and uses it as a soapbox for their UNwanted political views
DOES have difficulty grasping anything else. Mentally DISfunctioning at
a sub-level that does not allow that someone to see they are full of
shit and hypocritical.
I repeat you cosmic cartoon smart ass,
Ever hear of an on topic post? HOMR REPAIR type of post?
On second thought, no second chances for your buttmunch. Tell you like
I told the rest of these asswipes who can't hold their mug and stay on
Okay by me. You go first........................
You do have to admit that my posts about home repairs number far more than
my posts on other topics, and those digressions are mainly to tell people to
get back on topic.
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