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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-05 05:14 PM
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6. Republicans have done a good job
demonizing labor unions and making it stick. I can`t for the life of me understand why more Americans aren`t interested in labor issues, but I`ll tell you what....they will be when their job goes overseas.

Too few people are looking at the big picture. Instead of consumers celebrating the fact that they could buy a made-in-China screwdriver for $1.00, they should have been thinking about the layoffs those screwdriver purchases helped create.

If we don`t do something fast about our manufacturing base, we`ll dearly regret it down the road. This country would be nothing without the workers who built it.
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  -Why do Republicans hate labor unions? nonconformist  Apr-17-05 04:59 PM   #0 
  - The slave wage conservatives hate unions because they get in the way  Vincardog   Apr-17-05 05:05 PM   #1 
  - Primarily because of propaganda.  tabasco   Apr-17-05 05:07 PM   #2 
  - I think you are exactly right.  nonconformist   Apr-17-05 05:33 PM   #9 
  - I never miss a chance...  bookman   Apr-17-05 05:12 PM   #3 
  - They consistantly identify only with the owners and managers  Gyre   Apr-17-05 05:13 PM   #4 
  - AH Ah ahha eureka!  Sentath   Apr-17-05 05:37 PM   #10 
     - it is something akin to the Stockholm Syndrome. n/t  alfredo   Apr-17-05 05:56 PM   #17 
  - The middle class...  glaucon   Apr-17-05 05:13 PM   #5 
  - Amen glaucon!  vickiss   Apr-17-05 05:40 PM   #12 
  - Yep, think so too  Jose Diablo   Apr-17-05 07:30 PM   #29 
  - Republicans have done a good job  democrank   Apr-17-05 05:14 PM   #6 
  - Companies are good at intimidating the hourly worker.  0007   Apr-17-05 06:04 PM   #20 
  - It's not only Republicans who hate unions...there are a few  ikojo   Apr-17-05 05:18 PM   #7 
  - R's hate Unions  morcatknits   Apr-17-05 05:23 PM   #8 
  - Sadly, you are correct.  nonconformist   Apr-17-05 05:42 PM   #13 
  - Because they force Corporate America to pay fair wages.  spanone   Apr-17-05 05:38 PM   #11 
  - Sometimes because the union isn't that great  Abelman   Apr-17-05 05:45 PM   #14 
  - With the good comes the bad  nonconformist   Apr-17-05 05:58 PM   #19 
     - I haven't worked in a union shop since 1997. I've since learned  B Calm   Apr-17-05 06:11 PM   #23 
  - Republicans Hate America...  kevinmc   Apr-17-05 05:54 PM   #15 
  - Becuase SOME unions happen to be greedy and won't protect their workers.  HypnoToad   Apr-17-05 05:56 PM   #16 
  - But isn't that, in essence, cutting off your nose to spite your face?  nonconformist   Apr-17-05 06:09 PM   #22 
  - They know when labor sticks together, wages go up.  B Calm   Apr-17-05 05:58 PM   #18 
  - May day  oneighty   Apr-17-05 06:07 PM   #21 
  - because unions help people  genevat   Apr-17-05 06:21 PM   #24 
  - Collective bargaining..  solinvictus   Apr-17-05 06:38 PM   #25 
  - Example of Bad Union Practices  Red State Rebel   Apr-17-05 06:57 PM   #26 
  - They think business is fair  sandnsea   Apr-17-05 07:06 PM   #27 
  - GOP Propaganda makes them go against conventional wisdom  Hippo_Tron   Apr-17-05 07:18 PM   #28 
  - My mother has been Democratic since before I was born in  igil   Apr-17-05 09:00 PM   #30 

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