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Betsy Ross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 02:54 PM
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117. In solidarity with brother and sister union members.
Jack up the income tax rate and close loopholes for the rich. We are trying to get everyone healthcare, good healthcare. Don't tax WORKERS who have bargained for and pay for good plans: Medical, dental, eye care, and Rx with reasonable deductibles and copays. It still doesn't pay for all care. My prescribing physician, a psychiatrist never gets paid by our insurance because I gave up fighting with them over their claim that it is talk therapy. It's not, the doctor codes the invoice correctly but they fight it every time. So Cadillac plan it may be, but it still means thousands out-of-pocket every year.
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  -Fellow union members, if Dems punish the gains made though COLLECTIVE BARGAINING Union Yes  Jan-12-10 04:25 PM   #0 
  - BRAVO.  shopgreen   Jan-12-10 04:28 PM   #1 
  - If the Dems do so by taxing hard-won benefits, they will deserve the union response.  damntexdem   Jan-12-10 04:31 PM   #2 
  - probably  northzax   Jan-12-10 06:22 PM   #28 
  - My Health & Welfare contribution is $7.40 per hour worked.  Kansas Wyatt   Jan-12-10 07:38 PM   #32 
  - I'm sorry, you are saying that your health insurance  northzax   Jan-12-10 07:57 PM   #38 
  - You know how union contracts work don't you?  Kansas Wyatt   Jan-12-10 08:34 PM   #43 
  - Yea, you said that  northzax   Jan-12-10 09:48 PM   #45 
  - Corporate dodge number 73 - ask leading questions about wedge issues.  wolfgangmo   Jan-13-10 09:24 AM   #76 
     - LOL... ain't that the truth. I find it fascinating how they move from excuse to excuse.  liberation   Jan-13-10 10:25 AM   #90 
  - Amen.  closeupready   Jan-13-10 10:13 AM   #88 
  - I have such a plan.  ipfilter   Jan-13-10 01:54 PM   #115 
  - $7.40 per hour worked...?  winninghand   Jan-13-10 07:36 PM   #127 
  - We know that providing healthcare to the uninsured and uninsurable  customerserviceguy   Jan-13-10 07:41 AM   #60 
  - corporate lie number 17 - how will we pay for it?  wolfgangmo   Jan-13-10 09:08 AM   #73 
  - Irony.  gorfle   Jan-13-10 10:11 AM   #87 
     - I don't think irony means what you think it does...  liberation   Jan-13-10 10:17 AM   #89 
     - He/she has a perfectly good understanding of irony  ooglymoogly   Jan-13-10 11:15 AM   #95 
     - It's doubly ironic when they manipulate the definition of "rich" n/t  blueworld   Jan-13-10 02:56 PM   #118 
  - Wholeheartedly agree!  Union Yes   Jan-12-10 07:39 PM   #34 
  - A good part of union dues collected  ipfilter   Jan-13-10 01:48 PM   #114 
  - K&R. I won't forget  katandmoon   Jan-12-10 04:32 PM   #3 
  - Yep.  Marr   Jan-12-10 04:32 PM   #4 
  - First thing to do is to have challengers to Democrats in the primaries.  LiberalFighter   Jan-12-10 04:32 PM   #5 
  - Exactly!  salib   Jan-13-10 09:27 AM   #77 
  - There are always other parties  salib   Jan-13-10 09:30 AM   #79 
  - Just remember that in all likelihood unless there is a very good challenger  LiberalFighter   Jan-13-10 11:34 AM   #98 
  - Challengers to Democrats, or new Democrats willing to challenge the status quo?  guruoo   Jan-13-10 01:13 PM   #106 
  - "gigantic slap in the face of the working class"  Kansas Wyatt   Jan-12-10 04:33 PM   #6 
  - Solidarity. The union that stands w/me is better than the party that won't.  MichiganVote   Jan-12-10 04:35 PM   #7 
  - +1  ooglymoogly   Jan-13-10 07:27 PM   #126 
  - We need a PRO-Union party to resurrect this country  Horse with no Name   Jan-12-10 04:37 PM   #8 
  - .  Nikki Stone1   Jan-12-10 05:47 PM   #20 
  - +1000! nt  Union Yes   Jan-12-10 07:35 PM   #31 
  - +!  nyc 4 Biden   Jan-13-10 07:31 AM   #58 
  - They sold out to a few  billybob537   Jan-12-10 04:38 PM   #9 
  - I believe it's more like they've sold out to wealthy campaign donors  laughingliberal   Jan-12-10 05:54 PM   #23 
  - I'm With You  we can do it   Jan-12-10 04:44 PM   #10 
  - It is pathetic state of affairs then our suppossed 'leaders' have to be begged  debbierlus   Jan-12-10 04:46 PM   #11 
  - Sad and pathetic indeed..  Union Yes   Jan-12-10 05:10 PM   #13 
     - imagine all the people who put their trust in Obama, to have it so abused! ghastly!  amborin   Jan-12-10 05:56 PM   #24 
  - Solidarity  blindpig   Jan-12-10 04:51 PM   #12 
  - Kick from a union member  Nikki Stone1   Jan-12-10 05:18 PM   #14 
  - the dem party is already an enemy of labor.  KG   Jan-12-10 05:20 PM   #15 
  - Solidarity.  highplainsdem   Jan-12-10 05:20 PM   #16 
  - k&r from a non union member.  Little Star   Jan-12-10 05:31 PM   #17 
  - K&R  aaronbav   Jan-12-10 05:41 PM   #18 
  - The line between 'not really a friend of labor but preferable to the other asshole'  branders seine   Jan-12-10 05:46 PM   #19 
  - And that means that it all stinks to high heaven!! n/t  truedelphi   Jan-12-10 07:21 PM   #30 
  - kick  Nikki Stone1   Jan-12-10 05:48 PM   #21 
  - K&R  amborin   Jan-12-10 05:49 PM   #22 
  - I'm with you! K&R n/t  Doremus   Jan-12-10 06:00 PM   #25 
  - not in a union job but I stand in solidarity n/t  RainDog   Jan-12-10 06:01 PM   #26 
  - Hopefully one day all workers can join a union. Peace nt  Union Yes   Jan-13-10 03:48 AM   #54 
  - I stand with the unions! K&R  Odin2005   Jan-12-10 06:06 PM   #27 
  - Rec and a kick!  spoony   Jan-12-10 06:25 PM   #29 
  - kick  shopgreen   Jan-12-10 07:39 PM   #33 
  - i may have to take it one step farther...  dysfunctional press   Jan-12-10 07:40 PM   #35 
  - and you think having repukes in office is a better option?  krawhitham   Jan-12-10 07:40 PM   #36 
  - It's rapidly diminishing anyway so why wait?  Vinnie From Indy   Jan-12-10 08:02 PM   #39 
  - I can no longer draw a distinction between 'Thugs and GOPLC'ers. It's a one party system. nt  Union Yes   Jan-12-10 08:07 PM   #40 
  - The Repukes are taking their time away from power  customerserviceguy   Jan-13-10 07:47 AM   #61 
  - Bob Dole is 87 years old.  Bluenorthwest   Jan-13-10 08:46 AM   #71 
     - Well, it might  customerserviceguy   Jan-13-10 10:05 PM   #128 
  - What you describe is called "extortion". nt  Romulox   Jan-13-10 07:58 AM   #64 
  - So now Democrats are in the business of extorting votes  fascisthunter   Jan-13-10 08:28 AM   #68 
  - LOL.. so you think that black mail is a reasonable political program?  liberation   Jan-13-10 10:30 AM   #91 
  - Not a union member, but grew up in a union household and remember where I came from.  Atticus   Jan-12-10 07:44 PM   #37 
  - I'm with you. n/t  pintobean   Jan-12-10 08:07 PM   #41 
  - Agreed..................  DainBramaged   Jan-12-10 08:33 PM   #42 
  - We need some Progressive Populist Democratic Labor candidates to step forward and raise hell!  patrice   Jan-12-10 08:43 PM   #44 
  - Yes, even as MINIMALIST primary candidates, as in the Full Court Press project  TMED   Jan-13-10 04:08 PM   #122 
  - Personal Mandate w/o Public Option is political suicide!  ddeclue   Jan-12-10 09:50 PM   #46 
  - K&R  shadesofgray   Jan-12-10 09:51 PM   #47 
  - Absolutely  murdoch   Jan-12-10 10:19 PM   #48 
  - Agree 100%! nt  Union Yes   Jan-13-10 03:49 AM   #55 
  - KR+58  inna   Jan-12-10 10:24 PM   #49 
  - #59 From Me  Dinger   Jan-12-10 10:26 PM   #51 
  - Solidarity From Me  Dinger   Jan-12-10 10:26 PM   #50 
  - I stand with Unions and the middle class against this bill!..Retired APFA member! eom  flyarm   Jan-12-10 11:03 PM   #52 
  - We won't forget.  Nikki Stone1   Jan-12-10 11:04 PM   #53 
  - I'll never support any ...  DisgustedInMN   Jan-13-10 06:44 AM   #56 
  - Boycott scab Dems. No votes for Union-busters.  freddie mertz   Jan-13-10 07:30 AM   #57 
  - I'm with you.  donco6   Jan-13-10 07:37 AM   #59 
  - Great post! I'm with ya!  icee   Jan-13-10 07:47 AM   #62 
  - with you  vssmith   Jan-13-10 07:56 AM   #63 
  - k/r. nt  Romulox   Jan-13-10 07:59 AM   #65 
  - Unions have done more for me than democrats or republicans  Generic Other   Jan-13-10 08:10 AM   #66 
  - K&R. GO UNIONS!  invictus   Jan-13-10 08:28 AM   #67 
  - kicking for the working class  fascisthunter   Jan-13-10 08:29 AM   #69 
  - K&R  MissDeeds   Jan-13-10 08:37 AM   #70 
  - Standing with my Unions, your Union  Bluenorthwest   Jan-13-10 08:48 AM   #72 
  - Well, what's the solution?  h9socialist   Jan-13-10 09:11 AM   #74 
  - Right on.  salib   Jan-13-10 09:36 AM   #80 
  - I don't completely disagree with you  zipplewrath   Jan-13-10 09:41 AM   #81 
  - The major hurdle for Labor is . . .  h9socialist   Jan-13-10 10:35 AM   #92 
     - Agree. Also, "Free" Trade was a game changer for the worse.  Union Yes   Jan-13-10 04:54 PM   #125 
        - I fought against NAFTA and GATT . . .  h9socialist   Jan-14-10 10:17 AM   #129 
  - An excellent point.  Marr   Jan-13-10 10:10 AM   #86 
  - You're the only one in this thread who makes any sense.  iceman66   Jan-13-10 01:36 PM   #108 
  - And . . .  h9socialist   Jan-14-10 01:54 PM   #130 
  - I remember in 1999, AFMA VS IAM at Northwest Airlines in Minneapolis. 2 rival unions.  Union Yes   Jan-13-10 04:47 PM   #124 
  - It Is Time To Hit The Streets  hellsbeagle   Jan-13-10 09:19 AM   #75 
  - Solidarity!!!  earth mom   Jan-13-10 09:29 AM   #78 
  - K & R  AzDar   Jan-13-10 09:42 AM   #82 
  - It may take this to actually reform what are called "New" Democrats.  EndElectoral   Jan-13-10 09:46 AM   #83 
  - Recommend  xchrom   Jan-13-10 10:04 AM   #84 
  - Major MAJOR K&R.  closeupready   Jan-13-10 10:06 AM   #85 
  - K&R! Let's focus on what most of us agree on!  alberg   Jan-13-10 11:09 AM   #93 
  - I stand with unions  Mithreal   Jan-13-10 11:15 AM   #94 
  - I am a union member but I don't think unions can survive no matter who is in office  skygazer   Jan-13-10 11:24 AM   #96 
  - I'd like to see a union movement toward worker owned businesses  Hello_Kitty   Jan-13-10 12:27 PM   #102 
  - K & R as a union member  RoccoR5955   Jan-13-10 11:33 AM   #97 
  - Me too.  punkin87   Jan-13-10 11:35 AM   #99 
  - The Democratic Party Leadership (DLC) ...  bvar22   Jan-13-10 12:09 PM   #100 
  - OMG WTF DLC  Krashkopf   Jan-13-10 01:12 PM   #105 
  - Dam Right!  Upfront   Jan-13-10 12:23 PM   #101 
  - I totally agree, now organize and form a 3rd party, a Labor Party if you will. n/t  arthritisR_US   Jan-13-10 12:47 PM   #103 
  - Rec. #141 - I'm Stickin' to the UNION!  Krashkopf   Jan-13-10 01:06 PM   #104 
  - I'm with the unions all the way.  Ganja Ninja   Jan-13-10 01:25 PM   #107 
  - It's a change to the tax policy. Any such change is always going to mess with people's expectations.  Unvanguard   Jan-13-10 01:39 PM   #109 
  - Teamster Local # 528 member here and I will not support a party that doesn't support me.  BEZERKO   Jan-13-10 01:42 PM   #110 
  - Yes, I agree. An Injury to one is an injury to all!  Hardrada   Jan-13-10 01:43 PM   #111 
  - Standing with the unions Democratic leaders used to fight for  democrank   Jan-13-10 01:46 PM   #112 
  - K & R and proud to help union solidarity n/t  Oldtimeralso   Jan-13-10 01:47 PM   #113 
  - A big K & R here!!! (n't)  bread_and_roses   Jan-13-10 02:01 PM   #116 
  - In solidarity with brother and sister union members.  Betsy Ross   Jan-13-10 02:54 PM   #117 
  - k&R.  midnight   Jan-13-10 03:16 PM   #119 
  - A-freakin'-men! What the heck are those Blue Dogs trying to do?!  knitter4democracy   Jan-13-10 03:27 PM   #120 
  - I come from a pro-union family  nvme   Jan-13-10 03:54 PM   #121 
  - K&R,  Vidar   Jan-13-10 04:14 PM   #123 
 

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