Don’t like being poor? The unions are not the answer. Work five underpaying jobs at the same time, don’t enjoy life and die miserable. It’s the neo-con way.

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If I just work at Walmart 60 hours a week for the next 40 years I’ll get my trailer paid off eventually.

Everyone’s favorite Neo-Con BS letter to the editor writer is back, with another doozey;

Before Juhl gets too giddy over the Employee Free Choice Act, he might be interested to know a recent Rasmussen poll found only 9 percent of nonunion workers expressed a desire to belong to a union while 81 percent did not, which is almost one out of every 10 nonunion workers.

What Stevie Wonderless doesn’t tell you is that there is only 8 workers for every 100 that are union members. If the people he mentions above wanted to join a union, it would over double union participation.

Juhl also should be aware of a study done by the Law and Economics Consulting Group, which concluded that if the Employee Free Choice Act becomes law, unemployment in the United States would increase by another 2 million to 5 million people – or another 1.5 to 3.5 percentage points. Simply put, organized labor becomes much more expensive. If this act is passed, look for Wal-Mart and the health care industry as early targets to be unionized.

The one thing that Mr. Shitslinger also fails to mention is that the breakup of the Unions in the west and southwest caused the massive illegal immigration of Mexicans (around 15 million) to come to our country and work illegally. So when this study talks about 2-5 million becoming unemployed, I will bet my bottom dollar 99% of them are illegals. So how is this a bad thing?

Regarding Ehrenreich’s book, which surprisingly is required reading in thousands of high schools and colleges, her credibility was greatly diminished when interviewed by ABC’s John Stossel in his recent special “Bailouts, Big Spending and Bull.”

Steveless is talking about the bestselling, multiple award winning book, Nickel and Dimed.

It’s one thing to try to discredit a Bill O’Reilly fictional mystery novel, that’s easy, but claiming John Stossel debunked her is laughable at best. John Stossel, BAHAHAAHAH!

And finally, Steve gives some of his good old fashion life advice;

The possibility of making it on your own still exists through hard work and perseverance.

And a lot of groveling, ass kissing and playing reindeer games – especially in Sux Falls.

I worked at two jobs for seven years after getting out of college and would do it again if I had to.

What? Do you want a cookie,?

Granted, we are in the middle of a recession, and I am not attempting to diminish that reality.

Ah, yes you are.

But some proper perspective is needed.

You are correct, it just isn’t coming from you.

 



12 comments ↓

#1 Ghost of Dude on 05.08.09 at 1:35 pm

I still can’t understand what’s wrong with a secret ballot. That’s the only thing that keeps elections truly fair – any election.

#2 Costner on 05.08.09 at 2:32 pm

That is my hold-up as well. The rest of the bill is fine, but I just don’t want them to do away with the secret (private) vote as it leads to pressure to vote one way or another.

The fact they are pushing so hard to get rid of it tells me they want to pave the way to more intimidation, and it just smells wrong.

#3 Ghost of Dude on 05.08.09 at 2:34 pm

Yep. Hide the stinky turd in a bouquet of roses and hope no one notices.

#4 l3wis on 05.08.09 at 2:54 pm

I do agree that part is ‘fishy’ as I understand it both options exist but once you choose one of them it eliminates the other.

Either way, I’m all for making it easier to form unions, and if they achieve that in the end I am okay with a couple stinky turds.

#5 Ghost of Dude on 05.08.09 at 3:00 pm

The stinky turds kill it for me.
Union bosses are no better than corporate executives. They’re just two sides to the same coin and will use the same tactics to get what they want. Meanwhile, Joe Sixpack is still screwed.

#6 l3wis on 05.08.09 at 3:06 pm

Call me crazy, but I just get suspicious when we let corporations decide what the unions can do. A better alternative would be if the American worker would get off his ass and write his own legislation that ensures good pay without Unions. That’s what other countries do in Europe and it works.

#7 Warren Phear on 05.08.09 at 3:51 pm

Ghost of Dude says:

“Union bosses are no better than corporate executives. They’re just two sides to the same coin and will use the same tactics to get what they want. Meanwhile, Joe Sixpack is still screwed.”

Don’t quite understand you logic with that quote dude. What are you really saying?

#8 Interloper on 05.09.09 at 3:44 pm

Why is WalMart such a boogeyman with you libs? It employs bizzillions of people, including folks who might have trouble getting a job. You say you are OK with anything that helps unions…even if lots of people are thrown out of jobs as a result?

#9 Randall on 05.10.09 at 6:52 am

How about the Feinstein compromise?
That should effectively remove the argument about “eliminating secret ballots” so what’s left to stand in the way of passing EFCA? (Besides Republican obstructionism – pure and simple)

Arbitration?

That should be taken care of with the Specter “baseball arbitration” compromise.
http://www.judicatewest.com/formats/arbitration

So what’s the problem? Pass it.

Or admit that you’re being obstructionist JUST to be an asshole.

#10 Ghost of Dude on 05.11.09 at 11:39 am

Don’t quite understand you logic with that quote dude. What are you really saying?

I’m saying the guys at the top of the union are no better than the corporate executives they pretend to fight against. They’re just as greedy, just as slimey, and are willing to lie, cheat, and steal to get their way. Meanwhile, Joe sixpack is just a pawn.

#11 l3wis on 05.11.09 at 11:47 am

“Meanwhile, Joe sixpack is just a pawn.”

Sounds like you are talking about how the EC task force is going to sell us the place.

#12 Warren Phear on 05.12.09 at 9:50 am

They’re just as greedy, just as slimey, and are willing to lie, cheat, and steal to get their way. Meanwhile, Joe sixpack is just a pawn.
GoD

By greedy, do you mean by that outrageous sum I paid for union dues all these years?

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