Reply to: The Lewis Powell Memo: Corporate Blueprint to Dominate Democracy
These critters trace their antecedents at least back to John Calhoun of South Carolina who called Slavery a "Positive good".Slavery made South Carolina one of the richest states in the country. Nancy MacLean, in "Democracy in Chains", documents how economist James Buchanan set us a right wing school of economics at the University of Virginia and later George Mason University.preaching property supremacy, and stealth methods of implementation.The Koch Brothers got their start, and helped found most of the groups listed like ALEC, U.S Chamber, Heritage etc. The Rump is the culmination.
Reply to: Privatization Fail: The Troubled History of Maximus Inc.
This 'outsourcing' of government functions and responsibility is classic corporate capture. This is generous government welfare benefit payment... to the wealthy at the most cynical expense of those that this money is supposed to support. These parasites will without any sense of irony tell a person with no legs to stand on his his own two feet; something they themselves have rarely if ever had to do because they are bankrolled by the state. We have seen the language distorted so we never give succour an even break.
Reply to: Who Is Behind the National Right to Work Committee and its Anti-Union Crusade?
Guess what, the members are the Union. You don't like what your Union is doing, get involved. The LMRDA gives you many rights which are enforced by the DOL, use them. Stop blaming the "Union" get off your ass and get involved, that's what I did and it worked. Flo, based on all the grammatical errors in your post, you need a Union protecting your job. No Union voluntarily gives away jurisdiction, sometimes it is a battle they cannot win. Instead blaming the IBEW get the facts! Also, what is this nonsense about going after pensions? Republicans have been attacking ERISA and taking your pension since Bush signed the PPA into law. Get your facts straight. Too many ignorant people here who don't know what side their bread is buttered on. Who benefits from destroying Unions? Corporations, billionaires, and large employers. Who gets hurt by when Unions are destroyed? Employees, the the working class, most of America.
Reply to: America's Inefficient and Ineffective Approach to Border Security
This article is b.s most immigrants receive welfare and payments from the social security fund for which they do not earn. Its quite clear those in power want the borders open to destroy life for natural born americans. The media, the left, the politicians, academia and corporate america clearly are working to destroy the system. Americans are too lazy to tax revolt and stop voting trash into congress. They are too lazy to boycott the products/services of buttinsky corporations who ruin the lives of every day u.s citizen. Time to start dividing america up into separate nations. I'm tired of this disgusting government and the people who work for it and those who run it. Blow the whole thing up with the media along with it.
Reply to: Trump's Supreme Court Strikes Blow to Government Workers, Good Paying Jobs
Justice Kagan wrote a scathing dissension in which she highlighted the reversal of Abood. Only 50 years had passed, a very short time to toss aside Stare Decisis. Although my personal preferences lie with the decision it is a troubling one nevertheless. Unions still represent workers even in Right-to-Work states. Unions will continue to represent workers after Janus. Unions will just need to service the employee as I thought was true when I belonged to the teamsters many a year ago. My high school mates belonging to various trade unions echoed my sentiment. Union membership was worth it. Our dues did more than just negotiate wages.