But as usual, the hypocrisy in politics is in full display;
conservatives will rail against the affects of special interest groups on the political system......and then see no fault in the actions of the NRA or mega corporations.
they will bemoan a man like George Soras but defend the Koch Brothers.
Or have disdain for Hollywood celebrities getting involved in politics and then cheer Clint Eastwood for his speech or Dennis Miller for his political comments.
There is no plan for investment in alternative energy from Republican candidates. They're "all-in" on fossil fuels.
And yes, the stimulus should have been larger and it would be nice if your side contributed in crafting it other than "no, unless it's all tax cuts and deregulation".
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-me...labor-dispute/About seven years ago, Boeing was ramping up to build its newest passenger jet, the 787 Dreamliner. The company explored making all the planes at its factories in Washington state, but in 2009, it decided to start a second, smaller production line in South Carolina. The union plants in Puget Sound would make seven planes a month; the non-union facility in North Charleston, S.C. would produce three a month.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers complained. The NLRB’s general counsel tried to bring the parties together, but failed. In April 2011, the general counsel’s office formally started a hearing process against Boeing on the grounds that the company built its factory in South Carolina in order to punish the union. Retaliation of that sort, if proven, violates federal labor law.
In December 2011, the union and Boeing struck a four-year deal that that provided raises, job protections and a commitment to make more planes in the Puget Sound area. With the South Carolina plant no longer seen as a threat to jobs in Washington state, the union dropped its complaint and the NLRB general counsel ended the hearing process.
Obama's energy policies have been awesome.
You can comment all you like, Warfish, but if you're going to twist "the stimulus should have been larger" to "no amount of government spending/redistribution can be too much as long as they're controlling it", than you might as well not comment.
It's not like I'm suggesting a huge stimulus in 2004, 1994, 1984 or pretty much any year other than 1930 and 2009.
And yea, creating retail jobs for a giant corporations is not my idea of supporting the middle-class or quality job creation.
And don't give me the "Americans are too good to work for them". I've worked at retail in High School and College (The Dairy Barn - small drive-thru food market, The Sports Authority) and I worked landscaping and construction after College - because I graduated just a year after the financial meltdown). Perhaps only in construction, if I had stayed in Colorado, would I be middle-class.
We are not looking to train the next generation of Americans to do retail and landscaping.
Last edited by SafetyBlitz; 09-02-2012 at 12:29 AM.
and our education system fails this country day in...day out.
My whole point is that if you are going to rail about the effects of the unions (any and all of them) then you cannot turn a blind eye to the same improprieties done by mega corporations.
Stop it all and give the power back to the people. Instead we are left with a populace that cannot see clearly because they are coked up on party propaganda disguised as "news". If the unions voted and donated overwhelmingly to conservatives instead of dems, 3/4 of the people who are anti-union would be pro-union. The same goes for the liberals who mindlessly watch MSNBC thinking they are being "informed".
The average citizen in any country is only as informed as their main stream media allows them to be.
Last edited by intelligentjetsfan; 09-02-2012 at 12:04 PM.
Seems to me there is plenty of blame for the mess we were in before Obama became President and exactly none of it falls on Mitt Romney.
Last edited by southparkcpa; 09-02-2012 at 02:12 PM.