In recent news, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and AFL-CIO, among others, have announced that they will usurp approximately $100,000 from each organization and use it to fund payments to community organizing efforts of having individuals go “door to door” to encourage (intimidate) prospective voters to vote for Barack Obama. You would think that these “volunteers” would be made up of nothing but union members, but they will use Acorn-based activists, disenchanted young people who have no goals or vision in life other than the “adoration” of President Obama, and lastly SEIU thugs, to come to your door (remember the voter intimidation at polling places by this group). Seniors make up a very substantial group of voters not impressed with the President’s policies and and who are angered by his secular Progressive agenda and failure as a President. Imagine your mother and father being subjected to either phone calls or a knock on the door by this group of Obamaites!
Employees in this Country for years have joined the unions because they provided them a voice within their companies, for job, wage, and benefit negotations. Further worthwhile goals of the unions were to assure that there are no discriminatory practices in those companies in hiring practices. Union dues for members were to go for those types of activities and to support union activities benefiting all members. All well and good.
The subject of the deterioration and aggressiveness of unions in this Country, though, is the subject of another blog as it a huge topic. The purpose of my blog is to bring to light the devious and corrupt way that Unions have permeated the landscape of our Country and taken away the voice of the individual union member and used it to further Union Management’s political Progressive agenda. They no longer care about their workers or they would not take away the “voice” of each individual union member and make it their own.
Take a look at the indisputable figures for yourself in http://www.usnews.com/opinion/mzuckerman/articles/2011/02/11/the-great-jobs-recession-goes-on. Of the 8.8 million jobs lost between 2007-2009, we have only recovered 900,000 of those jobs because of seasonal, census and other temporary jobs. Millions have left the workforce and are in the ranks of the permanently unemployed which the current monthly jobs and unemployment charts never reflect, and on average 350,000 new workers hit the streets unemployed every week. The answer to “why” is complicated yet very simple. We have a pro-union, pro-regulation, pro-Big Government President and Administration who, along with their Union buddies, have fought constantly against “right to work” laws being legislated in many states; have fought companies trying to negotiate concessions from unions that are bankrupting their companies, and who refuse to acknowledge that their “wages and benefits” packages, which are more than double the average non-union benefit package, cannot be sustained. This is true especially for government unions, both Federally and in the states.
Those are the types of voices and arguments that you will hear as they knock on your door this election season. Not ones of prosperity and a chance for all Americans to see a true recovery start in this Country through expansion and de-regulation of private enterprise, but instead, you will will hear divisive arguments for continuation of the greatest entitlement and nanny state government that we have ever had, anti-business rhetoric, and a promise to keep things as they are under Obama.
Remember the real facts as you open your door this Summer and Fall……
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