Posts Tagged ‘Union’

Pro-choice: Abortion vs Unions

Posted by Troy on 12th December 2012 in Current Events, Political

Apparently the Democrats being pro-choice only extends to the choice to kill a child in the womb but not to the right to choose not to join a union.

I hate inconsistent thoughts, and here we go.

Obama declared that the right to work law is political.  No, the enforced union laws are political.  Giving the people the right to choose for themselves is never a political move.  Preventing people from choosing any other option is.  What happened is that the unions got the Democrats to be their lapdogs and act as their sugar daddy.  In return for this, they give Democrats a lot of money and try to bully their workers into voting for Democrats.  This is why Democrats love forcing people to join unions.  It means more money into their coffers.

Those people who say that it is unfair that non-union workers benefit from union negotiations are missing some points.  The first point is that I may love my job.  I might not want to go on strike because I think I’m making pretty good money.  You know how long you have to work to make up 2 weeks missed, even with the raise you got?  Past that, as workers become dissatisfied with their jobs, they will form and join unions.  When this passes, they will drop out of the union, and the union should disband.  The reason the unions want to force everyone to join is so their leaders can live high and mighty and take vacations on the union dime.

Wise up.

Long Live the Constitution!

Right to work

Posted by Troy on 10th December 2012 in Political, Uncategorized

Obama’s showing his true self, as I knew that he would.  Any idea that they would moderate or reach across the aisle is insane.

Raising taxes will make no difference on the debt.  Why does he want to do it?  Because it is popular with the unwashed masses in a Communist Manifesto style attempt to gain control at the head of an envious mob.  I’ll speak more at length about that another day.

Today, he’s talking out against the Michigan “Right to Work” law.  Amazing.  When he and the Democrats rammed through Obamacare defying the Constitutional process, he brayed about how it would be criminal if the Supreme Court struck down an unconstitutional law that was passed by the Legislature.  Now that a state is passing a law, that law is an abomination?  Huh.

Right to work is just that.  It’s not right to “work for less” as Obama says.  If you are a member of the union, they can force you NOT to work (ie, to get paid $0).  In the case of Hostess, they can force you to LOSE your job because THEY know what’s right for you.

The time for unions have come and gone.  This is why they had to pass laws to force you to join them.  If they were necessary, if they were something people wanted to be a part of, you would join on your own choice.

I will leave you with this.  Have you ever experienced the great service of Walt Disney World?  How long do you think that would be the case if they ever unionized?  I bet they wouldn’t last a year.

Love Live the Constitution!

Walker, Unions, and Outside Money

Posted by Troy on 6th June 2012 in Current Events, Political

Governor Scott Walker survived the recall election.  This basically means that the Unions and Wisconsin Democrats wasted millions of taxpayer dollars and everybody’s time and the money that both parties spent on campaigning.  Good going, guys.

This recall election should have never had happened.  He was recalled merely because the Left did not like the laws that he passed.  This is an inappropriate reason to have a recall.  A recall should be for cause, a moral or ethical flaw comes to light such as learning a politician had raped someone when he was younger.  The only other reason a recall should be issued is if they actively go against their campaign promise.  Scott Walker ran on stopping Obamacare.  If he had gone up there and voted in favor for it on the first day, then yes, he should be recalled.  However, Scott Walker did exactly what he said he was going to do.  As such, there was no reason for him to be recalled.  I think that the Wisconsonites understood that, and that is part of the reason why he won by nine percentage points.

Unions are a dinosaur that have outlived their usefulness.  If they were still useful, they wouldn’t have to pass card check and make belonging to a union mandatory.  If you’re worthwhile, you don’t have to force people to join.  When they started out, unions gave workers power.  Over time, they made a lot of improvements.  As working conditions improved to the point where workers were satisfied, workers stopped forming and joining unions.  Of course, unions leaned on the Democrats and passed laws to ensure that their future was secure.  In the real world, what should have happened is that the union would have been dissolved after the workers were satisfied with their working conditions.  If conditions fell again, the workers would unionize again, and the cycle would start over.  However, this did not happen, and unions were able to secure deals that have bankrupted company after company and is on the verge of bankrupting state after state.

Unable to deal with laws being passed that they didn’t approve of, the Left recalled the Governor.  Unable to deal with the fact that they lost and lost badly, they blame the influx of outside money and the fact that Scott Walker outspent Barrett.  There is nothing wrong with someone making a contribution to someone.  It is only a problem if there is an ethical violation tied to the contribution such as buying someone’s vote.  I don’t remember anyone on the Left whining about Obama outspending McCain 3 to 1 in the 2008 election, and that was after Obama said that he would only use public financing.  Of course, that promise (like any others he makes) is only good until it is in his benefit to go back on it.  It is incumbent upon a candidate to acquire campaign funds.  Imagine a case where a local election is taking place in a poor county.  The richest man in the county is running and controls a lot of the media outlets.  You mean to tell me you would be against the opponent seeking campaign help from outside the county?  As long as the advertisements that the outside parties paid for are true, there can be no problem.  The only goal of advertisements is to educate the public and present them with information.  Only the people can make a decision.  Only the people can vote.  I for one believe that people are smart enough to tell when they are being lied to.  I believe they can evaluate information and make rational decisions.  Basically, if you are against Citizens United and outside financing and other matters of the sort, what this really means is that you do not believe that people are qualified, on the whole, to make these judgement calls.  If this is the case, why bother having elections?  What should you have us do?  Shall we collect all the funds and then split it evenly?  That’s not fair, is it?  If a politician draws more donations because of his policies, shouldn’t he have the benefit of having such appeal?  If you believe that money is the only thing that matters, let’s do away with elections.  We’ll just have a fund raiser.  The candidate that raises the most money wins, and the amount raised will go to their favorite charity.

Long Live the Constitution!

Governor Walker and the Wisconsin Senators

Posted by Troy on 28th February 2011 in Current Events, Political

Here’s what you should do.  Go on to other matters.  Show the people that the Democrats not coming back to town is holding up all business.  They are neglecting their duties.  In this game, there are three sides (as there usually are).  There’s those who are going to support the Left no matter what.  There are those who are going to support the Right, no matter what.  Finally, there are those who just want things to keep running smoothly.  Your base is secure.  People aren’t going to jump ship and go over to the Left.  The question then becomes, what will impress the ones in the middle the most?  You can either 1) abandon your goals and agree to vote it down, 2) go on endlessly about this one topic, or 3) move on to new business.  If you really believe in what you preach, the first option isn’t on the table.  The second option makes you look like you’re single-minded and makes you as big an enemy as those errant Democrats.  The third option is the only viable option.  Pick it, and let the chips fall where they may.  Either you win in four years, or you lose, but it’s really your only choice.

Wisconsin yet again

Posted by Troy on 27th February 2011 in Current Events, Political

It’s Wisconsin time yet again.  This is arguably one of the most important things going on in the country today. 

I can’t believe any taxpayers are for this.  Bear in mind, we are giving them collective rights to raid the public coffers.  That hardly seems right.  Isn’t it a conflict of interest for politicians to take money from the SEIU?  They are elected to represent all of us, but they are getting money which makes them beholden to their own employees.  That just doesn’t sound right.

The other problem with Unions is that their purpose has become perverted.  I’m a capitalist at heart.  If Fernando is worth $75,000, and Joe is only worth $25,000 (and honestly, the guy is worth less than that and should be fired), why should the Union protect Joe, forcing the company to pay him at least $45,000 causing the company to pay Fernando only $55,000?  Collectiveness brings out only the most base instincts in humans.  It ends up bringing out laziness.  Not only that, but it also makes life absurd.  I understand in NYC that you’re not allowed to move a table at an event.  If you want a table moved, you have to get a Union person to move it.  In the South, if we want a table moved, a couple of guys pick up the table and move it.  We don’t call someone to do it for us.  Is it because we’re anti-Unions and want to bust them up?  No, it’s because it’s utterly ridiculous to call someone to move a stupid table.  When are we going to start acting like sane adults again?

Those who say this is an assault on freedom, let me ask you this: Are the members of the Unions free?  If they are happy with the way things are, can they choose to go into work when the Union call for a strike?

I will say that firefighters and police shouldn’t be exempt.  This is another clear example of a politician being beholden upon a union for supporting them.  Go out and rent Waiting for Superman.  The fact of the matter is that teacher unions are more guilty of protecting bad teachers than for promoting good education.  Unions are an outdated institution.  With the information sources we have at our disposal, their services are largely unnecessary.