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Al
- 3116 days ago - truth-out.org
"The right to organize means that people are standing up for themselves, why are Republicans against that?"



   

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Robert G (3)
Sunday September 5, 2010, 11:54 am
Because republicans dont represent the people, they represent the corporations.
 

Care For All (46)
Sunday September 5, 2010, 12:07 pm
Here’s what’s behind it.

See the Care2 post and discussion: http://www.care2.com/news/member/548395334/2289919

Article: The Billionaires Bankrolling the Tea Party – NY Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/opinion/29rich.html

The Koch brother’s agenda is morphing into the Republican agenda.

Quote from article: “Their program opposes a federal deficit, but has no objection to running up trillions in red ink in tax cuts to corporations and the superrich; apologizes to corporate malefactors like BP and derides money put in escrow for oil spill victims as a “slush fund”; opposes the extension of unemployment benefits; and calls for a freeze on federal regulations in an era when abuses in the oil, financial, mining, pharmaceutical and even egg industries (among others) have been outrageous.”
 

Penelope P (222)
Monday September 6, 2010, 12:38 am
I read something by Bertrand Russell once that said that world government was inevitable and that it was to be hoped that it came about while the unions were still viable as if it didn't there was not much hope for the freedom of the human race as a whole
 

Blast Dorrough (43)
Monday September 6, 2010, 9:55 am
The professional athlethes of the world failed to get a fair piece of the profits of their respective sports until they unionized. Now they're all millionaires. The Corporatecrafters mostly masked as "Republican" will never do what is good and right for the general welfare. They are truly Public Enemy No.1 of the World, more so in the United States because of the political ignorance of right wing Christians blindly providing them a voter base. The Independent Voter, like myself, will not vote for the Corporate Party masked as "Republicans." Once the infrastructure construction gets started with the unemployed back to work via good-paying jobs the Independent and the Young Democratic Voter will come to their voting senses and will reject all "Evil GOP Bastards" for the reasons noted under that website. Thomas Paine saw the omen that would come today in the Federalist Party consisting of Corporatecrafters and Christiancrafters -- eventually morphed into the "Republican Party" of today -- when making reference to the presidential election of 1800. Thomas Jefferson had campaigned on Paine's "Rights of Man" and on the slogan "A New Revolution on Principle" when defeating Federalist John Adams seeking a second four-year term. Adam's first term was considered a kingly "Reign of Terror": ".....a faction, acting in disguise, was rising in America; they had lost sight of first principles. They were beginning to contemplate government as a profitable monopoly, and the people as hereditary property. It is, therefore, no wonder that the 'Rights of Man' was attacked by that faction, and its author continually abused." --- Paine's Letter I of Eight to the Citizens of the United States" written in 1802-1803. When the two major parties of today incorporated in about 1850, the Corporatecrafters usurped the "Republican" political moniker while practicing monopolistic fixed-enterprise. The moral of this message is that we no longer have a pure constitutional Republic free of corruptive forces. The economic system under Corporatecraft and Chjristiancraft has been nothing more than one under Monarchy, Communism or Facism. Actually, the Corporate economic driven system is American communist captialism as in Chinese communist capitalism of cheap labor. If American citizens vote for politicians who walk the walk and talk the talk of cheap labor with Chinese communist capitalists then they're all comrades joined together in communism. Give that some political thought before you decide to vote for the evil GOP.
 

Cathy K (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 3:17 pm
We all should realize regarding unions, that they were established to protect workers from greedy employers & managers: to see that the workers get paid fairly, have safe working conditions, & receive health benefits, pensions, & other security benefits, so that the workers can have some peace of mind as they do the work their employers ask of them. --This should be everyone's "mindset", but unfortunately, so many people want to just 'look out for themselves' & don't care whether their neighbor can pay his/her mortgage &/or put food on their table, let alone afford to take his/her spouse & kids to the doctor when necessary. "We are our brothers' keeper" is a much better way of thinking & living than "I've Got Mine! --good luck to you". So many of us in the middle & lower economic brackets wouldn't have to live so frightened as to what the future will bring, if we all pulled together, & supported & helped one another. --When you watch TV programs in which the stories take place in the settlements of the West, you see people helping one another in order that they "all" make it through the winter, get their crops harvested, etc.. --I wouldn't want to have an outhouse & take a bath only on Saturday night, but I sure wish we all cared about & wanted the best for one another.
 
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