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By Napolean DoneHisPart, March 16, 2011 at 8:07 am Link to this comment

The money managers and their hired political hacks may find themselves with more than a knife in their backs… bunch of sellouts and nearsighted dopes.

You cannot stop millions upon millions of poor and hungry people once they have had enough… doesn’t the example of Egypt and Libya mean anything to these blind money chasers?

Will their gated communities, armed guards and country clubs really protect and immune them?

Are they that thick? 

Do they know beyond recent history?

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By photoshock, March 16, 2011 at 5:08 am Link to this comment

Whether or not workers were lazy, unintelligent, and
definitely not motivated to work, is no reason to
take away the rights of workers either public or
private sector, from associating with other workers
for the express purpose of protection from abuse from
employers.
The idea that one must throw out the unions, because
they are the sole reason for lack of employment in
the US is laughable. Corporations have outsourced not
union jobs but the jobs of those not protected by
unions. Wherever did people get the idea that unions
were bad for the economy? Raising the living standard
of workers from that of virtual slave labour to that
of worker with benefits and retirement is one of the
greatest achievements of the 20th century. Workers
were for the first time protected from the employers
proclivities for unjust termination, wages that made
workers wage-slaves to their employers and
disenfranchised people of a lower class, with no
education, medical care, or retirement benefits.
What are workers going to become under the new regime
of the Neo-Conservative Oligarchs? Let me say, that
there will be no new boss just the same old boss, a
thousand times worse. Unjust terminations for no
reason other than the idea of the employer,
happening. Health care and medical benefits, gone or
so expensive as to be unavailable to the hourly wage
slave, gone are the days of workers being treated as
equally important to the economy of the US. Also, we
will be taught that education for the working class
need not happen, retirement benefits gone like the
shadow on a cloudy day. No more workers rights
whatever.
We will be told when and where to work, if we don’t
too bad, so sad, you’re going to die because you
won’t eat. Disabled and people with physical problems
limiting their ability to work, will be euthanized or
die of starvation or other serious problem.
The tea baggers, have voted against their self-
interest, the only people who will profit will be the
elitist oligarchs running the corporations and their
minions the members of the executive, legislative and
judicial branches of government.
Forget university, you’ll hardly be able to go to
high school let alone college. You might get a third
grade education if your lucky. Remember the time of
history before the industrial revolution and the
immediate period after the industrial revolution
started? Life becomes not only similar but exactly
the same.
Wake up America, vote for people who will with
integrity represent your interests. Not the political
class that now exists. Your very lives are at stake.
You cannot and will not last much longer if you
continue to vote against your own self-interest.
It is time for revolution.

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By eugene, March 15, 2011 at 10:09 pm Link to this comment
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Zonth Agree with your comments.  I’m 70 and, clearly, remember listening to vacationing auto workers brag about sabotaging cars, sleeping on the job, etc when I was 10-11 yrs old. Unions slowly slid from a blessing to a curse. 

After a life time around one set of government workers or another, I’ve been greatly amused by all the hue and cry about workers rights, how hard they work, etc.  Not my experience at all.  Several years ago, I was good friends with the director of a Minnesota state hospital.  The tales he had to tell of incompetency, loafing on the job, etc.  One was of a painter taking all day to paint one side of a wood door.  He got to the point he didn’t even try to correct the problems due to running conflicts with the unions.

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By zonth_zonth, March 15, 2011 at 4:26 pm Link to this comment

I liked this cartoon.  Funny on a few levels.  Although the rights of unions, labor forces are being usurped currently in Wisconsin and Ohio there is subtle truth to the ‘suits’ calling them a bunch of lazy bums.
My wife worked in a bakery with a former Ford assembly line worker (in Detroit).  He use to tell all kinds of stories of sneaking out to his car to go to sleep, devising ways to get around doing any work, trashing his station with garbage, not cleaning it up as it ‘wasnt his job’.
Collective bargaining and labor rights should be upheld, but geez there are some wretched characters out there abusing the cogs of their system.

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