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Good Labor Day thought for those outside the gated communities

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Yawn, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

  2. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    No responses - well this begs a question.

    Why are the board's liberals left on foreign policy but when it comes to issues of labor, go silent?

    It's kind of like speaking to a D-(name the state).
  3. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    So it's automatically a left-vs.-right issue? That's probably why you got no responses.

    Ironically, I agree wtih much of what was being said. I left a newspaper job making exactly the same as I did four years earlier...all my miniscule raises were eaten up by insurance premium increases. It definitely is the case that a majority of Americans DON'T benefit from a robust economy.
  4. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Republicans are financed by those who do. They in turn, give no support to the working class.

    Democrats are financed by those who do, and give more lip service than actual action to benefit the working class.
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    The apathy with which the thread was greeted probably says it all, don't ya think?
  6. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    My point exactly.

    Typical liberal response...and why they are not good for public policy.
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    How about a wage increase? Well, the average real wage today is just where it was nearly five years ago, in December 2002, despite the fact that our economy and productivity have been growing the whole time.

    So tell me moron, what party has been in contol for most of the past five years?
    How is this a conservative-liberal issue, except in your pea brain?
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    He's got a point there yawn. And I think the fact that there's been so little response is because it was started by you...it has very little to do with the issue itself. One of those attack the messenger, not the message deals. But, you bring it on yourself.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yawni seems to be blaming the Democrats for not fighting the Republicans hard enough. Personally, I'm willing to take little or no pay increase as long as the CEOs get theirs.
  10. rallen13

    rallen13 Member

    If you reall think that atricle is a political issue, then how about this. I am a 32-year veteran teacher in Texas. From my first contract in 1975, I got fairly decent annual raises called "steps" until the Republicans took over this "right-to-work" state (which means no unions and strikes are illegal). Since then, the only decent raises have gone to new teachers, some of whom (with incentives for special subject areas) make more than five-year veterans. That sure as Hell isn't the fault of Democrats. Remember, Bubba was Gov before he took over D.C., and his bootlicker Rick Perry has been in charge here ever since. You can convince some of the people that the GOP is good for them, but teachers won't buy that crap. Not in the Lone Star State, anyhow. My new son-in-law just went to work for an auto dealership and made more his first month than I did. What's wrong with this picture?
  11. rallen13

    rallen13 Member

    And no, my typos have nothing to do with my education. They have more to do with trying to post during my 21-minute lunch break, the only "scheduled " break I get each day. Sometimes I do get a non-scheduled break. That's when I am usually able to post.
  12. Somebody got more substance than they bargained for.
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