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Labor Unions are not dead. They are reloading.
American Thinker ^ | June 13, 2012 | T.S. Weidler

Posted on 06/13/2012 3:06:38 AM PDT by radioone

Labor unions suffered a setback in Wisconsin last week, but anyone who thinks they've been knocked dead is living in a dream world. There are laws on the books which ensure that the unions will always bounce back. Scott Walker knocked them down, but they will come back up like a bobo doll, and long after he is out of office, they will continue clutching for more power. All the laws are on their side.

The only certainties are death and tax [exemption]

Labor unions are categorized as tax-exempt 501(c)5 organizations. In 2010, these organizations collectively held $32,498,906,714 in assets. This number comes from the combined assets of all labor unions and farm bureaus. After all their expenses, lobbying efforts, and voter intimidation efforts, these organized labor gangsters still have more money than the entire GDP of many countries. None of it is taxed, and 92% of them are in violation of Dept. of Labor audits.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: unions; walker; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 06/13/2012 3:06:52 AM PDT by radioone
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To: radioone

Yep. They’re like termites in Florida. You can keep them away, but they will always return. Just like sin, lazy thinking, and liberalism.


2 posted on 06/13/2012 3:17:07 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: radioone

So is the Tea Party. We are in this for the long haul.


3 posted on 06/13/2012 3:34:09 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: radioone

I have nothing against unions per se. However, public sector unions and laws that give private sector unions unreasonable powers, like the right to force people to join and pay dues, should be illegal. Public servants should be just that, not union members colluding with politicians to squeeze taxpayers.


4 posted on 06/13/2012 3:36:19 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: radioone

With fewer members on the roll...they can reload all they want. And if they spend a ton of money in the 2012 election....to lose massively, what happens in the 2014 election? There’s bound to be almost no union help left for that election.


5 posted on 06/13/2012 3:41:56 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: radioone

The only way to eradicate this evil that has tentacles in our society is to teach our young ones and future generations. But, the only way of combating the evil is to Never fall asleep again. The Tea Party and it’s ideals must always be in the foreground watching and participating in government. Keeps things honest in my estimation and to the detriment of the far left.


6 posted on 06/13/2012 3:49:38 AM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: radioone

The cure for diseased unionism is to remove it from the public sector totally, make them as taxable and at the same rates as businesses, make their management as transparent as businesses and finally, make membership fully voluntary and dues paying non-automatic so members have to write a check.

Do this and its my guess they will disappear in about five years


7 posted on 06/13/2012 3:55:24 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: pepsionice
You're right, but the remaining unions are that much more virulently criminal!
8 posted on 06/13/2012 4:08:10 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: CitizenUSA

I have something against unions per se—as our laws give them thug-like powers in the private sector.

Their injury when applied in the public sector is even worse.


9 posted on 06/13/2012 4:38:46 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: marygam

Remember that this evil is in our schools teaching our children that their right and wrong is better than their parents right and wrong.


10 posted on 06/13/2012 4:43:24 AM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: radioone
"They are reloading."

So am I!!

11 posted on 06/13/2012 4:43:42 AM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: CitizenUSA

Right there with you. Same for Federal Unions..


12 posted on 06/13/2012 4:45:36 AM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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To: 9YearLurker

I mentioned in my post that I oppose laws that give private unions special advantages, like mandatory membership and dues. Do you have something against voluntary associations of employees used to bargain for better pay and benefits? I don’t.


13 posted on 06/13/2012 4:50:35 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: CitizenUSA
Do you have something against voluntary associations of employees used to bargain for better pay and benefits?

You make it sound so benign.

It's not benign.

If the employers had the right to fire striking workers, it might be, but they don't. Since they don't, the company management is held by brute force to pay more for less, meaning more capital for less work, which is the ultimate outcome of most union deals. That and violence.

Just ask the auto makers. Or the people in Wisconsin (or me).

14 posted on 06/13/2012 5:17:50 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt, the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: CitizenUSA

Those voluntary associations would be fine if they didn’t have all kinds of laws giving them special advantages over employers—and they do.


15 posted on 06/13/2012 5:30:51 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: radioone

They will keep coming back until our country is ruined and everyone - including themselves - are in poverty (regardless of the amount of worthless dollars they have in their wallet or bank).


16 posted on 06/13/2012 6:21:09 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: 9YearLurker
"Those voluntary associations would be fine if they didn’t have all kinds of laws giving them special advantages over employers—and they do."

That's my take on it. We should have the right to associate or not associate with anybody we choose, but when certain *groups* receive special privileges, protections and advantages, it's a violation of the equal protection clause, IMHO.

17 posted on 06/13/2012 6:26:46 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: marygam

“The only way to eradicate this evil that has tentacles in our society is to teach our young ones and future generations.”


EXACTLY! And this is why in the last couple of weeks I have been posting so often about changing or eliminating our public school system.

We are being forced to pay higher and higher taxes to employ union (aka communist) teachers who have done a great job in distorting the founding of this country and why it USED to be so unique and more successful than the other countries of the world.

If we continue to allow this communist brainwashing of our K-12 children/grandchildren, is there any doubt the brilliance of the founders will be lost?

If however we can make it mandatory that our youth learn and UNDERSTAND what the Founders created and most importantly, WHY, it will be very hard for the remaining communists in this country to convince our future leaders that big government is the way to go.


18 posted on 06/13/2012 7:03:14 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: radioone

So, after you have knocked them down, pass some laws to keep them down.


19 posted on 06/13/2012 7:25:27 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: muir_redwoods
Do this and its my guess they will disappear in about five years

Well, of course. Because like all liberal/socialist/communist ideals, they rely on forcing other people to PAY FOR IT. They cannot get people to pay willingly, so they pass "laws" criminalizing those who refuse. You could apply this to almost any social program, arts funding, education policy, environmental "protection" etc. in the country as well. Just watch how fast people would become "conservative" if they were required to fund their own liberal policies! Suddenly, all those high-and-mighty causes wouldn't be quite so important to them.

20 posted on 06/13/2012 7:54:17 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: gortklattu

I couldn’t agree more. Here in my hometown their is a group of homeschoolers that number over a thousand. They go on fieldtrips together, play sports and do all the things that the government schools have to offer. Head of our 912 group has children that are homeschooled and these children are a joy! It is truly the parents responsibility and if those families that take this seriously will teach their kids we will have hope that there will be future leaders.
My children went to Catholic school which was wonderful for us. I gave up vacations, eating out and other things to give them a good foundation. They all turned out well.
God help those that leave it to the public schools to teach their kids. God help us if this is the best we can give our kids.


21 posted on 06/13/2012 5:10:50 PM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: radioone
BTTT

Suggest all Feepers read the entire article. There are many details about unions that I was not aware of. Here's one:

What exactly is a militancy fund for? All sorts of things. In 1973, in United States v. Enmons, the Supreme Court ruled that labor unions are exempt from prosecution for violence related to collective bargaining goals. If you are upset that none of the threats against Governor Walker's life were prosecuted, it is because they were legal. They have $20 million in their militancy fund, and permission from the Supreme Court to commit violence without prosecution. Do you think they are afraid of a new rule in Wisconsin?

22 posted on 06/13/2012 11:08:50 PM PDT by No One Special
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