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Obama: Republicans Want To Dismantle Unions (video)
wesh.com/CNN ^ | April 30, 2012

Posted on 04/30/2012 11:18:20 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

President Barack Obama on Monday accused Republicans of trying decrease the power of unions.

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1 posted on 04/30/2012 11:18:25 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All in favor, say “AYE” !


2 posted on 04/30/2012 11:19:32 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Unions can only be dimantled by the people who pay the dues....and it’s coming.


3 posted on 04/30/2012 11:20:48 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So what’s the problem?


4 posted on 04/30/2012 11:23:00 AM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gee, The First True Words Out Of His Mouth!


5 posted on 04/30/2012 11:26:57 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I fail to see a problem here?

The GOP should send Obama a thank you note for disseminating this positive message.

6 posted on 04/30/2012 11:30:57 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Republicans waht to dismantle unions"

Uhmm You say that like it's a bad thing?
7 posted on 04/30/2012 11:31:57 AM PDT by askrenr (HOOAH! It's an Army thing.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Aye,
Cept I’m in favor of having ALL union leaders taken waaay off shore and be made to walk the plank


8 posted on 04/30/2012 11:32:15 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: askrenr

And by “dismantle”, he means

“stop using the guns of government to coerce people into supporting unions and let people choose to join or not”...

that’s “dismantling” them, because people will not choose to join if they actually have that choice.


9 posted on 04/30/2012 11:33:32 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wish.


10 posted on 04/30/2012 11:33:58 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It's easy to dismantle unions, just give the workers a choice.
11 posted on 04/30/2012 11:34:12 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t know about trade unions, but all so-called government workers unions should be abolished. These unions are organizing against “We the people.” We the people are not the robber barons of past centuries. When you organize against us, you are organizing against the true sovereigns of this nation.

The constitution does not say we the government. It says we the people! The government and the government unions are lording it over us. Government workers unions are communism in action.

We were all created equal by our creator and endowed with certain inalienable rights, including the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This includes (among an unlimited array of other God given rights) the rights to individual liberty, equality under the law, economic freedom, the right to enjoy the fruits of our own labors, the right to self-governance, etc, etc. The government has no constitutional authority to demand we pay expensive taxpayer paid salaries, benefits, pensions, etc, to government workers. They are not entitled to the fruits of our labor. They are not entitled to special consideration by the government. There is no ruling class under the constitution. Government workers should be willing to work for what we the people are willing and able to pay them or they should find another line of work. Government workers demanding and getting lavish salaries, pensions, perks, benefits, limos, planes, offices, etc, paid out of the government treasury (or else!) is not the way.


12 posted on 04/30/2012 11:42:18 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is on!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
President Barack Obama on Monday accused Republicans of trying decrease the power of unions.

What did they do, stop paying their dues?

Not to worry, Romney will step up and save the day for unions by recommending a union solidarity bill or something just as stupid.

13 posted on 04/30/2012 11:53:58 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Obama: Republicans Want To Dismantle Unions”

Well duh! Have a dog biscuit, O.


14 posted on 04/30/2012 11:56:19 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Monday accused Republicans of trying decrease the power of unions.

This is bad how????


15 posted on 04/30/2012 12:11:52 PM PDT by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
How many companies and cities have been forced into bankruptcy due to unfunded longterm union liabilities?
16 posted on 04/30/2012 12:38:57 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: liberalh8ter

I too fail to see any problem. Let the unions sink or swim on a level playing field. That said, they would have no chance.

I thoroughly despise the unions (public and private) for what they have become. A pack of thuggish leaches.


17 posted on 04/30/2012 12:40:35 PM PDT by el_texicano (Palinista to the core!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dismantling the unions is the first step in saving America from communism. Unions are the foundation that communism is built upon.


18 posted on 04/30/2012 12:46:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If Obama gets four more years he will unionize the military.

Just think of all those mandatory union dues flowing into the pockets of the rabid leftists.


19 posted on 04/30/2012 12:52:10 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

During the revolutionary stage, nothing excites commies more than the thought of losing unions. Once the commies get all the power, they don’t need unions anymore. It’s all one, big union called government.


20 posted on 04/30/2012 1:09:57 PM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

“During the revolutionary stage, nothing excites commies more than the thought of losing unions. Once the commies get all the power, they don’t need unions anymore. It’s all one, big union called government.”

Good way to get into an argument...but here goes...

If you’re a conservative in tgis day and age, you HAVE to be anti-union...because if you’re smaller government, the unions have mutated into an arm of liberal government, and a liberal force used with impunity to shift public awareness and coerce electoral outcomes.

Have to come up with backups to represent substantive employee grievance that is less vulnerable to corruption...and there I’m swimming out of my depth. Maybe someone wants to take that topic up who’s knowledgeable.


21 posted on 04/30/2012 1:23:39 PM PDT by AnTiw1
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To: Izzy Dunne

AYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 04/30/2012 1:32:45 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Free ThinkerNY

23 posted on 04/30/2012 1:35:27 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Must be the teachers’ union!


24 posted on 04/30/2012 1:44:13 PM PDT by 21twelve
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