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Quote: "Real Men in Maine Have a Wife Who’s a Teacher"

"The public is beginning to question the legitimacy of public unions’ power because taxpayers know that commitments for worker health care and pensions are busting state budgets all over the country."

-- Bloomberg.com: News commentator Amity Shlaes


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The Corporatist have to stop hatin' on Unions

We must work to defeat legislation designed to repress labor - to destroy its power - and render the worker helpless to advance his own welfare. Let me make it clear once again, as I have in the past, that - whatever office I shall hold - I shall always be unalterably opposed to so- called "right-to-work" laws at any level, Federal or State. And I shall oppose, as I have for 14 years, any and all other such devices which are sure to spring from the fertile minds of labor’s powerful foes.

Guided by these principles - and with a plan of action based on its magnificent heritage of the past - and its hopes for the future - American labor can advance into the sixties unafraid, and with full confidence in its strength and in the righteousness of its cause. For as Abraham Lincoln said of labor:

"All that serves labor serves the nation. All that harms labor is treason to America. No line can be drawn between these two.

"If a man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar.

"If a man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.

"There is no America without labor, and to fleece the one is to rob the other."

Senator John F. Kennedy May 17, 1960

The above commenter makes me want to get out my red flag, hammer and sickle and march in a parade!

Ok, seriously. The quote is about health care and pensions. It makes sense that as just about everyone else sees theirs scaled back, and as people in most other professions find themselves working more hours for less pay, that teachers would be in the same boat as well. Carmakers tried to pull that big benefit and generous retirement union thing and are starting to see their jobs disappear.

The proletariat just can't afford to buy the cars they make here in the US. It's nothing personal so far as I know. :)

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