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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Proof: Why we need unions
Sure, I know the zeitgeist is against unions but the NFL's lockout and attempted breaking of the referees just now by the NFL owners, rich, selfish greedheads that they are, proves, yet again, the need we working-class stiffs have for unions and for organizing:
NFL gives into public pressure and does right thing by bringing back regular officials
The uber-wealthy, disgustingly rich owners wanted to pocket yet more cash, on the backs of the working stiffs--the refs, in this case--and fortunately, it blew up in their faces.
Good for us.
The thing is, it's as I said on my Facebook page, when we stand together, it's not that we win, it's that we don't lose.
Any middle- or lower-class person who isn't solidly pro-union defies logic and good, strong common sense, to me. Without unions, it's us, singularly, against the corporation and/or the wealthy.
And if that's the case, when it's them vs. us alone, we'll lose.
This, then, this next headline and story is why this is all pertinent to all of us now, too:
Mitt Romney: Free Speech Is for Billionaires, Not School-Teachers
At an educational forum this week, Mitt Romney called for restricting teachers' unions from participating in the political process.
What does a plutocracy look like? How about a leveraged buy-out artist who used his family connections – and gamed the tax code – to amass a $378 million fortune, and whose campaign is almost entirely financed by deep-pocketed conservative sugar-daddies, saying that while money equals Constitutionally-protected free speech for his own donors, there should be limits on political spending by teachers making $75,000 per year.
This is why we can't afford to lose any further ground to these people.
The NFL referees' strike is an excellent example of what this election in November is all about, folks.