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  •  I did go well over my normally (0+ / 0-)

    soft touch over the PATCO stuff upthread.  Reading it later made me regret some of it.

    There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

    by Puddytat on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 09:54:40 PM PDT

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    •  Why? (3+ / 0-)
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      The PATCO stuff is very difficult.  I think you made a fine argument as to how these people deserved some answer from the government, and when they didn't get it, and with no other option, they chose to strike, and suffered the consequences.

      Consequences that IMO, Regan could have avoided, had he not wanted to make a point, and a scapegoat of unions.  Like so many things we suffer today, we see their origin in Regan's philosophy. Although to be fair, I really do believe he would be appalled at what has come come to be in his name.

      Like I said in an earlier post, Puddy, whether PATCO was all right or all wrong is NOT the point. Unions should not have to be any more right all the time, than the government or the corporations are to survive.  They simply need to believe in their purpose, and yes, it would be helpful if they would learn from their mistakes, but I won't say that about unions, without including the government and corporations in the same plea.

      Again, imo, you need not apologize. And frankly, please don't be offended by this, but I've NEVER seen you as a
      "soft touch."

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