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  •  Because the wingnuts (2+ / 0-)
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    Dave in Northridge, quill

    are always screaming that unions have more money and power than corporations. Which is simply not true. How come it's alright for them to make the comparison, but not for us to refute it?

    Where are all the jobs, Boehner?

    by Dirtandiron on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 12:06:59 PM PST

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    •  It does not refute (0+ / 0-)

      I've never heard anyone claim that unions have more assets ( money) than corporations.  

      There is more than one kind of power.  There is the power to buy and sell (money), but there is also the power to vote, to educate, to gain allies, to argue and convince.   There is the power to disrupt and the power to enable.

      People who say unions have power are not  saying that unions have money, so it is meaningless to say that they don't have money.

      Religion gives men the strength to do what should not be done.

      by bobtmn on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 12:20:40 PM PST

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    •  "Refute"? (0+ / 0-)

      0.05% of Exxon Mobil's resources is actually a massive amount of money. Exxon Mobil is the biggest corporation in the world, has massive physical infrastructure and capital equipment, and extracts a massive amount of oil (that people use to live... without it lots of people would die).

      I agree. The comparison is facile and isn't exactly what I would call intellectually compelling.

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      by Sparhawk on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 12:22:52 PM PST

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      •  We're not the ones making the comparison (3+ / 0-)
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        We're the ones saying it isn't true. I know a lot of conservatives. I avoid them as much as possible. All they do is tell me we have too much power and money. (I don't know, must be a Fox talking point) I hear it all the time.

        Where are all the jobs, Boehner?

        by Dirtandiron on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 12:34:09 PM PST

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