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  •  It's called Freedom Corker.....look it up. (3+ / 0-)
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    •  He has a different definition of freedom (7+ / 0-)

      The freedom of working men and working women to negotiate their own contracts, individually, without a union or big guvment dictating their hours and how much they are paid.  If workers freely choose to work for $1 an hour 12 hours a day, that is their free choice.  The Supreme Court so held in 1905.  I diaried that here.  My concern is that we are going back to these "good ole days" of industrial slavery and robber barons.

      "Corporations exist not for themselves, but for the people." Ida Tarbell 1908.

      by Navy Vet Terp on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 08:57:24 AM PST

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      •  "Right To Be Elected" (2+ / 0-)
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        thunderbeing, JeffW

        Corker must demand the same right to government-coerced tea-freedom to run for senate, without campaign consultants ('election thugs'), managers ('GOP bosses'), and koch party 'investors' dictating Corker's campaign operations.

        ♥ Repeal the Capital Gains, Carried Interest & Dividends Entitlements bequeathed to 'more special' taxpayers.

        by in on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 10:10:47 AM PST

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    •  What's the point of being free (2+ / 0-)
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      if you don't have unfree people to boss around? Where's the freedom in that?

      Snark, of course, but I suspect not far from the actual mentality of these anti-union Republicans. Freedom is for the aristocracy, not for the masses; if they deserved freedom, they'd have earned it and joined the aristocracy themselves.

      "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is the first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk. Every state is totalitarian at heart; there are no ends to the cruelty it will go to to protect itself." -- Ian McDonald

      by Geenius at Wrok on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 10:41:54 AM PST

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