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  •  Chrysler WAS ... once upon a time, but no more. (0+ / 0-)

    This isn't a conservative issue.  It's a people & freedom issue.

    Progressives claim rights for everything.  How come the right to work is not one of them?

    Besides, in our global economy, the company headquarters is of little significance.  The job is in this country and within commuting distance (I suppose) for him to take the job.

    If you want to complain about Chrysler being sold to Fiat, why don't you complain about the economy created by progressives in government that made Chrysler so weak that they had to sell out in order to survive.

    •  Right to Work? (4+ / 0-)
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      Lword2, Glenn45, Bluefin, tubaguy

      Oh come now---that's a misnomer, kind of like saying "pro-life," instead of "anti-abortion." Right to work is actually "anti-union." Most union shop agreements, as the Joe the Plumber article notes, only require that you pay a fee, not that you join the union. Right to work means cancelling the fee and giving a free ride to non-union members who. despite that, benefit from union negotiations. Eventually, as enough members refuse to pay the fee, the local union dies, leaving everybody without a voice.

    •  Nice try, but, Chrysler sank, 7 years into (1+ / 0-)
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      Bluefin

      the Bush years. The economy then was the creation of Bush and his owners, having removed more regulation on banking, and giving free wheeling for Wall st.

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