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  •  , stop tugging at emotions, look at facts (0+ / 0-)

    GM gets plenty of tax breaks from Levin and Conyers, be sure.  Wage gap is THERE. And who says Toyota and GM have to stay in the US if workers wan't a higher wage, they can move off shore. Have you heard of free trade, it's the New In thing.

    Bottom Line: I am not against a living wage, but if they want to pay above average ways and go under and then have the nerve to ask for a bailout , tough noogies. Take a pay cut.

    Liberal? Yeah, we're around here and we're proud. But it's not a liberal blog.

    by fireonice on Wed Nov 19, 2008 at 01:01:19 AM PST

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    •  What I recommend (2+ / 0-)
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      to bring down the cost of health care is to import tens of thousands of doctors from India, England, Australia, you name it.  

      That will allow them to compete with Overpaid American doctors.  The costs of private medical care is too high.  We need the free market to really bring those costs down.

      And if you, as a specialist, do not like making $10 an hour as a result, tough noogies.  Join a union.

    •  Heart strings? (0+ / 0-)

      I am not tugging at any heart strings?  "Free trade" is a joke.  Where is the bottom in your system?  $10/hr? $5/hr?  Hell, people work in squalid conditions overseas for pennies on the hour.  Let's join up for that!  Let's make it a race for the bottom.  And looking at all your other responses combined on this diary, it is quite clear that you hold a pay grudge against people in unions.  

      The only thing scarier than a McCain presidency is a Palin presidency.

      by Mote Dai on Wed Nov 19, 2008 at 06:00:59 AM PST

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