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    greenearth

    on picking up so quickly on the latest Republican talking points. "It is impossible to bargain collectively with the government" is shows up in dozens of Google hits just from these last two days or so. Only trouble is, FDR didn't say it.

    As for what "FDR warned us" about, here's what he actually had to say about government employee unions:

    The desire of Government employees for fair and adequate pay, reasonable hours of work, safe and suitable working conditions, development of opportunities for advancement, facilities for fair and impartial consideration and review of grievances, and other objectives of a proper employee relations policy, is basically no different from that of employees in private industry. Organization on their part to present their views on such matters is both natural and logical, but meticulous attention should be paid to the special relationships and obligations of public servants to the public itself and to the Government.

    I guess FDR wasn't dead set against public unions after all.

    Even though our dream is not yet completed... we are not quitters... and we are not through. Ty'Sheoma Bethea

    by Nowhere Man on Sat Feb 19, 2011 at 09:35:25 PM PST

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