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  •  I oppose the race to the bottom (6+ / 0-)
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    I believe that the problem isn't that public workers have unions and benefits, but that more private sector workers don't.   I believe this is an argument for strengthening and building new unions in both private and public sectors.  you may of course disagree. Most contemporary Democrats and "liberals" agree with you, only us far-left radicals think that stripping away the most threadbare and timeworn protections any residual element of the working class has is a bad thing.  But I guess I'm just out of step with hip, up to date, modern times the way you are.

    "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." ~Frederick Douglass

    by ActivistGuy on Wed Apr 27, 2011 at 04:02:54 PM PDT

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    •   I do have an open mind. (0+ / 0-)

      I recognize your passion and anger, and based on the bit of sarcasm at the end of your reply would like to apologize if you felt the question was condescending.

      I still would like to understand more fully why you believe why the public at large should support preserving the right to collective bargaining in the public sector, even as I understand it the costs associated with these rights continue to grow.

      I am not suggesting that workers in the public sector should go without high-quality healthcare at a cost they can afford.

      It's an honest question, I respect that these rights may impact lives in a way that I don't fully appreciate.  

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