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  •  actually when it comes to numbers (1+ / 0-)
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    the choices are similar.

    Dems tend to include tax increases and bargaining rights and Rs reject both. That's a huge difference.

    Saying they're the same because both have to balance a budget (and they do have to) is pretty shallow analysis.

    You got a better plan, btw, we are all ears.

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Sun Jun 26, 2011 at 09:29:51 AM PDT

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    •  as a wise man once said . . . . (0+ / 0-)

      a difference is a difference only when it makes a difference.

      When one loudly proclaims the right to unionize--but then treats unions just like GM and US Steel management does, then there's no difference.

      What good is it to defend the existence of a union that can't act like a union?

      •  Excuse me? (1+ / 0-)
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        Seems that requiring a vote by union members (who approved by a 60% margin) is indeed respecting their rights.

        You are the one who seems to disrespect them.  
        If the members make what you consider to be the wrong choice, you say they have no guts.  In your view, it seems, union members should not be allowed to make choices based on the realities of the day.

        In short, you would replace a vote by those poor dumb clods with a decision by the great and powerful Lenny.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Sun Jun 26, 2011 at 09:54:08 AM PDT

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        •  well alas I can't prevent them from being chumps. (1+ / 0-)
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          I can only point out that they are being chumps.

          Just like the UAW and USWA were chumps back in the 80's when they signed everything but the kitchen sink over to the bosses.

          BTW, Bush got elected twice by a majority of the voters.  

          •  He only got elected once by a majority of voters. (0+ / 0-)

            No majority in the 2000 election, and Al Gore, in fact, won a plurality.  Just didn't get them in the right places.

            LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

            by dinotrac on Sun Jun 26, 2011 at 10:10:36 AM PDT

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