The Same Reason Unions Do Everything … Hint ( It’s Not For Your Benefit )
It’s All About The Money
” Wal-Mart employees may not know this, but the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, which organized Black Friday’s “strikes” outside their stores, has a serious problem. Its pension funds are failing.
Most are in critical status (defined as less than 65 percent funded) or in endangered status (less than 80 percent funded), according to the union’s own reports to the U.S. Labor Department. Without an infusion of new cash, they will not be able to pay all their obligations to future retirees.
That’s why the UFCW seeks to sign up 1.4 million Wal-Mart employees — to inject fresh money into its failing plans. This union, with 1.3 million members in North America, has been unsuccessfully battling…
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Bravo! well said kelly 🙂
After the recent election, half the country is ticked off, the other half is elated. Half is expecting us to go over a financial cliff, the other sees prosperity on the rise. The polarization is at the highest it has ever been. With all the division, I wanted to write about some of the things I love about this Country.
- DEMOCRACY – We don’t always like the results of decisions made by the preponderance of the population, but a democracy is what makes our country so tremendous and what enables us to retain our freedoms by limiting the government control. It allows us the opportunities that others just dream about.
- FOUNDATIONS – our country was built on high morals, a belief in God and the fervent determination that everyone should have the same opportunities for success.
- FREEDOM OF SPEECH – there are few places where we are truly free to express…
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What the people wanted was a government which would provide a comfortable life for them, and with this as the foremost object ideas of freedom and self-reliance and service to the community were obscured to the point of disappearing. Athens was more and more looked on as a co-operative business possessed of great wealth in which all citizens had a right to share…. Athens had reached the point of rejecting independence, and the freedom she now wanted was freedom from responsibility. There could be only one result… If men insisted on being free from the burden of a life that was self dependent and also responsible for the common good, they would cease to be free at all. Responsibility was the price every man must pay for freedom. It was to be had on no other terms. ~~~ Edith Hamilton, The Echo of Greece, Chapter 2, page 47
- The Impact of Tax Rates on Economic Productivity and Fairness (taxprof.typepad.com)