Saturday, February 28, 2015

five jacksons walk into a bar...

Mr. T wrote "is the purpose of a union to help equalize wealth?"

Not really. The purpose of labor unions in the 1940's, 50's, & early 60's was to get a good, sound, living wage for those under union protection, to offer the benefits (medical coverage and a pension) commensurate with that lifesyle, and to insure decent working conditions.

"Equalization" isn't possible or desirable. In the process of accomplishing the above, unions of the 1940's & 50's did somewhat make incomes not anywhere near equal, but less unequal.

I know where you're going with this, Mr. T, so in anticipation of what you've probably already said, What we have today in America is a class of people so rich they've bought the gov't.

They're a plutocratic oligarchy, or as George Carlin put it, "The assholes who run things."

"It's a big club" Carlin said, "And you ain't in it.

"That's right -- you and I are not in the Big Club."

And here's the hard part to get your head around, only if you want to deal with reality, you must:


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