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Forum Post: working class VS working class drags us all down

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 22, 2012, 9:46 a.m. EST by myows (133)
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I feel there is some kind of a defect in a certain percentage of the population's thought process.Can someone explain this to me. It goes something like this---- I am a union employee for Verizon which is a healthy, profitable company. I have a pension plan, healthcare plan and 401k plan. There are many people out there in the workforce that unfortunately do not have these things. Now I know that if you ask any worker who does not have these things if they'd like to have them, 100% of these people would say they'd love to have them --- and yet there is a percentage of these same people that are of the opinion that because they DON'T have them that you should not have them either! "I don't have a pension, why should you?" "I have to pay for my medical benefits, why shouldn't you?" These people will even defend the fact that the top 5 execs at Verizon have sucked out 260 million in compensation over the last 4 years while trying to take away everything they can from the workers that make the company successful. If I didn't have a pension or healthcare plan I would want to see more people getting them in the hope that it might become more common. In my opinion these people are helping the 1% kill the middle class and don't even realize it! When their children have to get a minimum wage, no benefit job at Walmart or buy a one way ticket to India to get work then maybe they'll realize they were useful tools.

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[-] 3 points by PandoraK (1678) 2 years ago

At last someone sees the light.

[-] -2 points by Ninetyninenot (-57) 2 years ago

This is what we have with public employee unions. They tout themselves as "working families" sticking it to the Man. Liberals defend it all day long. But in reality, all they're really doing is sticking it other working families that don't happen to work for government.

[-] 3 points by myows (133) 2 years ago

Umm, I am not a public sector union employee. I am an employee of a healthy company that wants to do away with my pension, give me a crappier healthcare plan with huge deductibles and outsource American jobs to India at will. I am not happy about this so I guess that makes me a "commie".

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

maybe they should be working for the government

[+] -5 points by ZenDog (13083) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

the repelican party is DONE

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[-] 0 points by Kirby (25) 0 minutes ago

You have deluded yourself.

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That is not very likely. I've been engaged in revolt of the social construct for quite some time - and only articulated a case for revolt in 2009.

Here we are. On the cusp of revolution.

The repelican party has lied - repeatedly - reganonomics is a failure, blue dress stains do not trump issues of national security like terrorism, and Global Warming is here.

Holding up the budget debate with brinkmanship, creating market uncertainty that drove jobs and market numbers down six weeks into that debate, and all for the purpose of political gain - these are all issues of very serious national concern. We cannot keep kicking the can down the road when it comes to our national debt - and we cannot balance the budget on the backs of middle class America.

Repelican policy of economic deregulation has brought us to the brink of economic collapse.

It is inevitable, given both the sum of the lies and the sweeping policy failures - the people will vote these repelican fools out of office.

It's just a matter of time.

It's also a matter of national security.

  • the repelican party is DONE.

You will see this become quite apparent over the course of the next six years.

What is uncertain is whether there will be ice caps left at either pole by that time.

we will see.

[+] -5 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

because they DON'T have them that you should not have them either!

YES. That is exactly what it is OR I have it but I don't want anyone else to have it.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

we can't all be in the jet set

there are not enough jets