Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    They still own the Democrats tho.

  2. piobaire

    piobaire said, almost 3 years ago

    Big money owns the Republican Party. The Democratic Party has swung too far into the middle, in the mistaken hope that the Republican Party will meet them there, and patriotically help improve things for all Americans.

    Despite a few corrupt organizers, the labor movement is a good force standing between the little man and those who would make us all into serfs.

    Do your homework. ‘Three percent’ is either a mistake or a misrepresentation.

  3. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 3 years ago

    Sounds like management was not doing a very good job of supervising either. I doubt that goofing off is limited to union workers if oversight is inadequate.

  4. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 3 years ago

    There are good unions and there are bad unions, but to brand them all with the faults of the bad unions would be wrong. Unions have been very necessary for the strengthening of living standards and work standards for the working classes.

  5. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 3 years ago


    Having a dictator is not the middle. Where do you get this stuff?

  6. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 3 years ago

    Its Christmas, I’m feeling mellow.

  7. artistdavid

    artistdavid said, almost 3 years ago


    The Righteous Judge will remember the Unions selfishness! And also Obama’s using his power to buy their votes!

  8. Boots at the Boar

    Boots at the Boar said, almost 3 years ago

    Union support in Wisconsin has faded largely because the unions were ineffective. I was not sorry to see them go because they spent all their energy trying to stop out-sourcing rather than fighting for better wages and less reductions in benefits. They cared more about gaining dues paying members than about people falling behind. Then I lost my “permanent” classified job, and was blackballed by the university I worked 17 years for, because I offended my boss by something I said. It’s a damned if you do, damned if you don’t join type of organization.

  9. piobaire

    piobaire said, almost 3 years ago

    You may be right about Big Money owning the Democratic party. However, the Republican Party has no agenda to help the average person. The Republican Party is all about making a handful rich, while the rest of us become serfs and servants.

    “Disingenuous remark”? No. I believe what I said.

    Are some unions bad? Of course. They are human organizations, and therefore by definition fallible. Many, however, are good, and have improved the lives of working men and women, and reduced if not eliminated child labor in America.

    Show me an alternative, and I will sign up. I’d be glad to do so. In the mean time, I’ll stay in my union, where the officers are not paid, and where the highest aim of our work force is an improved product.

    Wealth inequality and worker exploitation are two of the most serious problems America faces.

  10. piobaire

    piobaire said, almost 3 years ago

    @Tax Man

    A dictator? No, no. Perhaps you are using the word incorrectly. A dictator is a person who rules with sole power. In other words, no Congress or equivalent, no courts, except false ones to keep up appearances. If there were a dictator in America, people in government who opposed that person would find themselves in “re-education camps” or in graves. You would, in my opinion, be foolhardy to post such a characterization, if you truly believed that America is ruled by a dictator.

  11. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, almost 3 years ago


    Unions ARE big money. The libs just have never been willing to face the fact that the same hypocritical accusations they make about the repubs being owned by big money are true of the libs/dems. And the libs pander to big business to a certain degree, as well. Why do you think it is that illegal aliens face only token resistance in slithering across our borders? Both sides are listening to the desire for cheap labor by business.

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