Republicans Murder UAW
Having apparently decided they only want the Southern states on their side even if that means they become an isolated fringe party, the Republicans have also decided to help the foreign automakers in their states by killing union labor in this country
. But then, why not--as I well know, the South doesn't view itself as part of this country anyway. This will assure they will never get another vote from the Rust Belt or anywhere near it, ever again. I'm wondering why the Republicans aren't simply committing mass suicide.
Though they may love the idea of killing one last crucial part of America on their way out, even Dick Cheney said this will assure the party's demise(which is why the White House is on the bailout side). Is hurting Americans--on the behalf of other nations
--just something they enjoy too much to stop?
I was raised in the South. I briefly worked in South Carolina, at a music instrument warehouse, following my first stay in Chicago. And I saw the effects of no union presence on the work environment. Pathetic pay that can be cut anytime. A pension plan removed, retroactively, with no notice. Being forced to work overtime every single day, and being paid the very same wages, and no recourse to get the overtime one's been cheated out of. Because as workers have no rights, there's nobody to defend them.
Psychologically, it felt like slavery; that was the effect on the workers, who'd already been raised from birth with the idea that they had no rights and someone giving them a job was doing them a favor. Which is the situation that suits the wealthy Southerner well--you can do as you like and nobody dares complain. Maybe we should let the South secede again for good, as they've already shown they're ruled by selfish traitors who don't give a fuck about this country.
Labels: cheney, economy, New Depression, politics, right wing