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One Year’s Worth Of Union Dues Could Support 265,447 U.S. Workers For A Year

Labor Union Report suggests:

Union bosses have been engaging in class warfare for so long now that it’s become standard for the media to echo the meme without challenge. An example of such mainstream Marxism is in today’s Bloomberg piece entitled ‘Runaway CEO Pay’ Could Support 102,000 U.S. Jobs, AFL-CIO Says. Bloomberg’s piece relies heavily on the AFL-CIO’s Executive Pay Watch, which was set up years ago to conduct a haves vs. have nots class warfare campaign to eventually have CEO pay limited by law or regulation. This was something union bosses accomplished to some degree with last year’s “Wall Street Reform.”

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We all know President Obama has decided his currently underway 2012 campaign will be based on smoke, mirrors and class warfare. So, why not return the favor.

I think Labor Union Report’s idea is splendid, but instead of confiscating Union dues, after all, Richard Trumka’s gotta eat, right? So, let’s let the unions keep the dues and instead, tax union members a federal “share the wealth” tax of $100 per week. That will employ, or pay, over half a million “workers” per year.

And you must admit that union members can afford to “pay a little more”. After all, they pay nothing for health care in most cases, have job security out the wazoo and some even get free pet insurance kicked in! The rest of us poor sods must pay 20%, 30% or more for our health insurance and are subject to the whims of the economy and our bosses.

Unions make the cost of everything higher. Any union product can be made better and cheaper by non-union labor. And the high cost of labor is one reason a good number of unemployed persons are out of a job – the jobs have moved overseas.

And the public sector unions have managed to surpass private taxpayers in earnings, sapped from the working stiffs who must pay for their lavish pay and pensions. And in the real world, if your 401K tanks, you are out of money. So it must shock people to learn that the losses they suffered from the market collapse don’t effect public sector union workers. No, the government will make good on their losses at taxpayer expense.

So, unions have caused our taxes to go up and price of goods to rise to pay their high salaries.

Unions need to pay their fair share!

Or better yet, the class warfare needs to stop!



About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

5 Responses to “One Year’s Worth Of Union Dues Could Support 265,447 U.S. Workers For A Year”

  1. Anthony says:

    So you think we should get rid of unions all together?

    • Tom White says:

      Get rid of Unions? Heavens no! We should TAX THE HELL out of them. Forget taxing the “rich” who already pay most of the taxes in America. That isn’t working out so well, it it? We need to look at unions as the new “cash cow”. After all, our taxes are much higher from Public Sector unions holding our safety and education systems hostage demanding more and more money all the while threatening to walk out of fire stations, police stations and schools all across America. And we have no choice but to cave in to their blackmail and strong armed thuggery. And the reason most things cost more in the private sector is due to high wages paid to these wealthy union members, who have forced the cost of goods and services through the roof. Even non-union foreign goods cost more because of union protectionism in the form of import tariffs put in place to drive up the cost of less expensive options from overseas to the high prices that union companies must charge.

      No, the unions are a great untapped resource who are not paying their fair share. Just look at the massive amounts of cash they give to Democrats, who in turn grant them ridiculous and unsustainable wages and pensions, in exchange for – you guessed it – more money.

      I simply believe that any union that is able to spend massive amounts of money – bribe money if you will – for politicians is simply not paying their fair share in taxes.

      I would love to see a huge tax levied on these wealthy union members and their bosses.

      • Anthony says:

        tax them? i don’t understand why we lower taxes on the rich. please explain this to me because i feel like the people who have money to burn should be paying the same if not a greater percentage of their income in taxes. if anything i think inactive unions should simply be put into a kind of momentary pause or hibernation of sort until the economy gets back on its feet and running again. when that does happen i feel like we’re going to need unions to equally distribute the wealth and improve the overall economic stability. successful companies prior to the recession should have put more money in the hands of their employee’s instead of spending on expanding which is now excess capacity. nut no, companies wont willingly increase costs and decrease efficiency. but today unions just dont have the strength they once had with globalization, increased management opposition not to mention discouraging legislation.

        hows my argument?


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