Labor unions today have unknowingly fulfilled a self-fulfilling prophesy. By leveraging unfair practices upon workers to build union membership, they did such a good job that they have lost their only reason to recruit. Now they are left with ancient history, the mid twentieth century, to fall back on. And for the most part, no longer have a reason to exist.
BIG LABOR advocates say “Without America’s labor unions, we wouldn’t have many of the protections and benefits that we have today.” That’s a true statement. It was true 30 years ago too! Thanks to the ‘wake-up call’ delivered to employers by organized labor decades ago, which was “treat your people right or lose,” the labor movement has successfully put itself out of business so to speak. Their usefulness has diminished due to their earlier success as shown by their decreasing member rolls.
- Total percentage private sector and public sector labor union workers: 2002 13.3%, 2012 11.3%
- Percent of private sector labor union workers: 2002 8.6%, 2012 6.6%
- Percent of public sector, government, labor union workers: 2002 37.3%, 2012 35.9%
- Total number of union workers, public and private sector: 2002 16,145,000, 2012 14,366,000
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But you know, it only makes sense for this administration. Here’s the lead Democrat Gun Bill sponsor that doesn’t know squat about firearms. Thinks clips and magazines are a single-use accessory. more . . .
Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette, the lead Democratic sponsor of a federal bill to ban high-capacity magazines . . .
I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now, they’re going to shoot them. So if you ban them in the future, the number of these high-capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time, because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.
The reason it only makes sense is because we have a community organizer for a President who has never run a business, but got elected twice to run the country and take over 20 percent of the economy in the form of nationalized health care. One could expect that the proposed gun control legislation will work as well as everything President Obama has done to create jobs, grow the economy, and increase the quality of health care for everyone while covering 30 or 40 million more people, all while lowering its cost. How’s that working for you?
Note: No offense to the visually impaired is meant by the title. People who are blind see things better than this politician.
h/t Bluegrass Pundit
In an all-out effort to snag as many payers into their single-payer health care plan, the Obama administration is using mass marketing to enroll as many ‘insureds’ as they can to help pay for their over-promised health plan, the so-called Affordable Care Act. The list of broken promises about Obamacare is endless. Including the case that the last 30 million people who can’t afford or don’t want health insurance will now be covered. Well, after all is said and done, there will still be between 30 and 40 million people without health insurance. And, it isn’t affordable, no matter how many people sign up.
A marketing analysis posted online by the federal Health and Human Services Department reveals six distinct groups, three of which appear critical to the success or failure of the program. They’re the “Healthy & Young,” comprising 48 percent of the uninsured, the “Sick, Active & Worried,” (29 percent of the uninsured), and the “Passive & Unengaged” (15 percent).
The challenge for the administration is obvious: signing up lots of the Healthy & Young, as well as the Passive & Unengaged, to offset the higher costs of covering the sick and worried.
Basically, what we have here is an ad campaign selling suites on the Titanic, with a ‘motor-voter‘ twist.