Why the GOP Should Support Unions

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

This is an interesting look at how Republican opposition to unions actually undermines their core belief in the free market. Although we disagree with some of the articles assertions about why unions are declining in America, there is no doubt that “Labor unions are the free market check and balance of the working class and legislation like “right to work” is the tyrannical bureaucratic regulatory overreach that undermines American capitalism.” This is the same capitalism that the GOP says it so adamantly supports.   

The Republican case for unions - The Detroit News

Robert Reich makes a great case for why everyone (rich, middle class, working class, and poor) benefit from labor unions. If the 99%’s wages finally go up, their new purchasing power will spur economic growth, which is in the long-term interest of everyone, including the 1%. Read on to learn more.    

If only the rich knew what was best for them - Baltimore Sun

“Politicians from both parties—but Republicans most relentlessly—continue to focus inordinately on reducing deficits, even at the price of making the economy unstable and the government dysfunctional.” If Washington really wants to lower the deficit, it should start focusing on getting people back to work in GOOD-PAYING jobs with benefits. The new revenues coming in would do far more to lower the deficit than any of the cuts our leaders have suggested.  

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