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Discussion in 'World Politics' started by dogtowner, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Union names Chinese Premier 'best friend of the American Worker'

    well I guess anyone but BO is a friend of the American Worker.


     
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    dogtowner, et al,

    Longshoremen! I can see that. We import so much stuff because we cannot make it here. It would keep the Longshoremen busy.

    Most Respectfully,
    R
     
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    I wonder how much the Longshoreman in China gets paid. $1 a day?
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    kinda doubt there are unions in China
     
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    Yeah....kinda weird how that whole socialism leads to communism thing works out.
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    all its ever done is replace one despot for another
     
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    Countries with Socialist governments like France, Britain and Australia have never become Communists and have strong unions.
     
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    so too Greece not thr unions though
     
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    I am not sure what you mean. Greece has had strong Socialist government and strong unions. It just shows that no economic system is perfect. The Recession started in Capitalist USA and ended up in socialist Greece.
     
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    no, what it shows is that the further you walk down the socialist path the more surely you will collapse leaving all the benefits those strong unions promised vanished in thin air.
     
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    Looks like Greece is in a world of hurt. Many have seen as much as a 50% drop in wages, and additional taxes added every day. They pay a progressive income tax like we do and new ones are added every day. They also have about a 20% unemployment rate. Yep, socialism and unions have worked out great there. Outside of government just seeing everyone gets fed and gets healthcare, they have pretty much have already been forced into a state of communism.
     
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    If getting fed and getting health care, is communism I think there are many in the world that would welcome it. In fact this is a right practiced by most countries in the world Not all government of Greece have been socialists. but the benefits were keep regardless of government. Now the Socialist among others have agree to the necessary cut backs determined by Germany and the Banks.
     
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    mighty low bar you're setting
     
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    Is that why they have been striking and rioting in the streets for two years?
     
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    Yes, The cutbacks in pensions and wages have been severe. In some cases the pension was exsessive cutting in at 55. However some of the cures proposed by other countries are harsh.

    It is strange the cutbacks in the the Country that started the Global Financial recession the USA were not so hash. Perhaps they had less to cut back or these measures might not be a cure at all.
     
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