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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Russia Today: The Aloyna Show- Alyona Minkovski: Labor Union Membership Down

Source: Russia Today- Alyona Minkovski-
Source: Russia Today: The Aloyna Show- Alyona Minkovski: Labor Union Membership Down

There are several factors why union membership is down in the United States.

More people are frankly getting better educated and working white-collar jobs than they did thirty, forty and even fifty years ago. And don't feel the need to be a member of a union. Because they believe they can negotiate their own pay and benefits on their own. And especially don't like being forced to pay union dues, when they aren't a member of that union.

The country has moved farther to the right the last forty years and has elected public officials that aren't in favor of organized labor and if anything would want to outlaw it. As we've seen especially in the Midwest with public workers unions. But some of these Neoconservative Governors, (as I call them) like Rick Snyder in Michigan and Scott Walker in Wisconsin, would probably go even farther. They would and outlaw organized labor all together if they could.

Corporate America now has better lobbyists working for them and have become better at lobbying public officials to make sure their interests are met and of course they don't tend to like organized labor as well.

There use to be a time that organized labor in America, could pretty much count on the Democratic Party to do their bidding, because they wanted their politicians reelected obviously. That all changed in the late 1970s under President Carter and President Clinton if anything took that a step farther in the 1990s.

The country has moved right and the Democratic Party is no longer dominated by the Progressive Caucus and it's allies. It's the liberal party in America and more progressive than the Republican Party. (Which isn't saying anything) But no longer believes, unless they are so-called Progressive Democrats that aren't going to get much if any support from private business, feel the need to be in the pocket of organized labor. And feels free to seek support outside of the so-claled progressive movement. Democrats are still pro-organize labor and the right to organize, but don't feel the need to do what unions want them to do.

The future of organized labor may no longer be in the Democratic Party. And if they want to remain a major force in American politics, may have to look at some of these so-called progressive third- parties and even work to form a large third-party. That will stand for it's interests and members and will go to bat for them. Because Democrats now are much more broader party and no longer anti- private enterprise and use that rhetoric outside of the Progressive Caucus and Occupy Wall Street.

"Bill Whittle Explains our Progressive Nightmare": Why a Neoconservative Nightmare would be worst

I'm not that familiar with Right Wing Commentator Bill Whittle. Other then a few videos I've seen about him the last few days. And before that I had never heard of him. But he seems to be a spokesperson for the Tea Party Movement or one of its followers. From what I've picked up about him and he uses its rhetoric. The Welfare State is Marxist Socialist etc, Progressive Democrats want a Socialist takeover of America. And that the Tea Party prevented this from happening in the 2010 Mid Terms. This is how the Tea Party talks and as I've blogged before. The Tea Party could've been something big, had they been an actual Classical Conservative Movement. That was in the business of returning the Republican Party back to Reagan Conservatism. And had not of gotten in bed with Religious and Neoconservatives, with an Economic Libertarian message. But that wanted to put new limits on how Americans lived they're lives. They've now become Big Government Republicans, which is how Rep. Michelle Bachmann came to National Exposure in 2011. And why she ran for President in 2011. She's a Big Government Republican that wants to put new restrictions on how people live they're own lives.

After Michelle Bachmann's Presidential Campaign bombed like a Steven Segall Movie Festival. The Tea Party went for Newt Gingrich but then Newt the Nutty Professor he is. Decided that Religious and Neoconservatives doesn't like Mitt Romney. And that he was going to get they're votes and he became a Religious Conservative. Making issues out of Birth Control, Same Sex Marriage, targeting Mitt for being in favor of Civil Rights for homosexuals. And then Newt bombed when he forgot that he had a debate last February and only showed up physically. The Tea Party went for Rick Santorum, the ultimate Big Government Republican. This is my whole point about people who go off on Big Government, especially coming from the Tea Party. If your going to do that, first you better know what your talking about. And you better not be in favor of Big Government yourself. Otherwise you'll sound like Michael Moore talking about the dangers of obesity. Someone who only knows from bad experience.

As a Liberal I don't like Big Government period, whether its coming from the Far Left or Far Right. Whether its Big Government Socialism from Progressives or Big Government Authoritarianism from Neoconservatives. And to go from Big Government Progressivism to Big Government Neoconservatism. Is not a trade I would make, that would like be choosing. To die through strangulation or suffocation. I would pass and ask for another option, that didn't include death as part of it. Which is something that people in the Tea Party doesn't understand. Big Government is still big whether its Socialist or Authoritarian.