HOW REPUBLICANS CONSPIRED TO
UNDERMINE SOCIALISM &
Tabacco: I do not want to make this Post an Apology for Communists or Communism. However, I invite you to read the following Article, ‘The Friends Of Uncle Joe’ (re Stalin, FDR & Churchill):
Then you may want to read about Senator Joseph McCarthy and his Communist WITCHHUNTS of the 1940s & 1950s!
Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Red Scare
Americans have always had a self-serving ‘Foreign Policy’. We consort with Dictators in a New York Minute when it suits our Goals, even when it means working against the Rights of the People (not just Foreigners, but also Americans).
This is NOT an Apology for Communists, past or present. Except for the Castros in Cuba, most Communist Leaders have been at least as TERRIBLE as American Republican Presidents And Barack Obama! Stomping on Communist Autocrats in no way denigrates the Concept of Communism – it just demeans its Leaders! But then, what about Coolidge, Harding, Hoover, Nixon, Reagan and both Bush(s)! There is little Good about the whole Lot except for their PR!
I see little difference between Uncle Joe & Uncle Ron Reagan! I see even less difference between Der Fuhrer & George W. Bush – including, but not restricted to their basic MEDIOCRITY!
Americans are superb in seeing what we wish to see and not seeing that, which we find distasteful! It is amazing to me why there is such a difference between 6 and a half-dozen or between a product that sells for $299.99 instead of $300! Beauty is definitely in the Eye of the Beholder!
HOW REPUBLICANS CONSPIRE TO
12/11/2012 @ 2:37PM 169,269 views
‘Right-to-Work’ Laws Explained, Debunked And Demystified
One of the enduring myths of legislation designed to bring ‘right-to-work’ laws to the states is the notion that these laws actually have something to do with the right to work.
They decidedly do not.
While—as we will see—the misnomer has nothing whatsoever to do with granting anyone a right to get work or protecting those who have a job from losing it, this “misunderstanding-by-design” has not prevented the Michigan legislature from sending two bills to the desk of Governor Rick Snyder.—legislation that, upon execution, will turn Michigan into the 24th state to adopt right-to-work laws.
Accordingly, this seems an appropriate moment to set the record straight on what these laws are, in actuality, intended to achieve.
Let’s begin by noting that many Americans continue to believe that unionism is based around the concept of the ‘closed shop’ —an agreement between an employer and the union representing the employer’s workers requiring that the employer hire only labor union members or, if nonmembers are employed, they must become a member of the union within a stated period of time or lose their job.
The Taft-Hartley Act, passed in 1947, which amended the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, did away with the “closed shop” era in America during which an employee—who either resisted joining the union or lost his union membership as a result of failing to pay dues or some other violation—was required to be dismissed by the employer as a result of the worker losing, or never accomplishing, union member status.
But there was much more to this law.
The Taft-Hartley Act additionally required that employment agreements collectively bargained for to benefit union members would also be required to inure to the complete benefit of non-member employees, even though these employees elect not to join the union.
Already knew all of that? Excellent.
But did you know that Taft-Hartley further requires that the union be additionally obligated to provide non-members’ with virtually all the benefits of union membership even if that worker elects not to become a card-carrying union member?
By way of example, if a non-member employee is fired for a reason that the employee believes to constitute a wrongful termination, the union is obligated to represent the rights of that employee in the identical fashion as it would represent a union member improperly terminated. So rock solid is this obligation that should the non-union member employee be displeased with the quality of the fight the union has put forth on his or her behalf, that non-union member has the right to sue the union for failing to prosecute as good a defense as would be expected by a wrongfully terminated union member.
Given the fact that Taft-Hartley was providing non-union members with most all the benefits of membership without having to join up, the Republican controlled Congress that passed the law —a law specifically designed to curb union power in America— believed it would be unfair for non-member workers to gain all these goodies at no charge while members were obligated to pay dues for the very same services the union provided.
To compensate for this, Taft-Hartley required that, while nobody could be forced to join the union, non-members would be required to pay dues to the union as if they were members. These are called “agency fees”—the equivalent of union dues when paid by a non union-member.
Which brings us to myth number 2….
Non-union members, who are required to pay the union dues even when not a member, are—as a result of paying these dues—being forced to contribute to the political activities of the union despite their disagreement with the political goals the union may choose to pursue.
Forbes’ Rick Ungar and Bill Baldwin discuss Michigan Right-To-Work
Tabacco: We see that via Republican/Big Biz Initiatives to remove any serious threat to CAPITALISM & CORPORATE CONTROL, the threats to both are now nonexistent! That’s what the GOPers mean when they utter that Catch Phrase ‘SMALLER GOVERNMENT’!
And that’s why I object strenuously to their Assertions re the ridiculousness of ‘Conspiracy Theories’! If you disregard ALL Assertions about CONSPIRACIES, you will NEVER get Up-In-Arms over REAL CONSPIRACIES! That is part & parcel of their Conspiracy – DISMISSAL of Conspiracy Theories!
The Republican Party is GUILTY AS CHARGED of this
ECONOMIST, RICHARD WOLFF, IN
(Partially Transcribed by Tabacco)
AMERICAN CAPITALISM SERIES, Part I: THE CAPITALISM MYSTIQUE!
AMERICAN CAPITALISM SERIES, Part II: CIO, SOCIALISTS, COMMUNISTS & FDR’s NEW DEAL!
‘CAPITALISM HITS THE FAN’ Author, Richard Wolff, Discusses Dysfunctional Politics & Economics Being Confronted By 99%ers In USA & Revolts In Europe
‘LIFE AFTER CAPITALISM’
TABACCO’S SHANGRI-LA: Life After Capitalism begins with electing Bernie Sanders as President and driving Republican Party to 3rd Party Status, then gaining Super Majorities in both Senate and House. Constitutional Amendment passed by the People to ‘Un-limit’ Presidential Terms of Office! Re-establish Tillman Act of 1907 as Constitutional Amendment, prohibiting Corporate Campaign Contributions. Make Lobbying a Federal Criminal Offense, punishable by 10-20 years imprisonment + Fines according to ability to pay. Issue NEW U.S. Currency and INVALIDATE present Currency within 30-days of Effect making it basically worthless except for Trade-In Value. Allow any single individual over the age of 18 to trade in up to ($1 million – $10 million, to be determined) in Old Currency for New Currency, which automatically eliminates ALL BILLIONAIRES and makes their off-shore HIDDEN ASSETS worthless! The Cost of Living will be cut to a Fraction of its current Level. Limit Income for Too Big To Fails by Strict Enforcement of Anti-Trust Laws, Federally Control Prices! Revised Graduated Income Tax would control salaries! A ‘REAL’ GRADUATED INCOME TAX would be installed with Limits at FDR’s rates in 1944!
Public Financing of ALL ELECTIONS! No more Billionaires and no more Financing your own Election!
Life After Capitalism can be BLISSFULLY UTILITARIAN FOR EVERYBODY (NOT JUST THE ELITISTS) if only Americans would stop listening to Network/Corporatist/ Republican PROPAGANDA and follow Tabacco’s Scenario for LIFE AFTER CAPITALISM!
Tabacco: I found this Post after I completed my own with the same title ‘Life After Capitalism’. It is certainly worth a trip to that URL above. Great Minds Think Alike!
Tabacco: I consider myself both a funnel and a filter. I funnel information, not readily available on the Mass Media, which is ignored and/or suppressed. I filter out the irrelevancies and trivialities to save both the time and effort of my Readers and bring consternation to the enemies of Truth & Fairness! When you read Tabacco, if you don’t learn something NEW, I’ve wasted your time.
Tabacco is not a blogger, who thinks; I am a Thinker, who blogs. Speaking Truth to Power!
In 1981′s ‘Body Heat’, Kathleen Turner said, “Knowledge is power”.
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