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Friday, June 12, 2015

Sanders pushes to give Americans a paid vacation


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Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel, "Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land."

Nearly 75 years ago, (when Welfare was introduced) Roosevelt said, "Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this is the Promised Land."

Today, the government has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of Camels and mortgaged the Promised Land to China.

Bernie Sanders is like a watermelon: green on the outside, red on the inside. This man needs to be relegated back to the sidelines where he belongs.

My response:
Back in the days when union workers shed blood to make a 40-hour workweek normal, stop child labor and make overtime pay mandatory, you would have been one of those shooting and killing fellow Americans in order to keep workers slaves to the labor bosses.

Big business would never have allowed any benefits without the blood of American workers shed on our streets, years ago. Blood spilled by workers being shot by labor bosses not willing to share profits created by the sweat and skill of workers. This struggle between greedy rich people and the people who made then rich has always existed.

This conflict continues today as large corporations, in pursuit of more wealth, attempt to give less and less to those making them wealthy. The Chinese labor model is a dream come true for American businesses. Corporate America will not bring jobs home until they have an American slave market patterned after the Chinese at their disposal.

Most American workers provide far more toward the profitability of a company, than they are paid for their efforts. No company can survive without its workers and when employees make a company prosperous, that company is obligated to share in the profits its workers created. That is of course, if the labor boss appreciates those making him wealthy.

If labor bosses are driven so hard by their greed they cannot be aware of the people making them rich, then they need to invest in Chinese labor camps where they can denigrate and beat down their employees with impunity and suffer no consequences. Pardon me! That's exactly what American business is doing now.

The attitude of American businessmen has really gone to the dogs in my lifetime. There was a day in our country where if you worked more than eight hours in a day, you were paid overtime. You didn't have to work more than 40 hours in a week. If you worked graveyard shift, you were paid more. If you worked on Sunday, you were paid time and a half. If you worked on a holiday, you were paid two and a half times your hourly wage. More if you worked more than eight hours. These things were versions of family values practiced by all. These are Union family values.

American businesses did these things universally across our nation. Union mandates were not necessary. Laws were not necessary. American businessmen were better people and appreciated the sacrifice of the workers making them a profit. This all occurred when the American middle class exploded upon the world and made America the envy of all.

Today, we are all witness to the ravages of greed. There is a constant effort to pay workers as little as possible in the pursuit of profit. Don't pay women as much as men when they do the same job. Let children work for a lower wage in order to make more profit. Pay no benefits. Enslave the American worker as much as possible to enhance profit.

Scheme and connive ways to circumvent labor laws with no regard for the welfare of workers. Show a total lack of gratitude for the people making labor bosses wealthy. Ship jobs overseas where it is easier to enslave workers and increase profits. Loyalty to employees is completely absent. Loyalty to our nation is sacrificed in pursuit of profit.

Bernie Sanders is right. It will take men like him (or Hillary) to make American businesses become ethical again and participate in building the American dream, for all. We are not Chinese. We are better than those fascist communist pigs enslaving its workers in order to increase their profits for them and the benefit of American slave masters.

We must restore honor and ethics within the labor market either in law or the American worker must take to the streets shedding blood once more for labor rights. Big business will not treat workers honorably by themselves. They must be forced to do so. It may take radical action to rectify the problem.
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