Well, you've certainly never worked in a Manufacturing Plant and you most certainly have never belonged to a Union...couldn't drag yourself away from Fox Fake News long enough is my guess!<quoted text>
Oh MY! You can't read. What part of this sentence makes you think I was talking about Unions not paying taxes>"ROUGHLY 47% of the people pay no taxes, are on welfare, food stamp and a growing number of them are on disability and don't forget the union.
Yes, they (unions) pay taxes, but they are a big part of the problems these days as compared to yesteryear when they were part of the solution. Just look at Detroit, GM, Ford and Chrysler, etc. Do you know that an employee of Gm gets somewhere around $70 an hour for standing in one place putting a screw in a hole on a car. And if you want the truth, these days this is even automated. They get healthcare practically free, pensions(which the unions abuse) and even the workers families get their pensions. At some point in time, the company can no longer pay but go bankrupt. In walks the gov. and perferred shares (no voting rights) gives the union a majority of the common shares (voting rights), takes away or nullifies the shares of people who are not union and declares we have saved Jobs that would have been lost.
No.. unions pay taxes but there far worse things they do or do not do that affects this country. Unfortunately as the people found out in one of the stores up North, continued selfishness and greed of the unions cost people jobs. some 3500 lost their jobs because the bakers union would not negotiate a new contract. Wonder how long will the union pay their salary? Of course you will say this is GWB's fault. OK that is your right... At at point , you may no longer have that right. They are debating on it right now.
Have a good, production life under totalitarian rule in the very near future. But then your going ---sound ok to me but what about your kids and grand kids?
You should try doing some Manual Labor sometime, you would certainly learn alot and any amount would definitely be an improvement over what you know now about working in a Manufacturing Plant, which is absolutely NOTHING!