Yes, I know, liberals are on this constant strive to make us all immortal. Nobody should die of anything, and if they do, then government must do something about it.<quoted text>
Strange how a working man like yourself can be so gung-ho about taking away unions and worker's rights, yet not a peep about CEOs running companies into the ground while giving themselves fat bonuses. Just like with your disbelief in global warming, your keepers have trained you well. Now jump through the hoop for the millionaires, little tea bagger.
Hey neat. Just read an article where over a million people a year die from air pollution in China. It's because they are not really regulated. You know, like what Bush did. Wonder if lung related illness is on the rise here in the US?
I'm surprised you don't like GW. After all, under him, they lowered sulfur in diesel fuel which made it much more expensive. So now when your household goods and food cost a little more, thank GW. Next time you go to the grocery store, see if you can buy a 100 watt incandescent light bulb. You can't? And why not? That's right, it was under GW that those bulbs were made illegal to sell today, and in the coming years, all wattage of incandescent bulbs will no longer be for sale in this country.
There is nothing strange about my stance on unions. I can't tell you how many customers we lost because of them. Unions would hold their ground for pay increases or benefits, and the companies had no choice but to move down south or out of the country entirely just to get away from them. The less manufacturing in this area, the less work for me. The more of our customers that close shop, the less work for me. Why would I have any good opinion about unions?
Of course, that's not the only reason I hate unions. After all, I pay property tax and a lot of it. Over half of the money I pay in property taxes goes to the schools. Several years ago, they built all new schools because Strickland made us an offer our city Democrats couldn't refuse: we come up with half of the money for all new schools and the state will put us in more debt by matching our half.
We built the new schools and my property tax had the largest increase since I've lived here. One of the reasons it was so expensive is because the unions sued our city because they wanted to hire the lowest bidders to build our schools. According to state law, if we use state money, we have to use union companies and labor or pay prevailing wage. That cost us a bundle, and I'm paying for it.