Thursday, October 11, 2007

Huckabee: unions are the future

Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee's populist campaign continues to stray from conservative, and even Republican ideology with his support of labor unions. This sort of apostasy doesn't go over will with the base.

From Change to Win (a union political website) Huckabee says:

"The real fact is, unions are going to take a more prominent role in the future for one simple reason: A lot of American workers are finding that their wages continue to get strapped lower and lower while CEO salaries are higher and higher.


And the reality is that when you have the average CEO salary 500 times the average worker, and you have the hedge fund manager making 2,200 times that of the average worker, you're going to create a level of discontent that's going to create a huge appetite for unions.


So unions are the natural result of workers finally saying, "Look, I can't go from a $70,000 year job to a $15,000 a year job and feed my family of four." That's when unions are going to come back in roaring form."


This is the hallmark of unionism: violence against workers.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You can thank NAFTA for plummeting wages and, yes, the resurgence of Unions that Huckabee is talking about.

The "let them eat cake" attitude of those who are selling out our nation on behalf of the multinationals (and China) is going to condemn the GOP to the ash heap of history if we're not careful. Huckabee is right to be appealing to a more populist base.

The Free Trade extremists would have NOTHING made in the US, would import everything (made by wage slaves in China) and leave our workers making 1/10th of their former wages.

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