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The UAW Hates our Marines!
For years, reservists in the U.S. Marines were allowed to park in the lot of the UAW headquarters building in Detroit while working at a nearby reserve base on Jefferson Avenue. Some of these Marines display bumper stickers supporting our beloved president. Some others are "import" vehicles (remember that Toyota, Honda, Nissan, BMW and Mazda [a partly-owned subsidiary of Ford] all have U.S. manufacturing plants. Chrysler is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler-Benz). Now, any vehicle that is not from an American car company that employs union workers, or displays any sort of support material for President Bush, is banned from parking in the lot.
The UAW issued this arrogant lie-packed statement: "While reservists certainly have the right to drive nonunion made vehicles and display bumper stickers touting the most anti-worker, anti-union president since the 1920s, that doesnít mean they have the right to park in a lot owned by the members of the UAW." The statement is deceptive. The UAW hates our President and everything for which he stands. The UAW expects to dominate business the way it did in the 1950s and 1960s, and it ainít happening anymore. This is not our presidentís doing, it is the world economyís doing.
"[T]he decline of the labor union is the fault of the labor union. The companies who were seeing their competitiveness choked off by crippling labor costs closed U.S. plants and moved their production out of the country."
Even more so, the decline of the labor union is the fault of the labor union. The companies who were seeing their competitiveness choked off by crippling labor costs closed U.S. plants and moved their production out of the country. Our textile industry was decimated by this. Many U.S. auto plants have closed. The newer ones, mostly in the South, are non-union, or pay significantly less wages than the remaining UAW-controlled plants. The UAW has had to give concessions to the car companies, mainly because its high wage and benefit demands crippled the industry. For example, Chrysler was three times driven to the brink of bankruptcy.
It is not all bad to reduce the power of an organization that forces a company to pay such high wages to its workers that the company can no longer effectively compete. That is exactly why the textile plants are gone; that is why Teresa Heinz [Kerry]ís ketchup is primarily made outside the United States; that is why the American steel industry collapsed. The worldís largest company is Wal-Mart, a four-letter word among unionists (who also are usually Socialists or even Communists) for its resistance to unionizing efforts. The unions are, in fact, fighting Wal-Martís move into Chicago because they do not kowtow to them.
Our president has not been as "anti-union" as others, It was Ronald Reagan who fired the PATCO Air Traffic Controllers for their illegal strike. George W. Bush has done nothing of the sort. He worked hard to pass a tax cut and gave workers with children a direct rebate. Cutting the workerís taxes does not sound "anti-worker" to me! To what do they refer? Campaign Finance Reform? Perhaps it is that. McCain-Feingold effectively eliminated UAW-funded B.S. attack ads, because these ads do not reflect the opinions of its rank and file. So the UAW and other unions are unable to steal from their membersí wallets to unseat the president the members prefer, but that union management hates. So now, they seek to force the Marines to come to work in UAW-approved vehicles, and to refrain from bumper stickers that are not approved by the UAW.
"The UAW has undertaken to harass our Marines, these heroes who protect this country, because they have cars and/or opinions of which the UAW does not approve. Therefore, it is evident that the UAW hates the Marines."
The UAW has undertaken to harass our Marines, these heroes who protect this country, because they have cars and/or opinions of which the UAW does not approve. Therefore, it is evident that the UAW hates the Marines. UAW in essence, by depriving access to their lot to these reservists, makes it impossible for them to place a Bush bumper sticker on their car. They therefore are purposefully trying to silence political speech they dislike. The unions are moving ever closer to the horrid communist regimes their policies most resemble.
I personally think that the UAW Veteransí childrenís home in Eaton Rapids should be discontinued, and the Department of Defense should order all troops to have nothing whatsoever to do with thw UAW. They accuse the Marines of "insulting their host" by driving cars into their lot sporting pro-Bush bumper stickers. What a load of crap. This is a pretense of an excuse for an Anti-American group that hates our President, and our country, and everyone that supports or defends either of them.