Do Unions Cause Inequality?

I have been in a union before — felt without it I had no voice – turned out to be the case! I did not and would have never told my Father I was in a union – he despised them – understandably.

“Monopolies were and are considered universally evil except when it comes to unions. Unions have been allowed to exercise absolute control of entire industries. Just ask yourself, how many auto worker unions are there? How about Electricians, plumbers, carpenters? How many unions compete with the NEA or SEIU? These powerful unions have gained strangleholds over entire sectors of our economy. They exercise coercive authority to allow some to work at their given professions and to deny others the same opportunity. Through their unlimited power to exact unwilling support from anyone in their grasp they gain billions to support the very politicians who pass laws giving them the power to extort the money. Through their government granted authority to become the sole negotiators of everyone’s pay, even those who don’t belong to the union, they effectively come to control the employers to a major extent.”

Dr. Robert Owens Chronicles the History of the Future

We hear quite a bit about inequality today.  This seems to be the mantra in the waning of the Obama Administration with the President saying, “Income inequality is “the defining challenge of our time.”  This is all code for another of President Obama’s descriptions of the same policy, the need to, “Spread this wealth around,” or in other words “From each according to his ability to each according to his need.”

Let’s spread the wealth around and end inequality.  One of the President’s and the Democrat Party’s most powerful allies in this long march to the promised land of a worker’s paradise where everyone is truly equal are the unions.

At one time it was dangerous to belong to a union in the United States.  They were considered illegal combinations in restraint of trade even though freedom of association has long been considered a right under the First Amendment…

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Author: Lisa the Infidel

I am an #Infidel - born and bred North Carolina.

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