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Obama's attempts to move to the political center have been all talk, former GE CEO Jack Welch...

Obama's attempts to move to the political center have been all talk, former GE CEO Jack Welch tells CNBC, citing Obama's recent decision permitting Transportation Security Administration employees to unionize. On public sector unions overall, Welch says comparing the rights of public workers with private is "like comparing giraffes and cats... they're two different arguments."
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  • 768729
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    Thank you Mr. Jack Welch. Your wisdom, experience and, expertise are very much appreciated.
    1 Mar 2011, 05:29 PM Reply Like
  • Stoploss
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    Between a unionized TSA / Molester brigade, and 200 dollar oil, that ought to about do it for the airlines. Flying is for the birds now any way.

     

    All we need now is a triple short / long airline etf.
    1 Mar 2011, 05:42 PM Reply Like
  • nyuszika45
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    Odd, I thought he was in the administration's cheering section after the government had given GE the monopoly with all its "green" (cough, cough) initiatives.

     

    Then again, RTW is a horse of a different colour, one might say.
    1 Mar 2011, 05:44 PM Reply Like
  • wyostocks
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    If anyone disagrees please provide some examples before the name calling begins.
    1 Mar 2011, 05:51 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Bammy should unionize everyone to get a lock on 2012. He could dump Biden and get Trumpka as his running mate. Heck, even I'd vote for that ticket to finally see the U.S. put out of it's misery once and for all.
    1 Mar 2011, 05:58 PM Reply Like
  • Terry330
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    President Obama has moved too far to right, leaving behind many working families.
    1 Mar 2011, 06:27 PM Reply Like
  • alex2
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    Obama has added more public union global takers to his overwhelm the
    economy socialist agenda.. Sucking the life out of the greatest country on earth. Try reading Terry.
    1 Mar 2011, 07:16 PM Reply Like
  • Neil459
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    Obama has never been anything other than a talker. That's the definition of community organizer. They talk and hope they intimidate others to do their bidding.
    1 Mar 2011, 07:10 PM Reply Like
  • phxcrane
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    Unions are not about middle class families. There about unions and the money they give to the Democrates. Less then 12% of working class Americans are unionized. Less then 7% if you take out government employees. How does such a small percentage get such a big voice. Its the money. They rest of us have to pay for them.
    1 Mar 2011, 07:32 PM Reply Like
  • mike8599
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    Unions are about union leadership - the idea of serving honorably is gone.....

     

    sigh
    1 Mar 2011, 08:56 PM Reply Like
  • radicall
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    Less that 12% are in the military too. Does it make it any less important? Unions are about protecting the rights of working Americans. Including the non-Union ones.

     

    Unions are the reason you get a weekend and sick time and paid time off. Yes those things already got accomplished - but as much of the pain in the xxx as some Unions can be, I think collective bargaining for employees is important.
    1 Mar 2011, 09:09 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Let the public sector union employees make what the military makes, then. Oh, and make them work 12 months out of the year, too.

     

    Yeah, I'd go along with that.
    1 Mar 2011, 09:32 PM Reply Like
  • nyuszika45
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    If monopoly control of the market was so important that we had to ruin Standard Oil (inappropriately and out of corruption, mind you), how is it right at the point of public union control of public services, particularly if there is a RTW issue?

     

    I guess I'm just thick.
    1 Mar 2011, 09:44 PM Reply Like
  • alex2
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    Its not 1923 any longer. Today's unions are globalists sucking the money out of working Americans to gain power for their leaders.
    S.E.I.U and the Teamsters could be called Communists. As Teamster union boss speaks at their meetings.
    13 Jul 2011, 12:31 PM Reply Like
  • radicall
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    OptionManiac had posted this on another post:

     

    A unionized public employee, a member of the Tea Party, and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table there is a plate with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO reaches across and takes 11 cookies looks at the Tea Partier and says,"look out for that union guy, he wants a piece of your cookie."
    13 Jul 2011, 04:35 PM Reply Like
  • mike8599
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    If unions are so good wjy do they have to force people to join them ?

     

    that makes no sense - joining a union should be an option in a union shop - that would hold union leadership accountable.
    15 Jul 2011, 10:23 PM Reply Like
  • Bouchart
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    Obama has been nothing but talk his whole political career.
    1 Mar 2011, 07:32 PM Reply Like
  • DianeLee
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    Obama famously tells everyone what they want to hear, and only now and then do his true colors show. He is pro-union, and he is anti-business. Pay no attention to what he says. Watch what he does. Be skeptical. Jack Welch is absolutely right, yet again.
    2 Mar 2011, 02:50 AM Reply Like
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