|Rock'n chair Rambler
Over Taxed, TX
March 16, 2012 9:29am
|As usual, at the root of the problem is the labor union.
In the private sector, a union that destroys its host company or employer, destroys itself in the process. There is a self rectifying balance of interests.
However, when the government weighs in on behalf of the union, that balance is lost. The company eventually cannot compete and goes bankrupt. Then, the government further corrupts the process, (e.g. General Motors), bails out the company, and then essentially controls the company through its union proxy.
This is a beautifully designed deception. The government steps in to help the poor little helpless union and is seen as the savior,.... kinda like a... Messiah. The voters buy it and keep voting for the politicians who make the laws protecting the unions and bailing out these bankrupt companies, banks, etc.
However, that poor little helpless underdog union is now part and parcel of the all powerful government. The government controls every aspect of the private company through it's union proxy, but doesn't necessarily "own" the business outright and, therefore, can deny all claims of being Socialist. "Hey, we don't OWN the means of production!!!"
Isn't that nifty? Isn't that a clever deception? Isn't that just a damn lie?
Of course, the situation is even worse when the company, or employer, IS the government. A government employee union knows absolutely no bounds. The union can demand whatever it wants and the government gives. The employer, being the government, can NEVER go bankrupt.
Tell that to the Greeks.