Thread: U.S. Issues In defense of unions.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:35 PM   #86
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Originally Posted by Direckshun View Post
That's really fair, but you're probably an outstanding individual who is typing on his own personal laptop that you had the resources to purchase.

If you're a single mother of two with an IQ of 90 and no car to drive, your options really aren't that vast.

That's just one example of a hundred million, but my point is, you don't shop for jobs at a supermarket. You are beholden to an economic system that demands you be employed if you want to live above poverty, and employers do have most of the leverage. You might be able to thrive in it, and godspeed, but not everybody can, to put it mildly.

From when I was about two years old my mother was a single mother of five, with no skills at all. I wouldn't say that she had an IQ of 90 but we were in that situation more often than not. No car. No phone. Sometimes the oil for the heater wouldn't last all Winter. At one point when we lived in a trailer park, someone broke into our "home" in the middle of the day while we were out. The only thing they could find to steal was a five pound chub of bargain hamburger. Dirt poor. By the time I (her last child) moved out for the last time she was a ward supervisor at a private psychiatric facility. She was never a union employee although she was sympathetic to unions when they still appeared to serve a purpose.
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