Sunday, August 31, 2014

Aren't Conservatives The Working Man's Friend?

With their nattering about "job creators" Conservatives claim to be the working man's friend, but there are times when we doubt it...

"America's Disappearing Jobs: 24/7 Wall St."


"After the Great Recession, which cost millions of Americans their jobs, the U.S. labor market has begun to heal. So far this year the United States has added an average of nearly 230,000 jobs per month. In the 10 years through 2022, the BLS estimates that total employment will grow by more than 15 million jobs, or nearly 11%.

"However, the outlook for some occupations is bleak. For example, the number of fallers — logging workers who cut down trees — is expected to decline by 43% between 2012 and 2022, the most of any occupation. Based on Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates and projections for more than 1,000 occupations for 2012 and 2022, 24/7 Wall St. identified America’s disappearing jobs.

"Click here to see the nation’s disappearing jobs."

How CAN we thank a "job creator" this weekend?

Maybe like this?

"'Vampire' Cops to Establish Nazi-style Checkpoints Over Labor Day Weekend."


"Checkpoints, 'no refusal' blood draws now standard fare during national holidays
The police state will be rolling out in full force this Labor Day weekend, as police departments in several states prepare to violate their citizens’ Fourth Amendment protections, under the guise of keeping drunk drivers off the road.

"Cops nationwide are warning holiday revelers they will be subject to mandatory blood draws if an officer merely suspects them of driving under the influence.

"The practice, termed 'no refusal,' involves police administering roadside sobriety tests, alcohol breath tests or forcibly extracting blood samples without a person’s consent, securing evidence which would aid a future conviction. A judge is typically on hand to issue search warrants, attempting to give the illegal blood draws an air of legitimacy in the face of blatant constitutional violations.

"In states like Florida, police went one step further by erecting guilty-until-proven-innocent roadside checkpoints in the week leading up to the Labor Day weekend, where officers inspected driver’s licenses, proofs of insurance, vehicle registrations and checked for seat belt violations..."

When you're a Conservative, you celebrate Labor Day YOUR way...

"Washington conservative think tank to boycott Labor Day by working Monday."

"A conservative group in Olympia, Washington has vowed to boycott Labor Day because of the holiday’s association with labor unions.

"According to the Seattle Times, business backed conservative think tank the Freedom Foundation plans to protest the national holiday by refusing to take Monday off and having a “work-in” all day instead.

"'I can’t think of a problem in society that can’t be traced in some way back to the abuses of organized labor, so it would be hypocritical of us to take a day off on its behalf,' said the Freedom Foundation’s CEO Tom McCabe.

"Times columnist Danny Westneat pointed out that if McCabe really wants to protest union-led reforms in the workplace, then he should work every Saturday, as well.

"'What’s odd about it, though,' Westneat wrote, 'is that only 12 percent of American workers even belong to unions anymore. Yet we — I say "we" because I’m in that 12 percent — somehow retain an almost supernatural mind-meld authority over the oppressed and hapless other 88 percent.'

"Freedom Foundation materials call public labor unions a 'disease' that is 'running rampant' in Washington state..."

The Conservatives in Washington sure love the working man and woman...don't they?

If you can't think of anything nice to say about Conservatives and people who actually work for a living, then make fun of them as often as possible...(note the translation of "job creators.)

In the meantime give thanks to our Conservative job creators this weekend!

"Enjoying Your Long Weekend? Thank a Liberal for That, and 35 Other Things Unions Made Possible."

"There is nowhere you can turn where you won’t see (or not see, as they’re behind the scenes) union workers. And that’s a good thing. Because without unions, we wouldn’t have these things listed below:
  • All breaks at work, including lunch breaks
  • Paid vacation
  • Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Sick leave
  • Social Security
  • Minimum wage
  • Civil Rights Act/Title VII  (prohibits employer discrimination)
  • An 8-hour work day
  • Overtime pay
  • Child labor laws
  • Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
  • A 40-hour work week
  • Workers’ compensation (workers’ comp)
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Pensions
  • Workplace safety standards and regulations
  • Employer health care insurance
  • Collective bargaining rights for employees
  • Wrongful termination laws
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
  • Whistleblower protection laws
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) – prohibits employers from using a lie detector test on an employee
  • Veteran’s Employment and Training Services (VETS)
  • Compensation increases and evaluations (i.e. raises)
  • Sexual harassment laws
  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Holiday pay
  • Employer dental, life, and vision insurance
  • Privacy rights
  • Pregnancy and parental leave
  • Military leave
  • The right to strike
  • Public education for children
  • Equal Pay by the Acts of 1963 & 2011
  • Laws prohibiting sweatshops in the United States
"Every American worker is beholden to unions for the item on that list. Every. One."


You may have noticed we didn't say a thing about Conservatives and abortion or Conservatives and personal responsibility or Conservatives and states' rights...that's because those issues are only important to Conservatives as long as they drive some of the dimmest bulbs among us to the polls.

Conservatives have only ONE core belief: The Rich Must Rule. -- Joyce, Jnr.


"We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know
that it is bad economics."

Franklin D. Roosevelt.


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