Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The (Republican) Future Approaches

There is absolutely no limit to their depravity:

"Union Workers Replaced With Prison Labor Under Scott Walker’s Collective Bargaining Law

While Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) law dismantling collective bargaining rights has harmed teachers, nurses, and other civil servants, it’s helping a different group in Wisconsinites — inmates. Prisoners are now taking up jobs that used to be held by unionized workers in some parts of the state."

How do you even react to such malignant behavior?  This is the future that the Republican party is creating for the United States- slave labor.  Soon, you may be competing with an inmate for your job. And Republicans do not have a shred of shame about this act of utter inhumanity.

And with a President who is looking as feckless as James Buchanan, who failed utterly to deal with the brewing Civil War, who can stop them?  Does this behavior sound at all familiar to you?

"Buchanan grasped inadequately the political realities of the time...As President-elect, Buchanan thought the crisis would disappear...When Republicans (then, of course, the progressive, anti-slavery party-GE) won a plurality in the House in 1858, every significant bill they passed fell before southern votes in the Senate or a Presidential veto...Sectional strife rose to such a pitch in 1860 that the Democratic Party split into northern and southern wings, each nominating its own candidate for the Presidency...Rather than accept a Republican administration, the southern "fire-eaters" advocated secession...Buchanan reverted to a policy of inactivity that continued until he left office. In March 1861 he retired to his Pennsylvania home Wheatland--where he died seven years later--leaving his successor to resolve the frightful issue facing the Nation."

This behavior earned Buchanan the generally accepted status of the worst President in history, until, of course, George Bush blew past him with ease.  Barack Obama may be well on his way of joining these two at the bottom of the heap.  And even George Bush, though he caused many of the problems, will not have to go down in history as the man who willingly presided over the end of the American dream.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

we can't compete with any other country because of union labor and their demands.

good the inmates should work being how much it cost to incarcerate them and they pay no taxes.

Magpie said...

Other countries have unions, Anon. The ones worth living in anyway.

But if you want to be chained to a sewing machine in unsafe and unsanitary conditions for 15 hours a day earning less than enough to feed your family so your employer can have a condo in Malibu… then you go right ahead, sport.

Good luck on competing for the better jobs with a convicted murderer or a rapist though – and I find it curious you think he’s more deserving.

His reward, by the way, is a reduced sentence - so he could be around to your place all the sooner to thank you personally. Think of your brave and selfless Republicans when that happens.

Green Eagle said...

Anonymous,

This is slave labor, and you are just fine with it.

At what point do you look in the mirror and realize what a moral monster you have become?