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Let’s say one reason you took a job was because they offered a pension plan and promised to pay you when you retired. Unions lobby to make sure there are laws to safeguard your money (ERISA, etc.). Owners, on the other hand, would like to not honor the promises they made to keep you working at the same job for 40 years and use the money to pay themselves. One example of what unions do.

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I loved being in a union at work. The employees had a stake in the company and as long as we met the goals set by management we got a small incentive once a month. You would not be fired without cause. It ended when the City of Atlanta colluded with Delta and Frank Lorenzo to replace our jobs by assuring the city the jobs will be replaced at the other air carrier. Only a fraction of even the non-union employees were hired by the once competitor carrier. I’ll never honor a black picket line again

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While I am very thankful that people want to work in law enforcement, I can’t for the life of me understand why they do that low paying, thankless, dangerous job.

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You are only using surface analysis when you say the upper 25% pay 95% of the taxes. Most of those 25% are not paying the 2014 tax rate of $10,162.50 plus 25% of anything over $73,800, for a married couple. Mitt Romney for at least 3 years paid a total of 10% to 14% in taxes on his millions. Why do middle class Republicans like to pay more taxes, relative to their income, than the very wealthy? They have so many loopholes. They need to pay their REAL share.

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Your Kids have not been around ABSUSIVE POLICE, When your kids are being harassed, lied to and intimidated then you can speak! Not all police departments are the same!!! I am glad you live in Mayberry.

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Mr. 20 % I agree we need a tax system with less then 70,000 pages of get out jail free. Maybe a flat tax, sales tax, and these social welfare programs should have a limit, and stop rewarding irresponsibility and corruption.

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And since 20% of the people are not only paying more taxes than us but are also paying MOST of the taxes, how about we stop continuing to ask them to pay even more.

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So how much of your 20 % do you think controls (lobby) Congress and others that serve the greater public? I wouldn’t expect them to influence anyone for just their greater benefit! NO WAY!

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Marriage was a religious institution long before governments existed. It was only made a civil institution after people formed governments and made laws that affected how married people live. Leave it to the political class to screw something up.