Monday, September 04, 2006

Labor Day links and quotes...

Ronald Reagan:
“On this Labor Day, I proudly join my fellow citizens in saluting our Nation’s working men and women. As we celebrate the historic role of our nation’s free labor movement, we are reminded that workers have contributed as much to America’s social greatness as they have to our economic strength... Because of the quality of the goods and services they produce, we enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world... By shaping a better future for our workers, we can and will assure continued progress and even greater opportunity for all Americans.”
John Stossel:
“When a government monopoly limits competition, we can’t know what ideas would bloom if competition were allowed. Surveys show that most American parents are satisfied with their kids’ public schools, but that’s only because they don’t know what their kids might have had!... I bet we’d see cheap and efficient Costco-like schools, virtual schools where you learn at home on your computer, sports schools, music schools, schools that go all year, schools with uniforms, schools that open early and keep kids later, and, who knows what? Every economics textbook says monopolies are bad because they charge high prices for shoddy goods. But it’s government that gives us monopolies. So why do we entrust something as important as our children’s education to a government monopoly?... It’s time to give parents more options. Instead of pouring more money into the failed government monopoly, let’s free parents to control their own education money. Competition is a lot smarter than bureaucrats.”

Mark Mix - No disunion for Big Labor:
... The bottom line is that union officials and their allies in congress know that they can’t afford to give workers an actual say when it comes to unionization. While Big Labor pays lip service to “workers’ rights” this Labor Day, union officials are hard at work undermining the freedom of American employees.

Check out UnionFacts if you haven't before.

Here's their latest ad on DMV Customer Service. (wmv)

Another good one: What if labor bosses controlled class elections?

All their ads here.

Organized Labor's Misplaced Priorities:
... We've said it before, will say it again: Maybe some day union members will get wise to this grifters' game and say, "No mas." Maybe they'll exercise their right under the law to ask for a refund of that portion of their money that is now going down the rat hole.

Until then, union leaders in Washington will continue to fritter away hard-earned dues money on causes which their members have long since abandoned - if they ever supported at all.

Some good news too... here.

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