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  1. Chuck Tedder
    December 29, 2011

    In regard to the first Post, Germany no longer allows for inmates to rule the assylum. Also those companies are not just traded in Germany but the rest of the World. All the Major Exchanges have adopted the SEC rules and regs. Only Stock Holders can vote for board members. Where you came up with that is up for grabs. You also reference Unions as being needed as some given, that they improve Scocio / economic benifit? Better go back to the history books on that one. Placing power in the hands of the coruptable, will lead to corruption. Unions stifle entrapenuership and force unreasonable mandates on those that don’t wish to labor under thier corupt system. That was corrected by World War II. The biggest advantage to the German economy is the 100% write off on new machinery purchased from German Manufacturers. The point of this article was that “Unions create jobs”. Quit the Politics and stick to the point. Then again, the point is indefensible. Only the Scocialist propaganda machine on this site could come up with the crazy stats and information thrown about. Germany’s economy soaring???? Get a life. Oh yea and the second poster? Go back to sleep, you’re having a bad dream.

    • Benjamin David Steele
      February 3, 2012

      It’s ironic that someone like you who is obviously ignorant of history would tell others to go back to the history books. Anyone who knows the history prior to unions wouldn’t spread such misinformation as found in your comment. lol

  2. Tevis Burke
    August 8, 2011

    While union membership and the socio-economic benefits that come with the expansion of unions are sorely needed in the U.S. labor market as a balance for corporate greed the reality is that it is not just unionization in Germany that has been so beneficial to their economy and levels of employment. First off, the German government has encouraged the manufacturing sector to expand with subsidized benefits for companies that retain jobs and operations in Germany and by providing tax incentives and employment subsidies to companies that expand within Germany rather than shipping jobs to cheaper labor markets. Second, publicly traded corporations in Germany are required to set aside up to half of the positions on the board of directors for said companies to appointees nominated and approved of by the companies employees. Finally, the German government provides “partial” unemployment insurance to workers who’s employers received reduced work hours due to business slowdowns so that a company can ride out a short-term period of economic uncertainty without releasing workers into unemployment rolls. These and many other pro-worker programs have been the true benefit of the German working class.

  3. John Scharfenberger
    August 7, 2011

    While I love your sentiment, Unionization, by itself, will not create jobs.

    Demand is the only thing that will do that.

    THE VERY LAST THING we should be doing right now is attacking the deficit. We need to be BUILDING, BUILDING, BUILDING. And the Government is who should be hiring.

    In order to get everybody back to work, it requires we increase the deficit. At least, in the short term.
    With high employment, intelligent tax policy, closure of special interest loopholes, we can move toward a surplus.

    Our system is NOT working to protect the American Worker.

    At THIS point in time, the Republican Party has ‘sold it’s soul’ to the devil. They did it so they could ‘recruit’ a ‘protest movement’ and corrupt it for their own benefit. (majority control of congress).
    What they didn’t count on is grabbing a tiger by the tail,.. they don’t dare let loose.
    So who’s in control???

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/08/04/the-enemies-within-the-20-most-dangerous-conservatives-and-their-organizations/#comment-11556

    • chuck
      January 8, 2012

      I think the prevailing wisdom is that unions create job security and higher wages; both things that stimulate spending,which in turn increases demand.

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