Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

Vote Yes! Vote No! And Dead Canaries.

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“Take them DOWN!” shouted my husband on the phone. “The last thing we need is a brick through our window. This isn’t like the Trump sign, this is different.”

He remembers that we had the ONLY Trump sign with miles during the Presidential election.

My husband was at work, and I was telling him about how the lady from the Republican party had put up TWO big “VOTE YES” signs on our front lawn.

The signs were in support of letting people who are not in the union decide whether they WANT to be in the union and be forced to have no say in the fact that their dues go to democratic politicians. It doesn’t close unions, just takes away a lot of the dues. And they can’t MAKE you join. Our Governor passed a “right to work” law in Missouri, but the unions insisted on a vote. 

In the town where I live, UNIONS are a very big deal.

Missouri voters have two tasks Aug. 7. One is choosing their candidates for the general election. The other is deciding whether Missouri should become a right-to-work state, effectively banning unions from requiring that workers pay dues.

Right to work was supposed to have taken effect almost a year ago, as former Gov. Eric Greitens signed a bill from the Republican-majority Missouri General Assembly in February 2017. But pro-labor groups petitioned to put the law to a statewide vote.
A “yes” vote for Proposition A, as it will be called on the ballot, would enact a right-to-work law. A “no” vote would keep right to work from being adopted.

“Hey! I only need one sign, Cathy.” Actually two signs were like waving a red flag at a bull.

Cathy was across the street trying to talk my republican neighbors into putting up signs in their yards. She wasn’t having any luck. They were afraid what would happen to them. And they were big GOP supporters.

“I have fifty signs and nobody wants them!” Cathy said. She complained that all she saw everywhere were signs with the “VOTE NO” vote all over town. Well, that’s because this is a democratic district, ruled by democrats for years, and most everyone now who makes a living here, works for the government. They are all union.

But my husband was right. My neighbor, sadly, was right. What the HECK was I thinking?

Union men WILL destroy your property if they think they are protecting the benefits they get…and who can blame them? We can blame them for the thug-like tactics, but wanting to keep the high wages and pensions that they make?

We would ALL love to make that.

It’s taking a long time for us to come to this hasn’t it?

Once upon a time, the unions were a good thing. But like all bureaucratic monsters the leaders became corrupt. In fact, Las Vegas was built on the pensions from the Chicago mobs and the unions.

The unions got so big and demanded so much more than the average salary, that the manufacturers got together with the politicians and just decided they manufacture overseas. America would become: A SERVICE economy!

Hurray! NAFTA. CAFTA. We’ll just go to China. And they did.

The hell with the unions.

I watched all the union jobs here in St. Louis close during the last decades: Ford Plants, McDonnell Douglass, Chrysler plants and hundreds more. St. Louis used to be a major shoe manufacturing town.

The Unions broke that.

They broke the printing business. They broke a lot of manufacturing.

The CEO’s said, “Why should we just keep giving into these guys?”

Like the FBI, it wasn’t the guy who worked hard, it was their union leaders that helped destroy the country.

And now…I would have to check on this, but I think the biggest union left is the government.

The rebel in me wanted to go put those signs up. But…since the election, violence is now being promoted by most all the democrats on TV, and Hollywood. I’ve already have one lady who screams at me every time she passes the house in her car and I’m outside.

So, yes. I took the signs down.

Just yesterday I heard that somewhere in Illinois they had to lay off half of the town’s police force to meet obligations of government pensions.

The man said, “It’s just the beginning. It’s the canary in the coal mine.” So, I’m counting on the REST of the state to cancel out my district.

Only 8.7 percent of Missouri workers are unionized, so that means that nearly 90 percent of the people voting on right to work won’t be affiliated with a union. For these voters, Rosenfeld suggests framing the issue more simply.

Right now, I just want to keep that dead canary out of my front yard.

In fact, tell the Koch brothers if they are so worried about foreign workers being hurt by President Trump’s tariffs, maybe they should help those foreign Chinese workers form unions.

The Chinese CEO will send their manufacturing over HERE so fast, we will have canaries singing all over the place.

Until then, yes. You guessed it. I can’t wait until the voting is over.

Anybody need a sign?

August 2, 2018 - Posted by | American History | , , ,

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