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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Your Future Is A Big Brown...

For years I have said that the Republican Party and their supporters and contributors wish to "balance the budget" upon the backs of most of us who are not in the top wealthy percentile of the population.

The new budget in the House demonstrates this clearly. It is the middle class and the poor who will have their backs broken by the straws of austerity.

These people are entirely predictable.

Case in point:

UPS fires 250 employees for staging a 90-minute protest to defend co-worker
Business Insider
By Hayley Peterson | Business Insider – 3 hours ago
UPS is firing 250 Queens, N.Y., drivers for walking off the job during a 90-minute protest in February. 
The company dismissed 20 of the workers after their shifts Monday and issued notices of termination to another 230 employees, notifying them that they will be fired once the company has trained their replacements, UPS spokesman Steve Gaut told Business Insider.
The workers were protesting the dismissal of longtime employee and union activist Jairo Reyes, who was fired over an hours dispute, according to Gaut. The New York Daily News first reported on the firings.
Local politicians are threatening to cancel city contracts that give UPS millions of dollars in breaks on parking fines.
"They took a grievance with one employee and turned it into notices of termination with 250 workers," New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer told The Queens Courier. "That’s outrageous. These are good, hardworking employees who have a contract for UPS. To try and break this contract, break this union, is something that is unacceptable and we can’t tolerate."
UPS fired back that it might need to terminate additional employees if the city alters its contract.
"UPS appreciates its business with the New York public offices," Gaut said. "Ultimately if that business is reduced or eliminated, the result will be reduced need for UPS employees to serve the pick-up and delivery requirements of City offices, potentially impacting the livelihoods of the many local UPS employees that did not join in the illegal work stoppage."
 Both sides are at fault here.
I am not a supporter of unions at the expense of business.

However, the important part is the open threat in the last paragraph. UPS is threatening to fire even more people if anyone dares try to bring them to account.

That, fellow citizens, is what the Future Time Bomb is all about: arrogance, misuse of power, and the chickens coming home to roost.


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