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[–] BoiseNTheHood 32 points 70 points (+102|-32) ago 

Unions =/= "representing people." Union bosses represent themselves at the expense of their members (and often even non-members). They spend just like the large corporations, but unlike the corporations, their money overwhelmingly goes to only one party (the Democrats).

Neither Shillary nor Bernie are "for the people." The only candidate who can claim that with a straight face is Trump, because he's the only one who's unbought and uninfluenced.

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[–] helmetbox 10 points 15 points (+25|-10) ago 

What percentage of lobbying comes from unions? Bernie's record shows that he is for the people. Donald Trump is only running because he makes money from being famous (he sells his name to be used by other businesses).

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[–] CatNamedJava 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

The largest PAC is the electric worker beotherhood. They are a massive democrat funder. In 2012 seiu was the 2nd largest donor for the democrats (after ActBlue, the online fundraiser for democrats). (http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php?cycle=2012)

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[–] CommonSense 18 points 5 points (+23|-18) ago 

Truly being "for the people" means that you give people the freedom to live their own lives. NOT by micromanaging every aspect of their lives. Socialism is a disease that needs to be eradicated.

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[–] processedmeat 1 point 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Trump is a business man first and foremost. He has repeatedly sated he true passion is business and once he is done with politics he will return to his business ventures. With this in mind what makes you believe, if he wins the presidency, that he will not use the office to further his business needs?

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[–] CommonSense 1 point 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

This is such an insane demonstration of a complete lack of reason.

Your concern should be that Trump is an egomaniac...not that he is a businessman. There was a time when people in this country appreciated businessmen, looked up to them. Now people are too stupid to understand the basics of economics and understand the importance the entrepreneur plays in society. Without businessmen, there is no US.

I would vote for a businessman EVERY time over somebody who made their money as an insider in government, or made their career passing regulations. They understand economy, bargaining, compromise, tireless, hard work, trade, risk, trends, etc...

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[–] Bubosa ago 

This. Sanders is a socialist, as are the unions.

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[–] WarIsPeace 2 points 31 points (+33|-2) ago 

It kind of pisses me off that Emily's List has a fund just for female candidates, but I guaran-fucking-tee there would be an uproar if there was ever a fund just for male candidates.

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[–] Drakinor 1 point 18 points (+19|-1) ago 

Political Correctness at its best eh?

Black History month = Empowering a minority culture

White History month = racism and oppression

Proud to be Black/Asian/Hispanic/Middle Eastern = Its good to be proud of your heritage!

Proud to be White = You must be a Nazi/Racist/Hillbilly/Redneck

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[–] realpatrickstewart 1 point 9 points (+10|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Redskins - Completely offensive

Rednecks - Not offensive.

Hypocritical sods.

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[–] ScreaminMime 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

Not if they were a minority.

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[–] The_Peanut_Whisperer 1 point 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

50% of the population is a minority?

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[–] CatNamedJava 4 points 13 points (+17|-4) ago 

That's because union main job is to keep people out of certain job and to keep prices high.

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[–] DinoWizrdKing 4 points -1 points (+3|-4) ago 

Negative, "right to work" is the terminology you were thinking of.

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[–] AberdolfLincler 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I remember reading a while ago about how most of his donations are like $10 - $50 or something, from thousands of people. I guess they probably should have included some number on there about random people's donations, the total, the average donation, the number of people. I'd definitely be interested to see that.

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[–] fragorder 22 points 21 points (+43|-22) ago 

unions represent Americans a lot more than Donald trump does.

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[–] Lootaluck 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

Donald trump knows the value of unions, and tough negotiating for fair family wages, having negotiated with them repeatedly in NY. Trump demonstrated that you can build a successful, profitable empire, using well compensated union labor, and demanding top quality production and holding those unions to account.

Trump is likely the least hostile to unions of any GOP candidate in recent memory.

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[–] mamwad 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I saw that documentary about him on /v/documentaries. According to that, he liked to hire undocumented workers.

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[–] TruthSemen 1 point 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Donald trump knows the value of unions

You misspelled "threat".

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[–] Imapopulistnow 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Unions barely exist anymore. Wiped out by globalization. To think they will come back is a pipedream.

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[–] Lootaluck 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Trumps trade policy is the first to be anti globalist since Ross Perot.

Actually proposing tariffs on imported goods, tougher negotiation of trade deals giving the US preferential access to key markets. ( essentially the opposite of todays poorly negotiated deals)

Trumps proposal on immigration will greatly reduce the supply of low cost labor, which strengthens unions negotiating position as labor suppliers.

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[–] CatNamedJava 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They are still a powerhouse in public sector.

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[–] CommonSense 3 points 14 points (+17|-3) ago 

They're both terrible.

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[–] DanceForYourBees 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Hey! Corporations are people too, ya know. #CorporationsMatter

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[–] thisislaura 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

#CorporateLivesMatter

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[–] YourFriendlyAce ago 

I lost.

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[–] Guerilla 2 points 1 point (+3|-2) ago 

I'd say that Trump's values of caring only about himself and his enormous wealth represent much, MUCH less than 11.3% of Americans.

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[–] senpaithatignoresyou 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Union dues, are not for lobbying. Union dues, are in case there is a strike, or if production has to slack off. They are there to help the people that pay the dues, not to go towards politicians.

This is why unions lost their popularity. If you are in a union, but are pro anyone other then sanders, you would not want your dues to fund his campaign.

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