Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dave Chapman, President of the Local 974, Populist LTE to the JS

Chapman reiterated the old union saw that. "That when I represent young men and women paying higher tax rates than millionaires, it is class warfare.

Everyone should pay their fair share. If you think job makers do anything but use their extra money to invest overseas, I've got a bridge to sell you."

Dave, you are parroting the bull crap circulated by union bosses and their elected Democrat puppets. I know, you need to do that to hold your presidency of your local.

But, here are the real facts. IRS statistics show those earning over $1 million paid 28.9%in federal income taxes in 2009, compared with 24.6% for those earning from $200,000 to $500,000 and 11.6%for those earning from $50,000 to $75,000.

Corporations going overseas? Of course: one major reason is belligerent union bosses like you have forced these companies to go where they can compete against world producers and make a profit to hire union workers and others while paying higher wages and benefits than most every country in the world.

You've helped force companies like Caterpillar to expand outside of Peoria and Illinois. They have wisely expanded mainly in Right To Work States. As to expanding overseas? That's easy for even a populist to understand. Companies expand where they can make a profit. That's called capitalism.

Other countries have expanded into the U.S. I'm sure you are aware because your union is having a harder time unionizing these foreign companies that locate in the U.S. Your membership has fallen drastically in the U.S. private sector but you still are able to get your cronies elected to public office. That appears to be changing; a change that would be best for the staggering economy of this community, state and country.

You union bosses know better than to spread populist manure but I guess you have to to retain your jobs as union bosses.

So sad.

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