Friday, March 18, 2011

Is This What They Really Want?

As Scott Walker's numbers are dropping faster than a rock, the Koch Brothers are kicking in more money to support their favorite marionette.

In the latest assault on our intelligence, one of the myriad of Koch-funded front groups, this time the Club for Dolts Growth, has a misleading radio ad which points to the sacrifices of the union members who work at places like Harley Davidson and Mercury Marine.

But is this really the examples they want to cite?

While Harley workers gave up so much, their CEO was walking around with a whopping $6.5 million, and that was just in one year!

And the story of Mercury Marine is even worse.  Not only did the workers get the short end of the stick from Mercury, but the tax payers also took a bath in supporting just this one company.  And as with Harley, it was the executives and board members that walked away, laughing all the way to the bank.

So is this what the right wingers really pushing, that we deny ourselves a decent wage, safe work conditions, and our self-respect, just to become corporate serfs?  No wonder they have to lie, cheat and steal to get anywhere with this unethical maneuvering from the Republicans.


  1. Do those on the right realize what's happening? Do they truly not care about the inequity? No, don't answer that. I don't want to know.

  2. Harley Davidson got bail out money too. Ironic huh?

  3. It would be really great to read this story with the exec salaries of the people at merc

  4. Just further backs up the old joke, "what's the difference between a Hoover and a Harley..."

  5. great blog dude.

  6. Noisy, under-engineered garbage for men in the throes of their midlife crisis. Do not want.