Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why?
Is it the government's fault, or our fault?
When do you think the downfall (if any) started?
Answer by Anonymous at 11:17 AM on Apr. 13, 2009
It started when unions began negotiaing wages and not just for safety. The wages got so high inflation came then the jobs left. This is what people who worked in the steel mills told me (1960's). I am sure it was multifactorial.
Please. Unions are not the reason the country is failing. Corporate GREED has a lot to do with this. So, the little guy does not deserve better compensations? Have you ever belonged to a union? They are VERY important to protecting workers rights.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:20 AM on Apr. 13, 2009
Answer by burning_woman at 11:30 AM on Apr. 13, 2009
I think the US Government is failing the nation. I think US citizens place too much hope in their politicians and do not hold them accountable. Hope isn't a strategy people. The "wait and see" mentality of America is the downfall of too many in this nation. I also think to many people have become dependent on the Government to save them and some have less incentive to work hard & save themselves. I think the creation of a Government Assistance Program w/o complete accountability and responsibility (both on the people and the government) began the social downfall of America as a nation of independent hard working citizens. I think giving Fed. Government control of the Education system began the downfall of teaching and learning in America. I think unions started with the best of intentions, but now are more concerned with their fees and membership and contribute to the downfall of US industry.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:22 PM on Apr. 13, 2009
Answer by IRA871 at 12:34 PM on Apr. 13, 2009
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