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September 04, 2012

Democrats' Platform: Really, You Didn't Build That, Unions Did

Amazing.

The Democrats’ convention platform endorses a slew of organized labor’s wishes and says unions “helped build the greatest middle class the world has ever known.”

The platform, which was released Monday night, is a clear nod to labor unions. It endorses an increase to the minimum wage and strongly supports other labor laws, such as collective bargaining.

The platform goes on to talk about all the things unions have done over the years.

Democrats believe that the right to organize and collectively bargain is a fundamental American value; every American should have a voice on the job and a chance to negotiate for a fair day’s pay after a hard day’s work. We will continue to fight for the right of all workers to organize and join a union. Unions helped build the greatest middle class the world has ever known. Their work resulted in the 40-hour workweek and weekends, paid leave and pensions, the minimum wage and health insurance, and Social Security and Medicare – the cornerstones of middle class security.

Not included in that list? Actually creating a single damn job.

Here's what the platform says about small business.

Small businesses employ half of all working Americans, and, over the last two decades, have created two out of three net new jobs. Democrats believe that small businesses are the engine of job growth in America. President Obama signed 18 small-business tax cuts to encourage with a tax credit to help pay for the cost of coverage. In 2014, the tax credit will grow and small businesses will be able to pool their purchasing power together to get affordable coverage.

We recognize the importance of small business to women, people of color, tribes, and rural America and will work to help nurture entrepreneurship.

President Obama and the Democratic Party are committed to continue cutting red tape for small businesses, helping them sell their goods around the world and access the capital they need to grow. This includes tax cuts for small businesses that make new investments, hire more workers, or increase wages.

First, can we go without one section talking about sub-sets of Americans? I guess not.

Note that small businesses owners didn't create the greatest middle-class ever, that honor belongs to unions and the government according Democrats.

All the talk of tax cuts and "cutting red tape" is nice and all until you look at their real actions....proposing to raise taxes on many small business owners by allowing the "Bush" tax cuts to expire for people making $250K and up and a little thing known as "ObamaCare" which is a huge tax hike and regulatory mess for many small businesses.

Note also the approach of Democrats to job creation....they'll give you a few hundred bucks in tax credits if you spend tens of thousands of dollars employing a new person. They actually think this is how the world works.

I hate when people say "there's no difference between the parties". That can seem true at times (like when big spending bills come up) but at the grassroots level there's a huge difference. Look at the people the Democrats will trot out...losers demanding more free stuff, people who see themselves as helpless victims who can't get out of bed in the morning without a government program, people who'd rather drag others down than try and climb up themselves and the rich people who pretend to care about them.

Contrast that with the mainly self-made people at the RNC who are proud of what they have created and people who admire them for their accomplishments and strive to be as successful as they are.

That's the real difference between the parties and it's what's going to make this week insufferable to watch.



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