RON HART: UAW’s Southern Exposure

Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 03:53 PM.

Democrats would rather have fewer and diminishing union jobs than more jobs. Obama prefers a force of 500,000 union employees making $100,000 a year over 1 million workers employed at the market rate of $50,000 per year.

Impervious to economic realities, Obama pushes union agendas. This just will not work. Markets price labor the same way the market prices everything.

Obama does not want a robust economy of empowered, confident workers. He wants union members beholden to him, and likes higher unemployment so they will be dependent on government aid. Despite high unemployment, Obama's sham Jobs Council, which only met four times, was disbanded after the 2012 election. The Jobs Council's intent was only to save one person’s job, and it did that in November.

Ron Hart, a libertarian syndicated op-ed humorist, award-winning author and TV/radio commentator, can be reached at or visit




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