Public Support for Unions Slides

According to a recent Gallup poll, public support for unions is declining rapidly, and has fallen to a record low:

Gallup finds organized labor taking a significant image hit in the past year. While 66% of Americans continue to believe unions are beneficial to their own members, a slight majority now say unions hurt the nation’s economy. More broadly, fewer than half of Americans — 48%, an all-time low — approve of labor unions, down from 59% a year ago.


These results are from the 2009 installment of Gallup’s annual Work and Education survey, conducted Aug. 6-9. The 48% of Americans now approving of unions represents the first sub-50% approval since Gallup first asked the question in the 1930s. The previous low was 55%, found in both 1979 and 1981.

In order for things to change, the people need to wake up to the truth and reality. Declining support for labor unions is a desirable thing.

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Obama’s Handling of Economy – As of Latest Poll More Disapprove Than Approve

The latest Gallup poll of President Obma’s handling of the economy shows that 47% approve and 49% disapprove of his handling of the economy, a steady decline since the beginning of his presidency:

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… witness a presidency in decline. To anyone who wonders what is at the root of this development, read my post from February, Obama Makes an Unnecessary Gamble:

Obama is gambling with the future of his administration. If he doesn’t deliver true change, things will get worse and worse. If he shoves this bill down the throats of the American people, it will be him and Democrats in Congress who will have to share the blame. This bill was never his bill. It was the Congressional Democrats’ bill, led by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. Now Obama has made it his bill. All the scandals, wasteful projects and corruption that will be uncovered under the projects funded by it will be associated with him. His partisan speech today might very well have marked an early end to bipartisanship for the rest of his tenure.

His fundamental misunderstanding on this matter is that he believes these disagreements are nothing but political games. They are not. They reflect sincere and deep-rooted concerns of the direction where this country has headed. They represent the voices of millions of frustrated workers, businessmen, housewives, students, and retirees calling their representatives, jammed fax machines, letters, town hall meetings, and the like. The movement for liberty is not one of political expediency. Its members are not in it for personal, monetary, or political gain. They are in it for true conviction and with all their heart. But on top of that, it is a movement of substance, reason, logic, and sound understanding of historical and economic facts. There is nothing in the world that could change some one’s mind, once one has understood the true blessings of Freedom, Liberty, Peace, Prosperity, and Happiness. It is a patient movement. It is not in a rush. It isn’t going away. It will grow stronger year by year. To ignore it would be the biggest mistake Obama could make now.

If he continues doing it, the political retaliation will ensue sooner or later in the next Congressional elections and maybe in the next presidential elections. This is an unnecessary, harmful, and avoidable political gamble.

He had his chance, he did not take it. He did not even talk one bit about freedom, liberty, or peace. He continues to ignore the demands that come from those who are asking for nothing but to be left alone. I don’t see him realizing this. To the contrary, he is becoming more and more arrogant and shallow. This is the reason why it is rather likely that his presidency is bound to be a failure.

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