Self Defeating “Success” Big Labor Style

President Obama’s “War on Coal” is nothing short of a war on middle class families that depend on the coal industry to live.  Yet the union bosses from coal country have been supporters of the president despite the destruction he has caused to their communities. 

Steven Donnelly, writing in the Pittsburgh Tribune has not allowed the union bosses partisanship to go unnoticed:

In January 2008, Barack Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle: “So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them … .” The United Mine Workers union is now paying the price in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio for ignoring the threat and endorsing Obama.

Not content with destroying a single industry, Big Labor has joined forces with the Marxist/anarchist group Occupy Wall Street to expand destruction of the coal industry to the entire free-enterprise system. Euphemisms such as “social justice” and “economic equality” mask failed socialist economics. The destruction of the free-market system will destroy the demand for goods, services and skills provided by union members, as well as their actual jobs.

Historically, capitalism has alone lifted more people out of poverty and the lower class than any other economic system. Freedom, liberty and self-motivation are proven catalysts for its success, with opportunity and prosperity the results.

When leading Poland’s Solidarity movement to independence from the communists in the early 1980s, Lech Walesa did not turn to Leonid Brezhnev, Fidel Castro or Daniel Ortega and their communist regimes. He turned to Ronald Reagan’s and Margaret Thatcher’s Western, capitalistic-driven democracies for the critical support that led to the movement’s historic overthrow of totalitarianism.

As long as Big Labor selfishly protects its narrow special interest, it willingly subordinates and sacrifices the states’ and nation’s welfare at the expense of its own. They are not mutually exclusive.