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Wow, this is scary.  But somehow it feels right--in a strange way.  We have to start realizing that we are in a new, changed situation.  The ground has shifted and we have to react to that.  I think the fact that the unions were willing to do this shows trust that the government is doing everything they can, and in the society.  It seems they must believe that the savings from the wage cuts will not be wasted and squandered.

I think in the US, it would be harder for workers to believe that if they agreed to wage cuts --for the good of "all"--that they wouldn't be devoured by the powers that be and essentially wasted, instead of tilled back into the common soil for the future well-being of all.

by jjellin on Tue Mar 3rd, 2009 at 09:52:01 AM EST

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