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How my bill would help bring about a seconed Progressive Age

:iconredgra:
Redgra Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I've been watching some Robert Reich videos (great guy along with Seconed Though by the way) who shows me that history is repeating itself. With the rich getting rich and using their power to ensure that they stay in power.

What we need a bill that would require union membership for all employees as part of a benefits package, strengthen unions to be on par with the public workers union and police unions
 to where if the employer dose not cater to even the slightest whim of the employee, (higher wages, expanded benefits, paid leave etc.) the entire union can walk off the job and strike while not getting punished for it. Corporate executive would be severely punished if they interfere,(hiring strikebreaking and/or non-union workers) they'll have to pay millions of dollars in fines.

The bill would also severely punish corporations who plan to bust unions regardless of with intent with
  • Forfeiture of 50% of all corporate profits for three months on first offense.
  • Forfeiture of 75% of all corporate profits for six months on second offense
  • Forfeiture of All profits corporate profits to where they break even for a whole fiscal year.
By forfeiture it means they have to hand over all corporate profit to the government. 

The bill would also get big money out of politics by requiring full transparency of a politician's donation record, 20 years of tax retunes and if they take money from special interest politician would be sanctioned and the company behind the special interest group would also be punished as well again with millions of fines and the politician would be voted out in a recall election.

The bill would also make stock buybacks illegal, require worker representation on corporate boards, make "right to work" laws illegal, make corporates executives and investors easily accessible to every employee in the company and publicly known and 

The bill would also raise taxes on the rich to 90% and have to pay a wealth tax and corporate worth tax as well.

wealth tax rates
  • 10% tax on wealth exceeding $250 million
  • 20% tax on wealth exceeding $500 million
  • 30% tax on wealth exceeding $750 million
  • 40% tax on wealth exceeding $100-500 billion
  • 50% tax on wealth exceeding $500 billion to 1 trillion or above

Corporate worth tax rates
  • corporate worth that totals in the $250-500 billion dollars 20%
  • corporate worth that totals in the $500 billion to 1 trillion dollars 30%
  • corporate worth that totals in the $1-5 trillion dollars 40%
I call it, the Right to Unionize Act (ROUA)

Your thoughts and would you support ROUA (Right to Unionize Act)?

www.youtube.com/channel/UCuDv5… - Robert Reich
www.youtube.com/c/SecondThough…Second Thought
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:iconenryoalpha:
EnryoAlpha Featured By Owner 2 days ago
So the solution to monopolistic companies, is monopolistic unions? really?
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:iconredgra:
Redgra Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
it's the only wat i can see this bringing about a progressive age.
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:iconenryoalpha:
EnryoAlpha Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Why not de-centralized unions? Why force a person to unionize if they don't want to? Why force them to unionize with only the one union?
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:iconredgra:
Redgra Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
it would not be one union, instead an olearghy of unions
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D9rew Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Hitler would be proud, windbag.
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:iconreptilliansp2011:
ReptillianSP2011 Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Last time I checked, Hitler dissolved union, and went for supporting wage gap between the big guy and the little guys. No, he wouldn't. And before you say anything about the party name, the platform isn't compatible with what the party name is, and another thing, before you say anything, I'm not a socialist either.
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:icond9rew:
D9rew Featured By Owner 3 days ago
The OP is calling for people to be forced to join a union whether they want to or not. He's calling for people who oppose unions to be punished.
Hitler didn't support unions, but he too had a habit of forcing people to follow his view of how life should work and punished those who didn't agree with him.
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shirokabocha56 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm a longtime union member and this is utterly unviable. If you don't want any jobs in America, that would be the way to do it. Unionism is about standing up for fairness in the workplace, not enforcing the will of labour on its employers. A good union works with businesses for their mutual benefit.
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:iconredgra:
Redgra Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Ok then how can I change this?
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:iconshirokabocha56:
shirokabocha56 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Stop punishing big business and start working with them, like most successful unions do already. Stop expecting labour demands to be met automatically without question.
Get some real life experience and stop listening to self serving people who can't/understand how the real world actually works.
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:iconreptilliansp2011:
ReptillianSP2011 Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Hmm, let's talk to Amazon about the problems they have, then. Let's see how it goes.

Your argument is asinine.
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DumbledoreAskedCalm Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I often think of jokes of Heracles/Herakles/Hercules using Amazon, if the internet existed back then to order Hippolyta’s girdle to be delivered.
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shirokabocha56 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Is Amazon unionized? No and if they were, then changes could be made. I'm not saying to bend over for big business but work with them and when they won't see sense, you make them hurt.
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:iconreptilliansp2011:
ReptillianSP2011 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
So, how are you going to do that without supporting rules that would enable forcing them to see sense?
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shirokabocha56 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I do support those rules - the basis of any union movement is to maintain the rights won in the past and improve upon them.
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:iconadgood:
ADGood Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist
Incidentally, when was the first progressive age?
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:iconredgra:
Redgra Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
During the early 20th century since the gilded age was in the late 1800s
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:iconloloalien:
LoloAlien Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I support right to work not forced membership in a union.  Your tax structure would drive up unemployment as people and businesses rush to leave the United States.
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:iconredgra:
Redgra Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
So, i'll make it hard and slow for people and businesses to leave the United States.
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:iconloloalien:
LoloAlien Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Very totalitarian of you
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:icondumbledoreaskedcalm:
DumbledoreAskedCalm Featured By Owner 4 days ago
If you find it totalitarian,  then it’s fair and reasonable.
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:iconredgra:
Redgra Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah I agree, this tax system is fair and reasonable.
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:iconreptilliansp2011:
ReptillianSP2011 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Yep. Anything that conservatives say, the opposite is true.
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DumbledoreAskedCalm Featured By Owner 4 days ago
,gif
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:iconreptilliansp2011:
ReptillianSP2011 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
If anything, a better capitalist system would actually stay in the United States. More workers' right would bring more incentives to work. Some of the richest countries are based on progressive capitalism ideology, and California for example would be the 5th richest country alone if it was a country.
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:iconredgra:
Redgra Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Billionaires and thier companies? I'll just slap tariffs on products that come into the country.

Have you even watched some of robert reich's videos on the subject?
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niotabunny Featured By Owner 5 days ago
that's a trump tactic by the way.  tariffs also started the Civil War, so tread lightly with tariffs.

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:iconniotabunny:
niotabunny Featured By Owner 5 days ago
no.  I rather like going to Walmart that isn't union based and I am not paying a lot like I have to when I go to stores that is union based.  don't like the union boycott things that don't use them, do like the union then use places that focus on the union.  once upon a time the union was useful, now it's a complete waste.  it can sometimes help, but anymore, it's focused on politics and other agenda/propaganda instead of the real purpose they were created in the first place.

fun fact, there aren't many companies that have money in American banks, they are over seas, and follow over seas rules, same goes of where company is of origins.  so seems sort of pointless.  I rather like right to work. people should pay their fair share in taxes, fix the loopholes and fixes the tax problem.  but there again, it will fix it for where the company is, not America.  or UK or whatever government/country you're from.  people have a right to be rich, not everyone is born into money, some actually made their money by capitalism, the goods and services.  don't use a service, they won't get the money.
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:iconredgra:
Redgra Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
So then I'll also include a clause where borrowed money is taxed, rich people use borrowed money to dodge taxes.
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:iconniotabunny:
niotabunny Featured By Owner 5 days ago
so that'll hurt the poor/poverty/middle class. still not interested. failure. fix the loopholes fixes the taxes. granted still only works against companies that are in said country, not outside of it.
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:iconredgra:
Redgra Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Ok then.
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