Ok, where did the union thread go here at MacRumors? Of course, the GOP would be seeking to extract a pound of union flesh from budget negotiations, but I'd argue in times like these, unions are most important to the well being of labor employees. Tell me why should the management get to keep most of the wealth? Any good reason? I'd love to hear them. Ideas like: because the company was their baby, their idea? Well that is the brain speaking. What about the other 90% that composes the body? Any good reason why corporations such as fast food chains should be built on the backs of minimum wage labor? "Oh, what you do is not that important, anyone could do it, although it is specifically the hard labor of millions of employees that keeps McDonald's afloat...." Bah, that means nothing. And you think they are going to volunteer to pay these people higher wages? Unlikely. In most cases minimum wage is dictated by the Federal or State government. If not for that, who know what bottom tier labor would be paid and the rationalization for it? As highlighted in another MR thread, you can either pay living wages, or you can support a welfare state, or you can be like the GOP with the high hope of paying slave wages, dismantling all social programs, and hoping they don't find themselves strung up by the angry mobs. Maybe they are not learned in the history of oppression such as the French Revolution.