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Old August 3rd, 2013, 05:31 PM
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That source looks suspect and the wording of the snippet you posted seems severely slanted.

And who cares? It's not going to pass. The Senate is majority Democrat and they'll never sign on, even if they do get every single Republican to vote aye. And even if it did manage to pass, Obama would veto it.

Keep in mind that this congress has passed the fewest number of bills in recent history. If you think something that either party opposes even slightly is going to pass, you vastly overestimate our current congress' ability to do anything.

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I swear, the government and the Tea Party are so anti-American and anti-humanism that they aren't even attempting to hide their hatred of human rights anymore. How can they think that removing workers' rights would EVER benefit anyone? Oh, that's right—it's help them make more money. Silly me, how could I forget?
Uh, what? "The government" isn't proposing this measure, a subset of the Republican party is. "The government" is made up of many different individuals and it is likely that the majority opposes this bill.

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Ugh...I'd quite like to live in America one day if it weren't for extremists like that. I hope we don't get anything that obscene going through British Parliament any time soon.

But the article above could be shortened to: BREAKING: RICH GUYS' COMMITTEE APPROVES OF BILL TO REMOVE WORKERS' RIGHTS.

Quite clearly they are very self-interested, rather than wanting to do what is right for their country.
No, the British government is too busy censoring the internet and banning everything to worry about such things. Or at least the members that matter are.
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