Okay Harvey, that is your interpretation. If your friend felt that way he should have taught at a private school that likes to slant things. By the way much of what you say sounds like people in Arizona who advocate right to work, and lower wages for teachers and other professionals. It is not unionization that sent jobs overseas, but greedy corporations that wanted to save their bottom line. People across all party lines are guilty of it, but unions actually want to improve working condition and wages. With that being said I have not worked under a union contract for several years, but they are not a bad thing to have. People under a union contract have guaranteed health care and a salary, and I do not. Oh well, I have more flexibility, and since I do not have kids I do not need to worry about the benefits part as much.
Seriously, you sound like some of the hubbers that say we should not have health care reform and send that anyone without insurance to an ER. My friend is a PA, and tells me how too many people come to the ER for things a regular physician could do, such as filling basic prescriptions. I stand behind the candidates who actually want to improve the health care system, and not pander to the status quo.