, cbae wrote

And what exactly will reducing "worker protections" do other than put workers in greater harm and cost society even more?

I'm in favor of more regulations to prevent large corporations from ever holding the entire economy hostage unless we bail them out ever time they f*ck something up. You're not in favor socializing corporate losses are you? Because it sure sounds like you are.

We have unions to protect workers; the government doesn't need to be involved.

The banks, GM, and Chrysler should have been allowed to go bankrupt. The economy would have been hit a lot harder than it was, but the market would have adjusted and we'd be better off today.

In a true free market, capitalist economy, businesses that make bad decisions fail and make room for new businesses, no matter how big. The government (both Bush and Obama) didn't let that happen and poured money into failing companies because they were "too big to fail". GM and Chrysler DID go bankrupt, even after the bailout and the auto industry is doing fine. Even if GM had disappeared, those auto workers would have gone to work for Ford, Toyota, Honda, or any of the other successful car manufacturers in the U.S..