"Cheap labor". That's their whole philosophy in a nutshell - which gives
you a short and pithy "catch phrase" that describes them perfectly.
You've heard of "big-government liberals". Well they're "cheap-labor
"Cheap-labor conservative" is a moniker they will never shake, and never
live down. Because it's exactly what they are. You see, cheap-labor
conservatives are defenders of corporate America - whose fortunes depend
on labor. The larger the labor supply, the cheaper it is. The more
desperately you need a job, the cheaper you'll work, and the more power
those "corporate lords" have over you. If you are a wealthy elite - or a
"wannabe" like most dittoheads - your wealth, power and privilege is
enhanced by a labor pool, forced to work cheap.
Don't believe me. Well, let's apply this principle, and see how many
right-wing positions become instantly understandable.
* Cheap-labor conservatives don't like social spending or our
"safety net". Why. Because when you're unemployed and desperate,
corporations can pay you whatever they feel like - which is inevitably
next to nothing. You see, they want you "over a barrel" and in a
position to "work cheap or starve".
* Cheap-labor conservatives don't like the minimum wage, or other
improvements in wages and working conditions. Why. These reforms undo
all of their efforts to keep you "over a barrel".
* Cheap-labor conservatives like "free trade", NAFTA, GATT, etc.
Why. Because there is a huge supply of desperately poor people in the
third world, who are "over a barrel", and will work cheap.
* Cheap-labor conservatives oppose a woman's right to choose. Why.
Unwanted children are an economic burden that put poor women "over a
barrel", forcing them to work cheap.
* Cheap-labor conservatives don't like unions. Why. Because when
labor "sticks together", wages go up. That's why workers unionize. Seems
workers don't like being "over a barrel".
* Cheap-labor conservatives constantly bray about "morality",
"virtue", "respect for authority", "hard work" and other "values". Why.
So they can blame your being "over a barrel" on your own "immorality",
lack of "values" and "poor choices".
* Cheap-labor conservatives encourage racism, misogyny, homophobia
and other forms of bigotry. Why? Bigotry among wage earners distracts
them, and keeps them from recognizing their common interests as wage
http://www.conceptualguerilla.com/corporatefeudalism.htm -- scroll down
to where they're talking about neo-feudalism, not unlike corporate fascism!