the dock workers union could put a real hurtin' on the US economy .....
if they get their way , prices will rise for everyone , including all other union shops !!!!
if they strike , then nobody gets any goods and commerce slows to a crawl at best ...
it won't much matter what Congress does about the cliff ... the unions are out there hunting
Maybe that is what needs to happen to wake up the idiots in congress. Shut everything down, maybe they will get the point.
Congress is so out-of-touch and unaffected by the economy, it might not notice if the country shutdown. Its members would still get their salaries, pensions and health care.