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  • This video reminded me of the home child care workers who were forced to join the union and pay dues totally against their will.  These people are thugs and any union members who follow their bosses lead in the actions they back are thugs too.

Now the international union  is planning to attack Boeing Air Craft for building a plant in South Carolina a Right to Work State (meaning a person is not forced to join a union in order to get a job! as is the case in union states such as California)  he reason the union thugs give for going after Boeing is because they build a new plant in South Carolina “deliberately” instead of building another one in California.    There were no jobs lost in the Boeing Plant in California because of this move!  The California plant is going strong with no plans to shut it down or move it!   So, this is just an example of union thuggery and by going after a big outfit like Boeing the union bosses hope to warn other companies from moving to Right to Work states.  THIS EFFORT IS BEING LEAD AND ENCOURAGED BY THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD.  OBAMA RECENTLY APPOINTED A FORMER UNION BOSS TO THE NLRB !

We the People have got to be vigilant and watch these underhanded tactics.  It is especially important that decent union members who are indeed the majority begin to recognize what their bosses are doing and demand changes from within.  BB)

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Nearly half of US households escape fed income tax – Yahoo! Finance.

I get so angry when I hear people saying, “Tax the rich!”  I get even more angry when the Democrats  use this as a tool to try to  divide the country  in Haves and Have-nots.   The so-called “rich” are already being taxed to support the other half of the people in the United States who pay no taxes at all!  The very rich billionaires   pay 35% of the taxes in the United States although they represent less than 1% of the population. The Democrats have pushed this lie that the rich are oppressing the poor so long that the truth has been lost. It is a case of say it often enough and it becomes the truth regardless.  Now the Democrats have spent so much that even they have become aware of the dire straits this country is in. Suddenly after spending like money grew on trees  and the need for money  to keep spending since the world has put the brakes on their borrowing  the Democrats  want to cut the tax cuts given under President Bush.  Cutting taxes and putting more money in the hands of the people has proven again and again to be the most effective way for the government to GET MORE MONEY THRU TAXING INCOME.  When the people have more money to spend and invest in business there are more people working and therefore more income to tax.  It is so easy to understand but apparently the Democrats and Progressives have a mental block here.

Another fact: it wasn’t until the Democrats came into power in 2006 that our nation began the long dip into the depression we are in now.  It was the  wheeling and dealing that Democrat Barney Frank Chairman of the House Finance Committee and Democrat Sen. Chris Dodd Chairman of the Senate Banking  Committee  stuck their grasping fingers into the  mortgage market demanding banks lend money to people who could not afford to buy a house and then covered these dirty deals up by insisting all was well when President Bush was calling for investigations into Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae that the crisis finally came to a head and the finance industry  came crashing down.

President Bush was in the White House and got suckered into this mess of Bail Outs but it was the Democrats in Congress who voted for them.  Many Republicants and a good many citizens were against the Bail Outs!

So when the crisis that had been allowed to occur  when the Democrats controlled Congress what did the Democrats do?  They did what the Democrats always do: they threw a lot of money at the banks and  even more into the federal government.  Yes all this money was first given to federal agencies to  then give to the banks.  Of course the agencies had to be funded for this service so they took their cut off the top.  They then hired more people so that the agencies in the government could keep growing and growing and spending and spending.   Bigger and Bigger government.  The government agencies got the lions share of the TARP money and the Stimulus money!  Money the nation did not have and had to borrow!

Now the Democrats can only think of taxing the “rich”.  They consider the ‘rich” any couple who makes over $250,000 a year.  People please understand these are  the small business people who employ most of the working people in this country.  By letting the Bush Tax cuts expire the taxes on these people will go back up to the 40%.   This at a time when   money is needed by the people who do the hiring and creating jobs for the rest of us!  Of course they are now referring to just allowing the Bush Tax Cuts to continue as the Obama Tax Cuts.

Anyhow, this article tells exactly who pays taxes in this country and believe me it is not me because I am part of the 47% of people who pay no  INCOME taxes.  In fact, being retired on Social Security I was one who  received   a check from the government on two occasions to boost my income from tax payers who had paid taxes.  It is one thing to get some of your own taxes back but it is an  entirely different thing to get money from the government that comes from other tax payers because you personally do not pay taxes.  I and a good many of you ( 47% of us in fact)  PAY NO INCOME TAXES.  What we do pay is the Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid taxes.  BB

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press Writer, On Wednesday April 7, 2010, 5:38 pm EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tax Day is a dreaded deadline for millions, but for nearly half of U.S. households it’s simply somebody else’s problem.

About 47 percent will pay no federal income taxes at all for 2009. Either their incomes were too low, or they qualified for enough credits, deductions and exemptions to eliminate their liability. That’s according to projections by the Tax Policy Center, a Washington research organization.

Most people still are required to file returns by the April 15 deadline. The penalty for skipping it is limited to the amount of taxes owed, but it’s still almost always better to file: That’s the only way to get a refund of all the income taxes withheld by employers.

In recent years, credits for low- and middle-income families have grown so much that a family of four making as much as $50,000 will owe no federal income tax for 2009, as long as there are two children younger than 17, according to a separate analysis by the consulting firm Deloitte Tax.

Tax cuts enacted in the past decade have been generous to wealthy taxpayers, too, making them a target for President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress. Less noticed were tax cuts for low- and middle-income families, which were expanded when Obama signed the massive economic recovery package last year.

The result is a tax system that exempts almost half the country from paying for programs that benefit everyone, including national defense, public safety, infrastructure and education. It is a system in which the top 10 percent of earners — households making an average of $366,400 in 2006 — paid about 73 percent of the income taxes collected by the federal government.

The bottom 40 percent, on average, make a profit from the federal income tax, meaning they get more money in tax credits than they would otherwise owe in taxes. For those people, the government sends them a payment.

“We have 50 percent of people who are getting something for nothing,” said Curtis Dubay, senior tax policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation.

The vast majority of people who escape federal income taxes still pay other taxes, including federal payroll taxes that fund Social Security and Medicare, and excise taxes on gasoline, aviation, alcohol and cigarettes. Many also pay state or local taxes on sales, income and property.

That helps explain the country’s aversion to taxes, said Clint Stretch, a tax policy expert Deloitte Tax. He said many people simply look at the difference between their gross pay and their take-home pay and blame the government for the disparity.

“It’s not uncommon for people to think that their Social Security taxes, their 401(k) contributions, their share of employer health premiums, all of that stuff in their mind gets lumped into income taxes,” Stretch said.

The federal income tax is the government’s largest source of revenue, raising more than $900 billion — or a little less than half of all government receipts — in the budget year that ended last Sept. 30. But with deductions and credits, especially for families with children, there have long been people who don’t pay it, mainly lower-income families.

The number of households that don’t pay federal income taxes increased substantially in 2008, when the poor economy reduced incomes and Congress cut taxes in an attempt to help recovery.

In 2007, about 38 percent of households paid no federal income tax, a figure that jumped to 49 percent in 2008, according to estimates by the Tax Policy Center.

In 2008, President George W. Bush signed a law providing most families with rebate checks of $300 to $1,200. Last year, Obama signed the economic recovery law that expanded some tax credits and created others. Most targeted low- and middle-income families.

Obama’s Making Work Pay credit provides as much as $800 to couples and $400 to individuals. The expanded child tax credit provides $1,000 for each child under 17. The Earned Income Tax Credit provides up to $5,657 to low-income families with at least three children.

There are also tax credits for college expenses, buying a new home and upgrading an existing home with energy-efficient doors, windows, furnaces and other appliances. Many of the credits are refundable, meaning if the credits exceed the amount of income taxes owed, the taxpayer gets a payment from the government for the difference.

“All these things are ways the government says, if you do this, we’ll reduce your tax bill by some amount,” said Roberton Williams, a senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center.

The government could provide the same benefits through spending programs, with the same effect on the federal budget, Williams said. But it sounds better for politicians to say they cut taxes rather than they started a new spending program, he added.

Obama has pushed tax cuts for low- and middle-income families and tax increases for the wealthy, arguing that wealthier taxpayers fared well in the past decade, so it’s time to pay up. The nation’s wealthiest taxpayers did get big tax breaks under Bush, with the top marginal tax rate reduced from 39.6 percent to 35 percent, and the second-highest rate reduced from 36 percent to 33 percent.

But income tax rates were lowered at every income level. The changes made it relatively easy for families of four making $50,000 to eliminate their income tax liability.

Here’s how they did it, according to Deloitte Tax:

The family was entitled to a standard deduction of $11,400 and four personal exemptions of $3,650 apiece, leaving a taxable income of $24,000. The federal income tax on $24,000 is $2,769.

With two children younger than 17, the family qualified for two $1,000 child tax credits. Its Making Work Pay credit was $800 because the parents were married filing jointly.

The $2,800 in credits exceeds the $2,769 in taxes, so the family makes a $31 profit from the federal income tax. That ought to take the sting out of April 15.

Internal Revenue Service: http://www.irs.gov

Tax Policy Center: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org

 

Star Parker is one o my favorite columnist because shespeaksd from experience.  She was born and raise in the ghetto and rose above it with hard work and talent.  Her book,  “Back on Uncle Sam’s Plantation”  should be read by anyone who believes in government handouts.  BB

Star Parker

In Washington, It’s the Money that Talks

by Star Parker

Washington’s latest bailout of bleeding state governments, $26 billion worth, has gotten attention because, among other things, almost half the bailout is financed by cutting $12 billion from food stamps.

But isn’t food stamps a signature program for the liberal Democrats who passed this spending bill? Isn’t government money for the poor what Democrats are supposed to be about?

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How, in these tough times, do Democrats who control congress decide who’ll get funded and who not?

This is the latest example, particularly illustrative, showing that Washington is less and less about ideas and values, and more and more about interests, power, and money.

In this case, we’re talking about unions. Of the $26 billion the bill appropriates, $16 billion goes to state Medicaid programs and the other $10 billion to unionized state and local government employees.

Of the top twenty PACs in the country, eleven are union PACs. Number eight on the list is the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Workers ($1.8 million dollars in campaign contributions in the current election cycle). Number seventeen on the list is the American Federation of Teachers ($1.5 million in contributions).

Needless to say, around 100% of these union political contributions go to Democrats.

Union membership today is mostly a government phenomenon.

Whereas 7% of private sector employees are unionized, 35% of government employees are.

So with each incremental growth in government, unionized workers gain disproportionate power and influence over all our lives. Unions understand that big government is their bread and butter, so unions, that represent 15% of all American workers, account for more than 50% of the nation’s largest Political Action Committees.

The problem should be clear. Regardless of the narrative you want to use to explain how we got into the current difficult economic times, there is only one way out. That’s flexibility, creativity, and innovation.

But in areas that are unionized – mostly government – we hit the wall. Union contracts prohibit wage adjustments or any kind of market flexibility.

Over the last ten years, wages have risen for state and local government workers by 19% compared to 9% in the private sector.

Nobel laureate economist Gary Becker writes: “During this recession, wages did fall for many workers, but mainly among non-union workers….For example, the state of Illinois has the largest fiscal deficit as a percent of its budget of any state… It required many of its high level non-union employees to take 24 unpaid leave days, or about a 9% cut in their salaries, since the state government cannot touch the wages of their many unionized employees.”

Regarding pleas about saving teachers’ jobs, it’s not about this at all. It’s about teachers’ unions refusing to make concessions and hard adjustments like all Americans are making.

Steve Moore of the Wall Street Journal recently wrote about the refusal of the teachers’ union in Milwaukee to negotiate with the local school board and make any concession in which teachers would have to contribute something to their health plan. Their plan, according to Moore, costs taxpayers $26, 844 per family, compared to $14,500 which typifies private employer plans.

The union held out, letting some teachers get laid off, waiting for bailout from Washington.

Priorities in Washington have always been influenced by who’s got the money as opposed to who’s got the ideas. Today mores than ever.

And for the poor?

The main way to end the poverty cycle is to get poor children educated. And it’s the teachers’ unions that fight school choice.

A major driver of poor youth unemployment is the minimum wage, aggressively supported by unions.

But unions have campaign funds. So they will step ahead of the poor in line when Washington sets priorities. This will be true whether it’s a question of funding existing programs for the poor, like food stamps, or pushing forward innovative market based ideas to combat poverty.

The People Versus the Government.

This is a good article by Alan  Caruba stating some hard factsx and things going on in the Democratic Party and the states that are in disagreement with Obama.  But the most significant thing he wrote was:

Obama is Marxist ideologue

All this comes back to the fact that Obama is Marxist ideologue. He is also a liar, a trait no one likes, and a narcissist who gives continued evidence of regarding the presidency as a daily opportunity for self-indulgence and bottomless ego satisfaction.

A recent Investor’s Business Daily editorial said, “As Americans suffer economically, President Obama golfs, vacations, campaigns, appears on a frivolous talk show—and vacations some more. Gee, don’t we have a war and other problems to attend to?”

Obama may not be easily removed, but he can be politically neutralized if Republicans can gain control of Congress in November. There are barely 900 days left in his first and hopefully last term; still time for him and his cadre of czars to do more damage.

Another really great article: Deceit and Denial upon Our Ramparts

Pundits and talking heads keep saying that Obama and his administration just don’t get it, can’t learn from their mistakes, aren’t listening or don’t understand the average American citizen. Nothing could be further from the truth. Obama is listening, he does understand us and he gets it. He just hates what we stand for. It’s the Republicans that aren’t listening, don’t get it and don’t understand that we get it, we understand and we will do something about it. We are tired of being collateral damage to a deceitful, disdaining administration run by ideologues with no practical experience at any level and by politicians who lie, cheat and steal from every living human on this planet by virtue of their supposed elitist entitlement as members of a “ruling class”.

Obama is not incompetent either. He knows precisely what he is doing. His ancient agenda is deliberate and premeditated, full of disdain for everything America stands for, full of contempt for “rich people”, “poor people”, free enterprise, white people, black people, brown people, white women in particular, Jews, Christians, Catholics, Mormons, freedom, American tradition and American law. Want proof, just read his books.  He is clever, deceitful and damaged goods with no shame and no conscience. To a nation of ordained free patriots, Obama’s appearance of total incompetency is simply the measure of his intent and his refusal to accept the reality that socialism is not an acceptable form of government to Americans and a historically failed, incompetent system. Each day, while Europe scrambles to free and save itself from another miserably failed socialist experiment, Obama drives another nail into the coffin of our Republic.


The Gathering Revolt against Government Spending – Michael Barone – National Review Online

We the People are angry and the anger is about spending rather than the usual target which has been taxes.   But by attacking taxes you are putting the cart before the horse  as you get taxes after or because of the spending.   When the Tea Party Patriots started their campaign you will recall taxes was the target and now that has changed.  The people have voted their outrage against spending.  You might recall the sweetheart deal the Nebraska Senator made for his state before he would sign on to Obamacare in the Senate.  The Governor of Nebraska and the people of Nebraska threw that sweetheart deal back in his face and took him out behind the woodshed.  Now the recent election have also seen a couple  tax payers money grabbers  rejected by the very people they have been grabbing the money for.  This is so confusing to politicians and so has Washington in a dither, and I hope the people continue to speak with their votes in November!

May 24, 2010 12:00 A.M.

The Gathering Revolt against Government Spending

In the past, rebellions against fiscal policy have concentrated on taxes rather than spending. This time is different.

This month, three members of Congress have been beaten in their bids for reelection — a Republican senator from Utah, a Democratic congressman from West Virginia, and a Republican-turned-Democratic senator from Pennsylvania. Their records and their curricula vitae are different. But they all have one thing in common: They are members of an appropriations committee.

Like most appropriators, they have based much of their careers on bringing money to their states and districts. There is an old saying on Capitol Hill that there are three parties — Democrats, Republicans, and appropriators. One reason that it has been hard to hold down government spending is that appropriators of both parties have an institutional and political interest in spending.

Their defeats are an indication that spending is not popular this year. So is the decision, shocking to many Democrats, of House Appropriations Committee chairman David Obey to retire after a career of 41 years. Obey maintains that the vigorous campaign of a young Republican in his district didn’t prompt his decision. But his retirement is evidence that, suddenly this year, pork is not kosher.

It has long been a maxim of political scientists that American voters are ideologically conservative and operationally liberal. That is another way of saying that they tend to oppose government spending in the abstract but tend to favor spending on particular programs. It’s another explanation of why the culture of appropriators continued to thrive after the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994 and during the eight years of George W. Bush’s presidency.

In the past, rebellions against fiscal policy have concentrated on taxes rather than spending.…Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts were popular, but spending cuts did not follow. Bill Clinton’s tax increases led to the Republican takeover and to tax cuts at both the federal and state levels, but spending boomed under George W. Bush.

What we are seeing is a spontaneous rush of previously inactive citizens into political activity, a movement symbolized but not limited to the tea-party movement, in response to the vast increases in federal spending that began with the TARP legislation in fall 2008 and accelerated with the Obama Democrats’ stimulus-package, budget, and health-care bills.
The tea-party folk are focusing on something real. Federal spending is rising from about 21 percent to about 25 percent of gross domestic product — a huge increase in historic terms — and the national debt is on a trajectory to double as a percentage of gross domestic product within a decade. That is a bigger increase than anything since World War II.

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// Will Republicans come forward with a bold plan to roll back government spending? The natural instinct of politicians is to avoid anything bold. The British Conservatives faced this question before the election this month. When Britain was prosperous, they promised no cuts at all. When recession hit, they were skittish about proposing cuts and mostly unspecific when they did.
That may have been why they fell short on May 6 of the absolute majority they expected. Now they’re in a coalition with the third-party Liberal Democrats, who proposed more cuts, and the cuts they’ve announced have been widely popular. Boldness seems to work where skittishness did not.

Unlike the Conservatives, Republicans have no elected party leader. But House Republicans like Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, and Peter Roskam are setting up websites to solicit voters’ proposals for spending cuts, while Paul Ryan has set out a long-term road map toward fiscal probity. Worthy first steps. I think voters are demanding a specific plan to roll back Democrats’ spending. Republicans need to supply it.

Michael Barone is senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner. © 2010 The Washington Examiner.

I too am looking for specific cuts in spending and I mean the big social entitlements that are killing us as a nation and as a people.  As a nation because we are going bankrupt.  But the toll on our people is far greater in that we have created and are continuing to create a permanent class of useless takers lacking in pride and therefore bereft of any other morals.  If a person allows themselves to be taken care off they soon lose pride in self; soon lose any identity as  to who they are as individuals.  This leads to a loss of  any initiative  not only for working and self support but for any other endeavor.  They drift thru life  with no goals, no hopes for a future and seeking only instant gratification.

What this means in the ghetto is drugs, drink and sex.  All of which are destructive  and all of which have destroyed the Black lower classes for 60 years.  I keep pointing out that 70+ % of all Black babies are born with no father in sight!  And they are raised with no fathers in sight (tho many “uncles” drift thru their lives.)  I am not going to get into prison statistics here because you have all heard them.

In the middle classes the entitlements of choice are Social Security and Medicare.  Both Ponzi Schemes for which perpetrators of such go to prison for long periods of time.  How do we send Congress to prison?  And what about the Presidents who pushed thru these scams on the people?  And most of all, how do we convince the middle-class  Senior Citizens who are the beneficiaries of these  two monster and monstrous Ponzi Schemes  that they are the problem and that no! THEY DID NOT PAY FOR THEM AT ALL.  Every person who gets Social Security will get back every cent they paid in within two years of retirement—FACT.  So will people who really don’t need this government welfare for the elderly give it up and live on their savings and other means of support?   I truly don’t think so because they too have been corrupted by the government handout into a belief of being worthy of such from their children.  I guess because they have simply had the bad manners to live long and prosper!  That their own children and grandchildren won’t prosper is just too bad.   They sweep it off with, “Oh they’ll do something.”  Who are “they” and what will they do when the tax payers can’t pay any more?

These Seniors too have lost pride in self and have fallen into the drifting pattern of seeking immediate gratification.   Really no unlike those in the ghettos, only  their enjoyments are more expensive because they have the money to spend.  Who takes RV winter vacations?  Who takes  the most cruises?  What is the predominant color of the hair in casinos?  Look closely at the people in the stores who are buying and give a guess at their ages.  Even tho the seniors are currently the smallest segment of the population.

I did a blog asking “What are You willing to Give Up?”  No one answered me.

One more thing:  There is a big fuss about illegal aliens and how much they are costing the states.  63% of the American people support the Arizona law and want the illegal aliens sent back to their own country and decry the cost of these people.  Agreed that we tax payers spend billions every year to support illegal aliens, but it is only a drop in the bucket in comparison to Social Security and Medicare!

Oh and I too very much support the Arizona law in case you are thinking to attack me there.  BB

When Will America Face Its Fiscal Crisis? – Forbes.com

“Given that almost everyone now agrees that the national debt is on an unsustainable course, knowing exactly how and when that unsustainability will come to an end is critically important.Many doomsayers believe that our fiscal profligacy will end in a bang, as happened recently to Greece and previously to many other countries. However, it’s very unlikely that the U.S. would ever suffer the sort of abrupt inability to sell its bonds that triggered a fiscal crisis in other countries.

Well written article that explains our fiscal position without using too many  words that we laymen have to look up in a dictionary  to gain some understanding of what the author is saying.  It is 3 pages long but well worth the reading if for no other reason than as a brush up for those of you who have been following the actions of the federal government for the past  two decades and more specifically for the past 18 months.

WE are going down;everyone knows it and some of us even know why  because we know our history.  However those in power seem not to understand that the route they are taking us is the wrong way on a one way street.  Like lemming Congress is racing to the edge of the cliff and dragging  us with them no matter how hard we resist what they are doing and show them in every way possible that  We the People disagree with them.

This Congress and  President  Obama in the past 18 months have taken this nation into an additional almost $2 trillion  of NEW debt and they are not finished yet.  After the disaster of  a bail out that should not have been in a $874 billion TARP bill, they followed with a Stimulus Bill of equal  size then a budget  the size of every budget presented by Presidents  from Washington to Bush combined.  These bills and this money did nothing at all but nationalize  (buy)  three huge failing private companies:  Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac (the two largest mortgage companies in the country) and AIG a failing world wide insurance company riddled with debt.

This year the Congress and President loaded our great grandchildren with an impossible federal health care plan that all knew and admitted was unsustainable,   a  financial reform bill that nationalizes our banking system in all ways except by name and is a perpetual bail out for bankers and are now diligently working on a plan to spend another  $265 billion  bail outs for states who have failed to control their spending.  These states will receive  funding to pay their teachers, law officers and Medicaid.  The unemployed will receive what now amounts to an unbelieveable 196 weeks of unemployment benefits.  Since approximately 17% of our population is now unemployed due to the wrong headedness of the President and Congress  and these unemployed have almost 4 years of  the unemployment benefits “entitlement” then there is certainly no reason for many of them to rush out to find a job.

Yes we are on our way down the road to national bankruptcy and an end to our American way of life.    The once great United States of America will wallow in the doldrums of a third world country while our  natural resources are taken from us by a global government and  the “wealth is spread around”.  That is a good thing President Obama tells us.  BB

President Obama has done all he could to stack the deck on the National Labor Relations Board.  You might recall that the Senate rejected the appointment of Craig Becker to the NLRB so President Obama simply appointed him in an end run around the senate on Friday, March 27, 2010 when Congress was on recess.  Becker will serve until the chamber adjourns at the end of 2011.  If you want to know who Craig Becker is see Meet Craig Becker, labor’s secret weapon, Wall Street Journal, May 14, 2009.

You might also recall the Employees Free Choice Act which isn’t a “free” choice at all since it takes from all workers the right to a secret ballot.  This is a fundamental right to all Americans when voting on anything of importance.  The vote was made secret so that no one would know how a person voted unless he/she divulged that information freely.  But the labor unions wanted the Employees Free Choice Act passed because it said that a worker could vote for the union by simply signing a card, or “card check”.  In effect workers would be intimidated into joining the unions.  The original requirement for a secret ballot ironically was fought by employees originally and labor organizers demanded the secret ballot so that employers could not intimidate workers.  Now that union membership is at an all time low the labor bosses want to do away with the secret ballot.

There was so much opposition to the Employees Free Choice Bill that Obama simply stacked the board with labor union supporters.  This being the case the NLRB changed not the secret ballot but the law on  how many votes would be needed to pass and require union membership for employees any company.  It has always been a majority of ALL the workers who would be affected.   Now the rules read that  it takes only a majority vote of All THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING.  So in effect  the union thugs got the members they wanted so they could start raking in more union dues.  People who do not wish to join the union and pay out their hard earned money so that union thugs could skim theirs off the top and spend millions on campaigns for politicians the individual worker may not wish to vote for are just out of luck.  the Mafia union bosses now own their butts.  All thanks to the National Labor Relations Board which was originally set up to help workers in their cases against unfair practices in the work place.

With this little switch in how votes are counted Obama also open the way for air line and rail employees to unionize.    Think about this very carefully people and see if you want the air employees to have the right to unionize and the ability to call a strike and close down all air lines.  That not only affects travelers, a strike of air line workers would stop the delivery of mail,  but the delivery of everything from food to money.  Yes! money.  Couriers routinely transfer actual paper money and coins from city to city so as to keep the banking system working.  Think what would happen if a bank ran out of  their supply of paper money and coins and had to turn their customers away.  There would be riots in the streets and a run on all banks and the Stock Market would crash.    We have seen this happen in our country when there really was no money, but to have it artificially produced thru workers on strike is too much to think of.

There simply should be some jobs where union membership, or at least the right to strike is unlawful!  If this were the law then people would know this before they took such a job.   Other professions where striking should be unlawful are all government workers,  hospital workers,  transportation workers (land and air), teachers and any that would place the lives of others in danger or cause undue hardship to others totally unrelated to the  cause by the striking workers actions.

We have seen what government workers unions can do in California, New Jersey, New York and several other states.  The high wages and pensions demanded in the past have now put the states in dire threat of bankruptcy.   The governor of New jersey has merely frozen teachers raises for one year and all hell broke out so imagine cutting the pensions.  The country of Greece, and in deed all the countries of Europe are tittering on the brink of bankruptcy due to union demands.  In Greece union workers are rioting tin the streets not seeming to understand that their government has no money.  Thyis is the kind of thing unions can do when they have gone too far as unions under Mafia control all over the world have.  Now Obama is making sure it happens in the United States.


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