If you’ve been a visitor to thelibertjournal.com before, it’s obvious I rail on worker unions regularly; both public and private. Well, you pay the wages of our federal government employees, who in turn use your tax dollars to pay dues to worker unions who, in compliance with current federal policy (and other Administration’s policies), advocate for protected and interminable jobs accommodated with bloated taxpayer-supported salaries and benefits, while using taxpayer-supported union dues to contribute to the political candidates who will ultimately be paid a taxpayer-supported salary for passing legislation to keep increasing the size and cost of our taxpayer-supported limited government, while the taxpayer-funded unions continue growing its rank and file in order to ignore the will of their real boss – the American taxpayer.

One of the unions representing SSA, NASA, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), DOE, DOJ, and many agencies within our Federal Government is the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) in which I’ll quote from their website:

Building Political Influence Through Contract Language

…public employees can elect who their boss is…Through political action, public employees can help elect candidates who share their interests. These elected officials set policy and establish laws that directly affect public employees’ working terms and conditions…Attempts to gain political influence can take many forms—endorsing candidates, campaigning, advertising, voting, contributing funds or lobbying…bargaining language in the contract. Members could potentially negotiate language that will afford them the opportunity to participate in and support political activities.

The proliferation of unionization within our Federal Government is intensifying at a time of national fiscal and moral crisis. The rush to grow the union’s rank and file at the expense of our tax dollars is a fraud perpetuated against America.

IFPTE is a member of UNI.

IFPTE also belongs to the Union Network International (UNI) which is a worldwide organization of 800 labor unions dedicated to advancing the skills and services of its members in the new global economy.

By the way, UNI is holding rallies around the world in support of Egyptian social justice and economic reforms.

UNI affiliates along with their national trade union centres continue to hold demonstrations and actions throughout this week in support of Egyptian workers.

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You knew the socialist would be pissed when the U.S. Congress succumbed to voter pressure to not extend unemployment benefits, again. The Worlds Socialist Website has offered up a scathing review of Obama and Congressional Democrats. However, the class-struggling socialists have to first paint the picture of children freezing in Winter due to no unemployment benefits.

From the WSWS.org story, US Congress slams door on the unemployed

The tossing of millions of workers—and through them millions more children—into abject desperation is by any measure a social catastrophe. Hunger, which preyed on 50 million Americans last year, will rise sharply. It is reported that soup kitchens and food pantries, already strained to the breaking point, are bracing for record demand. Homelessness and the foreclosure crisis will be exacerbated. Hundreds of thousands more families will lose their utilities in the midst of the winter heating season.

Hold on a second while I wipe the tears from my keyboard. Alright then. So, now the Obama-loving Socialists are seeing U.S. citizens’ alarming reactions of this lurch towards Socialism and Marxism-lite, they need a new target to vent their frustrations. Now it’s Obama’s turn to receive the wrath of the Socialists.

For their part, Obama and the Democrats—who still control both houses of Congress—have responded with palpable indifference, along with their usual admixture of cowardice and dishonesty. Their line from the beginning has been based on the lie that benefits cannot be extended without Republican support, which they know full well is not forthcoming…

the cutoff of unemployment benefits is entirely in line with the strategy of the Democrats and the Obama administration to use mass unemployment to drive down wages, increase exports and expand corporate profits.

You know it’s getting bad when the Socialists renounce Obama and crew with failing them. Maybe it’s just a ploy to embarrass Obama into getting his game-face back on. Either way, it’s hilarious that the Progressive/Socialist/Marxist leanings of Obama isn’t radical enough for them. That leaves me wondering what is radical enough for them. Oh wait, I found it:

This state of affairs can be reversed only by building forms of class struggle politically independent of the Democrats, the trade unions, and their agents. This requires the fight for socialism. We encourage workers to study, and adopt as their own, the program of the Socialist Equality Party.

Keep pushing Socialism on the U.S and you will eventually find that we will shove your socialism so far up your a*& that only the TSA will be able to find it.

SEC. 5210. ESTABLISHING A READY RESERVE CORPS.
Section 203 of the Public Health Service Act (42U.S.C. 204) is amended to read as follows:

‘‘SEC. 203. COMMISSIONED CORPS AND READY RESERVE CORPS.

‘‘(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—

‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—There shall be in the Service a commissioned Regular Corps and a Ready Reserve Corps for service in time of national emergency.

‘‘(2) REQUIREMENT.—All commissioned officers shall be citizens of the United States and shall be appointed without regard to the civil-service laws and compensated without regard to the Classification Act of 1923, as amended.

‘‘(3) APPOINTMENT.—Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall be appointed by the President and commissioned officers of the Regular Corps shall be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.

‘‘(4) ACTIVE DUTY.—Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall at all times be subject to call to active duty by the Surgeon General, including active duty for the purpose of training.

‘‘(5) WARRANT OFFICERS.—Warrant officers may be appointed to the Service for the purpose of providing support to the health and delivery systems maintained by the Service and any warrant officer appointed to the Service shall be considered for pur-
poses of this Act and title 37, United States Code, to be a commissioned officer within the Commissioned Corps of the Service.

‘‘(b) ASSIMILATING RESERVE CORP OFFICERS INTO THE REGULAR CORPS.—Effective on the date of enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, all individuals classified as officers in the Reserve Corps under this section (as such section existed on the day before the date 1 of 1 of enactment of such Act) and serving on active duty shall be deemed to be commissioned officers of the Regular Corps.

(c) PURPOSE AND USE OF READY RESEARCH.—

‘‘(1) PURPOSE.—The purpose of the Ready Reserve Corps is to fulfill the need to have additional Commissioned Corps personnel available on short notice (similar to the uniformed service’s reserve program) to assist regular Commissioned Corps personnel to meet both routine public health and emergency response missions.

(2) USES.—The Ready Reserve Corps shall—
‘‘(A) participate in routine training to meet the general and specific needs of the Commissioned Corps;

‘‘(B) be available and ready for involuntarycalls to active duty during national emergencies and public health crises, similar to the uniformed service reserve personnel;

‘‘(C) be available for backfilling critical positions left vacant during deployment of active duty Commissioned Corps members, as well as for deployment to respond to public health emergencies, both foreign and domestic; and

‘‘(D) be available for service assignment in isolated, hardship, and medically underserved communities (as defined in section 799B) to improve access to health services.

‘‘(d) FUNDING.—For the purpose of carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the Commissioned Corps under this section, there are authorized to be appropriated
6 $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014 forrecruitment and training and $12,500,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014 for the Ready Reserve Corps.’’.

Well, this maybe a sign of things to come. Students protesting on behalf of the unions. Nice!


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I guess the MSM doesn’t touch these kinds of stories. Surprised? Since the government has finally reached the threshold on Social Security by raiding its coffers of their legalized Ponzi system, they may give into another group of thugs’ ideas to steal your retirement money. Look! The Retirement USA Initiative.

This is merely an attempt to have the government subsidize the union members’ pension funds that are underfunded while union leaders live it up on their members’ dime.

In the comment section on this SEIU web page, there was an excellent response -it probably was a union member:

March 25, 2010 10:44 AM | Reply

So, let me get this straight. The government sets up this legal Ponzi scheme known as Social Security and completely mismanages it and loots money from it for decades. And, now, it’s effectively insolvent as all surpluses have disappeared thanks to bank bailouts and two unending wars. Meanwhile, unions operate pension funds and knowingly underfund them for a generation, which the federal government sat back and let them do. Now, after all that, I’m supposed to hand over my money, that I managed to save on account of my suspicion all along that the government is headed towards bankruptcy, because you are trying to sell me on the idea that THIS TIME you’ll get it right? Are you people kidding? Is this a parody site or something?

Unions, with their Communist foundations, have managed to undermine the basic principles of the US Constitution. They are traitors that, as their end-game, will continue to create a Communist-induced class struggle. Without that mindset, unions cannot exist as a tool to transform America.

The unions outlived their usefulness decades ago.

Fight to kill the unions in the school, government, and industry.

By the way, did you know that the US Treasury Dept, and IRS, amongst many other federal agencies, are shielded from the taxpayer (their bosses) by unions sanctioned by your own Federal Government and funded with the help of your tax dollars.

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I’d love to know what the two traitors-in-arms, Joe Lieberman and Al Franken in the background on the video, were thinking and talking about while their drunk communist Senator Comrade from Montana talked very plainly about redistributing income to benefit the poor.

First, I just can’t believe residents in the beautiful state of Montana voted for this guy on purpose. Everywhere I visited in Montana was the exact opposite of this commie. Montana, like my state (who elected Lindsey Graham), should be ashamed for allowing these haters to trample on American freedoms and shred our Constitution. .

These Progressives, Socialists, and Communists, in every level of our Federal Government, are a cancer to America and need to be put on trial as traitors for trampling on the constitution. At a minimum, they need to be kicked to the curb.

Controlling Americans

Controlling Americans

If you took the time to look at Congressional representation in Detroit, MI, you will find (D-15, 16) were represented by only two people since 1935. That’s correct, only two in 75 years. To compound that issue, the two Congressman came in the form of a father-son combo.

The death of Detroit comes partly at the hands of the socialist relic congressman John Conyers representing the Detroit district (MI-14) for close to 30 years. Detroit’s fate also lies with the Congressional control of (MI-16) by a father-son combo. John Lesinski, Sr. held the seat March 4, 1933–May 27, 1950. He died in office and a special election brought his son into the seat. John Lesinski, Jr. served from January 3, 1951–January 3, 1965.

(MI-15), created in 1933 was represented by John Dingell Sr. March 3, 1933 – September 19, 1955. He was replaced by his son John Dingell Jr., in a special election, after  Dingell Sr. died in office. John Dingle Jr.  represented (MI-15) December 13, 1955 – January 3, 1965.  (MI-16) was merged in 1965 with (MI-15). John Dingell Jr. defeated John Lesinski, Jr. in the 1965 election. Confused yet? Your supposed to be. Michigan has been a subject of Gerrymandering for years and the results were fruitful for Progressives.

This Congressional area was essentially controlled by (2) father-son combos. John Dingell Jr. is the Dean of Congress, being its longest serving member. Ironically enough, John Dingell Jr.’s wife is the daughter of one of the founders of GM (Government Motors).

For a man in this position, I thought one of the most moronic statements he made was in an interview with C-Span in 2007 when discussing taxing Americans for climate change. Excepts below:

ANDREWS:  Yes.  Can you tell us anything more about what combination of bills will actually be in the package that arrives in July?…

DINGELL:  …Everything from clothes washers, dryers, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, residential boilers will be covered, and a lot of other things, including refrigerators and freezers…This will be mandated – something which has been avoided by every administration since we passed the first legislation back in the 1970s.

HITT:  You sketched a bill that does not include production incentives for fossil fuels – coal and oil, natural gas…

DINGELL: I pointed out that we’re going to go into the consideration of a much broader bill with much more controversial questions, including the overall question of global warming…

SWAIN:  …Mr. Chairman, I want to go back to your statement that the American people want action. Does that also correlate with the American people being willing to pay higher prices, because of energy legislation?

DINGELL:  I sincerely doubt that the American people are willing to pay what this is really going to cost them…I will be introducing in the next little bit a carbon tax bill, just to sort of see how people really feel about this.  And it will impose, for example, on gasoline a 50 cent tax. It also will place a very substantial tax on CO2 emissions, amounting to a double-digit tax on tons of CO2 emitted…

You talk about trying to kill his cash cow. Knowing that GM was not in a good position at that time to effectively compete with foreign competitors’ fuel efficiency, why would he even support this notion. Drive more customers away from union-dominated GM is certainly a way to help help kill GM it or drive it into bankruptcy.

I think Dingell has gotten so senile, he forgot to keep his mouth shut about the Progressives’ agenda to communize America.  Yesterday on a radio interview, the twelve minute with John Dingell Jr. provides about ten minutes of DNC (Progressive) talking points. Yep, the same ones. The funny thing is that he couldn’t even follow the script in a straight voice. Below is the interview, and you probably can’t take his rambling talking points diatribe, so go to the 6:23 minute mark.

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” Listen Paul W., we’re not ready to be doing it, but let me remind you. This has been going on for years. We’re bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is, when you’re going to pass legislation that will cover 300 hundred American people in different ways, it takes a long time to, to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people. “

The once great city of Detroit is dead because this Congressman and his Progressive predecessors have turned it into a Union-controlled welfare slum city. It seems Mr. Dingell has done a good job of controlling his constituents, approximately 75% minority. Keep them dumb and happy with welfare and they will always keep you in office.

How do you feel about being controlled by the likes of John Dingell. Let’s fight to remove this Progressive scum from office and find someone who supports the Constitution of America.