You can’t make this stuff up. Obama endorses the Union/Socialists “feel the hate” rally, and apparently he hires some of his minions to strike up a protest chanting, “Obama ain’t no socialist, we are, we are”. These guys really do make an easy target. Unfortunately for the socialist, we already know Obama is a socialist, who’s damn proud of his “socialist mop”.
Then I found a couple of videos of the trash that the socialist trash/unions left behind. Nice statement from a bunch of overzealous environmentalists.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Labor Department are investigating prominent labor leader Andy Stern in their probe of corruption at the Service Employees International Union, according to two people who have been interviewed by federal agents.
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.
In case you didn’t notice Harry Reid’s switch from the bi-partisan jobs bill to “his bill”, apparently he went with the Union’s Plan as outlined in the job’s bill letter dated 2-18-10.
Here are the highlighted points in the letter:
We join the President’s call to Congress, and strongly urge the House and Senate to enact bold legislation that provides immediate relief to people who are out of work and employers that are unable to maintain their workforces. As included in the House legislation, it is critical that substantial fiscal relief be made available to help stabilize State and local governments, and to preserve essential services and safety net programs in our communities and the jobs of tens of thousands of workers around the country.
Of equal importance…legislation must provide tools for ensuring that stimulus funds go to…those regions where homeowners were targeted by unscrupulous mortgage lenders.
Appropriate $40 billion a year for two years to create employment opportunities for unemployed and underemployed residents of distressed communities.
5% for Indian tribes and discretionary grants,
30% allocated to states to be re-granted to small localities
65% to metropolitan cities and counties under the Community Block Grant formula.
Invest $1 billion to hire workers to maintain and rehabilitate abandoned and foreclosed properties in neighborhoods by appropriating a second round of funds for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).
Provide a work sharing tax credit, as proposed by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)- The tax credits would be used to pay firms to shorten the typical workweek or work year, while keeping pay constant.
Extend through FY2011…existing TANF Emergency Contingency Funds, which can be used to create subsidized jobs, as well as to improve access to cash assistance and other one-time assistance for low-income families.
Provide $20 billion for school maintenance and repair…this could generate 250,000 skilled maintenance and repair jobs.
Provide $50 billion in capital funds for the lowest-income school districts.
Prioritize investments in public transportation,
One percent of all dollars for infrastructure investment should be dedicated to creating a pipeline of workers ready to step into apprenticeship programs and construction careers…ensure that public agencies and contractors receiving federal funds utilize Community Workforce Agreements.
Prevention of foreclosures
Allocate $10 billion of appropriated TARP funds to HUD to provide fixed-rate, low-interest loans to unemployed people facing foreclosure who don’t qualify for other assistance.
Allow homeowners to rent back their homes at market rates for up to ten years following foreclosure…modeled after the Fannie Mae “Deed for Lease”
Support “cram down” provisions to allow bankruptcy court judges to approve changes to mortgage contracts for homeowners in bankruptcy
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Asian American Justice Center
American Association of People with Disabilities
Campaign for Community Change
Center for Responsible Lending
Coalition on Human Needs
Communications Workers of America
Economic Policy Institute
Half in Ten
Japanese American Citizens League
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Congress of American Indians
National Council of La Raza
National Partnership for Women and Families
Service Employees International Union
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
United Methodist Episcopal Churches
United States Student Association
Socialism Alert – Those that endorsed such a plan are complicit in bringing about a total socialistic makeover of America. The job creation that the unions have in mind are union jobs. Unions serve no purpose other than to enrich it’s leaders and develop large Democrat voting blocks. However, there’s a bigger threat from unions as they consolidate more power by their continued efforts to turn all public-service jobs into union jobs. The result will be an increased creation of inefficient government jobs that are a taxpayer liability. These jobs pay more than most equivalent private sector jobs, with very lavish benefits, including retirements and pensions (with minimal employee contribution) financed by the taxpayer. Then they can take that taxpayer financed salary to pay union dues and contribute to a socialist political party. When they feel the need for higher salaries, they demand it and strike if refused. Then there’s a good chance they will sue you (the taxpayers) when they don’t get their way.
Their answer: Not to cut back on publicly-financed jobs, or pay more of their insurance contributions, or furlough some workers, or take a pay cut. They want to add more government workers and raise property taxes, taxes on food, taxes on payroll, new user fees, new fines, etc..
They want to promote and support these socialistic goals for America:
does he think TSA employees should be allowed to collectively bargain with the government on workplace rules and procedures? To date, Southers has declined to give a definitive response to DeMint’s question, even though it’s importance was highlighted by the attempted Christmas Day massacre of nearly 300 people aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253
Besides the pushing for the unionising of TSA, there’s another concerning issue about Mr. Southers that is reported today by the Washington Post. While at the FBI, Southers inappropriately accessed federal databases to obtain information on his estranged wife’s boyfriend. Then he misled Congress about the details of those events, but later retracted and corrected his story.
The White House nominee to lead the Transportation Security Administration gave Congress misleading information about incidents in which he inappropriately accessed a federal database, possibly in violation of privacy laws, documents obtained by The Washington Post show.
Southers, a former FBI agent, has described inconsistencies in his accounts to Congress as “inadvertent” and the result of poor memory of an incident that dates back 20 years. He said in a Nov. 20 letter to key senators obtained by The Post that he had accepted full responsibility long ago for a “grave error in judgment” in accessing confidential criminal records about his then-estranged wife’s new boyfriend.
If for no other reason to reject Souther’s nomination, fake conservative Congressman Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins support this guy. Too bad he didn’t cheat on paying his taxes. He would have been a shoe-in and probably have breezed through this confirmation. Here’s a quote from Joe Lieberman’s spokesperson regarding Southers:
In a statement, a spokeswoman for Lieberman said the senator “believes that Erroll Southers is an outstanding candidate to lead the TSA.
Back to threat of unionising TSA, here is a list of some of the unions in America supporting the unionisation of TSA, as provided by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE):
Alaska State AFL-CIO
California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
Georgia State AFL-CIO
Indiana State AFL-CIO
Maryland State and D.C. AFL-CIO
Michigan State AFL-CIO
Nevada State AFL-CIO
North Carolina State AFL-CIO
Oklahoma State AFL-CIO
South Carolina AFL-CIO
Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council
Utah State AFL-CIO
Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
West Virginia AFL-CIO
Central Labor Councils
Anchorage Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Beaver-Lawrence Central Labor Council (Pennsylvania)
Central Florida AFL-CIO
Central Oregon Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Chicago Federation of Labor and Industrial Union Council, AFL-CIO
Cleveland Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Colorado Springs Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Denver Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
Greater Boston Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (Oregon)
Martin Luther King Jr. County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (Seattle)
Metropolitan Baltimore Council of AFL-CIO Unions
Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO
Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Northern Virginia Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
Northwest Oregon Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Oklahoma City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Orange County Labor Federation, AFL-CIO (Calif.)
San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
St. Louis Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Washington Green Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (Ohio)
Association of Flight Attendants-CWA
AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) Local 2829 (Minneapolis)
APWU(American Postal Workers Union) Local 125 (Minneapolis)
APWU Local 1462 (Central Florida)
APWU Local 247 (Colorado Springs)
ATU (Amalgamated Transit Union) Local 1005 (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
BCTWGM (Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers’ and Grain Millers) Local 6 (Philadelphia), AFL-CIO
CWA (Communications Workers of America) Minnesota State Council
Florida Alliance for Retired Americans
IAMAW (International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers) Minnesota State Council of Machinists
Jobs with Justice, Central Florida
Jobs with Justice, St. Louis
LCLAA (Labor Council for Latin American Advancement) Central Florida Chapter
LIUNA (Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 332 (Philadelphia), AFL-CIO
Minnesota Nurses Association
Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) Local 1776
UMWA (United Mine Workers of America) Region IV (Colorado)
A. Philip Randolph Institute Central Florida Chapter
Central Florida CLUW (Collation of Labor Union Women)
“I look forward to joining you and adding value to the homeland security mission at TSA.”
It seems the momentum to build a gargantuan base of Democrat constituents though workplace initiatives rolls on. And you wonder why much of the stimulus money is being held back. It will continue to be funnelled to progressive organizations and political causes supporting progressive political candidates. The only problem here is that progressives are a minority in this country (albeit the wealthiest), and their political agenda is juxtaposed to the freedom and liberty America was founded on.
The progressive agenda will be crushed by those Americans that are continually having their freedom and liberty curbed. It’s only a matter of time.
Another Harvard elitist to join the ranks of Obama’s house of czars, Ron Bloom, was Steve Rattner’s right-hand man, regarding the take over of Chrysler and GM. Rattner stepped down over escalating charges surrounding the probe of his alleged pay for play scheme involving New York State pension funds. Bloom was elevated to that position and now that the automaker bailout programs are winding down, Obama is looking to upgrade him to Manufacturing Czar, where he would help make all American manufacturing become more globally competitive.
Born in New York City and raised in Swarthmore, a suburb of Philadelphia, much of Bloom’s early life revolved around Habonim (now known as Habonim Dror), a progressive Labor Zionist youth movement that emphasizes cultural Judaism, socialism and social justice.
It’s all part of an upbringing that the man overseeing the country’s bailout of the U.S. auto industry cites among his earliest influences…
Bloom recalled camp as “a fun experience” that afforded him the opportunity to “meet people from different places.” He said he never intended to go into the Labor Zionist movement professionally…He says Habonim infused him with values that influenced the way he views public service.
Bloom’s expertise in both private banking and the labor union movement…helped him land what he says is the job of a lifetime.
Bloom said his decision to join the administration was, in part, the product of a broader sense of engagement and desire to improve the world, which he developed in his Habonim years.
Has Bloom been specifically involved with these type of unions in America? He was New England Regional Director of the Jewish Labor Committee (JLC). Who is the JLC? According to www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org
Unlike other community relations agencies, the JLC has its sphere of action clearly delineated: it strives to represent Jewish interests in the American labor movement, and labor interests in the Jewish community. Working with the American Federation of Labor–Congress of Industrial Organization since the federation’s formation in 1956, the JLC works with and has the support of a wide range of unions and their associated organizations.
For 74 years, the JLC has served as the bridge linking the Jewish community and organized labor in a shared commitment to economic and social justice.
You can be a part of this historic tradition of working together to advance the cause of the Jewish people and to help create a better future for all.
Is there a problem with involvement in furthering Zionist causes in America? Well, that’s debatable. However, since the Zionist Labor movement is a socialist movement, there is a cause for concern seeing that he could be in charge of overseeing all major manufacturing activity in America.
…run the companies and actively participate in the political process on the basis of what is good for your shareholders – and not based on outmoded nostrums about unions, free enterprise, deregulation, free markets and free trade.
In today’s world the blather about free trade, free-markets and the joys of competition is nothing but pablum for the suckers.
He goes on to talk about needed changes in America’s workplace, saying
Today the real impediments to long-term profitability lie largely outside the collective bargaining arena… Health Care Costs… management must support universal single-payer national health care, A universal single-payer system, whether financed through general revenue or even a payroll tax, would result in significantly higher profits for the steel industry… Energy Policy … It is time to support a comprehensive national energy program.
Those are not the words of a free-trade advocate, but that of a social engineer. Yes, socialism has been a part of his life since he was a child. Besides, why was he writing for the Democratic Socialist of America Newsletter.
Here is some of Bloom’s related work experience in no particular order:
Executive Director of the Massachusetts Coalition for Full Employment
Research and negotiating specialist for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
The New England Regional Director of the Jewish Labor Committee, a multi-issue organization that acts as a liaison betweenthe labor movement and the Jewish community
Since 1996, Ron Bloom has served as a Special Assistant to the President of the United Steelworkers of America (USWA)heads the Union’s Corporate Research, Industry Analysis and Pattern Bargaining Department
Founding Partners of the investment banking firm of Keilin and Bloom. The firm focused on financial transactions where employees played a role as stakeholders
Vice President at the investment banking firm of Lazard Freres & Co.
The PA Business Tax Reform Commission
Lastly, here’s a video of a Bloom speech, where beginning at 2:16, he states:
“Workers want unions. All polls indicate that if union workers, given an unimpeded choice,whether or not to form a union, join a union, they will join a union”…but there’s no question, since 1980, there has been a sustained employer offensive to weaken unions for reasons that are logical from an employers perspective…The political environment we have in this country is not conducive to workers forming unions.”
Bloom is another Obama socialist looking to complete the transformation of America into a socialist state and ultimately, a fascist one. I guess a good question for all of these Czars, defenders of socialists values and wealth re-distribution, would be: can we re-distribute the massive amount of wealth accumulated by all of Obama’s czars, seeing that most of them are multi-millionaires? Somehow, I think you guys will exempt yourselves from the crushing reforms you seek to force on America.