President Obama is back to his old sleight of hand (See blog In Egypt’s Shadow!). This time, however, it is to cover for The Department of Labor’s Latest Attempt to promulgate regulations aiding big labor’s corporate campaign initiatives and the National Labor Relations Board’s attempt to shorten election time periods and achieve “card check” through regulatory action (see Corporate Campaigns: Vehicle to Forced Unionism and Political Payback, National Labor Relations Board or NBLR – National Big Labor Resuscitation and Card Check through Regulation vs. Legislation). This President is indebted to the unions and understands he must have their support to be re-elected in 2012.
Accordingly, he is using the debt crisis to divert media attention away from hearings being conducted this week by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Department of Labor (DOL) on new rules/regulations that, if put in place, will mean A Death Penalty for Employees and Employers. Unfortunately, these hearings are no more than charades. The critical parts of these regulations necessary to allow big labor to prosecute successful corporate campaigns expeditiously will no doubt be implemented in order to secure big labor’s 2012 election donations, foot soldier support, and to ultimately secure President Obama’s election and Rule by Fiat.
The intent is to divert news coverage away so big labor paybacks slip in under the media radar. Americans: Beware of Rogue NLRB, wake up and call upon Congress to stop this intentional destruction of the free market system! Do you believe the timing is all coincidence?
President Obama’s lack of business management experience, as discussed in my previous blog, He Is What He Despises, is manifesting itself once again to the detriment of the American people. Instead of doing what any competent business owner would do when faced with declining revenues and a sagging economy, this President instead resorts to the only things he knows, politics and big labor thuggery. Implicit in his recent threat, as detailed in I Cannot Guarantee Social Security Checks will be Mailed if Debt Deal not Reached, is that the Republicans will be responsible if social security recipients do not receive their checks. This misinformation is typical of the tactics utilized by a trained union / community organizer, such as the President, in an attempt to isolate and force the target to capitulate. EMS experienced these types of attacks, threats and misinformation on a daily basis as chronicled in The Devil at My Doorstep.
The truth is the President has no concept of how to handle the situation nor does he care. In fact, his master plan is to “overwhelm the system” as espoused by Cloward and Piven as a means of collapsing the government (see Overwhelming the System). Allowing Americans to become even more dependent upon the government through redistribution of wealth, massive government programs, class warfare and entitlement programs that lead to potential default are all part of the road to socialism.
America deserves a leader who instead of spouting rhetoric rolls up his sleeves and makes the difficult decisions rather than blaming others (see blogs The Problem with Socialism is Socialism and America Deserves More than Class Warfare). As Dr. Matt Will, Professor of Finance at Indianapolis University succinctly articulates below, there is no reason to raise the debt limit:
Political and Financial Reality
“It is now a game of chicken. The president has revenue coming in to make debt payments. There is no reason for a default to occur! The question is, will he make his debt payments or send out welfare/social security/etc. checks? My guess is he will default on the debt, blame it on the Republicans and send out government checks to recipients. While it ultimately is his decision to default, the media has successfully painted the Republicans as the bad guys on the default issue and they will take the blame. Revenue exists to make all debt payments, WITHOUT a debt ceiling increase. Like a family on a tight budget, the president has all his bills sitting on the kitchen table. He will decide what to pay. I suspect he will make the political decision and not the ethical decision.”
America deserves and needs a leader who is for America and not a political philosophy or personal political gains as discussed by Charles Krauthammer in today’s article It’s Time to Call Obama’s Bluff on the Debt Celing. A leader who is intent on cleaning up corruption as exposed by Wayne Allen Root in today’s article Mr. Obama, Tear Down Your Debt Ceiling. A leader who understands that reducing government spending and borrowing, growing the economy, creating jobs and removing government regulation are key to several crucial steps previously outlined in Restoring America’s Prosperity. Unfortunately this President, unlike successful business owners, has no former training, experience or family background to draw upon in solving the current economic situation, even if had an inclination to do so!
Unable to pass “Card Check” through legislative means, the Obama Administration and the NLRB is intent on achieving similar ends through the NLRB’s regulatory authority. This was previously discussed in my previous blogs, Card Check through Regulation vs. Legislation, Americans: Beware of Rogue NLRB and last week’s Rule by Fiat.
This Thursday, July 6, I will accompany Mr. Larry Getts, a Dana Corporation employee who witnessed, firsthand, the ruthlessness of a corporate campaign, to Washington D.C. and provide testimony before Congress on the horrors these campaigns impose upon employees and how they deprive them of the opportunity to learn an alternative viewpoint. Larry and his fellow employees were forced into unionism when Dana Corporation signed a Neutrality Agreement; the employees petitioned to decertify the union and had ample time (42 days) to meet with fellow employees and the employer to learn the truth absent of intimidation. Because there was ample time to allow the employee’s to become fully educated, he and his fellow employees were successful in their decertification petition
Under the regulatory changes proposed last week by the NLRB, the time period between the filing of the petition and the hearing would be changed to 10 days or less. Under that scenario, Larry and his fellow employees may not have had a time to educate the masses, and may have lost the decertification vote. This fact, however, is known to the NLRB, and is being disregarded by them as they promote their pro-labor agenda. Even now, the decertification decision in the Dana case is being challenged by the rogue NLRB!
My company, EMS, also faced the challenges of a union vote, as detailed in the last chapter of The Devil at My Doorstep, and most likely would have lost under recently proposed NLRB regulation changes. Please read the following excerpt from my book and you will realize that employees are already intimidated and misinformed into voting for the union before the union petitions an election! Less than ten days is not enough time to reverse the intimidation and expose the truth!
Excerpt from The Devil at My Doorstep:
When the union replaced our workers with twice as many steel workers, the cleaning was not done properly and our workers were asked to return to their jobs. The Machinists Union did not care for this turn of events and decided to attempt to organize our employees. Quietly union organizers had been recruiting EMS employees to sign union cards as they promised the moon and pressured/intimidated our defenseless employees into signing union cards. Fortunately since EFCA is not law yet, the Machinists Union petitioned for a secret-ballot election, a procedure which provided EMS ample time (42 days till a secret ballot election) to speak to the employees about the EMS position while not degrading the union. If EFCA would have been law we would have been negotiating a contract instead of preparing to meet with our employees concerning the upcoming election. Then they would have heard only one side of the story, the union side.
As required by law, the election would be held within 42 days. According to the mandates, we chatted with the employees during meetings while the union took them out, according to one of our employees, for chicken wings and beer, a couple of nights a week. I wondered if we should have bought some beer (something not permissible by law on our side) as well but the union had the evening hours all tied up. We were very careful not to promise anything in contrast to the union’s ability to do so. And we had to document everything said so as to keep a record; the union did not.
Through several sources, we had discovered that many of our employees were being followed all day by an organizer named Roy. We worried that his influence and pressure would win out. This had caused many to sign the union cards along with promises of double the wages, an unrealistic promise if ever there were one.
During the first meeting, I read a letter prepared by the attorneys, but I hated doing so, because it was so impersonal. It seemed to fall on deaf ears, something I could have predicted. The next time I used a prepared outline with more personal words about why I loved EMS and why I thought the employees did not need the union when we were dedicated to protecting their rights all down the line.
As the employees listened to me, it was evident in their eyes they did not realize that just because they signed cards they were not committed to voting for the union during the private secret-ballot election…
Every member of Congress will receive a copy of The Devil at My Doorstep that morning, along with a personal letter from Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Committee. The Devil at My Doorstep and Mark’s letter, combined with Larry’s testimony during the hearings will beg the question, When Will Congress and the Main Stream Media Wake Up? It is time to reign in the rogue NLRB!
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