The president says right-to-work laws mean "the right to work for less money." So how does he explain the fact that incomes are up in RTW states while forced unionism is a proven job killer? Campaigning Monday in Michigan as it stood poised to become the nation´s 24th right-to-work state, President Obama spoke the exact opposite of the truth to union workers at a Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in the birthplace of organized labor. "What we shouldn´t be doing," he told the small crowd, "is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages
Comments: And here we thought Democrats were pro-choice.
What we need is some very important Senator to get up on the floor and call out the president, in bold and unforgiving fashion, and call Obama - if not to his face, at least in his presence and with the cameras rolling - a BoldFaced Liar. After of course, having checked and double checked the facts and then memorizing those facts. The media will swarm the president in a protective cloak, but lo, perhaps one timid weaselly reporter will slither over to that Senator to accuse him of casting aspersions toward the monarchy. At which point he rattles off point by point facts and truths that become part of the news flow. That´s how it plays out in my fantasy skit, anyways.
At this rate, His Majesty will soon be calling for "the rich" to be handcuffed and marched to the public square, where they will be given the choice of renouncing "greed" and submitting to the Gospel of Fairness (According To Marx), and having their heads placed in the guillotine. It would be a fitting spectacle, in this reign of bread and circuses.
The unions should be using dues money to shore up their underwater pensions,instead they dump it in the dems protection racket.
It´s not only unions in the north that will see jobs go,Obamacare mandates will chase employers to low tax,Obamacare opt out states. It´s absolute insanity to elect any form of liberal to fix an economy.Obama kills jobs by the millions,then wants to borrow trillions to create a handful of phony government make work ones.The middle men in the operation are the real bandits.
OP, good point. Women can be pro-choice about killing babies in utero but no one is permitted a choice of belonging to a union or not.
Pointing out liberal hypocrisy is useless to the last couple generations of non-analytical thinkers. They´re ignorant. The MSM, by contrast, has no excuse -- they´re deliberately obfuscating or withholding.
Obama´s feeling pretty cocky these days. Knows he´s now got 4 years to finish the dismantling. Knows the MSM will exalt him, cover for him when needed. So the lies get more brazen, the Mussolini uplifted nose gets lifted higher, haughtier.
And these speeches no longer sound like they´re just more campaigning. No, they´re a call to arms for his storm troopers. He´s really their commander in chief and he´s signaling them that it´s time to take the hill, take out those corporations and those evil white, rich people who have been oppressing them. Go ahead, he´s saying, take what´s theirs because under my command, it will be yours.
The union members are being duped not only by the Democrats but by their own union management. I remember very well the Post Cereal strike in Battle Creek Michigan. They went out for about 8 weeks. Their union masters literally were driving by in limos waving to the sign carriers. They finally went back to work with a pay cut. Tell me again how right to work will cause lower wages. Moving the company to China has the same effect.
1) he approved while a union thug big shot literally stood next to him and threatened the lives of political opponents ("take back these son of a bitches [sic] out" 2) his encouraging of violence against opponents is happening now (see Crowder video) 3) he has STILL not condemned the violence. Nice, Hope and Change. Encouraging violence against political adversaries. Good thing President Bush didn´t do it. The media would then report it.
#1 . more like campaigning . The socialists see even a minute crack leaking some water and they´ll rush to fix it . On our dime . We start puting the education system on trial and watch the turmoil . Wis. times a thousand .
I guess when faced with facts that are undeniably true, Obama has to lie. Then when honest people like us are left in head scratching huh? mode, this gives him time to get away and set up the next sideshow performance. He truly is a barker.
Marxist that he is, Obama can only see "group rights" as opposed to "individual rights". Has anyone ever heard him speak about individual achievement and rights? Gov´t can´t afford a tax cut??? Obama assumes that ALL money belongs to the gov´t. Beware people, the wealthy don´t HAVE enough money to support this government..the money IS in the middle class because there are so many more of us.
Yesterday on my TV, I got to see Labor Union Thugocracy in action up close and personal; not a pretty sight. Watching it unfold reminded me of how true are the words: Liberals are unlike Conservatives in many ways; primarily because Liberals are simply incapable of thinking for themselves.
Today, Dozen Dozen Dozen Day, perhaps my TV will have something less distressingly action-packed for me to view. I can only hope.
UAW- the only place in the world where a highschool drop out driving a forklift earns $150,000 a year, then gets a huge national pension, local pension and medical care for his family for life. I wonder why all of the auto makers had to be bailed out?
They can get drunk and high on pot at lunch and don´t have to worry about getting fired, while the consumers of the vehicles put their children in these vehicles. The moral of this story is don´t buy a Chrysler product or for that matter a vehicles made in Michigan run by the UAW.
Even if it were true (which it isn´t), I would much rather have a job with a lower wage than never have a chance to work at all. Unions tend to make jobs an exclusive club and a lot of times it is like the paradox of having to have experience to get a job but needing a job to get experience. Same goes for unions. You need to be in a union to get the job but you need the job to be in the union.
At any rate, it is a proven FACT that everyone benefits from a free market. Any kinds of artificial controls always creates higher costs and less reward for the effort put in.
Political Correctness: Its force structure decimated by sequestration and budget cuts, the Marine Corps considers exchanging its proud and honored look for hats similar to the gendarmes who direct traffic in Paris. If sequestration´s annual spending cuts continue past this year, the Marine Corps will lose 8,000 in troop strength, Commandant Gen. James F. Amos told the Defense Writers Group in June. But those who remain will at least be fashion-conscious if a proposal for changes in their dress headgear goes forward. Men and women in the Marines
Junk Science: Al Gore, patron saint of climate fraud, argues with Australia´s prime minister that its brushfires are not caused by warming and that the record shows the koala bear, like the polar bear, is quite safe. They were the largest Australian bushfires in a populous region in recorded history, consuming half the state of Victoria, claiming 12 lives and destroying an estimated 1 million sheep and thousands of cattle. And they occurred in February 1851 during one of the coldest years on record. Bushfires have been part of Australian life for centuries
Energy: The Golden State´s governor has signed legislation that regulates but does not ban the technology that has sparked an energy boom nationwide — and which may yet restore the state to solvency. If any state were to ban hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, the process that releases oil and natural gas trapped in porous shale formations, one would think it would be California. Gov. Jerry Brown, who leads the government in a state that hosted Solyndra and embraces endangered bird-chopping wind turbines,
Scandal: A deadly battle involving grenades between a drug cartel and Mexican police has added to the toll of lives taken with weapons trafficked by suspects that U.S. officials watched but did not stop. The same Obama administration officials responsible for letting thousands of weapons walk into Mexico and right into the hands of drug cartels in Operation Fast and Furious also passed on several opportunities to arrest and prosecute an arms smuggler who was busy supplying the cartels with hand grenades. This according to a report by Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News, the one reporter
Corruption: The crash-prone government health-care site asks applicants if they want to register to vote as they try to sign up for ObamaCare. By sheer coincidence, a plurality of the uninsured are likely Democratic voters. Call it Motor Voter on steroids — the piggybacking of voter registration to an otherwise unrelated government function. Those trying to navigate Healthcare.gov, a website that looks and functions as if designed by the department of motor vehicles, are being asked if they want to register to vote just in time for crucial 2014 midterm elections
Regulation: From lost jobs to fewer hours to premium hikes that would make a loan shark drool, Barack Obama´s home state is a case study in why the first rule in health care reform, as in medicine, should be to do no harm. The president and his cohorts in the media have long accused Republicans of being out of touch with ordinary people. Remember the concocted story about President Bush the elder being so out of touch he was unfamiliar with supermarket bar-code scanners? But it´s President Obama who´s out of touch with ordinary people
Health Care: In a stunning admission, our Health and Human Services secretary admits ObamaCare is part of the fundamental transformation of America away from a free market in anything to a nanny state on steroids. Maybe Kathleen Sebelius was being sarcastic, or maybe she thought it might be a good way to reach the "young invincibles" who feel they had better things to do with their money than enroll in ObamaCare. But her recent appearance on Jon Stewart´s show on Comedy Central went about as well as ObamaCare´s train wreck of a rollout.
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
Hardly a week goes by without Hillary Clinton receiving another award. Last month she was named a “Global Champion” by the International Medical Corps, received the American Patriot Award at the National Defense University Foundation and the Hermandad Award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative. [Snip] At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Swedes toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
Amid an array of “knock-out” attacks against a number of Jews in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, a city councilwoman pointed to the success of the Jewish community as triggering the aggression. Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo emphasized that while she “admire[s] the Jewish community immensely” for its work ethic, black teens may see it differently. “While I personally regard this level of tenacity, I also recognize that for others, the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success,” Cumbo, who was recently elected, wrote in a letter. Chief among the issues