Daily Commentary – Tuesday, December 3, 2013 – Fast Food Strikes Spreading to 100 Cities This Thursday
- Strikes organized nationwide to fight for higher wages for fast food employees
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Have they no shame …
From the PJ Tatler comes the below exclusive video and the story that protesters at the WWII Memorial were paid to do so and one was not even a government employee as they claimed, but worked at McDonald’s instead.
After about an hour, about 20 protesters arrived on the scene chanting “Boehner, get us back to work” and claiming they were federal employees furloughed because of the shutdown.
In the video below these protesters were marching towards the press gaggle and I was asking them to show their federal IDs to prove they were in fact federal workers. No one wore their federal ID and none would provide it to prove their claim.
Then, remarkably, a guy carrying a sign passed by wearing a McDonald’s employee shirt, which I noted. I then began asking them how much they had been paid to protest, at which point the guy wearing the McDonald’s shirt came back and admitted he had been paid $15.
Democrats Pay Union Members to Protest World War II Vets. Just pathetic.
Here is the video. As you watch it, try to imagine what public relations genius in the Obama administration thought that this would play well for the president and Harry Reid:
You can’t make this stuff up: World War II veterans come to Washington to see their monument, and the Obama administration tries to block them by putting up barricades. When that blunder starts getting media attention, the administration doubles down by paying union members $15 to march around, waving signs and protesting–as though that were a sure-fire way to generate sympathy for the nonessential federal employees who are getting the day off. Is it possible that the Democrats could be snatching defeat from the jaws of victory?
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40,000 Members of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) Quit the AFL-CIO Citing Obamacare … Growing Frustration With Obamacare
Trouble in Union paradise because of Obamacare.
The 40,000 members of the ILWU, International Longshore & Warehouse Union, have quit the AFL-CIO citing Obamacare and immigration reform. The ILWU sent a letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka providing grievances, namely the AFL-CIO’s support of Obamacare. The letter stated that, ”We feel the Federation has done a great disservice to the labor movement and all working people by going along to get along.” Gee, ya think? The ILWU is also upset with the AFL-CIO fot their going along with Obama’s confiscatory tax on their “Cadillac” health care plans after Obama ran on a platform in 2009 saying that he would not do so. Even unions are now upset with Obama’s misrepresentations with Obamacare. What Obama lie, say it isn’t so.
In what is being reported as a surprise move, the 40,000 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced that they have formally ended their association with the AFL-CIO, one of the nation’s largest private sector unions. The Longshoremen citied Obamacare and immigration reform as two important causes of their disaffiliation.
In an August 29 letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, ILWU President Robert McEllrath cited quite a list of grievances as reasons for the disillusion of their affiliation, but prominent among them was the AFL-CIO’s support of Obamare.
“We feel the Federation has done a great disservice to the labor movement and all working people by going along to get along,” McEllrath wrote in the letter to Trumka.
The ILWU President made it clear they are for a single-payer, nationalized healthcare policy and are upset with the AFL-CIO for going along with Obama on the confiscatory tax on their “Cadillac” healthcare plan.
UPDATE I: The Hill – Unions are frustrated the Obama administration hasn’t responded to their calls for changes to ObamaCare.
Unions are frustrated the Obama administration hasn’t responded to their calls for changes to ObamaCare.
Labor has watched with growing annoyance as the White House has backed ObamaCare changes in response to concerns from business groups, religious organizations and even lawmakers and their staffs.
They say they don’t understand why their concerns so far have fallen of deaf ears.
We are disappointed that the non-profit health plans offered by unions have not been given the same consideration as the Catholic Church, big business and Capitol Hill staffers,” Unite Here President D. Taylor told The Hill.
It’s an issue that Obama may have to face when he speaks to the AFL-CIO convention a week after Labor Day.
More Unions Buyers Remorse … IRS Employee Union: We Don’t Want Obamacare … Special Rules for Government
OBAMACARE FOR THEE, NOT FOR ME (IRS) … From the individuals who are supposed to enforce Obamacare … We want no part of Obamacare.
Now the union that represents the IRS wants no part of Obamacare. How comical is this? The very people that are set to enforce many parts of Obamacare are now saying that do not want Obamacare. So the thought process from the IRS is Obamacare for thee, not for me? So says the unions that backed Obamacare when it was rammed down the throats of “We the People”. Currently the NTEU represents 150,000 federal employees overall, including most of the nearly 100,000 IRS workers where they get their health insurance through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, which also covers members of Congress. However, the implementation of Obamacare means that the IRS employees could be put on the healthcare exchanges where they would lose their current insurance and possible no longer go to their current doctors. How does it feel unions to have Obama’s lies on Obamacare affect you too?
IRS employees have a prominent role in Obamacare, but their union wants no part of the law.
National Treasury Employees Union officials are urging members to write their congressional representatives in opposition to receiving coverage through President Obama’s health care law.
The union leaders are providing members with a form letter to send to the congressmen that says “I am very concerned about legislation that has been introduced by Congressman Dave Camp to push federal employees out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and into the insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act.”
The NTEU represents 150,000 federal employees overall, including most of the nearly 100,000 IRS workers.
As stated at the American Thinker, a proposal by House Ways and Means Committee chair Dave Camp to place all federal employees, including congress and their staffs, under Obamacare is being met with stiff resistance from the IRS employee union charged with enforcing it. Many politicians, both Democrat and Republican, are against this proposal as they will lose their Cadillac insurance plans. But what should we expect from an elitists and entitled politicians who think they are better than than “We the People” and who have forgot a long time ago that they work for us, not the other way around.
EXIT QUESTION: Why should politicians and their staff be subject to another set of rules than the laws they pass an inflict crap legislation like Obamacare on “We the People”?
Obamacare is following a part …
Just how bad is Obamacare, even the unions are turning against it as they realize the “destructive consequences” of Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation as president. Unions are learning that Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is not only not that affordable, it basically does not insure individuals. This is what happens when you blindly follow some one and their agenda without having a clue as to what is written into the law, or the law of unintended or intended circumstance.
The laborers union has added to organized labor’s drumbeat of dissatisfaction with the Affordable Care Act.
In a letter sent to President Barack Obama on Thursday, Laborers International Union of North America President Terry O’Sullivan wrote that the law has “destructive consequences” for the types of health plans that cover millions of unionized construction workers and their family members.
The letter follows a separate one written last week by the heads of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers and Unite Here, expressing similar concerns to Congress’s top Democrats, Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers took out print ads raising alarms about the law last week as well.
Mr. O’Sullivan concluded: “Approximately 3 million laborers, retirees, and their families now face the very real prospect of losing their health benefits. This, I must remind you, was something that you promised would not happen.”
Obamacare is literally unraveling before our very eyes and it could not happen to a worse law. Just a week ago, Barack Obama stated that the employer mandate would be delayed until 2015, even though he did not have the Constitutional authority to do so. The House then voted this week to delay the employee and individual mandate for a year. Just recently, HHS came out and stated that Obamacare does not guarantee that you can keep your doctor, even though President Barack Obama made a promise to the America people that you could when he was promoting the boondoggle.
The more and more the “We the People” learn was its in Obamacare and is damaging affects, the more the polls go negative. In a recent FOX poll, 66% of Americans are worried about their healthcare under Obamacare. Another poll finds that Obamacare is already a job killer.
After decades of Democrat mismanagement and corruption … Detroit files bankruptcy. After filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, Michigan’s takeover of Detroit is the largest state takeover of a municipality in over two decades, and if successful, Detroit would avoid the biggest municipal bankruptcy ever. However, this is what happens when you promote 50 years of “blue” state Democrat, welfare state politics of high taxes, and lavish benefits packages for public and union workers. This crash was set in motion years ago, it was only a matter of time before it reached its final conclusion.
WAKE UP AMERICA … Let Detroit, Michigan serve as an example, is this what you want for the United States?
Detroit— The city of Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history Thursday, culminating a decades-long slide that transformed the nation’s iconic industrial town into a model of urban decline crippled by population loss, a dwindling tax base and financial problems.
Gov. Rick Snyder justified approving the historic filing by reciting a litany of the city’s ills, including more than $18 billion in debt, maxed-out tax rates, the highest murder rate in 40 years, 78,000 abandoned buildings and a half-century of residential flight. He said the city failed to provide basic services to residents or pay creditors.
The Gateway Pundit has a list of the failed Democrat Mayors for the past 50 years. Detroit has not had a Republican Mayor since 1961. Sorry Dems, you own Detroit and the catastrophic events that have building to this point where they have no alternative but to file bankruptcy.
The city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in federal court Thursday, laying the groundwork for a historic effort to bail out a city that is sinking under billions of dollars in debt and decades of mismanagement, population flight and loss of tax revenue.
The bankruptcy filing makes Detroit the largest city in U.S. history to do so.
The filing begins a 30- to 90-day period that will determine whether the city is eligible for Chapter 9 protection and define how many claimants might compete for the limited settlement resources that Detroit has to offer. The bankruptcy petition would seek protection from creditors and unions who are renegotiating $18.5 billion in debt and other liabilities.
Daily Commentary – Friday, June 21, 2013 – Yet Another Dig in the Search For the Remains of Jimmy Hoffa
- Digging in a suburban Detroit field following a tip
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TWINKIES, DING-DONGS & HO-HO’s are Back … Hostess Brands LLC to Hire 1,500 Workers But No Union Labor
They’re soon to be back … If you thought that Twinkies, Ding-Dongs and Ho-Ho’s were going the way of the Do-Do bird, you would be wrong. Hostess Brands LLC is reopening four bakeries to get Twinkies back in the hands of the public by July 2013. However, there is just one catch. Hostess Brands plans on hiring 1500 workers to bring back the tasty golden, delicious cream filled snack, but none of them will be union workers.
Hostess Brands — Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management’s APO -0.58% new incarnation of the baking company that liquidated in Chapter 11 — is reopening four bakeries in the next eight to 10 weeks, aiming to get Twinkie-deprived consumers the classic snack cake starting in July.
Chief Executive C. Dean Metropoulos said the company will pump $60 million in capital investments into the plants between now and September and aims to hire at least 1,500 workers. But they won’t be represented by unions, including the one whose nationwide strike sparked the 86-year-old company’s decision to shut down in November.
Just what Newtown, CT and America does not need following the mass shooting murders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Westboro Baptist Cult is planning on protesting the Sandy Hook Elementary funerals with their vile and hateful signs. These hate mongers are now going to make a bad and terrible situation worse by planning protests. Margie Phelps tweeted the following.
As reported at the Examiner, don’t look now, but the Westboro Baptist Church is going to bring their special brand of hate to the streets of the mourning town of Newtown, CT. Talk about throwing gas onto a fire. Have these people no shame. Obviously not. Let’s understand the rational of liberties here. Those with a political agenda to ban guns want to go after the Second Amendment; however, those like the Westboro cult are perfectly OK and within their First Amendment rights to spew hate.
Less than 48 hours after the Connecticut school shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, which took place on Dec. 14, the Westboro Baptist Church is already making plans to picket. The Westboro Baptist Church is known for picketing and protesting at funerals across the country.
“Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment,” Shirley Phelps-Roper tweeted on Dec. 15.
“They need to come back to Oklahoma,” Bryan Weathers, from Moore, said. “We know how to take care of them here.”
The Compassionate Left … Michigan Union Thugs Destroy Hot Dog Vendor Clint Tarver’s Cart While Hurling Racist Epithets at Him
There will be blood … Racist Union Thugs.
The Michigan union thugs are not for all labor are now they. During the pro-union rally following the signing of the “right to work” legislation, union members destroyed hot dog vendor Clint Tarver’s cart. As reported at Michelle Malkin, Tarver was caught up in the violent chaos that erupted when union thugs attacked the Americans for Prosperity tent on the capitol grounds in East Lansing, MI during the right-to-work protest. Sadly, President Barack Obama has said nothing to condemn the union violence or the attack against Clint Tarver.
If this was not bad enough, that these thugs destroyed this man’s private property, but they also hurled racial slurs at him. They called him an “N” word and said he was on the wrong side. UNREAL. But it is the Tea Party who is branded racist. The Velvet Hammer reports that the thugs shouted “Uncle Tom” and “ni&&er” at Tarver.
@NolanFinleyDN Min after union thugs tore down tent, assaulted several ppl. & yelling N*gger & Uncle Tom at man below pic.twitter.com/1ycXkE5g
The audio of the racial slurs were confirmed by Dana Loesch during an interview with Clint Tarver.
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Just curious, where is President Barack Obama’s outrage over the violence from these union thugs? Where is Obama’s comments on the unions acting stupidly like he falsely accused the Cambridge, Mass police? Where is Obama’s comments that Clint Tarver could look like your
son uncle? How could anyone say that Obama is a president for all of the people?