Skip to comments.RNC Statement On Obama’s Pro-Union Executive Order (are slave labor camps next!)
Posted on 02/07/2009 1:23:58 PM PST by LoneStarCEdited on 02/07/2009 3:56:27 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
WASHINGTON Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele today released the following statement concerning the executive order quietly signed by President Barack Obama on Friday ordering the use of union labor for federal construction projects:
President Obamas executive order will drive up the cost of government at a time when we should be doing everything possible to save taxpayer dollars. Federal contracts should go to the businesses that can offer taxpayers the best value not just the unions who supported the Democrats campaigns last year. Quietly signing executive orders to payback campaign backers undermines Obama promise to change Washington. It is a disappointment for Americans hoping for more transparency and less politics as usual in Washington.
Friday, February 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am - USE OF PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS FOR FEDERAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
If, as F.A. Hayek famously said, socialism is "The Road to Serfdom," then Omama's version of national socialism is going to be "The taxpayer funded 8-lane Super-highway to Fascism/Communism."
And even worse - the slaves pulling the stones for our new Pharaoh's Marxist-wet-dream pyramid will be required to pay for the honor.
And all this in only the first two weeks!
More like a move from socialism to communism.
I hate this SOB
Does anyone know where to find the text of the actual order?
“If, as appears likely, the stimulus conspiracy passes, the vast majority of american workers will have to submit to joining a union and contributing a portion of their wages to Obama’s National Socialist Utopia OR be frozen out completely!”
It can’t be legal. This will be struck down, in my opinion...Americans right or left will not tolerate this...big overreach...
as I recall, one must have “the mark of the beast” lest they not be able to do a heck of a lot to survive..
could this “mark” be required union membership instead of “666”??? (how I WISH this was sarcasm)
He is also going to reverse Bushes Exec Order that states the E-Verify system must not be used on Federal jobs which Bush passed last June for January of this year.
Sorry must be used!
Don’t make the mistake of thinking these guys are toothless;
Plus no white men can benefit, must be looking for illegal alien union workers
Does anyone know where to find the text of the actual order?
Yes — here at reichstag headquarters:
(you couldn’t make this S*** up!)
The unions paid millions to get their “messiah” elected. He now has to pay them back by shoving their Commie BS down our throats.
Text of the article is included in the article “Obama Sends Labor another Bouquet” at the link.
Then why the executive order for this bill?
I wonder how long until their graves are desecrated.
Well at least he wont cause a trade collapse with this.
The higher price of labor wont cause us to look for outsourced labor because we Americans are held hostage to whatever the unions will charge.
My wallet feels lighter already, but its no matter.
We will be able to rest in the shade with union road crews along tree lined boulevards.
Ahh... Obamalot /s
Counters prior executive order.
we have a statue of Lenin in Seattle now.
I think the job should go to the low bidder, but I also think if there are no enforceable rules about illegal labor and sub contractors not providing insurance and befits and proof of citizen ship. Then we should let china bid on the jobs and save some money.
Our only hope is that the media wakes up and gets over their koolaid hangover. Then we might stand a chance. If they keep feeding propaganda we are doomed.
Funny and frightening at the same time
Yep...sort of...it was not as wide reaching, as I understand it...
These are mostly conservative states. They may not be getting much in the way of federal construction money anyway. These Dems play hardball.
The first order repeals Executive Order 13201, or Beck Order, that required contractors to inform employees of their rights in refusing to pay union dues earmarked for non-collective bargaining activities, including politics and lobbying. In addition, the new order mandates that most federal contractors and subcontractors post and comply with a notice informing employees of their rights under federal labor laws or face consequences that could include losing the contract and being blacklisted from future projects. This order is effective immediately, although the Secretary of Labor has 120 days to initiate a process to determine the form and content of the rule.
The president also issued an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from being reimbursed for costs associated with educating employees about joining a union, including preparing and distributing materials; hiring or consulting legal counsel; holding meetings; and activities planned or conducted by managers, supervisors or union representatives during work hours. The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council must enact this rule within 150 days.
The third executive order mandates that service contracts covered by the Service Contract Act include a clause requiring contractors to offer workers employed under a previous contract the right of first refusal for non-managerial and non-supervisory positions they are qualified for. Penalties for not complying with this order include paying back wages and the possibility of a three-year debarment from federal contracts. The Secretary of Labor must issue regulations within 180 days.
Although the executive orders raise a number of concerns for ABC and its members, the extent of their impact on ABC members will be unclear until the regulations implementing the orders are proposed. ABC will participate in the rulemaking processes for each order, and will provide timely updates on these and other executive orders issued by the Obama administration.
Executive Order 13495: Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws
Executive Order 13496: Economy in Government Contracting
Executive Order 13497: Nondispacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts
who fricking made you the grand popa?
“These Dems play hardball.”
Don’t make the mistake of thinking they are Dems any more. These are AMZIS.
I’d rather drive on potholed roads in a right to work state that drive the autobahn in Obamalot
“I some times wonder about the age and mental abilities of many of the posters here. This was a standard add on to all Democrat bills when the were in charge before 1994.”
Wrong. Dead wrong. And watch your snotty tone Junior...
You came out swinging at fellow FReepers with disingenuos information.
I was just at the White House web site and was poking around a little and found this:
The ethics section is currently being revised to reflect President Obama’s Executive Order concerning Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel, issued on January 21, 2009. Please check back soon.
What a joke our nation has become!
So it's alright?
It stinks. Gov unions stink. I was in a union once, it stunk.
It is like kissing autonomy goodbye
can’t say that I have, SIR
Well, Obama has already been dancing over Lincoln’s coffin, while the media has been claiming he is the resurrected Lincoln.
Which begs the question: Where in the constitution is this power granted to the executive? Sign a paper and voila! law of the land!...until the next president takes office. What BS.
The movie "The Ten Commandments" comes to mind as the the pharoh (played brilliantly by Yule Brenner) would intone: "Let it be written! Let it be done!
No press conference about this order? No MSM coverage? You don’t think they are trying to hide this do you?
Mmmmm, I do remember that Beyonce once danced on the tomb of Ulysses S. Grant.
I wonder what they’ll do to Washington and Adams.