Skip to comments.Sinking By The Stern
Posted on 03/01/2010 5:07:17 PM PST by Kaslin
Union Influence: The White House picks its most frequent visitor to sit on its deficit commission. He believes in big government, in big spending, and that the workers of the world should unite. What could go wrong?
Computer security firms have been known to hire the best former hackers because they know best how to stop others like them. But the appointment of Andy Stern, president of the Service Employee International Union (SEIU), to a bipartisan commission to come up with ways to deal with the rapidly rising federal budget deficit is like having a serial arsonist organize Fire Prevention Week.
Government employment is the only growth sector in the economy right now, and unions that represent government workers such as the SEIU are growing apace. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2009, for the first time ever, more public-sector employees (7.9 million) belonged to a union than private-sector employees (7.4 million), despite there being five times more wage and salary workers in the private sector.
Stern wants to see this trend continue. When the White House released its visitor logs last October, he was found to be the most frequent guest, stopping by 22 times, more than congressional leaders, Cabinet members and heads of state.
He visited the White House so often that Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, called for an investigation of whether this constituted lobbying in violation of the Lobbying Disclosure Act.
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Nothing like a good communists to get things rolling, right? /s/
The Marxist Communist "Stalin was a wimp" party, and the O'bama/Ayers "Surrender at all costs" party.
How can I get on the commission? My qualifications are better than Andy Stern. I can balance my checkbook. And I don’t even need a gov. bailout to do it.
The more idiotic things Obama does like this, that are out in the open for all to see, the easier it will be to beat him in 2012.
It’s the things he does behind closed doors (through all of his Czars and departments like the EPA and his propaganda machine the NEA) and the things he hides in the middle of 2,500 page bills... things that are not see easy for the public to see... those are the things that bother me.
This one is just plain stupid.
SEIU, an international Union had close to 60 visits at the whithouse If you include , "Queen of Labor", Anna Burger Secretary-Treasurer of Service Employees International Union .
Seiu should be categorized as a lobbyist, They refused to register and no one will hold them accountable. The number one lobbyist is making policy that impacts 300 million people.
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