Skip to comments.Card Check By Fiat?
Posted on 03/26/2010 5:20:06 PM PDT by Kaslin
Unions: Republican senators have warned the president not to appoint Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board while Congress is in recess. But he will and American workers and consumers will be worse off for it.
There's good reason to oppose Becker sitting on the NLRB, the five-member federal agency that administers the National Labor Relations Act governing relations between unions and private-sector employers.
It's not so much because Becker is a lawyer for the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union and would be the first NLRB member to come straight from the legal staff of organized labor, though that's a concern. As disagreeable as they might be to some, those affiliations by themselves aren't enough to disqualify him.
It's also reasonable for a labor relations agency to have a union representative on its board. If Becker doesn't get the post because of his links to organized labor, the White House will simply nominate another candidate with a similar background.
And we're not even going to criticize President Obama for making a recess appointment during the two-week Easter break that begins Monday, though in doing so he would be skirting the constitutional process that calls for the Senate to confirm presidential nominees.
What we and many others have a problem with is Becker's sitting on a board from where he could leverage his influence over its decisions specifically the elimination, via regulation rather than legislation, of the secret ballot traditionally used to form a union at a workplace.
(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...
Anyone thinking Bummer wouldn’t be a fascist is now warned.
The Dinner Roll ..
I was invited to the White House for a private dinner with the President.
I am a respected businessman, with a factory that produces memory chips for computers and portable electronics.
There was some talk that my industry was being scrutinized by the administration, but I paid it no mind. I live in a FREE country. There’s nothing that the government can do to me if I’ve broken no laws. My wealth was EARNED honestly, and an invitation to dinner with an American President is an honor.
I checked my coat, was greeted by the Chief of Staff, and joined the President in a yellow dining room.
We sat across from each other at a table draped in white linen. The Great Seal was embossed on the China. Uniformed staff served our dinner.
The meal was served, and I was startled when my waiter suddenly reached out, plucked a dinner roll off my plate and began nibbling it as he walked back to the kitchen..
“Sorry ‘bout that,” said the President. “Andrew is very hungry.”
“I don’t appreciate...” I began, but as I looked into the calm brown eyes across from me, I felt immediately guilty and petty. It was just a dinner roll. “Of course,” I concluded, and reached for my glass.
Before I could, however, another waiter reached forward, took the glass away and swallowed the wine in a single gulp. “And his brother, Eric, is very thirsty,” said the President.
I didn’t say anything. The President is testing my compassion, I thought. I withheld my comments and decided to play along. I don’t want to seem unkind..
My plate was whisked away before I had tasted a bite.
“Eric’s children are also quite hungry.”
With a lurch, I crashed to the floor. My chair had been pulled out from under me.
I stood, brushing myself off angrily, and watched as it was carried from the room.
And their grandmother can’t stand for long.”
I excused myself, smiling outwardly, but inside feeling like a fool. Obviously I had been invited to the White House to be sport for some game. I reached for my coat, to find that it had been taken.
I turned back to the President.
“Their grandfather doesn’t like the cold.”
I wanted to shout, “that was my coat!” But again, I looked at the placid smiling face of my host and decided I was being a poor sport. I spread my hands helplessly and chuckled.
Then I felt my hip pocket and realized my wallet was gone. I excused myself and walked to a phone on an elegant side table.
I learned shortly that my credit cards had been maxed out, my bank accounts emptied, my retirement and equity portfolios had vanished, and my wife had been thrown out of our home.
Apparently, the waiters and their families were moving in. The President hadn’t moved or spoken as I learned all this, but finally I lowered the phone into its cradle and turned to face him.
“Andrew’s whole family has made bad financial decisions. They haven’t planned for retirement and they need a house. They recently defaulted on a subprime mortgage. I told them they could have your home. They need it more than you do.”
My hands were shaking. I felt faint I stumbled back to the table and knelt on the floor.
The President cheerfully cut his meat, ate his steak, and drank his wine. I lowered my eyes and stared at the small grey circles on the tablecloth that were water drops.
“By the way,” he added, “I have just signed an Executive Order nationalizing your factories.
I’m firing you as head of your business. I’ll be operating the firm now for the benefit of all mankind.
There’s a whole bunch of Erics and Andrews out there and they can’t come to you for jobs groveling like beggars...we need to spread YOUR wealth around...”
I looked up. The President dropped his spoon into the empty ramekin which had been his crème Brule.
He drained the last drops of his wine. As the table was cleared, he lit a cigarette and leaned back in his chair.
He stared at me. I clung to the edge of the table as if it were a ledge and I were a man hanging over an abyss.
I thought of the years behind me, of the life I had lived. The life I had earned with a lifetime of work, risk and struggle.
Why was I punished? How had I allowed it to be taken? What game had I played and lost? I looked across the table and noticed with some surprise that there was no game board between us.
What had I done wrong?
As if answering the unspoken thought, President Obama suddenly cocked his head, locked his empty eyes to mine, and bared a million teeth, chuckling wryly as he folded his hands.
“You should have stopped me at the dinner roll,” he said.
WAKE UP AMERICA !!!
Kinda gives a new mental image to “Fix it again, Tony.”
And the takeover of America continues apace....
Remember when the Rats kept the Senate in session permanently, even over breaks, so George Bush couldn’t make recess appointments?
Why don’t “our” guys do that?
This is a declaration of economic war against the producers of this country. To rob us and then kill us with their phony health care bill.
The coming avalanche of the loss of freedom is going try to slowly crush the middle class, like a frog in warm water when the gas has just been turned on.
There is a way to stop this insanity. But it will take a large amount of anger and willingness to stand up, to do it.
The crux of this current economic mess is the Credit Swaps. These CDSs are insurance for the mortgage backed securities, MBS, that they made up and sold. They are dependent on a steady stream of money from mortgages. This is what is holding up the Federal government, and even the FED has this stuff on its books right now.
Dont pay the mortgage. This WILL collapse the system. It will kill the dollar, it will kill the ability of this country to get loans, they wouldnt be able to PAY FOR ANY OF THIS TO THEIR CRONIES, PUBLIC SERVANTS, if we push this system over the cliff.
Think about it. It would work, but are enough people willing to give the government a push, are enough people awake to want to think outside the box?
Research my past posts and home page ...I am an advocate of the “Starve the Beast” concept. I vote with my time, my dollars as well as at the ballot box for even the smallest of local elections !
Self reliance is my hobby.......get a CPA and play the taxmans game by the rules they print but don’t know. Don’t let these socialist bastards have any more than ya have to .
Why dont our guys do that?
Because we don't have the majority. They could only do that when after they took control of the Senate.
Our guys don’t have control of the Senate.
Ah yes our new Gauleiter
And 0bama is arrogant enought to try this.
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