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It's time for Labor Secretary Solis to go
Washington Examiner ^ | 3/03/11 | Examiner Editorial

Posted on 03/04/2011 7:53:04 AM PST by epithermal

Solis labors under the flawed assumption that she represents only the steadily dwindling sliver of the American work force that is still unionized. As a result, Solis is leaving the other 90 percent of American workers high and dry.

Here's the key passage from Solis' remarks at the DNC on public employee protests in Wisconsin and Ohio that points to her fractured understanding of whom she represents: "The fight is on. We work together. We help those embattled states right now where public employees are under assault." She called members of the protesting public employee unions "our brothers and sisters" and pledged to help them against Republican Govs. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and John Kasich of Ohio. With those remarks, Solis effectively put the federal government in the de facto position of aiding protesters opposing governors doing what they were elected to do less than five months ago.

As The Washington Examiner's Byron York pointed out Monday, the Labor Department's mission statement says it is supposed to "foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States." There is nothing in the statement about taking the union side in collective bargaining conflicts, much less about deploying her department's 17,000-plus civil servants for or against either side in any labor-management compensation dispute, much less one between a sovereign state and its workers.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: collusion; corruption; socialism; unions; wisconsinshowdown
"It ought also be noted that while Solis was in Congress, she was the keynote speaker at the 2005 Democratic Socialists of America national conference on "Socialism for the 21st Century." Frankly, it sounds like Solis would be more at home in Hugo Chavez's Venezuela."

Isn't that where most of zero's cabinet came from?

1 posted on 03/04/2011 7:53:09 AM PST by epithermal
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To: epithermal

Sorry, but she is one of the many elitists in DC nowadays who have absolutely NO USE for any of us, the unwashed, who don’t kowtow to them.

We have no value to these, the ruling class, so . . . let us eat cake, as Mooch-elle would say, if she’d put down the royal fork and stop eating.

2 posted on 03/04/2011 7:58:16 AM PST by laweeks
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To: epithermal

When you need to kill a snake you cut off it’s head, forget about Solis, let’s just get rid of his Boss!

3 posted on 03/04/2011 8:13:05 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Her boss...Hilda Solis is female. For 20 of the last 24 years the Secretary of Labor has been a woman (the only exception was Robert Reich in Clinton's first term).

It probably wouldn't do good to replace her since Obama is 100% in the pocket of organized labor--he would pick someone else just as bad.

4 posted on 03/04/2011 8:26:22 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: epithermal

She had no business being labor secretary to begin with, the stupid, hateful anti-American socialist rat.

5 posted on 03/04/2011 8:45:02 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: epithermal

Don’t stop there.

Its time for the whole Department of Labor to go.

6 posted on 03/04/2011 8:49:34 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: laweeks

For 2012 the President’s budget proposes $108.5 billion in spending for the Department of Labor, of which $12.8 billion is “discretionary” and the remainder is “mandatory”. Eliminate the Department of Labor and we realize three benefits:

1) Secretary Solis is no longer living off the taxpayer
2) Republican pledge to cut $100 billion from the federal budget solved.
3) We illustrate that all federal spending is “discretionary.

This is what the Republicans should be doing in Congress, not trying to make minor cuts to small programs. The screams from the press and Dems will not be any louder if we go after entire departments than if we limit cuts to small programs. Go for the real spending!!!

At the same time DOL is eliminated, defund the EPA, Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Education, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and most of the Department of Health and Human Services. Eliminate them this year and in two years most taxpayers won’t even know they are gone. Here’s what we can save in 2012:

Department of Agriculture: $145 billion
Department of Commerce: $13 billion
Department of Education: $77 billion
HUD: $49 billion of outlays plus $623 billion of loan commitments
EPA: $10.3 billion
Department of HHS: $80 billion discretionary spending (ex Medicare)

7 posted on 03/04/2011 9:40:27 AM PST by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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