Skip to comments.Obama intervenes in freight rail dispute
Posted on 10/12/2011 4:08:07 PM PDT by dynachrome
Signing an executive order to create a presidential emergency board to help resolve the dispute, Obama cited the vital economic importance of rail freight amid faltering economic growth.
"It's in our national interest to make sure our freight rail system runs smoothly, since a disruption could affect businesses across the country and cause unnecessary damage to our already-fragile economy," he said in a statement.
Talks between 11 unions representing more than 80,000 workers and a group overseeing negotiations for CSX Corp, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe -- owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc -- faltered in September.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
Just a coincidence that it helps Buffet, right?
Right out of Atlas Shrugs!
Those damn headwinds again...
This wouldn’t be a bad thing for any president to do in a situation like this, but Obama is not usually known for hopping on a situation promptly and doing the right thing. I can’t blame the skeptics that say Obama is doing this for some financial ulterior reason rather than out of good sense.
“Talks between 11 unions representing more than 80,000 workers and a group overseeing negotiations for CSX Corp, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe — owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc...”
Oh, please...let’s all just head out for third Manassas and get it over with.
It seems EVERY DAY now that The Messiah just makes up Laws by EO, as if he were "King".
What an asswipe.
Do you have a working link to the article?
Real world paging Dagny Taggart!
An easy way to remember to add the link would have been for you to check the excerpt box because as you know, Reuters requires all of their material to be properly excerpted and linked.
Thanks for the link.
Thanks! I was multi-tasking (eating and freeping)
Eating while Freeping - you live on the edge! Most of the topics and dirtbag Demonrats we discuss have the potential to cause an involuntary gastro projectile without warning. Keep the Pepto handy!!
Heh, that's something probably everyone does occasionally.