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Republican Threatens to Quit Labor Board (Would paralyze NLRB's Rule Making Powers)
NY Slimes ^ | 11.23.11 | S Greenhouse

Posted on 11/24/2011 9:05:39 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat

The National Labor Relations Board, the subject of particularly intense partisan sniping this year, could soon be completely paralyzed.

The labor board's sole Republican member, Brian E. Hayes, has threatened to resign to deny the N.L.R.B. the three-person quorum it needs to make any decisions, according to board officials. Mr. Hayes has made his threat expressly to block the Democratic-dominated board from adopting new rules to speed up unionization elections, which the board's other current members, both Democrats, intend to pass Nov. 30.

(Excerpt) Read more at mobile.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bureaucracy; labor; nlrb
What is the down side to him quitting? I assume an appointee by Hussein would have to be approved by the Senate, and I am assuming the Senate has enough Republicans to block Hussein.
1 posted on 11/24/2011 9:05:44 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

my only question is why hasn’t this happened until now?!


2 posted on 11/24/2011 9:09:16 AM PST by Principled
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I assume an appointee by Hussein would have to be approved by the Senate

Unless he made another recess appointment like he did with the last appointee. Nonetheless, I like this guy's thinking. I hope he does it.

3 posted on 11/24/2011 9:09:23 AM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

You are correct and Kudos to Mr. Hayes, a true patriot.


4 posted on 11/24/2011 9:09:33 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

That’s the plan.


5 posted on 11/24/2011 9:12:25 AM PST by Tonytitan
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To: BfloGuy
The GOP House has vowed to not go into recess again to prevent Obama from making recess appointments. Occasionally they can play hardball.
6 posted on 11/24/2011 9:15:06 AM PST by JPG (The loons at OWS will soon be at each others throats.)
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To: JPG

I will believe the Republicans can play hardball when I see it.

I like this mans courage though,although I am sure the Democrats will find a way to get their Union friends what they want.


7 posted on 11/24/2011 9:20:23 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Recovering_Democrat

can we help him pack his stuff? Stopping any federal bureaucracy from making more rules is a heroic act!


8 posted on 11/24/2011 9:21:19 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Under the rules, Obama would have to appoint a Republican, that is, if he follows them.


9 posted on 11/24/2011 9:22:18 AM PST by Parmenio
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To: bigbob

I’ll donate a nice bottle of wine and some cigars bigbob to sweeten the pot even more.


10 posted on 11/24/2011 9:23:50 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Well he has a Nov. 30th deadline - not much time. Even so I’d have a strategy meet with House and/or Senate GOP leaders to at least coordinate and see if they’ll block recess appointments.


11 posted on 11/24/2011 9:25:34 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I am assuming the Senate has enough Republicans to block Hussein.

Just like Scott Brown was the "supposed spoiler" to Obamacare, Harry Reid will find some obscure rule - or better yet change the Senate rules - so as to skirt that requirement. Reid has talked about changing the filibuster rule for sometime now. Reid triggers ‘nuclear option’ to change Senate rules, end repeat filibusters
12 posted on 11/24/2011 9:38:50 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: JPG
The GOP House has vowed to not go into recess again to prevent Obama from making recess appointments. Occasionally they can play hardball.

Meaningless. Grandstanding to the ignorant.

The House of Reps does not possess "Advice and Consent".

Thanks for playing.

13 posted on 11/24/2011 9:57:22 AM PST by woofer
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To: Recovering_Democrat

The Messiah will immediately put a Union-sympathetic-ass-kisser in his place; at least right now there is ONE who is not going along with the “program”.


14 posted on 11/24/2011 10:17:48 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Parmenio
Under the rules, Obama would have to appoint a Republican, that is, if he follows them.

Which Republican would Obama pick? Huntsman or Romney?

15 posted on 11/24/2011 10:36:14 AM PST by OrioleFan
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To: Parmenio
Under the rules, Obama would have to appoint a Republican, that is, if he follows them.

Which Republican would Obama pick? Huntsman or Romney?

16 posted on 11/24/2011 10:39:55 AM PST by OrioleFan
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Under the rules, Obama

The messiah could care less about any rule, law, or the Constitution if it impedes his march to Marxism for America.
17 posted on 11/24/2011 10:51:54 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: woofer; JPG
It looks like the House can stop the Senate from going into recess thus stopping recess appointments by the president.

Excerpt:

"This morning - under the instruction of Speaker Boehner, Leader Cantor, and Whip McCarthy - I presided over a pro forma session in the United States House of Representatives, preventing Congress from going into recess and blocking President Obama from issuing recess appointments. * * * Under Article 1, Section 5 of the Constitution, the House of Representatives can prevent the Senate from recessing by withholding its consent. Simply put: we do so by voting down, or not considering, a Senate adjournment resolution. And when we do so, we block the Administration's ability to make recess appointments."

House Blockage of Presidential Recess Appointments May Impact NLRB

18 posted on 11/24/2011 11:01:02 AM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Don’t just hamstring the Labor Board, eliminate it after elimiting the EPA, Education, Energy, and Homeland Security and firing everyone that works for them!


19 posted on 11/24/2011 11:07:36 AM PST by dalereed (uity wise!)
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To: jazusamo
Way to go Boehner!!!
20 posted on 11/24/2011 11:27:58 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: BfloGuy

The GOP finally woke up enough to prevent any future “recess appointments.”


21 posted on 11/24/2011 3:08:01 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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