Skip to comments.Slouching Toward Damascus
Posted on 12/09/2012 11:20:22 AM PST by jazusamo
This was a week of some surprises and some perfectly foreseeable consequences of forces which have been in play for some time.
The fiscal cliff talks have gone nowhere, to the surprise of only the most daft who do not realize that the President does not want a pragmatic solution. He's fixated on soaking "the rich", stirring up class hatred and trying to drive a wedge between his opposition forces.
Among the surprises is this: Michigan, long seen as the showplace home of America's industrialized unions, has voted to become a right to work state. Its Governor Rick Snyder said -- despite massive union protests -- he could sign the legislation into law as early as next week, after which labor contracts in that state could no longer provide automatic deduction of union payments from employees regardless of whether or not they'd joined unions.
Another surprise to me this week involves the GM bailout, which turned American property law on its head to pay off the UAW, but may well be reversed. Judge Robert Gerber believes that when he approved the sale agreement he was not informed of a "lock-up agreement" by which, on the eve of entering bankruptcy, the company spun off its liabilities to "old GM" , used the multi-billion dollar bailout to create a new company which now had assets and no liabilities. The suit was brought by the "old GM" trustees against the hedge funds at the heart of the agreement.
Accounts of the hearing indicate Judge Gerber was not happy with the secret deal:
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Obama is already running for his third term
I have to wonder; is Obama stirring up the union bosses who are clearly in bed with him, to go out on strike, making strident demands all over the country? Seems the Hostess company finally just called their bluff and shut their doors; as will many others probably have to do. Appears to be an orchestrated, convoluted way “forward” - if a leader really values “jobs”.
I have no idea. But it all seems to work together.
Not much doubt about it, he and Trumka (thug extraordinaire) are tight and coordinate often.
Given the behavior of unions, I hope the Judge and his family survive this.
Isn’t that the truth, plus it’ll give Obama a huge black eye over “his” bailout.
Moochelle is going to be the candidate. Bet on it. That would be the same as a third - and fourth - term.
Well. There we are.