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Posted on 12/25/2012 1:43:20 PM PST by Doogle
As if Superstorm Sandy and the looming fiscal crisis weren't enough, a potential strike by thousands of dock workers from Boston to Houston threatens to shock the economy as early as this weekend.
Business groups and state officials in recent days have called on President Obama to intervene, and use emergency powers to "avoid a coast wide port shutdown." They warn it could cost billions, citing estimates that a 10-day port lockout in 2002 cost $1 billion a day -- and caused a major backlog in shipments.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is the latest to enter the fray and call for White House intervention. But a port strike would affect more than the East and Gulf coasts, where all these ports are located. It could choke supply chains across the country. Groups ranging from the automobile industry to the National Retail Federation to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to the Cheese Importers Association of America are warning of dire consequences.
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You want to spend $1.6T we don't have? Fine. Let's watch as we crash and burn.
You want to re-elect Obama? Fine. Let's watch as we crash and burn.
You don't feel like reforming entitlements? Fine. Let's watch as we crash and burn.
You want to levy punitive taxes on anyone with the temerity to be productive? Fine. Let's watch as we crash and burn.
You want to go on strike and cripple the economy? Fine. Let's watch as we crash and burn.
No one will grow up and start making the necessary (responsible) choices until we crash and burn.
Union thug greed never ceases to amaze me.
No cheese. Moose and children hurt worse.
Crash and burn now. Crashing and burning will get worse as time goes on. Crash and burn now. These union thugs are nothing more than corrupt grifters on society.
This will put Obama in a pickle with the Longshoreman Union cutting off the United Auto Workers Union.
Unfortunately, after the crash, there will still be the same cast of characters in place with their hands out.
Crash or no crash, we need to kill unions........ hell, we need to defeat liberalism.
Vhat about the squirrel?
Could replacement workers walk on these jobs?
...knew about this strike two months ago.
maybe, after their legs heal....*smiles*
Don’t expect him to be like Ronald Reagan. I think the governor f Florida wrote that they ould be in violation of the law. Stock up if you haven’t already.
Obama can’t help. He’s on special assignment in Hawaii.
A battle between unions isn’t a problem. unemployment isn’t a problem. Scarce goods, high prices, and layoffs are not a problem.
The nation be damned. The One has been reelected. he has gone back to playing golf and lecturing the leaders of coequal branches of government.
He got his nut a long time ago...
If they can make it past brick bats sure
Some of the Right-to-Work states also have good gun laws. Union goons with bats meet Mr. Samuel Colt helping the unemployed get a good job.
You think that would happen in Houston?
Not all of them.
Only the survivors.
No what we need are American jobs.
Quit outsourcing, and bring back the jobs we have already exported. Use the tax code to balance the budget and to punish companies which export jobs.
Do this now. Our country will collapse if we do not.
Bring back US jobs. Now. Do not try to collapse the economy first, that will only further empower the left, and simply REPLACE US power with Chinese power — which none of us will like at all..
Bring back US jobs.