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IBEW Latest Union To Defect From Obama's Green Agenda
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Posted on 08/01/2014 4:40:56 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

Regulations: Well, well. Another big union has publicly declared that its members are the real front-line victims of the Obama administration's war on domestic energy production.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers came out with guns blazing this week against the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan.

In a press release, it warns what we've been saying about these economically masochistic carbon emission regulations from the start: "They will kill more than 150,000 good jobs while having a minimal effect on global greenhouse emissions."

Their words, not ours — and driven home time and again in IBEW testimony at EPA field hearings in opposition to the new regulations.

"America needs an energy plan that balances the environment, the economy and jobs," said the union's president, Edwin Hill. "But the EPA's poorly thought-out rule will do nothing but kill vital jobs and threaten the reliability of the electrical grid, hurting customers and businesses."

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1 posted on 08/01/2014 4:40:56 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

IBEW is one of the unions in the utility company I work for. Its been fun talking to the hard-core Progs as they’ve come to realize over the last 5 years that their Marxist Messiah wants to kill THEIR job permanently. Our coal and oil units that used to be the bulk of our generating capacity and all of our baseline generation have been reduced to just a portion of our energy portfolio.


2 posted on 08/01/2014 4:45:02 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Where you stand on an issue depends on where you sit. And from where the IBEW sits, they apparently feel like they’re getting screwed. Welcome to the party, IBEW.

CC


3 posted on 08/01/2014 4:52:54 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Elections have consequences.


4 posted on 08/01/2014 4:54:19 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Bryanw92

Thanks for posting, Bryanw. Nice that folks are seeing the light.


5 posted on 08/01/2014 4:58:22 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Red in Blue PA

For every private sector job lost to EPA regulations and fake Global Warming it should be required that two Federal Government jobs be eliminated in the Dept. of Interior, Commerce, HHS, Agriculture, DHS, HUD, etc.


6 posted on 08/01/2014 5:04:09 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (His Arrogance would love to replace John Kerry-Heinz but all the trained monkeys turned him down.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Boo fricken hoo. They endorsed Obama twice, they will endorse whoever is the next Democrat nominee, and they will support every Democrat for the House and Senate.


7 posted on 08/01/2014 5:07:28 PM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: Red in Blue PA

Hope the movement goes viral. Socialists love to control everything but fail to foresee the consequences and the bigger picture; that they are being manipulated emotionally to become activists to push agendas that benefit their unseen puppetmasters.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 5:09:28 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Red in Blue PA

They also strongly dissented on the Keystone pipeline. Unfortunately their campaign contributions go 100% to Democrats.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 5:10:44 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("World History is not full of good governments, or of good voters either "--P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Sing the blues Travis...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLG2jaVdUMo

They and their brethren won the Forest Gump's "Stupid is as Stupid does" Award...

10 posted on 08/01/2014 5:11:36 PM PDT by taildragger (Not my Circus, Not my Monkey ( Boy does that apply to DC...))
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To: bboop

All this late late awaking to reality is soooo special; but I have a news flash for IBEW and all the other outfits who swallowed his incredibly obvious line of impossible BS because they thought that electing him would somehow give THEM some undefined advantage over everyone else.....We’re stuck with him now, and we may NEVER get rid of him. Sux to be you! And it ain’t all that good for the rest of us, either.


11 posted on 08/01/2014 5:21:59 PM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and in politic)
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To: Celtic Conservative
"And from where the IBEW sits, they apparently feel like they’re getting screwed."

Good.

These were the same union thugs that ran off non-union utility crews from the South who came up to the Northeast to help out after Hurricane Sandy.

I hope they go to their reward shivering in the dark.

12 posted on 08/01/2014 5:22:14 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Red in Blue PA

The IBEW is full of racists.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 5:28:58 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Red in Blue PA

Pure definition of the phrase “useful idiots”!


14 posted on 08/01/2014 5:34:11 PM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Shocking.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 5:40:33 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Red in Blue PA
Nice to see they're coming to their senses. I've always been amazed that labor organizations who represent working Americans couldn't see that the ideology of these faux populists was anathema to the interests of their members.
16 posted on 08/01/2014 5:41:38 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Veggie Todd

In light of the union involved, I’d say electricians also have consequences. Electrons too.


17 posted on 08/01/2014 5:47:20 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Bryanw92

I’m curious, do you think that THEY will think before casting any votes in this falls election?


18 posted on 08/01/2014 6:20:32 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"They will kill more than 150,000 good jobs while having a minimal effect on global greenhouse emissions."

No problem, you can sign up for Obamacare! You are not beholden to a job you don't like to get Insurance...

19 posted on 08/01/2014 6:27:48 PM PDT by taildragger (Not my Circus, Not my Monkey ( Boy does that apply to DC...))
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To: Balding_Eagle

>>I’m curious, do you think that THEY will think before casting any votes in this falls election?

Nope. They will vote Democrat. Although their reasons for loving the Dems are pure fantasy, their reasons for hating the GOP are mostly legitimate. Both parties have abandoned the working middle class, so we just stick to our old loyalties because the other side is the devil we don’t know.


20 posted on 08/01/2014 6:30:32 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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Maybe there’s hope the left’s coalition will start to splinter.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 6:32:55 PM PDT by Golden throne
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To: SoCal Pubbie
In light of the union involved, I’d say electricians also have consequences. Electrons too.

Yes, this topic is very shocking!

22 posted on 08/01/2014 6:45:05 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Too bad........ the commies... run the IBEW....
serves them right.. their greed overlaid their good sense..

What electrical workers want is whatever the commies say they want..
Hopefully most lose their jobs.. AND retirement..


23 posted on 08/01/2014 6:51:38 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: bboop
Bs, they want an exemption. Then they'll go right back to supporting the RATs.
And odds are they'll get it.
24 posted on 08/01/2014 6:54:26 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Brilliant!


25 posted on 08/01/2014 6:58:37 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (No one can come to me unless the Father who sent Me draws him.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

I have absolutely no sympathy. In fact I’m torn between regret for what is happening to the country and glee over watching union members and most especially IBEW #5 hoisted on their own petards.

IBEW 5 was militantly, violently pro-Obama in both elections. They thought that they’d be making a fortune and gaining enormous political power by wiring up all those green energy projects. Now it isn’t happening for them, in fact it’s pretty much the opposite.

Karma is a b*tch, baby. You all were warned. He TOLD you exactly what he planned to do and you ignored it. Now the Chickennnz. Have come Hoooommme. To Roooost!

Idiots.


26 posted on 08/01/2014 6:58:57 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: Red in Blue PA

That’s because Obama’s putting them out of work. My electrician nephew is setting glass to pay for his daughter’s surgery.


27 posted on 08/01/2014 7:11:10 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Red in Blue PA

They own it. Let them live (unemployed) with it.

http://maplight.org/us-congress/interest/LC150

http://influenceexplorer.com/industry/ibew-intl-brotherhood-of-electrical-workers/3754fb110fa444928e601c8a0fdd01f9


28 posted on 08/01/2014 7:42:22 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: SargeK

Obama screws pretty much everybody except socialists and muslims. IBEW just found this out a little later than the rest of us.

CC


29 posted on 08/01/2014 7:43:29 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Good for them...

Most electricians have some brains....lol (because I “R” 1)


30 posted on 08/01/2014 7:44:12 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Mannaggia l'America

The probably believed they’d get a windfall when Obama ordered us to have solar panels installed on every flat surface of our property (by unionized electricians, of course).

It is amazing how many Dem constituencies are SO much worse off than five years ago. Serves them right.


31 posted on 08/01/2014 7:46:04 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Many linemen and wiremen at out utility have a union sticker on 1 side and an NRA on the other. Only their bosses like democRATs


32 posted on 08/01/2014 11:54:37 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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