CALLIN' ALL THE CLANS TOGETHER!
This afternoon at 1600 Texas Time (CST), Loki from the Halls of Valhalla, will be conducting a show raising the Red Flags of Danger coming our (your) way! Join us on Take Our Country Back radio! The call-in # is 646.716.8742.
What would you say if Congress was about to pass just ONE LAW that would PERMANENTLY force YOU to fund the radical left-wing Obama-Pelosi agenda?
And, what if we told you that the same law would force the rationing of your paycheck to fund such an agenda?
Well, such a proposal exists and is being debated in Congress at this very moment. It is deceptively being called the Employee Free Choice Act - more commonly known as ”Card Check." [...]
Need more on Card Check?
The Obama administration's budget is full of proposals that threaten to weaken our staggering economy. Higher taxes on high earners and reduced deductions for their charitable contributions and mortgage interests. A cap-and-trade system that will impose higher costs on everyone who uses electricity. A national health insurance program that will take $600 billion or so out of the private-sector economy.
But the most grievous threat to future prosperity may be off-budget -- the inaptly named Employee Free Choice Act. Also known as card check, the legislation would effectively abolish secret ballots in unionization elections. It provides that once a majority of employees had filled out sign-up cards circulated by union organizers, the employer would have to recognize and bargain with the union. And if the two sides didn't reach agreement in a short term, federal arbitrators would impose one. Wages, fringe benefits and work rules would all be imposed by the federal government.
It's not difficult to see why union leaders want this. Union membership has fallen from more than 30 percent of the private-sector workforce in the 1950s to about 8 percent today. Union leaders would like to see that go up. So would most Democratic politicians, since some portion of union dues -- unions try to conceal how much -- goes directly or indirectly to support Democratic candidates. The unions and the Democrats want to put up a tollgate on as much of the private sector as they can, to extract money from consumers of goods and services. [...]
How about this on Card Check?
Starbucks Corp. and other companies are exploring alternatives to a bill that would make it easier for workers to unionize, but the idea of any compromise drew the wrath of business groups lobbying furiously to defeat the measure.
Officials at the coffee giant would not discuss exactly what alternatives to the Employee Free Choice Act the companies are considering, but confirmed late Friday that the company is "engaged in dialogue" on the topic.
"We have had conversations with like-minded companies and are open to exploring alternative solutions to the legislation as it is currently written," Starbucks spokeswoman Deb Trevino said.
The labor-friendly bill, one of the most vigorously debated in Congress this year, would take away the right of employers to demand secret-ballot elections by workers before unions could be formed. Instead, unions could gain representation if a majority of workers sign cards authorizing it.
Business groups have mobilized like never before to lobby against the bill -- also known as card check -- with Congress expected to consider the measure later this summer. Word that one of the most recognizable companies in the nation is even thinking about compromise provoked a wave of outrage from opponents of the legislation. [...]
Fraudzilla, aka Fraudbama, aka Czarbie, aka Imam of Obam has his "organize America" location and the site is rife with Neo-Marxist anti-Americanist rhetoric but don't ask him if he is a socialist - he will piss himself with anger. For instance, listen to this total lunacy:
That’s what this debate on the budget is all about – it’s about whether we are willing to do what needs to be done not only to get our economy moving right now, but to put it on the road to lasting, shared prosperity. It can be easy to lose sight of this. It’s easy for pundits to get on TV, put their ratings ahead of their own sense of responsibility, and oversimplify what’s at stake. It can be difficult to break free from the partisanship that’s held sway in Washington for so many years. [...]
In case all of the idiots that support this fraud haven't noticed yet, there is NO plan yet and the economy is tanking BECAUSE of the Nobama Brain Deadness rampant within the Dumbasrats Party.
As for the FRAUD political outrage over AIG:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans are drawing out a flap that has made the Obama administration squirm, applying the brakes to Democratic attempts to quickly tax away most of the bonuses at troubled insurance giant AIG and other bailed-out companies.
Sen. Jon Kyl, the Republicans' vote counter, blocked Democratic efforts Thursday evening to bring up the Senate version of the tax bill to recoup most of the $165 million paid out by AIG last weekend and other bonuses in 2009. The House had swiftly approved its version of the bill earlier in the day.
By rushing, Kyl said, Democrats were letting populist outrage trump informed decision-making in the Senate, which is supposed to be insulated from the pressures of public passion.
"I don't believe that Congress should rush to pass yet another piece of hastily crafted legislation in this very toxic atmosphere, at least without understanding the facts and the potential unintended consequences," Kyl said on the Senate floor. "Frankly, I think that's how we got into the current mess."
Senate Democrats said they will try again next week to take up the tax bill and hope to complete it before April 4, when Congress leaves for a two-week spring break. Combining the disparate House and Senate versions of the bill might have to wait until after the recess.
The Senate voted last month to block the bonuses at AIG and other companies as part of the $787 billion stimulus bill, but Democrats then watered down the measure allowing them after Treasury Department officials warned that the move could trigger lawsuits against the government. [...]
Here is the Hidden Agenda of the fraud AIG outrage:
Taking advantage of the populist revolt against Wall Street and AIG bailouts, the House Democrats have passed a vengeance tax on TARPed financial firms that amounts to a 90 percent marginal tax rate on bonuses.
This is being done in the name of AIG outrage, and nobody wants to defend the insurance company -- including me. The financial-products division helped blow up the global credit system, and it shouldn't be rewarded. Yet one wonders about this 90-percent tax rate. If it passes the Senate, will it ever be repealed? This could be the ultimate class-warfare spread-the-wealth redistribution scheme, aimed squarely at punishing success and penalizing the so-called rich.
Note that the $250,000 cut-off point for the tax is the same line drawn in the sand in President Obama's budget for tax hikes on investors and successful earners. The president is proposing a tax rate of 40 percent, not 90 percent. But connecting the dots between Speaker Pelosi and Obama, it will be interesting to see if the president dares sign this bill.
And even though the 90 percent tax is a reaction to the AIG bonus fiasco, you have to wonder if the very-liberal-left House Democrats have a much broader agenda: to completely overturn the supply-side tax cuts of Ronald Reagan (SET ITAL) and (END ITAL) John F. Kennedy. [...]
How about some good old fashioned fraud AIG outrage fear mongering?
Pillars of the community are now pariahs fearing for their safety in a ritzy area of Connecticut home to many executives at American International Group Inc. (AIG), hit with a backlash over bonuses it paid to top brass even as it accepted federal bailout money.
The payouts to executives appear to have helped put a face on the economic struggles the country faces, and the anger targeting AIG is palpable. Death threats have been pouring in since the brouhaha broke, the company said, and its workers are taking no chances.
"It's scary," one executive said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he feared retribution. "People are very, very nervous for their security."
The financial products division is in Wilton in Fairfield County, and many of the company's leaders live in large homes on the "Gold Coast," an area known more for golf courses and sweeping views of Long Island Sound than for the police cars that now regularly patrol the well-kept streets.
Corporate officials advised employees in a memo posted on Gawker.com to avoid wearing the company logo, in an effort to keep from drawing attention. Workers were also urged to travel in pairs at night and park in well-lit areas.
And typifying the preoccupation with the AIG payouts, a busload of activists plans to drive by executives' houses Saturday in an attempt to deliver letters highlighting the strife of ordinary families in the recession and seeking solutions for economic recovery.
AIG said Friday that at least three executives who received bonuses planned to return the money, including James Haas and Doug Poling, both residents of Fairfield County.
"However someone may feel about the appropriateness of the retention payments, there is nothing appropriate about the threats that people have made to and about employees," company spokesman Mark Herr said in a statement. Haas and Poling have not responded to requests for comment from The Associated Press. [...]
How about an Obama stacked SCOTUS? Ala FDR:
Elena Kagan on Friday became the nation's first female Solicitor General, a position informally regarded as the 10th Supreme Court justice and, for her, a possible audition for a spot in the starting nine.
Kagan, 48, visited the court for her swearing-in, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts in a ceremony that was closed to reporters.
She is widely regarded as a serious candidate for any opening on the high court that would be filled by President Barack Obama, her former University of Chicago Law School teaching colleague. Justices John Paul Stevens, 88, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 76, and David Souter, 69, are considered the most likely to retire during Obama's presidency.
Kagan has never argued a Supreme Court case, but that will change as soon as next month, when the court takes up a dispute over the continuing viability of a key provision of the federal law that enforces the voting rights of minorities.
The case is perhaps the most important in the court's term and the Obama administration is mounting a vigorous defense of the landmark Voting Rights Act and its requirement that all or parts of 16 states with a history of discrimination get approval before instituting any changes that affect voting.
The government has not yet said who will argue the case, but the Solicitor General, the administration's top Supreme Court lawyer, typically handles the biggest cases.
David Garrow, a Cambridge University historian who has written about the court, said Kagan's first argument will be closely watched "simply because she's never given an argument before. But I don't think there's any chance for a train wreck. She's a smart person."
And she is no stranger to the high court. Kagan clerked for the late-Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and, in her role as dean of Harvard Law School, she has hosted several justices at events on campus. Among the school's alumni are Justices Stephen Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Souter and Roberts. A sixth justice, Ginsburg, began her legal studies at Harvard, but received her degree from Columbia University. [...]
And, let us not forget to consider that Fraudbama opaque transparency!
Along with countless other Americans, I find it extremely difficult to tune in the television news accounts of congressional leaders finger pointing at corporate executives. If they had any integrity worthy of salvation, all members of Congress would resign their seats and leave Washington in disgrace. A harsh statement you say! Well, examine what is taking place in our country from this perspective -- fiduciary responsibility.
Every person we elect to office, from members of the city council to the President of the United States is an individual we have entrusted with the power to handle our financial and legal affairs for the benefit of the people. These are called the designated person's fiduciary responsibilities. Should that person or body, through neglect, illegality, or any form of betrayal misuse the office in a manner that causes loss or harm to those who placed the person in the position of trust, actions can...and should be taken.
Punitive actions against people who have failed in their fiduciary responsibilities are commonplace. We see it time and again that school superintendents and school board officials are removed from office due to various forms of monetary mismanagement. City managers lose their high salaried positions because funding is wrongly allocated. Corporate leaders are charged with crimes because monies in their trust have been lost.
So, why do we, as a nation, stand by and allow members of the House of Representatives and Senate sit high on their platforms of regal importance and point fingers of blame at everyone but themselves.
It is Congress that passes legislation filled with everything from "Buy America" requirements to the banning of Mexican trucks that were guaranteed access to our highways by treaty, thus threatening tariff barriers. It is Congress that inserted requirements that any contracts accepting stimulus money must pay the prevailing union wage, thus reducing the number of Americans who can be employed by that same money.
It is Congress that inserted rules in the various bailout packages that all contracts must be honored. It is Congress that placed almost 9,000 pieces of earmark legislation in a spending bill, thus giving a favored few rich rewards at the expense of all Americans.
To take things even a step further, the President told all citizens that his would be a transparent administration and even that all bills would be posted for five days before he signed them, to allow citizens the opportunity to view and understand national actions. That proved to be a false promise. [...]
Fraudbama...PULL THE PLUG!