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Of course you know that MoveOn is the liberal movement funded by George Soros, so this should come as no surprise…. Comments in italics (and red on some browsers) are by me!
Dear MoveOn member,
Two years ago this week, the Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United that corporations have the constitutional right to spend unlimited money influencing our elections.
I agree that this was a bad move for America, however you’ll note that the libs make no comment about the number one abuser of political contributions, the unions.
Since then we’ve seen a massive wave of corporate cash, super-PACs, and secret spending flood our democracy. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent to influence elections and we have no clue which corporations are behind it.
Again, no mention of the largest contributor, the unions, and the largest of all, the public sector unions, particularly the SEIU.
There are two big things President Obama could do right now that would start to turn the tide: 1) He could sign an executive order to require corporations that do business with the government to disclose their political spending right away for this election, and 2) he could declare his strong support for a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics permanently.
Will you sign a petition to call on the president to take both steps and confront corporate influence over our democracy head-on?
No, I will not. I’ve removed the link, as I’m not interested in having anyone support this particular movement unless unions are addressed as well. The last thing I want to see is the president again circumventing the American people by circumventing congress with an executive order. Executive orders smack of dictatorship to me.
Our goal is to deliver as many petitions as possible before the State of the Union address next week. Two years ago the president criticized Citizens United during the State of the Union. Now he has the chance to take action.
The executive order has already been drafted by his advisers and news reports say the president is considering it right now.1 The order would immediately end the secrecy that so many companies can exploit currently. Many of the biggest corporations in the world are government contractors for defense, telecommunications, technology, and more. All told, companies that could be affected by the order—including giant corporations like Halliburton, Verizon, Chevron, and more—employ 22 percent of the American workforce.2
But not giant unions! Unions who gave over one hundred million bucks to Obama in 2008.
And by weighing in with his support for a constitutional amendment, President Obama could help bring the Citizens United ruling itself front and center during the election, put politicians who disagree on the defensive, and potentially fast-track the amendment process.
Four out five Americans support passing a constitutional amendment.3 All over the country progressives are organizing at the local level to get one passed.4 Members of Congress are even starting to take action.
The next big step is for the president to take a stand.
He’s already taken a stand, to support big government and all unions, unions who walk hand in hand with Communist party members. Yes, we need reform, but we need it across the board, not reform that supports and uplifts the socialist and communist movement in America.
As Wisconsin Goes…So Goes The Nation?
Gov. Scott Walker Will Have to Win the Recall Election by an Overwhelming Margin….
Here’s the direct link to the Walker campaign: https://scottwalker.ezcontribution.com/scottwalker-for-governor/
I just contributed a few bucks, directly to the Scott Walker campaign, far from my home state of Montana, and here’s why:
First off, he’s one of the few conservative politicians in the country with some guts, and he stood up to public unions as the Governor of Wisconsin. You remember Wisconsin,the hotbed of the Communist party in the 1950′s.
But there’s more. What a coincidence! Politics at its best.
Do you know the park in NYC that the Wall Street protesters are occupying?
Did you know this park is not owned by the city?
It is owned by Brookfield Properties.
Who was just hired by Brookfield Properties as an attorney? Vice President Joe Biden’s son.
Who sits on the board of Brookfield Properties? Mayor Bloomberg‘s live in girlfriend. You remember Bloomberg, he’s the guy, the billionaire, who’s not only the mayor of NY but who owns the TV channel…the same channel where he made the newscasters remove their American flag lapel pins just after 9/11 so they wouldn’t offend foreign viewers. That was the day I stopped watching Bloomberg TV.
Now, guess what company just received some of the last of the Obama stimulus payoffs. That’s right, Brookfield Properties.
Isn’t life great? Isn’t Democratic politics wonderful? Union politics in Wisconsin, the unions at their worst.
Wisconsin is shaping up to be the swing state in the 2012 presidential elections. Not Florida. Not Ohio. But Wisconsin. Now, guess who owns the company that will be tabulating the electronic votes in Wisconsin? You remember Wisconsin, where Mickey Mouse, Joseph Stalin, and the three stooges were on the recall petition?
That’s right, the biggest contributor to Obama, George Soros. You remember George Soros, the guy who gave over a hundred million to get Obama elected, then received a ten billion dollar loan guarantee from the Obama administration to develop a Brazilian oil company with no caveat that America would receive a barrel of that oil. What a coincidence!
Remember what Stalin (the guy who signed the Walker recall petition) said. “He who votes does not have power. He who counts the votes has power”. And in Wisconsin, Soros counts the votes.
It may just be that as Wisconsin goes, so goes the election for president.
Remember what Stalin said. “He who votes does not have power. He who counts the votes has power”.
As Wisconsin goes, so goes the nation….
Starting Salaries for Fed Workers Higher Than They Have Been in Years
Remember when the Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore wrote that we have “become a nation of takers” as opposed to a “nation of makers”?
What did he mean by that?
“More Americans work for the government than work in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined,” Moore wrote back April. “Nearly half of the $2.2 trillion cost of state and local governments is the $1 trillion-a-year tab for pay and benefits of state and local employees.”
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that so many states and cities cannot pay their bills, Moore concluded
The Plane Truth
October 20, 2011 by Ben Crystal
In June, Boeing Co. opened a 787 Dreamliner assembly plant in South Carolina. But the plant may be forced to close, depending on the outcome of a case currently wending through the courts.
Just across the Savannah River from the town in which I currently reside lies a blessed land of golf courses and archaic blue laws. South Carolina is home to Hilton Head Island, Myrtle Beach and some other noteworthy stuff. I kid my Palmetto State brethren, saying that South Carolina is rich with history and ripe with verdant luxury (especially the Bermuda-grass type). I’m willing to look the other way on the booze restrictions if they’re willing to look the other way when I duck-hook a three-wood into Calibogue Sound.
South Carolina wants what every State hopes for in today’s economic wasteland: more jobs. Fortunately for South Carolinians, their State isn’t run by the Democrats. South Carolina operates as a right-to-work State. That means citizens may work without checking their dignity, independence and a good portion of their hard-earned dough at the door to the local labor union offices (from whence it will be disbursed to the Democrats for whom they didn’t vote).
Courtesy of the Taft-Hartley Act, South Carolina disallows the Democrats’ union-thug protection racket in favor of opportunities for its citizens. Unfortunately, many of its citizens have been victimized by that other liberal abomination: the teachers’ union. Thus, South Carolina, like many places dealing with even a moderate infestation of liberals, sees simultaneous feast and famine. South Carolina residents are free to work without a forced donation to the International Brotherhood of Fat Guys Wearing Track Suits and Gold Chains; but many of them are unable to do so, having had the sense stomped out of them by the International Personhood (I’m sure they’d insist on that) of People Who Finagled Teaching Certificates Despite Being Unable to Spell “Certificate.”
But the teachers’ union/Democratic Party war on our children’s gray matter is a topic for another column. The union/Democratic Party war on our paychecks is on display in South Carolina, where Boeing Co. wants to create thousands of jobs in a 787 Dreamliner assembly plant. The union thugs, outraged that Boeing would decide to build the plane in a State other than decidedly pro-union Washington, have contracted none other than the purportedly pro-jobs Obama Administration as a button man.
The Boeing plant opened in June, but it may well be forced to close, depending on the outcome of a case currently wending through the courts. That case features Boeing facing a fairly well-funded adversary: President Barack Obama. Lest someone claim that Obama himself is not involved, let me point out that the actual malefactor is the National Labor Relations Board. However, the NLRB is guided by Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon, a far-left flunky who — along with fellow job-killer Craig Becker — had to be recess-appointed to his post after Republican Senators indicated they had read their resumes. Solomon = Obama (and vice versa, given Obama’s limited acumen).
The NLRB under Solomon’s guidance is nothing more than an extension of the Obama Administration, which is noteworthy because the Obama Administration is an extension of the union thugs — at least regarding employment law. The NLRB is fighting Boeing on the Dreamliner plant because the union thugs think Boeing opened the plant only to escape their clutches in Washington. From my perspective, that seems like good policy; look what the unions did for General Motors Co. and Chrysler. However, the NLRB has proven no such malfeasance on the part of Boeing, while playing some hanky-panky of its own.
Congressman Darrell Issa subpoenaed NLRB records pertaining to the Boeing case only to be rebuffed by an agency which evidently believes “contempt of Congress” is akin to a parking ticket (it really, really isn’t). Meanwhile, documents obtained this week by Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act reveal the NLRB’s motives, including two NLRB lawyers openly cheering a union thug press release defaming Boeing: “Hooray for the red, white and blue!” Another features NLRB Region 19 Regional Director Richard Ahearn (the guy who signed off on the anti-Boeing action) evidently promising to defy an Issa subpoena.
Obama is currently on a campaign swing, whining about how the Republican Party is to blame for the Democrat-controlled Senate killing his pretend-jobs bill. Meanwhile, his Administration is threatening the actual jobs of thousands of South Carolinians. A glance at the NLRB website offers statements regarding employee rights to unionize and/or engage in what they call “protected concerted activity” (aka acting like a union). It also mentions protections for unions themselves. I couldn’t find anything about Americans’ rights to simply work. Come to think of it, I haven’t heard that from Obama, either.