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Paying Off Obama’s Buddies: Another Way Illegal Aliens Are Wasting Your Tax Dollars

July 17, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Children, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, DREAM Act, Economy/Finances, Education, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Homeland Security, Illinois, Immigration/Immigrants, Liberals, President, Progressives, Regulation, SEIU, Taxes, Texas, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

As Obama starts shipping tens of thousands of these illegal alien minors all across the nation to be housed in cities everywhere, your tax dollars follow them and some of this money is going to Obama’s pals in liberal organizations and unions to care for these children all paid for by you and me.

Obama is pumping billions of dollars into the feeding and care of hundreds of thousands of illegals who have swamped our southern border expecting–and getting–all sorts of freebies not to mention expecting to become instant citizens. But it isn’t just the billions he is spending at the border going on in this mounting crisis. Obama is also billions on these illegals in other parts of the country.

In Illinois, for instance, several left-wing groups, including the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)–all huge supporters of Obama–are getting hundreds of thousands of tax dollars to care for illegals shipped from Texas to the Windy City.
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Pat Quinn’s Major Loss Over Forced Healthcare Worker Unionization

June 30, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Chicago, Constitution, Courts, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Illinois, Judges, Liberals, Medicaid, Medicare, Pat Quinn, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Regulation, Rod Blagojevich, SEIU, Supreme Court, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Several years ago the Governor of Illinois decided with a fiat decision to hand his union buddies millions of free taxpayer dollars by suddenly forcing all private in-home healthcare workers to be unionized without their knowledge or approval. Today the U.S. Supreme Court said that Illinois was not allowed to do this.

The year was 2003 and Democrat Rod Blagojevich–who later went to jail for corruption–was the governor who decided that all Illinois citizens who get a stipend from the state to help them take care of their mentally and/or physically disabled family member must be unionized.
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Eating Their Own: Union Wants to Unionize Extremist, Left-Wing Media Matters, Website Owners Furious

April 17, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Blogging, Business, Capitalism, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government Corruption, Inernet, Jobs, Journalism, Liberals, Lobbyists, Media Bias, Media Matters For America, Nanny State, Progressives, Regulation, SEIU, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Started in 2004, the left-wing propaganda website Media Matters for America has been spreading lies about Republicans and conservatives for a decade, now. Naturally the site has always claimed the center-right coalition is “anti-worker” for opposing unions, but this organization itself has never been unionized. Now the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) is agitating to organize Media Matters and the propaganda outfit is fit to be tied over the union’s efforts.

Started by Clinton operative David Brock, Media Matters for America (MM) has been programming the left-wing media since its debut and one of the organization’s repeated topics has been its blanket support for unions and for all the things unions advocate. Most especially a support for the union goal of “card check.”

Card check is a union scheme of making the unionization of a business easier–easier for unions, not employers. One of its features is to have employees voting on whether or not to allow a union to enter the workplace forced to vote their preference out in the open, without a secret ballot.
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The Left’s Most Hated Koch Brothers Are Only 59th In Highest Political Donations

February 27, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Campaign Finance, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Harry Reid, Liberals, Progressives, SEIU, Senate, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Only days ago the most hatefilled, partisan member of the Senate, Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid, again cried that the evil Koch brothers are destroying the country with their political donations. But it turns out that the Kochs are 59th on the big donor list. Worse, liberals take up almost all of the top 10 donors.

There has been gnashing of teeth and rending of clothes among extreme lefties over the big money donations made to conservative and libertarian causes by David and Charles Koch. They helped create the political activist group Americans For Prosperity and have funded many, many such groups across the nation. This center right activism, of course, makes them a target of the haters on the left and push them into top spot as the left’s most hated boogy men.

But a recent look at the nations deep pocket donors shows that the brothers are way, way down the list of big donors and that lefties fill most of those top slots.
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The Lies The SEIU Tells Its Members

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, SEIU, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

This week the SEIU sent out an email to its members hoping to drum up some hate against the fast food chain Wendy’s. The email not only had one outright lie, it was also a sad example of how stupid unions think their members really are.

The email starts out as if it is from a Wendy’s employee named Joshua Williams.

Mr. Williams may or may not really exist, but the union created a video featuring a person claiming to be this Williams fellow, so maybe he’s real and maybe he isn’t. But that isn’t the obvious lie. The obvious lie is in the email’s very first paragraph. The SEIU has been trying to unionize the fast food industry.

Last year, the CEO of Wendy’s took home $16.5 billion dollars while I barely scraped by on $16,000.

The email then goes on to suggest that the fast food industry needs to be unionized so that… oh, I don’t know … maybe so that guys like Mr. Williams can be the ones to take home “$16.5 billion dollars,” or something? Yeah, we all understand that a burger flipper takes exactly the same skills as the CEO of a multi-billion dollar corporation. It’s just the same, of course.

Whatever.

But let’s look at the claim of this “Mr. Williams,” if he really exists.
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DNC’s Joe Biden Video Features Joe Standing With a Union Criminal

September 7, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Joe Biden, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, SEIU, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Democrat National Committee wanted to make a nice heartwarming video telling America and convention goers how wonderful ol’ “Sheriff Joe” Biden is. But, oops, one of the still photos included in the retrospective shows Biden standing chummy with a union member that was arrested for pick pocketing in 2009.

The video, titled, Vice President Joe Biden’s Story, is filled with heartwarming photos of good ol’ Joe with old folks, school kids, and American workers. But one worker in particular would have been best left out of the bio-video.

At about 5:17 into the video you’ll see a still photo of Service Employees International Union member Marshall Clemons and Vice President, Biden. In that photo you see good ol’ Joe standing next to Clemons and his wife and son. All smiles there, with Joe’s arms warmly embracing the family.


Still shot from the DNC Video of Biden and the Clemons family

It’s a nice family photo showing how personable Joe is. But who is this Marshall Clemons?

As it happens, Joe Biden did a little union-touting video with Mr. Clemons back in 2007. The film was called Walk a day in my shoes: Joe Biden/Marshall Clemons and was made in cooperation with the SEIU.

That film, too, was supposed to be a heartwarming tale of good ol’ Joe palling around with the common worker.


Still shot of Biden and Clemons from the 2007 video

But I guess Joe didn’t help Mr. Clemons make enough money at the SEIU because not long after they appeared together in the union-selling video, Clemons was arrested for stealing money out of women’s purses at the Iowa State Capital.

This is a case of a union member reaching into people’s pockets a bit more directly than they usually do. In 2009 an Iowa lobbyist caught Clemons reaching into and stealing wallets from the unattended bags of other lobbyists who were busy plying lawmakers at the state capital. The lobbyist alerted the Iowa state police and when they tracked Clemons down they witnessed him trying to ditch a second stolen wallet in a public bathroom. Clemons was charged with two counts of fifth degree theft.

This is the guy that the DNC thought was a good idea to show Vice President Biden paling around with? Does “Sheriff Joe” have a habit of hanging around pickpockets!
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Just as Bad: Proof of Ill. GOP Consorting With Union Thugs

September 6, 2012 | Filed Under AFSCME, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Elections, GOP, Illinois, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, Republicans, SEIU, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Trevor Loudon attended last week’s GOP convention and discovered the sad evidence that the Illinois Republican Party is just as bad as Democrats in its desire to consort with extremist, left-wing Marxists and union thugs — not to mention fill their pockets with that dirty money.

At the GOP convention, Loudon found a crumpled invitation to one of the many soirees that political delegates attend while at conventions, this one specifically for the Illinois Delegation.

But this invite wasn’t just for a normal, GOP-styled party. No, THIS invite was for one sponsored by enemies to the taxpayer, enemies to the U.S. Constitution, enemies to democracy, enemies even to the very Republican Party to which these delegates belong. This party was sponsored by Illinois’ public employee unions, the very groups destroying this nation in general and Illinois most particularly.

As Loudon notes, “How can the Illinois State GOP justify taking money from Marxist controlled labor unions?”

How indeed?

Well, the answer is obvious. The Illinois GOP is but a junior partner to the Democrat Party in the task to destroy the Land of Lincoln. They are out to fill their pockets with taxpayer’s dollars passed through the dirty hands of Illinois’ greedy public employee unions.

Illinois Republicans are equally as guilty as the Democrats.

It is truly disgusting.
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Obama to Wisconsin’s Recall Pushing Unions: I Was Just Too Busy To Bother With You

June 12, 2012 | Filed Under AFSCME, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Liberals, President, Public Employees Unions, Scott Walker, SEIU, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Well, we finally know why President Obama didn’t bother to go to Wisconsin to support Democrat Tom Barrett in the late recall effort so heavily supported by his biggest constituents, the unions. He was just too darn busy.

When asked by a Wisconsin TV reporter from Green Bay why he never got to Wisconsin to campaign for Barrett who was running against Republican superstar Scott Walker, Obama noted that as President he was just too darn busy.

According to the president:

Well, you know, the truth of the matter is that as President of the United States I’ve got a lot of responsibilities, uhhh, I was supportive of Tom and, uh, had been supportive of Tom. Ahhh, but, obviously, uhh, I would like to have seen a different result…

Certainly we can all agree that it really is a “truth of the matter” that being President of the United States is quite a demanding job. But one has to ask that if he was too busy with the myriad of duties he faces as President, why did he have time for about a bazillion fundraisers the very week of the recall election?
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Former SEIU Boss Andy Stern Becomes Albatross

October 1, 2011 | Filed Under Andy Stern, Business, Democrats/Leftists, Liberals, SEIU, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The board of directors at the bio-warfare company SIGA likely thought they had made the hire of the century last year when they took on former Service Employees International Union President Andy Stern. In fact, for a while, Stern, one of Obama’s most frequent White House visitors and close confidantes, seemed to bring the company good fortune.

In Stern’s first six months the company’s shares doubled in worth especially after it was awarded a humungous government contract worth up to $2.8 billion of our tax dollars.
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Union Astroturf Pretends Like Tea Partiers to Attack GOP

August 21, 2011 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, AFL-CIO, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Conservatives, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Jobs, Journalism, Liberals, Media Bias, Nanny State, Newspapers, Public Employees Unions, Republicans, SEIU, Senate, Socialism, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | 2 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Hill has an interesting, if not a bit slanted, report about the faux grassroots efforts of unions and left-wing advocates to pretend they are somehow just like the Tea Party by attacking the town hall meetings of various GOP congressman across the country this Summer.

The Hill dutifully reports without complaint the union’s claims that they are organizing just like the Tea Partiers and forcing GOP congressmen to face “angry protests at home” this month in a “replication” of the Tea Party backlash that “bit” Democrats in 2009.

“Liberal groups have been planning these protests for months,” trumpets The Hill, “One organizer told The Hill in February that the campaign would ‘build to a crescendo’ in August.”

These protests have been organized by Obama’s supporters in government unions like the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the AFL-CIO as well as far left NGOs such as MoveOn.org, Campaign for America’s Future and others.
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Unions Lose BIG In Wisconsin Recall Efforts

August 10, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Children, Conservatives, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Education, Elections, GOP, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, Republicans, Scott Walker, SEIU, Senate, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Oh, the union thugs in Wisconsin will certainly try to act as if winning a mere two of the six recall elections of the Republican State Senators in the Cheese State was a big win… but it wasn’t. In fact, this recall nonsense shows that the union issues were a huge failure. After all, they even shied from using the union issues to push the recall efforts after they got going because they were looking like a losing issue.

In fact, the two Republicans that lost their effort to beat the recall were the two that were a bit odd as it is, so beating them doesn’t seem to be such a great triumph. And even at that the margins of defeat were not great. David Fredosso of the Washington Examiner puts it well:

In the end, the union-backed Democrats picked up only two state Senate seats in Wisconsin last night, at a staggering cost in time, effort, and of course money. One of the seats was solidly Democratic, held by a Republican due to an apparent fluke of nature. The other was held by an alleged adulterer who had moved outside his district to live with his young mistress, and whose wife was supporting his recall.

A Pyrrhic victory, there, for sure.

Unions and left-wing Democrat operative told us that the people of Wisconsin were furious at Governor Scott Walker and his GOP partners. We were told that “the people” would swarm to the recall election polls and throw the rascals out. But aside from the two problem children above, none of the elections were even close.
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Unions: On the Outside Looking In At Political Power?

August 5, 2011 | Filed Under AFL-CIO, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Government, House of Representatives, Jobs, Liberals, President, Public Employees Unions, Richard Trumka, SEIU, Senate, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Since Obama began his run for the White House he has been Big Labor’s best friend. And they loved him for it, too. As Obama ran and as soon as he got into office the unions had stars in their eyes. They thought that with a bought and paid for president in their hip pocket, every long dreamed of union wish was about to be fulfilled.

You can’t really blame them, of course. Obama did nothing but work to let them believe he’d do everything they wanted once safely in the White House. They gave him millions of dollars and he gave them rosy promises. But they are starting to feel duped.

To be sure Obama has done more for Big Labor than any other president in American history. He’s stocked his entire regulatory edifice with union hacks, he’s issued executive orders to force federal contractors to pay union dues, wages, pensions and to work under union rules even when said companies aren’t unionized, and he’s used his powers to regulate to attack companies that dare to cross swords with Big Labor.
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Union Writing the Book on Intimidation and Violence

July 24, 2011 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, SEIU, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

F. Vincent Vernuccio had a great piece in the Washington Times a few days ago revealing the the handbook written by the SEIU that teaches union thuggery to union operatives.

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has a 70-some-page manual that came to light in a recent court case.

SEIU is in federal court defending itself against charges of racketeering and extortion filed by one of its unionizing targets, the catering company Sodexo Inc.Sodexo’s court discovery recently revealed an SEIU “Contract Campaign Manual” on “Pressuring the Employer.” Union pressure is nothing new, but what SEIU recommends is not limited to organizing drives and strikes. Rather, the pressure takes the form of a so-called corporate campaign, whereby the union allies itself with outside third parties to raise intimidation to a new level.

Vernuccio explained that the most recent efforts of the SEIU to push businesses to the edge of bankruptcy so that they are vulnerable to being taken over by union operatives even going to the point of secretly getting the businesses to agree to work with the SEIU to prevent other unions from trying to contact its employees.
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Conn. Unions Have Trouble Reading Hand Writing on Wall

June 27, 2011 | Filed Under AFSCME, Budget, Connecticut, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Pensions, Public Employees Unions, SEIU, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Cities, counties and states (not to mention the federal gov’t) all across the country are overspent, out of cash, and deeply in the red. One reality that has been hitting all these government entities has been a series of tough negotiations with government employee unions. Unions are loathe to take cuts, certainly, but the reality is that in many cases it’s either cuts or layoffs. More and more unions are realizing this and taking the cuts to avoid losing jobs. The foolish government employees in Connecticut seem to be insensible to reality, though.

Strangely enough, even the government union bosses in Connecticut understood the pickle they were in. Union bigwigs negotiated cuts with the Democrat controlled state legislature and Democrat Governor Daniel Malloy. They did this with the understanding that none of their rank and file would lose their job.

Unfortunately for the unions, many of the members seem too foolish to “get” it. They voted the concessions down. Now Governor Malloy is saying he has little choice but to get rid of thousands of workers.

Nice move, fellows.
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Cal. Union Launches Effort to Recruit Republican Candidates

June 14, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, California, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, GOP, Government, Liberals, Nanny State, Pensions, Public Employees Unions, Republicans, SEIU, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

This is a novel approach. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), one of the largest government employee unions in the nation, has decided that they’ve had enough of all those darn Republicans that are… well… acting like Republicans. So, the union has lighted on a new way to be rid of all those darn Republican-like Republicans. They are going to sponsor their own Republican candidates in upcoming elections in the land of fruits and nuts.

The SEIU has created a new “Republican” political action committee (PAC) meant to recruit purported moderate Republicans to run for office to replace the Republicans now sitting in Sacramento. SEIU is calling this PAC the “Golden California Committee.”

The name of their PAC reminds me of the phrase, “don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.” This golden shower that the SEIU is trying to pull off doesn’t fool anyone. The SEIU has no interest in helping Republicans. They have but one goal, to implement laws and government regulations that give to government employee unions payoffs, higher salaries, and outrageous benefits and pensions that exceed anything that the general public will ever see. They know that the only way to do this is to control government from both sides of the aisle.
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Union Thugs Protest The Wrong Place!

May 25, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Energy, Government, Liberals, Lobbyists, Oil, Pennsylvania, Public Employees Unions, SEIU, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

I guess that getting the correct information when arranging a smear campaign and protest is not necessary when you are the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Who needs to be in the right when you are an important, powerful, politically connected union, eh? The seriousness of the charge and the effort to “raise awareness” is far more important than targeting the right people to smear, right?

It seems that the SEIU decided to picket against Marcellus Shale drilling, sometimes called hydrofracking, and the severance tax associated with it. So the government employee union picked a site in Hastings, Pennsylvania to highlight this subject and to shame the company that owns the property into siding with them.

Only one tiny, little problem. There is no Marcellus Shale drilling going on at the site they descended upon with their protests. And there never has been. It turns out the SEIU got the wrong place.
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Employee Levels Fall But New York’s Fringe Benefits and Pensions Costs Soar

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, Liberals, New York, New York City, Pensions, Public Employees Unions, SEIU, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Pensions are the single biggest problem that every state, county and city in the Union face and New York City is no different. It is so bad that even as New York City has seen the numbers of its government employees fall, its costs in fringe benefits and pensions have still continued to soar. (Download the 2012 Budget Summary)

The latest budget info released by the Big Apple is a horror story of budget woes with pension costs leading the pack.

Marc Cenedella has done the heavy reading and his report is discouraging, to say the least.
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Defusing the Illinois Pension Bomb, One Letter at a Time‏

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, Illinois, Illinois Policy Institute, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Pensions, Public Employees Unions, SEIU, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

How to reform the public employee pension system is the most crucial question facing Illinois today. The state has an $86 billion unfunded pension liability, and a recent study by the Pew Center ranked Illinois’s pensions as the worst funded in the nation. Bold action is needed to balance the state’s pension funds while keeping Illinois from falling deeper into an economic death spiral.

The public employee pension system is unsustainable. It must be fixed. We need your help now.

As you read this, a pension reform bill is being debated Springfield: HB149. This bill would begin to create equity government workers and the taxpayers who fund their salaries. Legislators on both sides of the aisle are coming together, and with your help, we believe we have a chance at passing one of the most important reforms in Illinois history. That’s why I’m asking you to write to your local newspaper in support of reforming the pension system.

Writing a letter to the editor is an easy way to reach thousands of your neighbors on this important issue.
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Union Plan: ‘Forget About the Law, Brand Businesses as Human Right Violators’

April 25, 2011 | Filed Under AFL-CIO, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Jobs, Labor Law, Law, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, Richard Trumka, SEIU, The Law, UAW, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Once again we see how lawless the Obama administration and its allies in unions are. By their own admission they don’t care about the law.

In the following video we see Obama’s appointee to his Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations and United Auto Workers President, Bob King, telling attendees at a recent union roundtable discussion that the unions intend to “forget about the law.”

We also see violence prone AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, a close Obama confidante, saying the same thing.

So, their plan is to ignore any actual law and then further to “brand” businesses as “human rights violators” so that they can destroy them.

Unions are entirely un-American. At their core they are socialist, anti-capitalist, destroyers of jobs and success. And remember, folks. THESE are Obama’s people.
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Union Operative That Wants ‘Financial Panic’ and Communism Still Working at SEIU

April 22, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, SEIU, Socialism, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

You may remember back in March that an audio tape was released upon which an SEIU operative expressed his desire to destroy the American economy by creating “financial panic” and overloading the system. This, it was proposed, could lay the groundwork to turn America into a perfect communist society.

The union operative in question was a guy named Steve Lerner and he works for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The fact that it is he “works” for the SEIU is certainly news. After all, when the tape was released we were all assured that Lerner was fired by the SEIU because of his communist-inspired rambling.

However, we have since found out that this anti-American nutcase has not been fired by the union. In fact, he was present at a recent executive board meeting.
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Your Taxes Paying Government Union Members NOT to Work

April 21, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Jobs, Labor Law, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, Secretary of Labor, SEIU, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Washington D.C. | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Must be nice to be a government worker in a government union. Heck, some of these government union guys are even paid not to work and paid by the taxpayers to do so, yet!

Vincent Vernuccio, labor policy guy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, tells us that the Obama administration is even ignoring its responsibility to report on the matter. Obama is over a year late in releasing its Time Usage in the Federal Government Report, a report that tracks all the time that government union members spend working for the union bosses on the dime of the people.

The sad fact is that many government union contracts have a provision in them that stipulates that union members that have duties with the union itself (administrative, recruitment, what have you) can perform these duties while they are on the job and being paid by the taxpayers supposedly to do government business.
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Update on Union Rallies

April 17, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, SEIU, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Bob Williams

I expect a lot of union protest and rallies in the coming month, and I fear that things will get ugly.  The unions certainly are active, and protests this week took place from coast to coast, from Times Square to Olympia, WA.  ­Here are some of the highlights of this week’s union protests around the nation:

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While Illinois Citizens Lose Jobs, More Government Workers Get Union Protection

March 30, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Pat Quinn, Public Employees Unions, SEIU, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

If this isn’t just the way the most corrupt state in the country works, there’s nothing that will show it. As the state of Illinois loses businesses and her citizens lose their jobs by the thousands, government workers in Illinois get richer and government unions are even adding members. Now there’s more government union members in Illinois than ever leaching off a dwindling base of taxpayers.

As the state sinks in red ink, government unions have grown to the point where nearly 97% of the state’s government workers have become unionized with better pay, more lucrative pensions, and richer healthcare than every other average citizen who is forced to pay the government union member’s exorbitant pay.

According to the AP, more than 10,000 state employees have joined unions. This is a four-fold increase over the previous eight years.
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A Union Member’s Plan to Cause Financial Panic in the USA

March 23, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, Liberals, SEIU, Socialism, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

A former union executive attended an extremist conference in New York last weekend and there he laid out the sort of plan that every union member dreams of, one that will destroy the American system and replace it with a socialist fantasy run by unions and anti-capitalists.

Steve Lerner was a member of one of the largest, most powerful unions in the United States, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) a union that controls many of our various government employees. He is full of loathing for capitalism and the American system and has plans to take it down.

He wants to cause the sort of chaos that makes the last financial panic look mild. The key, he said, was to entice Americans to all stop paying their mortgages at the same time. This, he proposed, would cause a financial meltdown of epic proportions.
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VIDEO:Big Unions, Big Money, Big Payback

March 10, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, President, Public Employees Unions, SEIU, Senate, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Video courtesy of the Workforce Fairness Institute. WFI’s YouTube Channel.

Unions: Losing friends all around
By Nina Easton, Fortune/CNN Money

As Barack Obama stood on that frigid inaugural stage in 2009, labor leaders could envisage the glorious future awaiting them. Here, at last, was a President determined to help unions rebuild their sagging ranks by supporting a “card check” bill that would change the way unions are allowed to organize workers. Here was a President who openly criticized fellow Democrat Bill Clinton for signing the North American Free Trade Agreement. And here was a President who would put government health care for the uninsured at the center of his agenda.

Two years later card check is dead, Obama is out promoting free-trade deals, and his health care reform plan — passed without a government option — faces an uncertain future in the courts. And now a costly new front has opened in labor’s struggles: the states, where budget-cutting governors are targeting union salaries, benefits, and even collective-bargaining rights.

Not even the most union-friendly President in three decades can soften this harsh political terrain — a problem sure to vex his 2012 reelection bid…..

Read the rest at CNN Money.


Government Union Collective Bargaining 101

March 5, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, Republicans, SEIU, Taxes, Teachers Unions, The Heritage Foundation, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Are you a bit hazy on why government employee unions are a problem? If so the Heritage Foundation has made a great video to help you understand the deal. It’s a sort of Government Unions 101.

The Heritage Foundation also has a great fact sheet to help you learn more.

Here are some of the points on that list:
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Left-Wing Union H8ters Update

March 5, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Conservatives, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Government, Hate Crimes, House of Representatives, Liberals, Ohio, Public Employees Unions, Republicans, Scott Walker, SEIU, Senate, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Today we have two examples of union thugs acting like, well, union thugs. We have two examples in Ohio and one in Wisconsin, two hotbeds for union whiners of late.

The first one is the tale of a leftist protester arrested for calling in a bomb threat to an aviation business in Eu Clair, Wisconsin a few hours after Governor Scott Walker appeared there to give a speech.

The Chippewa Herald reports that local resident, Patrick J. Knauf, 43, of Eau Claire, called in the threat. Knauf has been involved in the union-sponsored protests of Republican Walker and himself appeared for a recent protest held at the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport which is right next to the company in question.
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Union Admits It Hates Voters And Loves Communist Imagery With Help of Dropkick Murphys Band

February 25, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, SEIU, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Proving that there seems to have been a good reason that in many eras of American history the “Irish Need Not Apply,” a bunch of drunken morons calling themselves the Dropkick Murphys have added their off key voices to American union thuggery by writing a protest song that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has glommed onto.

The song’s title is Take ‘Em Down and in it they claim they want to “take the bastards down.” But shall I just point out who “the bosses” are for the SEIU and the workers in Wisconsin that the Murphys are direct their song to? That would be you and me.

You see, the SEIU and the workers in Wisconsin are made up of millions of public employees whom we pay with our taxes. So, when the Dorkdick Murphys are telling the SEIU to “take the bastards down” they are telling our public employees to take we the people down!

This is the stupidity and disconnect of the halfwits that support public employees. These people are tax leeches, not aggrieved workers being oppressed by eeeevil corporations. These thieves want to take money from you and me, the taxpayer.
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Video: Stop Obama and His Union Bosses!

February 25, 2011 | Filed Under Banks, Barack Obama, Campaign Finance, Capitalism, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Financial Reform, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, Pensions, President, Public Employees Unions, Republicans, RNC, SEIU, Senate, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Courtesy of the Republican National Committee…

This is exactly right. While every state is drowning in debt, Barack Obama and the billions that unions have spent on him and his Democrat Party is being put toward thwarting the will of the voters and to making the state’s and the federal government’s debt far, far worse.
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Hate is What Unions Sell

February 24, 2011 | Filed Under AFSCME, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, Regulation, Security/Safety, SEIU, Taxes, Teachers Unions, The Law, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

This situation in Wisconsin has brought out the truth about unions: they peddle hate. Unions are exactly what Democrats try to claim the Tea Party is, a hate-filled, uncivil, mob of name callers. Unionistas use hateful and violent rhetoric, they call everyone that opposes them Hitler and they lie about their ultimate goals.

Many of you out there may be saying that we shouldn’t hold the obscene actions of a few bad Wisconsin teachers against the whole of uniondom. But we don’t have to restrict ourselves to Wisconsin to see this sort of hateful, violence themed rhetoric.

Yesterday, for instance, Massachusetts Democrat Representative Michael Capuana told a union crowd that sometimes the protesters have to “get a little bloody” on the streets to prove their fealty to the unions.
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