Two citizen groups -- Americans for Tax Reform and the Alliance for Worker Freedom -- are demanding a full federal investigation into the alleged illegal activities of Service Employees International Union (SEIU), according to a report submitted to the National Association of Chiefs of Police's Public Corruption Committee.
ATR has formerly submitted a request to acting United States Attorney Channing D. Phillip asking for a probe into the potentially illegal lobbying activities of SEIU Treasurer and Change to Win Chairwoman Anna Burger.
The groups filed their first lobbying investigation request with the U.S. Attorney's office and key Congressional offices on November 13th against SEIU President Andy Stern, a close friend and political ally of President Barack Obama.
Recently, new reports of Stern's frequent visits to the White House caused great concern over SEIU's political power as a result of its relationship with the president. Obama served as an attorney for SEIU prior to running for public office in Illinois. There are also strong connections between SEIU and the embattled Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a group that is under investigation in several states.
We’ve learned that Keynesianism does not make sense and that Obama’s so-called stimulus was misguided. In the final installment of this three-part series, let’s discuss the policies that actually would improve economic performance.(from biggovernment.com)
As this video explains, both Economic Freedom of the World and the Index of Economic Freedom identify sound money, rule of law, property rights, small government, low tax rates, open markets, and laissez faire as the key conditions for prosperity.
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The U.S. National Mediation Board heard as much this morning about its flawed processes and possible weakened reputation for neutrality than it did about the merits of its proposed rule to change how unions are elected.(from aviationweek.com)
Randy Johnson, senior VP for labor integration and benefits at the US Chamber of Commerce, argued for a decertification mechanism in the proposed rule that mirrors the certification process. The airline representatives have over the past several weeks made the same argument as Johnson, that if a majority of employees can choose a union, then they should have an equal right to decide to eject a union.
Krauthammer: "Look, it’s blackmail, a way of saying to Congress: 'either you do cap-and-trade or we’re gonna do cap, no trade. We’re gonna regulate every aspect of American life.' This is – if the EPA now has in its power – perhaps it will when acted over time – to intrude into every aspect of American life."Related video: Charles Krauthammer takes on the FDA