Progs Wrecking America Again

That's why Obama is a one-term lame-duck
When I hear the ramblings of our trusted leaders in Washington speaking of regulations for this new program or that, it makes me crazy.

In these stagnant economic times, there are only three topics that should ever be discussed: Creating a free market environment to spur new job growth; cutting the size, scope and spending of government; and becoming more vigilant on our defense against foreign attack.

In the wake of 17 percent true unemployment, I could really give a flip about verifying documentation on who picks our tomatoes or the cosmic carbon footprint of a new power plant.

When the CEO of a major American corporation recently said it cost him more than $1 billion more to start up a manufacturing plant in America than it does overseas -- and that has nothing to do with labor cost and everything to do with taxes and regulation -- I knew the presidents' Economic Recovery Advisory Board was a ruse. What's next, a committee to find out where babies come from?

It is ironic and prima fascia evidence that the same horribly expensive curly-fry light bulb that is a compulsory purchase can't even be made in America because of its toxic mercury composition.

Our every conversation should be about a dramatic fight to reduce corporate taxes and government regulation. Don't be suckered into the assurance of a benevolent government or the old class warfare of directing animosity toward the so-called "evil rich." If you are a risk taker and job creator, I really don't care how many times a week you eat lobster.

If our priorities don't change soon, the "Made in America" label will be as rare as the incandescent light bulb.

W.J. Butcher, Newnan
(from times-herald.com)

Class struggle(in Marxist ideology) the conflict of interests between the workers and the ruling class in a capitalist society, regarded as inevitably violent.

Another Labor-State Weighs Worker-Choice

Modernized alternative to forced-labor unionism introduced
About 300 union members and sympathizers packed the House chamber hoping to block a free-market conservative movement taking away the right of unions to compel payment.

The so-called Right to Work bill (HB 474) has been perennial roadkill in the New Hampshire Legislature but the super-majorities in both houses could change the fortunes for this controversial, labor law change.

Rep. Carl Seidel, R-Nashua, said making all employees in a closed shop join a union or make so-called 'fair share' payments goes against New Hampshire’s Live Free or Die motto.

“I think it is appropriate for the people of this state with the motto of Live Free or Die for them to be able to have the right to deal with an employer directly,” Seidel said.
(from nashuatelegraph.com)

Labor-State Updates Worker Protections

Modernization threatens monopoly representation, forced-unionism
Maine is poised to become a battleground state over an organized labor issue that is popping up around the country, driven by new, so-called “right-to-work” legislation.

Maine is not currently one of the 22 right-to-work states. Employees at unionized businesses in those 22 states who don’t join the union don’t have to pay their share of the costs for collective representation and contract bargaining handled by the union.

In Maine, workers don’t have to belong to a union if they don’t want to: The “closed shop” has been illegal since 1947, according to Matt Schlobohm, executive director of the Maine AFL-CIO.

But employers and unions are allowed by law to agree that all workers who benefit from representation and bargaining share the costs, whether or not they’re in the union.

That would change under right-to-work legislation proposed by several Republican legislators aimed at both private sector and public sector workplaces.

“Individual employees shouldn’t be forced to pay dues as a condition of employment,” said Rep. Tom Winsor, R-Norway. “In the end I don’t want people to think I’m anti-union, because I’m not. I think the union movement has been a very positive thing in most cases. What I do think is this really forces the unions to be more responsive to their members.”
(from new.bangordailynews.com)

Protecting Michigan's Labor Force

Lawmakers update failed forced-unionism laws of the past

WEYI-TV25 in Saginaw and WPBN-TV7&4 in Traverse City are reporting that the Michigan Legislature is considering protecting Michigan’s labor force under a right-to-work law.

Paul Kersey, labor policy director, told the stations that not having a right-to-work law has cost Michigan jobs and dissuaded businesses from locating in Michigan. A right-to-work law also would have prevented the forced unionization of home-based day care owners, which the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation is suing the Department of Human Services over.

(from mackinac.org)

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Modernizing Hoosier Labor Laws

194,000 workers compelled into forced-labor unionism
Question: What is the No. 1 thing Indiana lawmakers could do to put more Hoosiers back to work? Answer: Pass a right-to-work law.

Why should Indiana become the 23rd right-to-work state?

•If Indiana had adopted a right-to-work law in 1977, the household (family of four) income of Hoosiers would be $11,700 higher than it is today! That is critically important considering Indiana's per capita income growth from 1977 to 2008 was 37.2 percent compared to 62.3 percent for residents of right-to-work states during that same period.

•Site selection experts across the country and our own secretary of commerce emphasize that 30 to 40 percent of companies/consultants won't even consider non right-to-work states for their business growth and expansion plans.

•Public backing for right-to-work has remained strong. Statewide voter polls have consistently shown support levels of 70 percent or higher. Even a significant number (44 percent) of union households are right-to-work supporters.

•Finally, there is the simple issue of fairness. Workers should not be forced to join a union and/or pay union dues as a condition of getting or keeping a job; currently there are approximately 194,000 Hoosier workers in that situation.

Federal law allows contracts that force employees to join the union or pay an equal dues amount in order to keep their jobs. But it also allows states to adopt right-to-work laws that prohibit such contracts. Workers would still have the opportunity to join or support a labor union, but under the right-to-work law it would be the individual's choice - not one dictated by union leaders.

With Indiana's unemployment rate still hovering near 10 percent and competition for economic development projects - and the high-wage positions they bring - at an all-time high, shouldn't Indiana pass a right-to-work law to accelerate job and wage growth for Hoosiers?

Kevin Brinegar
President, Indiana Chamber of Commerce
(from tristate-media.com)

Ruling Class Corruption Plagues ObamaCare

Special-interests set ugly double-standard
We conservatives give the MSM a lot of heat for its bias, but Alexander Bolton at The Hill had a story Wednesday for which we should commend him.

He noted that the SEIU, which had led the charge against the GOP effort to repeal Obamacare, is one of the unions that has obtained waivers from the White House to exempt thousands of its employees from the onerous Obamacare requirements.
(from hotair.com)

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