Obama sneaks a payoff to Big Labor with an Executive order media ignored

Obama sneaks a payoff to Big Labor with an Executive order media ignored

April 17, 2010, 7:05 am By Kevin “Coach” Collins

It’s kickback time

In 2008 unions gave Democrats $68,272,996 and Republicans $6,022,906 meaning 92% went to Barack Obama and his Democrats. For this money Big Labor thought it was buying the un-American Card Check scheme which would force all workers to “join” a union. Although Card Check has failed the reason for its necessity has not changed. Union membership is shrinking and with that contraction union dues are falling sharply. Since 92% of all union campaign contributions go to Democrats, having unemployed union workers not paying dues, which eventually turns into Democrat war chest cash can not be tolerated.

Obama paying his bills

In February Obama quietly signed Executive Order 13502 ordering federal agencies to accept only union shop bids for construction projects over $25 million. Since only 15% of construction workers are unionized this virtually guarantees: every union construction worker a job and that nonunion workers will be banging down the doors of union halls.

The “$25 million” threshold will provide work for just enough non-union workers to give credibility to the lie that “Oh no we don’t hire ONLY union workers, why take a look at our books.”

Permanent cost overruns

In this worst economy since Democrat Franklin Roosevelt’s Administration paying union workers merely because they are union workers makes no sense. The average weekly salary for a unionize construction worker is $908.00, but the average non-union worker earns just $710.00 or 22% less.

Double whammy

Obama’s sellout will cost us more for each federal project because it slams a double edge sword into our heart. It means federal projects can only be completed with union work that always costs more, and actual free market costs have been obliterated as jobs will be regularly over bid.

Pension bomb

The average union pension program has been looted and is only 62% funded. Plans with just 80% of necessary funding are labeled “endangered” and those under 65% of funding are called “critical” by the same federal auditors who will be ordered to look the other way when these contracts are signed. Bet on this.

What did you do to support and defend American freedoms yesterday? What will you do today and tomorrow?

The very life of American is in our hands. Let’s all stand up for our beloved America and be worthy of the name American. If not you and I, who will save America; the Democrats?

Use this site to contact your Congressional Representative:

https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

Sources:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/Another-Obama-favor-for-unions...

http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/indus.php?ind=P

http://www.aier.org/research/briefs/1550-obama-thanks-his-friends-govern...

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.nr0.htm

Yesterday’s Rasmussen Presidential Index had Obama at –12

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4 years 6 days ago, 1:48 PM

zx12rmike

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Union membership is shrinking. There is evidence of this in my field here in Kali. The union local here is so desperate for members, they are trying to get disgruntled employees to have a vote, I didn't get an invitation to this BS meeting. I have made it abundantly clear to all my co-workers that this union local does not care about the employee, only about the money coming in. I usually throw out half a dozen names as witnesses to their shenanigans. The one main competitor we have is about to lose even more of their work do to the crappy work and high prices they charge. I don't want to bore you with the sordid details, but, the unions are all about padding there pockets and voting in the politicians that would favor that agenda regardless of their actual political beliefs. WHEN I went to the union hall years ago (because I almost became a member) I noticed the area for the members looked like it was 30 year old furniture. Then I could see inside where the admin people work. Brand new furniture, cherry cabinets, brand new carpet blah blah blah. I'll never forget it..........

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4 years 6 days ago, 3:14 PM

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I'm a teamster and all they do is keep taking money and benefits away from me how can I cash in on this?

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4 years 6 days ago, 6:02 PM

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don't get salaries,they are paid hourly,if they don't work it,they don't get paid for it,benefits generally SUCK,i am fully vested in the carpenters union,was in the teamsters and grain millers union too,have withdrawal cards from all three.Non union carpentry sucks ass so bad i would not have the patience to write about it,quality of carpentry goes to union carpenters but there is so much wrong with the union schooling,i wouldn't have the time to spell it all out,non union carpentry benefits are slim to non existant,wages in comparrison are better in the union,by a lot,but giving the union a dollar for every hour worked as dues ON TOP of monthly dues SUCKS ASS.Then there is the fact that each local has about 25 vice presidents sucking on the tit,but the ENTIRE SYSTEM from ground up is mired in good ol'boy politics.hey it's a free enterprise system,equally fucked on each side,Union or Non-Union,but i like it,it's America.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
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