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Gab@StFerdinandIII - Plenty of cults exist - every cult has its 'religious dogma', its idols, its 'prophets', its 'science', its 'proof' and its intolerant liturgy of demands.  Cults everywhere:  Islam, the State, the cult of Gay and Queer, Marxism, Darwin and Evolution, 'Science', Globaloneywarming, Changing Climate, Abortion....a nice variety for the human-hater, amoral, anti-rationalist to choose from.  It is so much fun mocking them isn't it ?

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Michelle Malkin's 'Culture of Corruption: Obama and his team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies.'

Review Part B: Unions own the Black Jesus.

by StFerdIII

It is a truism - ignored by hair-flicking progressives and the kool-aid klass – that unions are the single biggest reason the Black Jesus has ascended to ultimate power. Malkin relates the importance of unions in the rise and governance of the Obama's [you get two for the unionized price of one]. $50 million over 5 years, given by the AFL and SIEU helped ensure that the Prophet and friends would be very union-friendly. Why do you think that unions which bankrupted and destroyed GM now run the firm with the aid of $50 billion of government welfare ?

Obama's health care disaster ? Socialized health care was promised many times by the Prophet over his campaigning tenure to his union friends, including his promise to the SEIU, “I've spent my entire adult life working with SEIU. I'm not a newcomer to this....universal health care...by the end of my first term.” Universal health care is a key platform for both unions and their Democratic party allies. Unions work for the Democratic party – millions of dues flow from union workers to their political friends. It is only logical that if the Obama's received $50 million in union money that the great Prophet will be pushing for government owned health care.

As Malkin relates, “The SEIU political action committee poured an estimated $80 million worth of independent expenditures into the campaign coffers of Democratic candidates in 2008 – more than $27 million of which went to Barack Obama.” [p. 197]. Pay for play has its privileges. Within 2 weeks of getting into the White House the Prophet passed a series of executive orders 'championed by union bosses.' [p. 198] The new laws gave sweeping powers to the union picked Labor Secretary Solis, which effectively outlawed non-union contractors targeted by unions, and blacklists all non-union workers from public or taxpayer funded projects. A nice pay off.

The Black Jesus levered two union favorites into high office – former Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius to head the department of health [a key player in the attempt to socialize US medicine] and hard-core union supporter Hilda Solis as Labor secretary. Malkin recounts the union glee about such high level appointments, “SEIU pushed for Hilda Solis to be confirmed as Secretary of Labor and took action to urge others to join in. More than 10.000 people called for Hilda Solis to be confirmed as our next Secretary of Labor – and now, she has been.”

Union leaders such as Stern who founded and runs the SEIU, are frequent visitors to the White House. Stern and others are actively involved in the Health care debate providing input and helping to guide White House policy as well as giving advice on “boosting the sagging economy.” [p. 201] This is one reason amongst many, why the White House is so interested in nationalizing various sectors of the economy. When government owns a sector, union membership follows. Union membership is good for politicians and for a furthering of government diktat. It is all so nice and cozy – and quite corrupt.

As Malkin says, “So much for the lofty rhetoric. But for all the talk of 'change', SEIU represents the very essence of top-down corruption and business-as-usual funded by the compulsory dues of its workers.” The SEIU is a mafia-like organization. It extorts money from its members, bullies companies to allow it to sign up workers and than spends time and money supporting politicians like the Black Jesus, who ideologically and practically, believe in the expansion of union power.

Stern the godfather of the SEIU sums it up well, “We prefer to use the power of persuasion, but if that doesn't work we use the persuasion of power.” Indeed. Unions have demonstrated many times, that they will use muscle, money and political power to get what they want. Subtlety is not a hallmark of union tactics. One firm harassed by the SEIU expressed the obvious about unions and their abuse of businesses: “The bullying, protesting, harassment, contrived events and demands will continue indefinitely because the union has millions of dollars in dues money from hard working janitors and other service workers which can be spent on ruining the reputations of businesses instead of bettering the lives of those workers who contributed.” [p. 222] A very pithy summary of union thuggery.

The Prophet promised dopey hopey change. After being bought off by the unions what change can one expect ? More union workers in America ? More payoffs to union workers at GM, Chrysler and other firms wrecked by the insatiable demands of the union elite ? More secretaries running departments straight from the picket line ? How is the nexus of corruption between big labor and big government a change ?

It is just more of the same corruption and rigidity which destroys the economy and mangles the culture.


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