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>NLRB Working To Unionize Everyone – Great!

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Remember the ‘Employee Free Choice Act‘?  Haven’t heard much about it lately but it is about to rear it’s ugly head again.  It was all about not having secret ballots so a union thug could stand there while you cast your vote and intimidate you  to vote ‘correctly’.  Obama has bragged about being the ‘Great Organizer’ the last few years (Acorn, SEIUetc.) and wants every business to be run by the unions.  The workers will pay big dues and then do just what they are told to do.  Since this bill is not very popular with congress, Obama has appointed someone who can find ways to get this through by other laws.  If you are a business owner, read below to see how little if anything you will have to say as to how your business is run. 
 
By the way, people are scrutinizing Obama care and the promise that ‘you can keep your insurance carrier if you like’ clause only applies to union members.  Others will have to have government plans.
                                                            Mom/Gram/Joan
 
Saturday, June 19, 2010
 
 
Katie Packer :: Townhall.com Columnist
Electronic Voting Would Lead to Forced Unionization
by Katie Packer
 
Earlier this year, when President Obama went around Congress and used his executive power to recess appoint labor radical Craig Becker to theNational Labor Relations Board (NLRB), we were watching and like many in the small business community, took note and voiced opposition.
Big Labor’s agenda of enacting the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA) wasn’t seeing much traction in Congress and union bosses were finding other ways to push their plans through, like getting the former American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) andService Employees International Union (SEIU) lawyer recess appointed.

All the while, the small business community expressed deep reservations about Becker due to his writings and public comments stating a fervent belief that employers should have no say, no rights whatsoever in the unionization process. He even expressed support for federal policies that disregarded the rights of workers and small business owners, only acknowledging those of union bosses.
And now that Becker has been on the NLRB for a few months, we are seeing the first step from the agency in enacting the forced unionization policies its newest member advocated on behalf of.
Big Labor has turned its sights onto creating “electronic voting services” in union representation elections. A request for information was just issued by the NLRB concerning these voting systems, which would remove paper ballot voting monitored at a worksite and replace it with electronic voting taking place at some other location.
It seems obvious that trading NLRB-supervised elections using physical ballots at a worksite with electronic voting, which could take place offsite, would open workers to coercion and intimidation at the hands of union bosses and organizers.
What is plainly clear is that this introduction of electronic voting is the first glimmer that Big Labor is using Becker and the NLRB to enact portions of EFCA just as they intended.
Before Obama appointed Becker, labor bosses wrote, “It [sic] we aren’t able to pass the Employee Free Choice Act, we will work with President Obama and Vice President Biden and their appointees to the National Labor Relations Board to change the rules governing forming a union through administrative action…”
It appears Becker’s NLRB has commenced with doing just that. Electronic voting exposes workers to individual “attention,” which clearly translates into bullying.
You don’t have to look far to see how the purple shirts of the SEIU continue to use intimidation and harassing tactics to get their way – and this would only increase with electronic voting.
After all, Big Labor named EFCA as their top priority for this Congress. Anything that helps them get new members is part of the agenda, irrespective of what it would mean for employees and employers.
By removing the rights of workers in the unionization process through a forced public vote, EFCA would make union boss intimidation and coercion simpler and commonplace. Additionally, EFCA would expose small businesses to government regulation on a very direct level. Appointing a government arbitrator to interfere with contract negotiations, EFCA would give sole authority of wages and benefit decisions to this government bureaucrat who would set the terms for two years with no appeals process. Called binding arbitration, this aspect of the bill could put such unreasonable terms onto a small business that it could be forced to shut down or move overseas.
So, with little progress on getting EFCA to see any action on the floor of the U.S. House or Senate, Big Labor has set its sights on the NLRB.
So why does Big Labor want to threaten workers, bankrupt small businesses and manhandle our system of government? Simple: power and money.
As union bosses have squandered the wealth that members’ dues provided them, numerous national unions are suddenly finding that their pension plans have been so mismanaged and grossly under-funded, that they are in serious trouble. In response, they are turning to the Obama Administration for bailouts – both financially and politically. By coercing workers to join unions through systems such as electronic voting, labor bosses will be able to rake in more dues and replenish their members’ pension funds, which they have squandered.
Let’s hope that the NLRB doesn’t continue down this wayward path, which is sure to lead to increased economic instability and job loss. Once again, we will be watching and objecting.

>Don White Debates An American Communist

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The following is from a debate I had with an American Communist:

Capitalism has risen out of “the American Dream”. You work, I work. We get different amounts of money and can afford different things.

But to listen to my Communist friend and many Obama people, “Capitalism is run off of greed. That is why it works.” Both Communism and Obama’s government want to level the playing field. They would destroy the wealthy class to lift the poor to middle class.

Here’s what I said to the Communist: “What is wrong about people wanting to increase their standard of living, or to be wealthy? I was born at the height of the Great Depression. No one wants to go back to that meager existence. I know what it’s like to expect my dad home at a certain hour to take us to the park, and he doesn’t show up because he’s obligated to work four hours overtime just to keep our family going.

“I believe Capitalism is driven by a desire to better one’s self. Sure there is greed. But there is greed in every system of government, including Obama-style socialism, and Stalin-style Communism. You can have both of those types of governance, I don’t want anything to do with them. But Obama is forcing socialism onto us, despite the fact the Congressional Budget Office has said his stimulus packages are hurting, not helping, America. Stop and think, Communism lovers and Mr. President. If you’re hurting America one of two things are true. Either you don’t know what you’re doing, (specifically, Tim Gaithner doesn’t) or you do. And if you do, you are a traitor and should be taken out and spanked on the floor of the Senate – or at least placed in a mental hospital because you don’t know what you have.

“Human nature is to want more. Always want more, and capitalism allows a person to do that. Different jobs pay different amounts and people can sell differently priced products. In Capitalism, there will always be a class system.”

“But that’s evil. It’s not fair to the poor,” my Communist friend says. “Classes are inherently evil.”

Me: “Not so, and here’s why: In life there are people willing to work twenty hours a week and those willing to work 80 hours a week. This is a self-imposed class system and you can’t get away from it.”

Him: “We could force it on people. Like they do in China.”

Me: “But at what cost?”

Him: “Just look at the mess America is in today, and who has the money Obama will be forced to borrow? It’s China. So, in essence, which system failed and which excelled? China’s Communism won the “Economic Cold War,” wouldn’t you say?”

Me: “Not at all. This is only a recession, not the end of the world. The game’s not over. The final tally is still to come. When government tries to impose sameness on a people, they destroy those peoples’ incentive and curtail their freedom and inventiveness. Why is America the greatest country on earth? It’s because of human productivity – the highest in the world. It’s because of our schools of higher learning and our inventiveness. Look at the long list of Nobel Prize recipients if you don’t believe me. America has the brain power.

Him: “Unfortunately for your argument, the Obama people believe — and so do we Communists — that when you want to work harder, it’s only greed that drives you. It’s so you may climb higher up on the ladder of success.”

Me: ‘But what about those who don’t want to work at all? No matter how hard you try to extinguish it, there will always be people who can afford more or own more. This is the class system, and in my opinion it is not unfortunate, and it isn’t something we should be out to change. Hard working people don’t have a duty to give to the lazy unless they want to. This is what Obama is about. Like the Chinese Communists, he wants to force upon us charity. But you know what? Charity comes from the heart. It can’t be forced. Government can never do charity by using your money and mine to give to the poor.”

Him: “Why not. It’s done all over the world. Even in America, or haven’t you noticed.”

Me: “That’s known as confiscation of your money and a dole or a handout. Government has no money, except that extorted from the people. Thus, it doesn’t have charity. It mere has your tax dollars which it doles out and mandates.”

Now, let’s dig in on where these two different systems work:

Me: “The nut cases believe that Communism is a “community government” and that this system actually works.”

Him: “Sure it does, but there are some real thinkers who agree with me and they’re not nut cases.”

Me: “I sincerely apologize for that characterization. That was unfair of me.”

Him: “They, the intellectuals of Communism, think we are just not at the right time for it.”

Me:News flash: Obama will force Communism on us and make it the right time and won’t we be sorry we touted this as an ideal system, which it’s not.”

Him: “Back before currency and economy, this is how things were done.

Me: “Yeah, if you want to go back to the Dark Ages, it may have been that way. But even then they had classes. The aristocracy and the common folks”

Him:. “But people were more focused on surviving rather than enjoying. People worked because if they didn’t, they could not live. People used their individual talents to help the community survive and work more efficiently. Now, fast forward a couple thousand years. 1919, the Russian government is overthrown and turned to Communism. Why didn’t it work as expected? People were no longer focused on surviving. They knew how easily they could survive, so rather than just working to live, they worked to get more. Greed. To have more. Unfortunately, this is where modern Communism failed.”

Me: “So you admit Communism has failed?”

Him: “Yes, in Russia. It actually imploded, just like American Capitalism has imploded today.”

Me: “So you believe we will never see Capitalism as we did for the past 300 years in America and Europe? That it will be exchanged for some form of Chinese Communism, which is a mixture of the old Capitalism and repressive Communism?

Him: “Yes, it’s happening right before our eyes. Capitalism, under Obama, is crumbling. It will never be the same. He is a dixctator in disguise.”

Me: “So, finally, we agree on something. That Obama is creating a repressive, one-party form of government?

Him: “Certainly. Everything points to it. His open borders invite millions to come in — all of whom will become Democrats because they are the poor from other nations, particularly south of the border.”

Me: “I can’t believe you see it too.”

Him: “Every thinking person sees it. Communism in America is inevitable. Obama is making it so. His desire and efforts to create a one class society in the U.S. is the best evidence.”

Me: “I don’t for a minute believe that our creator made us all to be common folk. He endowed us with Godly attributes, a brain and a spirit, so that we could read, think, create, and help other people. America has the most creative people on earth today. It is America and its people who do the most public good for the poor, or haven’t you seen the statistics?”

Him: “Yes, but it’s all changing before your eyes.People in a Communist society cannot get better nor worse. They have what they are given by the government and nothing more.”

Me: “That’s another thing I object to. Governments don’t have anything they haven’t taken from the people. Governments don’t produce wealth, people do. Never, Never, Never attribute powerful success with government. They are impediments to progress, not the cause of it.

But my friend said that China has created a new form of Communism that does actually work. He called it Capitalistic Communism. (Our debate ended with me lecturing him on Communism and him sitting there taking it in. He listened politely and nodded at things that he already had heard, but that for some crazy reason that he and other Communists don’t believe pertinent.)

Sure it does. Is that why they are the most repressive regime on the face of the earth? Is that why so many people are in jail and treated so poorly? The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 culminating in the Tiananmen Square Massacre (referred to in Chinese as the June Fourth Incident, to avoid confusion with two other Tiananmen Square protests) were a series of demonstrations in and near Tiananmen Square in Beijing in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) between April 14 and June 4 1989. They were mainly led by Beijing students and intellectuals. The protests occurred in a year that saw the collapse of a number of communist governments around the world.

The protests were sparked by the death of pro-market and pro-democracy official, Hu Yaobang, whom protesters wanted to mourn. By the eve of Hu’s funeral, it had reached 100,000 people on the Tiananmen square. While the protests lacked a unified cause or leadership, participants were generally against the government’s authoritarianism and voiced calls for economic change and democratic reform within the structure of the government. The demonstrations centered on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, but large-scale protests also occurred in cities throughout China, including Shanghai, which stayed peaceful throughout the protests.

China switched from a fully Communist economy to a mixed economy where the government may own companies but also allows for capitalism. This is widely seen as the best move in China’s history.

Him: “The United States is reluctant to admit that this type of government does actually wor.”

Me: “I will have to admit that the Chinese leaders, using threat and coercion, have mastered, manipulated, and controlled their people. Chinese are not free, and they will never be free under their current government. My friend, if you want to live this way I suggest you go to China and live under their beautiful system of government and their Capitalism. In your favor, however, I will say they have taught their people something that we don’t seem to be able to do – that is to save their money. Our savings rate is one of the lowest in the world. That’s one reason we are a debtor nation, instead of a creditor nation like China and like we were 30 or even 20 years ago.”

But my Communist friend is bent on extolling the virtues of China’s Communism and rejecting Capitalism.

Him: “Capitalism the opposite of where Communism works. For Capitalism, you need to be more focused on leisure and enjoying life.”

Me: “That’s true to an extent. We have more free time than any country on earth. It’s both a blessing and a curse. But it does leave us available for service in our churches to help others.”

Him: “No, it only gives you the time to create the greed that fuels the economy. This is why capitalism works now, we have come to a point where we have so much time on our hands that we can wish all that we want. We are seeing downward trend in Capitalism.

Me: “I would agree wholeheartedly, especially since the advent of King Obama in the Oval Office. We all now have enough time so that we can create some noise against this man. Yes, over time we will see how Obama’s ideas will affect the economy in the future, and we will just have to keep watching and making adjustments, if our self-appointed king and savior will allow it. Meanwhile, friend, believe what the CBO said, about how the stimulus package will hurt, not help, our failing economy.

>Almost Overnight America’s Come From Capitalism to Socialism

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Communism – Are We There Yet?

Derek Powask of the Why Perspective begins his site’s best blog in October, 2008 by saying: “We have fought wars over which one is better [Cummunism or Capitalism]. We have created opinions on which type of government is better. We have even created analogies to buying and selling cows. The problem is, neither one is better than the other. They just have different times and places to work.”

Derek believes that Communism is an equality program, but that everything is free. You see, the means of production – like socialism – belong to the government. “You work, I work, and we can exchange goods. This allows the people to live an easy lifestyle without ever having to worry about the problems associated with currency or economy. The person who can makes shoes creates them for the community and puts them into the market. Essiantly, everything in Communism is free.”

Important news flash! Nothing is free, my naive friend. You must give up something to get something else. That’s a basic law of nature. I also take issue with his idea that under Communism “the people live an easy lifestyle …” Ask the millions of former Communists who went to bed hungry each night if they lived an easy lifestyle.

Ask the moms and pops who tried to rear their children in a communal atmosphere. I’ve been there, I’ve seen how they were living when I visited Moscow and St. Petersburg (Lenningrad) in 1961. We visited an apartment house and saw that the most important room of the house had two or three sinks and stoves. Three or four families used this kitchen together. Each family had one room for the rest of their activity, including sleeping. Can you imagine living that way?

My older brothers and sisters grew up poor in Utah and we didn’t know it. We always had everything we needed, especially loving and hardworking parents. I can’t say enough good about my parents. We lived in a two-room home (until Dad excavated by hand the basement and made two more bedrooms). But in those two bedrooms were five of us.

My older brother and I slept in a small bedroom, in a bed together. That was way before the era of queen-size or king-size beds. Dad and Mom were in the adjacent small bedroom, and at the foot of their bed was my younger sister who slept there until she was 13 when the basement became available for us two older boys, freeing up that back bedroom for my sister.

You want to know poor? I’ll tell you about being poor in America and I didn’t like it. I wore cast off clothing, anything my fantastic parents could find for each of us, because Dad didn’t make a lot of money. Yet we were happy. As time progressed we grew with the growing post-World War II economy and things gradually got better. The thee youngest children of this family of eight didn’t have it so bad. Don’t tell them I said it, but it’s true.

After I left in 1958, they went on vacations each summer to Disneyland in California. The first time I went to California was to do my basic training at Fort Ord, in Monterey, which has now been razed and replaced by some beautiful housing areas. Thems were the good-old days.

Back to Communism. Russians, Poles, and Checkoslovakians did not appreciate Communism. Neither did the East Germans, they hated it. They were poor while the West was prospering. Our country’s military might didn’t knock down the Berlin Wall, Communism’s failure to provide basic goods and services for its people knocked it down.

Ronald Reagan took credit for it, and rightly so. Had he not been so adamant in building up our military, in telling Mikail Gorbechev to “tear down that wall.,” it may not have happened. But the U.S. won the Cold War and in 2009 America is losing the war on terror and the Economic War because we had George Bush and Hank Paulson in office in 2008 and now we have a true socialist in office, Barak Obama and a wishy-washy, failed Treasury secretary, Tim Gaithner. He’s so innane he can’t even tell reporters what is happening to our economy or if the trillions we’ve spent are doing any good. Fire the man if he’s that incompetent!

Obama’s goal seems to be to bankrupt America and “change” America for the worse. He doesn’t have a love of America or its people. The prescription for defeat of our beautiful way of life was embodied in the way Paulson handled the economic downturn in March, 2008.

His first mistake was drastically cutting the Discount Rate, the rate the Fed charges banks to borrow money, from 5.25% to 2%. That was a catastrophic error. It completely weakened the dollar and brought about soaring oil prices that peaked at $140 per barrel until diminished demand put it in a freefall to under $40. Gas prices were up around $4.00 per gallon and dropped to about $1.50 for regular in many states. It has rebounded to about $2.00 a gallon on today’s date.

Now the Obama Gang, under the direction of a very poor economist, Timoth Gaithner, has done all the wrong things, compounded Bush’s errors of feeding this gas fire with “water” or spending, making things even worse. The double wammy trillion-dollar rescue plans Obama has going, on top of Bush’s trillion-dollar TARP money, means we’ll have a whopping $3.5 trillion dollars thrown at the problem. Money we’ll have to borrow from China. But I’ve got news – even China doesn’t loan that kind of money. That means we’ll resort to the old fashion way of producing money – printing new bills.

That means retirements of people are going to wither away. Wages will stay the same but you won’t be able to buy as much with a dollar. Rapid spiraling commodity inflation will become commonplace.

I hope in a few years we don’t have to look back on how well we live today and say; “Those were the good old days.”

>So This Is How We Get From Capitalism to Communism?

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[Geithner and Obama]

  • Obama Limits Executive Pay

    The president unveiled a series of pay curbs, including a strict $500,000 pay limit for top executives of companies that receive “exceptional assistance.”

    The above is a WSJ news story indicating Obama’s disgust with business leaders running their own companies. He once said, “This is not the time for corporate leaders to take big bonuses and salaries. Oh? Why should he be able to dictate the time, the place, salaries and bonuses. I always thought that was the purview of boards of directors, not presidents.

    So now he is intent on dictating workplace compensation – and CEO pay and benefits? That’s what it is coming down to. He has seen an opening and is taking it. As his chief of staff once said about the financial meltdown: This presents us with a great opportunity to do something. That something is to make government bigger and to grab power that belongs to the people.

    Let there be no doubt, there is no little angst in America about business leaders making millions in wages and bonuses while American taxpayers bail out their companies that they have either run into the ground or, due to the bad economy, are caretakers of at an unfortunate time.

    But let’s not become entirely crazy and trample every vestige of freedom we have, displacing presidential edict for the U.S. Constitution. Government has no right to dictate to private businesses what they can pay their leader, any more than who they hire, what products they make and how they spend their profits.

    Learn the definition of socialism, Mr. President, as opposed to fascism?

    Socialism is where government owns the means of production — in other words, the businesses. That’s where England is. Their economy is also in shambles, and they are on the verge of becoming a bankrupt nation. But I’ve got news, with Obama at the helm, America may not be far behind.

    Fascism means private people own the means of production and a dictator comes along and dictates to the owners. This was the case with Hitler Germany before and during World War Two

    President Obama saw an opening and he is taking it, quickly becoming America’s first fascist president. In other words, he’s nothing but a dictator.

    I hope every patriot left in America sees the truth about this and will rise up in word and legal action.

    • Write and call your congressman and attempt to stop this wholesale destruction of our Constitution. If you agree, comment below. If you disagree, all the better. I would like to have a public debate about this issue. Read the first part of the WSJ story, then return to debate this.

>Utopia Without Equality?

>In a world of home schooling food cures, and 15-minute face-lifts it’s time we revisit history, and Sir Thomas More is the place to start.



By Don White
It was More who wrote the book entitled Utopia in the first generation of the sixteenth century. There had been earlier examples, but More launched the writing of utopias in the early modern era.


The word “utopia” means “no place.” Today’s meaning is a never-never land of beauty, plenty, and no worries, no work–the opposite of dystopia or fear. More’s idea was to describe a society where everything was wonderful, a condition that has existed on earth only briefly, but the conditions making it possible are known only to the spiritual among us.

In his book he combined social criticism with imagination, and a long series of writers from Thomas More to the present produced fictional utopias in increasing numbers.


Utopian mentality also motivated people like Marx and Lenin. An important history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to the 1980s (by Heller and Nekrich) is entitled Utopia in Power. From the October revolution onward, noble goals combined with bloody means, including deliberately engineered famines, mass executions, and cruel imprisonment in the Gulag Archipelago, the Russian network of concentration and labor camps.


Through control of the press, textbooks, and public demonstrations, and the willing cooperation of some western journalists, the Soviets created the impression of a happy, healthy society.


Like the Berlin wall, it all came tumbling down. As the true story has been told, we discover that for most people the supposed utopia was in fact a long nightmare. The Black Book of Communism, a quantitative analysis by an international team of scholars, reminds one of the gigantic human costs in Communist and other repressive regimes throughout our world today.


The trouble with utopia is human nature. Selfishness continues to canker the soul. Envy produces a desire for revenge. Power brokers utilize social engineering, treating others as pawns. Murder, imprisonment, child abuse, and torture are justified. Sadism seems never completely to disappear.


The term “human nature” has been used with a variety of meanings, but certain human traits have proved so resistant to change that it seems impossible to eradicate them completely. Where in the long history of human existence do we find a body of people capable of maintaining an ideal society?


Hand it to the Democrats and Rev. Jeramiah Wright’s anger and his reactionary use of vitriolic parable. Coded words with esoteric cult meaning are like barbs grinding from Wright’s tongue. Religionists like Wright yearn for liberation from a past of persecution they never lived—the “let my people go” struggle they cling to, exciting partisan sympathy, joy, and hate.


Wright knew what he was doing. He gave Obama a chance to further distance himself from his own political blunder in failing to quit that church 20-years ago. What a clever ploy! Or was it? If it gets Hillary elected the ever-cocky Wright will hate himself.


Liberals attempt to build their own Utopia based on legislated equality: equal in wealth, housing, education, jobs, and insurance. That this utopia has been tried before and always crumbled fails to faze wrong-headed people. What they envision is one step removed from pure communal living, socialism and communism.


The love-your-neighbor attitude brings the religious together, just as it unites other communities of interest. But then pride reasserts itself. Wealth and class divisions once again produce contention, inequality, iniquity, and crime. While some may experience the mighty change of a transformed nature, others — lots of others — remain carnal, sensual, and devilish. Inexorably, human nature bursts forth with a vengeance, reverting to former ways.


When will the Utopians learn? If they want it, they should go off and live together in the wilderness and build their own form of government, schools, legal system, and institutions.


To some, utopia means leveling the economic ballpark. But America wasn’t founded on sameness and boring uniformity but by exceptional conduct.


America rewards brilliance, hard work, initiative, invention, and industry. This nation offers equal opportunity, but some people excel far above the mediocrity of the common man. We would not have defeated Hitler, landed on the Moon, or conquered disease by being average. We are great because of forces for good that utopian equality always destroy—rare genius, faith in God, and incentives for hard work and sacrifice. Why do utopians resemble Democrats?


Don White is a writer, attorney, and author of recently completed SELLING FAST. Don@sellinghousesfast.net

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