Posted by Jeff Condon on January 30, 2009
Barak Obama is keeping his promises, well some of them. Not the ones about not hiring lobbiests to the top of government or coming clean on where the original stimulus money went but the other ones, the green policy and increased load on American business.
It should say – Obama launches task force AT the middle class but whatever.
Reporting from Washington — On a day when the nation’s gross domestic product suffered its worst slide in three decades, President Obama ordered the creation of a task force on the middle class and signed executive orders aimed at strengthening labor unions.
That’s exactly what an american economy struggling to compete with world markets needs, stronger unions. The same unions already strong enough to crush their victim companies.
In signing orders aimed at protecting access to federal contracts for companies with labor unions and informing workers of their rights to organize, the president said, “I also believe that we have to reverse some of the policies” toward organized labor.
“I don’t see organized labor as part of the problem,” Obama said. “To me, it’s part of the solution.”
Citing record unemployment claims as well as the overall economic decline, he said, “This is a difficult moment. But I believe … if we act swiftly … it can be an American moment.”
Um’ er, yeah. Increased load is the solution. I see it now. It just what problem are you trying to solve. If the assumption is that he wants greater liberty, freedom and success for the individual, it doesn’t make sense. But if you actually want poor huddled masses so that they need government to support them, uh huh see it makes sense.
“When I talk about the middle class, I am talking about folks who are currently in the middle class, but also folks who are aspiring to be in the middle class,” the president said. “You cannot have a strong middle class without a strong labor union.”
You can’t have a strong middle class without a labor union, why not? I would say you can’t have a strong middle class with a strong labor union. Ask GM or delphi or ford.
One of the executive orders prevents federal contract dollars from going to companies that try to prevent the formation of unions. Another requires workers to be advised of their rights to organize.
How do these companies which try to prevent unions from forming get picked out? What if they already provide good insurance and compensation but prefer to reward people based on performance and not just whether they show up for work. Oh yeah, yesterday Obama made it law that companies now have to pay the same money for people in the same position, nearly eliminating the ability of a company to reward performance.
Members will include the secretaries of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Commerce, as well as the directors of the National Economic Council, the Office of Management and Budget and the Domestic Policy Council and the chair of the Council of Economic Advisors.
Remember my posts pointing out how the common thread in Obama’s cabinet posts was twofold, all candidates are liberals and global warming extremists. Well look where the jobs are coming from.
The White House says it will hold its first meeting Feb. 27 in Philadelphia, focusing on “Green Jobs: A Pathway to a Strong Middle Class.”
I can’t tell you how pissed I am that Americans fall for this, the liberal schools and media sure paid off this time. Green Jobs are additional load, not new prospects. The whole concept is ass backward but it is done with intent. A rich successful population, neither needs nor want’s socialist government.
I challange anyone to find something wrong with this prediction. I predict every one of Obama’s policy decisions with regard to the economy over the next 4 years will be stated as improvements but will actually add more load to the market. Predictions like this should be avoided but I have a high degree of confidence in this one.
Thats what the public gets for not listening to the words comin’ out his mouth. What a load.
By the way, Obamas recent outburst on ‘outrageous’ payments to wall street execs, was made right after his meeting with our new Treasury secretary who claimed (IMO lied) about not knowing he needed to pay self employment tax. Something that would have landed any other American in jail, rather than treasury secretary. Well right there next to obama was a man who just received a half million dollar payment from the federal reserve bank of New York, recently funded by the taxpayer bailout.
They’re all in this together (both liberals and pseudo-conservatives), and they’re robbing us blind.