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Wednesday
Jun032009

Daily Grind: Hear, Hear for Big Government... Let the Taking Begin! 

Hear, Hear for Big Government... Let the Taking Begin!
GM's outright nationalization by Barack Obama is just the beginning.

 

Garrett's Withdrawal for the Sake of Family
Barack Obama's top tax policy appointment withdraws amid controversy over threat to civil liberties.

 

ALG in the News: WRVA 1140AM
WRVA's Jimmy Barrett interviews ALG President Bill Wilson on "literally trillions of dollars and we're not even allowed to know where the money has gone, how it's been spent, or if there are any provisions or terms for any of it to be repaid."

 

Wednesday
Jun032009

WFI - Employers To Congress: We Will Not Allow Small Businesses To Go The Route Of The Auto Industry 

Small Business Owners Fly-In From Across The Country To Meet With Elected Officials

 

Washington, D.C. (June 2, 2009) – The Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) today issued the following statement in advance of nearly 100 small business owners from eight states meeting with Members of Congress and their staffs concerning the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act. The employers represent 64 small businesses and local associations, and are visiting from Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. They will be in the nation’s capital Tuesday, June 2nd through Wednesday, June 3rd.

 

“Small business is the backbone of this economy and the top job producer in our country. Today, employers from states represented by elected officials who will be pivotal votes against the Employee ‘Forced’ Act will ensure their voices are heard above those of union bosses,” said Katie Packer, executive director of the Workforce Fairness Institute. “We are communicating loud and clear to the Congress that small business will not support legislation that allows union boss demands to be carried out by a government-appointed arbitrator. The unreasonable and irrational demands of Big Labor executives have played a significant role in the collapse of the auto industry and we are drawing a line in the sand. In concert with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, employers are stating that they will not compromise on government-mandated contracts that lack the consent of workers and the elimination of secret ballot protections.”

 

A bill to eliminate secret ballot election in the workplace is currently making its way through Congress. Something like this could never happen, right? Actually, it could. Under the so-called “Employee Free Choice Act,” workers, in violation of our Democratic principles, would be denied their American right to a private ballot in union organizing elections in the workplace. Workers would be forced to publicly state their vote -- for everyone to see. This is more appropriately called the FORCED CHOICE ACT and would fundamentally change the rights of employees in the workplace ... it would force unions on them; force contracts on them and force payment of dues on them.

The Workforce Fairness Institute is an organization committed to educating voters, employers, employees and citizens about issues affecting the workplace. To learn more, please visit: http://www.workforcefairness.com.

 

Wednesday
Jun032009

NRN Blog Alert: 13 Political Hypocrites 

Fellow Bloggers,

Earlier today, 13 Senators showed their hypocritical colors. It is our duty as bloggers to shed light on our political system at all times. Today, we need to focus our attention on 13 Senators that sat back and did the wrong thing.

The United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions fell short on passing an amendment offered by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) that would have placed medical marijuana under the same restrictions that the Senate is attempting to place on tobacco through the FDA.

Instead of regulating both marijuana and tobacco, these 13 Senators felt it was best to only regulate tobacco. Senator Coburn's test worked. He was able to expose those Senators that were playing the politcal game to score cheap points. Read the full story here.

The 13 political charlatans today were:

 

Chris Dodd (D-CT)

Tom Harkin (D-IA)

Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)

Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)

Patty Murray (D-WA)

Jack Reed (D-RI)

Bernard Sanders (I-VT)

Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Robert Casey Jr. (D-PA)

Kay Hagan (D-NC)

Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Ted Kennedy (D-MA)

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

 

Read the full story here.

Wednesday
Jun032009

NetRight Daily: Fight Government Encroachment into Healthcare

Fight Government Encroachment Into Healthcare: With a faltering economy, and skyrocketing costs, healthcare continues to be a critical issue for all Americans. Unfortunately government encroachment into the doctor/patient relationship is poised to exacerbate our problems with healthcare.

Hypocrisy as Usual: Earlier today, the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions fell short on passing an amendment offered by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) that would have placed medical marijuana under the same restrictions that the Senate is attempting to place on tobacco through the FDA.

GM's Bankruptcy Ends an Assisted Corporate Suicide: A farewell to GM from Mark Tapscott at the Washington Examiner.

American Liberty Tour: On September 9th, 2009, our crew will be touring across the country, stopping in 18 major cities for a full day of free-market movement activism and training. Check out the Facebook Group for full details and RSVP for each individual city.

Hear, Hear for Big Government: The weak Federal government created by the founders, whose primary role was to protect our rights and guarantee our freedoms, has been superseded over the years by a powerful central government that has lost sight of its raison d'etre . The raw power of Big Government was clearly on display in its handling of the automaker's bankruptcy negotiations.

 

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Wednesday
Jun032009

NRCC - Has Shea-Porter Received Her Thank You Note From Murtha?

Embattled Congressman Pens Notes to Fellow Dems in Light of Growing Scandal


Washington – Embattled Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha (D-PA) has been sending his fellow Democrats thank you notes for their support during his ever-growing scandal involving defense contractors who have benefited greatly from Murtha’s influence in Washington. Many of the Democrats, like Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), have been beneficiaries of Murtha’s money, having received $11000 from Murtha’s re-election and political action committees.

 

As reported in Politico today:

 

“As federal prosecutors prepared subpoenas for one of his colleagues and the Navy disbarred a defense contractor with close ties to him, John Murtha last week took an unusual step in response to the ethics imbroglio that seems to be intensifying around him.

“He sent thank-you notes to fellow Democrats...According to aides who have seen copies, the notes said only “Thanks for your support,” and they seem to have been signed by Murtha himself.” (“Murtha's defense: thank-you notes,” Politico, 06/01/2009)

 

The investigation into the PMA Group and Members of Congress is gaining momentum as the offices of Rep. Peter Visclosky (D-IN) have been subpoenaed to investigate his role with the now defunct-defense contractor.

 

“With members of the Democratic caucus now receiving thank you notes from Jack Murtha for their loyalty, the question that begs to be asked is ‘has Carol Shea-Porter received her thank you note yet?’” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Considering Shea-Porter has received $11000 from Murtha, it would be fitting that she would get a thank you note for her unwavering support in the face of the ever-growing ethical cloud that surrounds Murtha.”