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Friday, January 7, 2011

Obama's New Year's Resolution? Fix The Economy

President Obama has set his New Year's resolution high for 2011: He wants to Repair the struggling economy.

In his weekly radio address, he referenced data showing the economic recovery was gaining traction even as millions of Americans are still out of work.

"Our most important task now is to keep that recovery going," Obama said. "As president, that's my commitment to you: to do everything I can to make sure our economy is growing, creating jobs, and strengthening our middle class. That's my resolution for the coming year."
Isnt it nice of him decide to pay attention to what the rest of the Country has been concerned about since he was elected.

Unemployment of nearly 10 percent and dissatisfaction with Obama's efforts to spur an economic recovery from the worst recession in decades helped fuel Republican back into the Majority in the House and greatly reduced the Democrat Majority in the Senate.
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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Jersey-IEC Joins CDW brief In Union Trespass Case


New Jersey-IEC Joins The CDW Brief In Union Trespass Case

New Jersey-IEC has Joined one hundred forty (140) other organizations that have signed on to the CDW amicus brief in the National Labor Relations Board case Roundy’s Inc. And Milwaukee Building and Construction Trade Council.  
The issue in the Roundy's case is whether employers are required to allow non-employee union agents to trespass on the workplace for the purpose of harming the employer's business if the employer has allowed workplace access to other non-employee individuals or groups that do not intend to harm the business (such as the United Way, blood drives, girl scouts, etc.). 

The Board's decision in this matter has an obvious impact on the ability of employers to shield customers, clients and employees from interference and harassment by non-employee union agents

The NLRB Case Notice Can Be Viewed Here

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) is a coalition of workers, employers, associations and organizations who are fighting to protect the right to a federally supervised private ballot when workers are deciding whether or not to join a union. http://www.myprivateballot.com/

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Top Ten Reasons America Won’t Miss the 111th Congress

The 111th Congress is officially over, and  officially the worst Congress in history. Yet despite its pitiful 13% approval rating some are hailing the 111th Congress as wildly successful.

Of course, most touting the so called “accomplishments” of 111th Congress are the very members of Congress defining their own incompetent actions as accomplishments, regardless of what the American People think.

Starting with Nancy Pelosi, who is not at all ashamed of the legislation she has rammed through Congress, despite the objections of the American People.
Pelosi says she is “very, very proud of the work that was accomplished by this Congress.”

The American people have a different take on the work of Nancy Pelosi and Her Congress. Nothing said "Enough" louder than the earthshaking results of the midterm election, or as Obama himself defined it, the Shellacking they were handed.

If you take a look at some of Congress’ signature “accomplishments,” you might understand where they’re coming from. Here are 10 major pieces of legislation passed by the 111th Congress over the last two years and a look at why Americans were not pleased. 
  1. Obamacare: Pushed as the panacea for America’s health care woes, instead American taxpayers will take the hit for a trillion dollars in new federal spending.
  2. The Failed Stimulus: Obama promised that his stimulus would save or create 3.5 million jobs by the end of 2010. The result? A 9.8 percent unemployment rate, a national debt of $2.9 trillion
  3. The 9,000-Earmark Omnibus Bill: Never mind the $1.4 trillion budget deficit in 2009. Congress went ahead and passed an omnibus spending bill containing 9,287 pork project earmarks costing $13 billion.
  4. Mountains of Debt: You can’t pin it on one piece of legislation alone, but the 111th Congress has piled heaps upon heaps of new debt, a massive $3.22 trillion. That comes out to $10,429.64 for every man, woman and child. That's more debt than the first 100 Congresses combined.
  5. The Government Union Bailout: As if one massive bailout weren’t enough, Obama and the 111th Congress delivered another $26.1 billion bailout for Government unions and big-spending states that wouldn’t know a balanced budget if it smacked them in the face.
  6. Wall Street Reform? Think Again: While Obama touted the Dodd-Frank bill as reform of Wall Street, the bill preserves the possibility of future government bailouts making a TARP-like bailout system permanent, and does nothing to reform two of the biggest culprits behind the financial crisis: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Many of whose former Executives have been rewarded for their failures with jobs in the Obama White House. 
  7. The “Neighborhood Destabilization Act”: Speaker Pelosi would refer to it as the “Helping Families Save Their Homes Act,” but in reality the law does the opposite by Read More, And if you’re a responsible homeowner, you lose big time.
  8. Cash for Clunkers:  Stuck with an old car or truck? The U.S. government would have paid you $3,500 to $4,500 to trade it in for a new, more fuel efficient vehicle. The program didn’t bring new buyers into the market, and the cost to taxpayers? $3 billion. or $24,000 per car. It did however result in the removal of millions of Obama Bumper Stickers from the road.
  9. New START: Obama sold this nuclear arms treaty as a reduction of nuclear weapons. The Treaty will in fact be useless in limiting nuclear proliferation, detrimental to missile defense, and counter to the purpose of defense treaties, defending and protecting America from her enemies.
  10. Cap-and-Trade: The Waxman-Markey climate bill was expected to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions with the unrealistic goal of curbing global warming. The plan would have increased gas prices by 58%, and household electric rates by 90% by 2035.
Americans should expect better results from the 112th Congress, Provided that the newly-elected representatives heed their electoral mandate: less spending, lower taxes and limited government.

But Americans should also be aware that even if Congress stays in line, President Obama will still pursue his big government agenda by way of more regulations from unelected bureaucrats. As the president said when the Democrats lost the House and failed to enact cap-and-trade, “I’m going to be looking for other means to address this problem.” In Fact He Already Has.

Americans will either get more involved in the political process or continue to be its victim. 

Monday, January 3, 2011

111th Congress Added More Debt Than First 100 Congresses Combined

$10,429 New Debt Per Person In The U.S. !!!

The federal government has accumulated more new debt, $3.22 trillion ($3,220,103,625,307.29), during the tenure of the 111th Congress than it did during the first 100 Congresses combined, according to official U.S. Treasury Debt Figures.

That comes to $10,429.64 in New Debt for each and every one of the 308,745,538 people counted in the United States by the 2010 Census.

The Total National Debt of $13,858,529,371,601.09 (or $13.859 trillion), as recorded by the U.S. Treasury at the close of business on Dec. 22, now equals $44,886.57 for every man, woman and child in the United States.

In fact, the 111th Congress not only has set the record as the most debt-accumulating Congress in U.S. history, but also has dwarfed the 110th Congress, by an astounding $1.262 trillion in New Debt.

During the 110th Congress the national debt increased $1.957 trillion. When that Congress adjourned, it held the record as the most debt-accumulating Congress in U.S. history.
As it turned out, that record did not last long.

With House Speaker Nancy Pelosi driving the car, (an analogy Obama so loved to use in his failed attempt to demonize Republicans in the midterm election), the federal government has run up $5.177 trillion in new debt. That is about equal to the total debt the federal government accumulated in the first 220 years of the nation's existence.

In her inaugural address as speaker, Pelosi vowed that Congress would engage in no new deficit spending. "After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go, no new deficit spending,” she said in an address from the speaker’s podium. “Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt." 
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