Another unruly mob – I have to admit – I like their style. Kudo’s to the person that organized a Tea Party at SEIU headquarters. You’ll notice, no one left bloody or bruised.
Category Archives: Unions
The title to this video looks ominous – SEIU Receives Threatening Phone Call – you decide.
Or here’s the peaceful interfaith gathering by SEIU – yes, they are peacefully turning healthcare into a race issue. Based on the comments regarding people losing limbs, etc. in our current health care system, I can only assume they are talking about the VA??
The real SEIU
So, was he lying then or lying now? This is the question that I am left with.
I noticed immediately that Ms. Douglass does not say that Obama never said these things. Because they can’t – he did say it.
Hillary said it best during the January 2008 debate. I’m posting this in it’s entirety so as not to be accused of ‘cutting and pasting’, however Hillary’s comments at 8:45 are at the core of this debate. Obama’s stance on anything is based on the political atmosphere of the moment.
We have seen once again a kind of evolution here. When Senator Obama ran fo the Senate he was for single payer and said he was for single payer if we could get a Democratic President and Democratic Congress. As time went on, the last 4 or so years he said he was for single payer in principle, then he was for universal healthcare and his policy is not – it is not universal. You know this is kinda like the ‘present’ vote thing because the Chicago Tribune, his hometown paper said that all those ‘present’ votes was taking a pass. It was for political reasons.
Obama has voted ‘present’ once again by handing the bill over to others to draft. He doesn’t have a real stake in this fight, if it doesn’t work out he’s just going to blame Congress. Once again, he’s just ‘present’ at the fight.
I am struck by the fact that when these issues of double talk arise inevitably these stories involve Obama telling a Union or ACORN one thing and telling the rest of us something else. Obama does not speak of any alliance or history with the American people, however this is a constant theme when he’s speaking to a Union or ACORN.
And who was at the Whitehouse to discuss healthcare? SEIU
Just a little ‘fact check’ before we get into why Kroger’s.
On July 29 President Barack Obama met with employees of a Kroger grocery store in Bristol, Va., where his first point wasn’t healthcare. It was the Newsweek magazine cover claiming that “The Recession Is Over”. Crap! We can’t have people believing this – we still have LOTS of money we need to spend on this crisis!!
At 3:15 Obama proudly states:
“When I took office we were losing jobs at nearly double the rate that we are losing now.”
Huh? When were we losing over a million jobs a week, did I miss a news day?
According the United States Department of Labor the week of July 25th we had 584,000 in new unemployment claims and 6,197,000 in continued claims. The week of the inauguration we had 620,143 new unemployment claims and 5,806,901 in continued claims. Double? There’s some fuzzy math going on here………..Why does no one call him on items like this? He continually inflates number to suit his needs at the moment and while the audience may not know that they were just lied to – they will repeat the lie. Where’s the media?
O.k., now why Kroger’s……………
Am I the only one that thought it was a strange place to hold a town hall meeting? It reminded me of Debbie Gibson singing in the malls. Don’t ask why, it was just the first thing that popped in my head.
What Obama doesn’t mention anywhere in this speech is the fact that Kroger’s is a union (UFCW) employer and their biggest competitor? Walmart, not that I’m naming any names but UFCW is also the union that created Wake Up Walmart in an effort to unionize Wal-Mart. At any cost.
So, it begs the question. Why would Obama waste precious time speaking to a group that already has gold plated health insurance? A group whose benefits will most likely be excluded from the impact of the healthcare reform bill?
Why are the unions spending millions of dollars pushing the healthcare reform? It’s simple really, if their benefits are excluded (and they will be) and we are all left with the government run healthcare this will give the unions an opportunity to boost their membership – and power.
You see Obama believes in unions because in his opinion the unions share his core philosophy – “spread the wealth”.
Obama was simply keeping a promise to his contributors by stopping by Kroger’s for a chat – his union contributors. During the 2008 election cycle UFCW made over $2.1 Million dollars in campaign contributions. Of which $2,117,878 went to the Democratic Party and $6,000 went to the Republican Party.
Now, that’s just the money that went directly to the Democratic Party. There’s also the over $1.1 Million dollars that was given by the UFCW to Obama’s “grassroots” organizations during 2008:
|ACORN COMMUNITY LABOR ORGANIZING||$1,060,725|
|THE ACORN INSTITUTE||$10,000|
|WORKING FAMILIES PARTY||$9,034|
Many of us are not familiar with the UFCW. The UFCW was an AFL-CIO affiliated union until 2005. In 2005 AFCW joined six other unions—the Teamsters , SEIU , UNITE-HERE , Laborers , United Farm Workers and Carpenters —in creating a new labor federation, the Change to Win Federation.
Change to Win Federation is an interesting group that has managed to funnel more than $20 Million dollars to the Democratic party during the 2008 campaign according to The Atlantic.
So, what do you think? Was Kroger’s an accident?
Hot Air has this video posted today. Note the sections of truth as it relates to ‘single-payer insurance’ are when he’s speaking to the unions. Is he lying when he’s talking to the unions or to us? Take notice – he’s never apologized for anything a union has done.
We all know that the ACORN report issued last week by the U.S. House of Representatives – Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has been lost in the ‘Gates incident’. Well, Representative Steve King is trying to keep the conversation going:
I don’t know about you, but I will be sitting on the edge of my seat all week waiting for Conyers to find time to read the report. After all we know he doesn’t really like reading!
Do you ever wonder why it has been so difficult to get anyone to pay attention to ACORN? Above and beyond the obvious connection between ACORN and Obama, there is also a viable connection between ACORN, their unions and our Congress. I’ll remind everyone again, everyone is watching ACORN and not paying too much attention to the unions who are running our Country………………
In 2008 according to the U.S. Department of Labor, ACORN received $2,135,176 from the unions and no it was not just the SEIU.
Also, in 2008 according the U.S. Department of Labor our Congress received $1,604,235 from the unions to various members of Congress and their caucuses.
Still wondering who the ‘powers to be’ are that told Conyers to back off ACORN? Well, it’s likely a combination of the Black Caucus who received $146,400 and Representative Jerrold Nadler. He will protect ACORN-Working Families at all costs.
MsPlaced Democrat lays out the Nadler-ACORN-Working Families Party connection nicely. Most notable in my opinion:
From Open Secrets:
Working Families Party, Brooklyn, NY $10,000 June 22, 2007 Transfer of Excess Campaign Fund
Working Families Party, Brooklyn, NY $6,000 August 22, 2008 Transfer of Excess Campaign Funds
Working Families Party, Brooklyn, NY $25,000 June 04, 2008 Transfer of Excess Campaign Funds
How is Working Families Party tied to ACORN and the unions? The Working Families Party IS ACORN, they are one and the same. So, what about the unions? In 2008 the unions contributed $1,115,409 to the Working Families Party.
How is Working Families Party tied to Obama?
He was on their ticket in New York for the 2008 Presidential election. You had a choice to vote for Obama either as a Democrat or the Progressive Third Party (Working Families Party). Below is a portion of the email sent from moveon.org to their members, the email is posted on the Working Families Party website.
In New York, you can vote Obama on the Working Families line (Row E). Barack Obama will appear on your ballot twice in New York-first under the Democratic Party, and then again on Row E, the ballot line of New York’s growing progressive third party. Voting for Barack Obama on the Working Families Party line counts exactly the same for the presidential race-and it also strengthens one of the most important efforts in the country to push Democrats to be more bold and progressive.
So, the ACORN connections start at Obama and end with Obama. If anyone can get behind the ‘books’ of the Obama campaign, ACORN, Working Families Party and the Unions – it will be bigger than Watergate. Of course – that’s a BIG IF…………..
Nadler was right about Obama – I wish more people had listened.
Wow, that didn’t take long.
According to Al:
To me what America is about is that everyone can do meaningful work, everyone can do meaningful work and get a decent wage and get healthcare and have a home and educate their kids and have a secure retirement. That’s what I want. That’s what I want to see. That’s the America that I, that’s the dream.
Well Al, in case you haven’t noticed we the people in America already have access to all of these things. We just don’t expect it to be handed to us, the way Hollywood and ACORN handed you a Senate seat.
But don’t worry Al, I have just as much respect for you as I always did.
Don’t mess with Missouri!
As a daughter of this great state I have never been more proud.
How did he keep a straight face? This definitely shows how easily Carahan can look the voters in the eye and LIE…………..
According to Open Secrets:
Russ Carnahan is a top recipient from the following industries for the 2007 – 2008 election cycle:
Bldg Trade Unions (#2)
Note: The Building Trade Unions is a coalition of Unions that includes the AFL-CIO and Teamsters. In the 2008 election cycle Russ received $241,000 in campaign contributions from Labor/Unions and in 2009 Russ has already received over $190,000 in campaign contributions mainly from Unions.
And what is one of the Unions number one missions?
What’s interesting about this? Well, the Unions are spending MILLIONS of dollars to get the “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009” passed and yet they don’t want the bill to include the Union healthcare.
Page 53 of the bill.
SEC. 154. CONSTRUCTION REGARDING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Nothing in this division shall be construed to alter or supercede any statutory or other obligation to engage in collective bargaining over the terms and conditions of employment related to health care.
BUT the Unions want a seat at the table of the Advisory Committee.
Page 923 of the bill.
REPRESENTATION.—In appointing members of the Advisory Committee, the Secretary shall—
(A) include no less than one representative of each of—
(i) health professionals within the health workforce;
(ii) health care patients and consumers;
(iv) labor unions; and
(v) third-party health payors; and
Two reasons. There will be BILLIONS of dollars in grants that would available to the Unions in the bill and the Unions could ensure that their healthplan is MUCH better than ours to assist in their membership drive.
WAKE UP PEOPLE – Our politicians not on our side on this issue, they are following the dollars – their real constituents.