EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Morning Briefing for November 21, 2011
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Did it really need to take two months for New York City Mayor Bloomberg to figure out that unions have hijacked the #OccupyMovement? Most sane observers knew that from the very start when when the Transport Workers Union in New York endorsed the squatters in Zuccotti Park, opening the flood gates for other unions, the Democrats, and the institutional Left to climb on board.
Since then, unions have provided paid protesters, legal representation, money, advertising, and even offered their property to the #OWS movement.
What began as a Neo-Communist movement that allegedly only had the goal of destroying capitalism has now become a full-fledged, union-financed class war with the very real goal (in coordination with Democrats in Congress) of instituting tax increases, along with the it’s-only-a-matter-of-time global system of taxation, beginning with the so-called Robin Hood Tax.
Now, so thoroughly have the unions hijacked the #OWS movement that the SEIU even stole the ‘We Are the 99%’ slogan in its endorsement of Barack Obama’s re-election. Unsurprisingly, the SEIU did so without even bothering to ask permission of the Occupy protesters. [Note the pre-printed 99% t-shirts on SEIU bosses as they were arrested on Thursday.]
It seems that Friday afternoons are always the time to drop job-killing news on America’s job creators. In this case, the union appointees within Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board have issued a press release stating they will be issuing their final rule on ambush elections on November 30th.
On Thursday, the long planned Tea Party Debt Commission gathered in Washington, D.C. after months of development and procedure. Everything was set, the meeting had been approved through all of the appropriate channels, the tables had been set up, the microphones were in place.
One snag. Bad blood in D.C.
For years, unions have created a myth around manufacturing in the United States having been destroyed by the [ insert perjorative here ].
The fact is, manufacturing is not dead in the United States. It is a myth created to mislead the public on unions’ own destructiveness on companies and the jobs of employees. What union bosses have been screaming about is, in fact, the decline of unionized manufacturing.
While all manufacturing has decreased since America’s current economic recession began, from 1983 through 2006, union-free manufacturing had actually increased by 52,000 jobs.