Obama’s NLRB Nominees Get Support From The Usual Suspects…And A Few Unlikely Ones Too
The Obama Administration, Senate Democrats and their union handlers must be concerned about the Supreme Court’s hearing the issue of Obama’s “recess” appointments at the National Labor Relations Board.
Frankly, based on the amount of disingenuous hyperbole being generated by left-wing union bosses and their cohorts, it appears Obama & Co. may have a loser on their hands after a second appeals court struck down Obama’s “recess” appointments at the NLRB.
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Now accepting applications for the Balanced Budget Cult
I suspect most reasonable Americans, and certainly most reasonable Iowans are very sorry that someone woke up Tom Harkin for a press conference on Tuesday, July 20th (thanks to Brian Koenig for the video link), where he claimed several hysterical things and generally appeared angry, senile, or both. VIDEO Listen, Mr. Harkin, I am embarrassed enough that you are a Senator for my state. I | Read More »
Democrats’ Secret Meeting with Lobbyists Show they Aren’t Serious About Our Deficit
Democrats love to paint the picture of Republicans cozying up to lobbyists. Their always either eating lunch in some impossibly upscale place where average folk couldn’t even sniff a reservation, or in some dark, smoke filled, bar smoking cigars and sipping Scotch, their pinky finger stuck out for good measure. The story goes, Republicans are in it for the money, Democrats are the ones left | Read More »
Mr. Smith Defends the Filibuster
by Brandon Greife Mr. Smith Goes to Washington should be considered required viewing for anyone with even a passing interest in politics. The film – about an idealistic youth leader who suddenly finds himself appointed to the U.S. Senate – is the best example of how reality often does not stack up with our perceptions. Mr. Smith goes to Washington, his mouth agape at the | Read More »
Health care rationing disaster averted by MLK Day?
It was a close-run thing, folks. The nearest-run thing you ever saw. Sen. Tom Harkin, the chairman of the Senate Health Committee, said negotiators from the White House, Senate and House reached a final deal on healthcare reform days before Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts. Labor leaders had announced an agreement with White House and congressional representatives over an excise tax on high-cost insurance plans | Read More »
Filibuster “Reform” On Senate Agenda
The ink is yet to dry on Senator-elect Scott Brown’s certification to be the 41st vote against ObamaCare and the left is readying a multi-pronged attack on the filibuster. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) have opened up a front in both the House and the Senate to lower the threshold for Senate leadership to stifle debate and amendment. Don’t be fooled. | Read More »
EFCA is Bad. Dishonest Politicians Are Worse.
From the diaries, by Erick. Much to the pleasure of the organized labor movement, Sen. Tom Harkin, as the Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, stands to offer a tremendous amount of help to Big Labor. By pledging to pass a misleadingly-named and detrimental bill called the Employee Free Choice Act, Sen. Harkin is revealing his true loyalties – and his inconsistent | Read More »
Harkin: Card Check Possible Next Month
According to Senator Tom Harkin (D-Labor), the Senate may vote next month on a Card Check compromise: Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) indicated Wednesday that he will be ready to bring up the long-stalled Employee Free Choice Act next month, following weeks of negotiations with key stakeholders. “We’re in meetings right now. I’m still hopeful that we can get something done,” Harkin said. The Iowa Democrat | Read More »
Harkin Seeks Card Check Compromise
According to Roll Call, the primary Senate sponsor of the Card Check bill has begun to reach out to Republicans on possible compromise legislation: With Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) refusing to back a controversial union organizing bill, Senate Democrats have tapped Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) to begin preliminary discussions with a handful of moderate Republicans to try to come up with a new plan for | Read More »
Harkin Turns Card Check ‘Hearing’ Into Union Rally
You have to see it to believe it: I worked on Capitol Hill long enough to know that most Congressional hearings have nothing to do with gathering information; they’re dog-and-pony shows intended to showcase an issue. I’ve never seen one actually converted into a union rally before – especially with the blessing of the Committee Chairman. If union thugs are willing to boo, hiss, and | Read More »