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by Wayne Allyn Root, Columbia University college classmate of Barack Obama
“Rahm Emanuel cynically said, ‘You never want a crisis to go to waste.’ It is now becoming clear that the crisis he was referring to is Barack Obama's presidency.
Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he's doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos -- thereby destroying [our competitive, free market] capitalism and our country from within.
Barack Obama is my college classmate (Columbia University, class of '83).
Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University. They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands. Add up the indications, some of which are below. Taken individually they're alarming. Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival ... and can be counted on to always vote for bigger government. Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.
-- Universal health care. The health care bill had very little to do with health care. It had everything to do with unionizing millions of hospital and health care workers, as well as adding 15,000 to 20,000 new IRS agents (who will join government employee unions). Obama doesn't care that giving free health care to 30 million Americans will add trillions to the national debt. What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government. Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill in the middle of a depression?
-- Cap and trade. Like health care legislation having nothing to do
with health care, cap and trade has nothing to do with global warming. It has
everything to do with redistribution of income, government control of the
economy and a criminal payoff to Obama's biggest contributors. Those powerful
and wealthy unions and contributors (like GE, which owns NBC,
-- Make Puerto Rico a state. Why? Who's asking for a 51st state? Who's asking for millions of new welfare recipients and government entitlement addicts in the middle of a depression? Certainly not American taxpayers. But this has been Obama's plan all along. His goal is to add two new Democrat senators, five Democrat congressman and a million loyal Democratic voters who are dependent on big government.
-- Legalize 12 million illegal immigrants. Just giving these 12 million potential new citizens free health care alone could overwhelm the system and bankrupt America. But it adds 12 million reliable new Democrat voters who can be counted on to support big government. Add another few trillion dollars in welfare, aid to dependent children, food stamps, free medical, education, tax credits for the poor, and eventually Social Security.
-- Stimulus and bailouts. Where did all that money go? It went to Democrat contributors, organizations (ACORN), and unions -- including billions of dollars to save or create jobs of government employees across the country. It went to save GM and Chrysler so that their employees could keep paying union dues. It went to AIG so that Goldman Sachs could be bailed out (after giving Obama almost $1 million in contributions). A staggering $125 billion went to teachers (thereby protecting their union dues). All those public employees will vote loyally Democrat to protect their bloated salaries and pensions that are bankrupting America. The country goes broke, future generations face a bleak future, but Obama, the Democrat Party, government, and the unions grow more powerful. The ends justify the means.
-- Raise taxes on small business owners, high-income earners, and job creators. Put the entire burden on only the top 20 percent of taxpayers, redistribute the income, punish success, and reward those who did nothing to deserve it (except vote for Obama). Reagan wanted to dramatically cut taxes in order to starve the government. Obama wants to dramatically raise taxes to starve his political opposition.
With the acts outlined above, Obama and his regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding constituency of voters dependent on big government; a vast privileged class of public employees who work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying [our competitive, free market] capitalism and installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming the system.
Add it up and you've got the perfect Marxist scheme -- all devised by my Columbia University college classmate Barack Obama.”
- Wayne Allyn Root, Columbia University college classmate of Barack Obama
The Two Systems of Capitalism
Note that socialism and communism are forms of capitalism as well. It’s important to understand this. The simple explanation is captured in just five-minutes of a video production here. Simply fast-forward to timestamp 18:30.
– Dr. John Drew, Occidental College classmate of Barack Obama
Obama studied at Occidental College in Los Angeles for two years. Dr. John Drew was a classmate of Obama's at Occidental College. He was interviewed in mid-October 2010 week by Paul Kengor on The Glen Meakem Show. What follows is excerpts from the transcript of the interview:
Kengor: "I interviewed you for my book Dupes a year ago and you had contact me a couple of years ago because you read a piece that I wrote for American Thinker and it was called "Dreams from Frank Marshall Davis" and it was on Obama's background and youth. Frank Marshall Davis was an actual Party member and that's something, John, I spent two or three years on investigating, but there's no question about it... the documentation is there, a 1957 Senate report called him "and identified member of the Communist Party", there's an FBI file that's 600 pages, and I took ten or twelve pages from that report and put it in the appendix of my book. It even lists Davis' Communist Party card number, which was 47544, so very clear. Why is all of this relevant? Well, I think it explains, at least to some degree, that -- if he's not a Communist, he's at least very far to the left -- and has some very left-oriented views. But you met Obama when he left Frank Marshall Davis in 1980 coming from Hawaii and went to Occidental College. So tell us about when Obama got there and when you met."
Drew: "I see myself as Barack Obama's missing link from his exposure to Communism through Frank Marshall Davis and his later exposure to Bill Ayers and Alice Palmer in Chicago. So, as far as I can tell, I'm the only one of Obama's extended circle of friends who's spoken out and verified that he was a Marxist-Leninist in his sophomore year of college, from 1980 to 1981.
...Yeah, my sense is because of affirmative action, guys like me were going to Occidental instead of even better schools and guys like Obama were going to Occidental instead of, uh, less challenging schools. A lot of very successful people were there, were part of Obama's social circle at the time."
Kengor: "Now, was Occidental known for radical left politics? Would that have been an attraction for Obama?"
Drew: "Yeah, I'm certain that it was. It was considered sort of the "Moscow" of southern California. There were a lot of Marxist professors, many of whom I got to know pretty well, not just there but also at Williams College in Massachusetts. Two of the same Marxist-Socialist professors were on the staff with me at Williams.
Kengor: "Frank Marshall Davis was a mentor. He writes about him in Dreams From My Father very warmly, in fact Obama writes that Davis gave him advice on women, on race, on life, on college."
Drew: "Well, this is what I know for sure, and this is why I'd sought you out, to be helpful to the historic record, is to verify that Barack Obama was definitely a Marxist and that, it was very unusual for a sophomore to be as radical, or as ideologically attuned as young Barack Obama was. I think people like David Remnick [a biographer], they make it sound like Frank Marshall Davis had no impact on Obama and that his friend Mohammed Shandu somehow converted him to Marxism at Occidental. And my impression is that Obama was the leader of that group and Obama was already very ardent and committed to Marxism. And Shandu struck me as somewhat more passive. So it doesn't fit the story that I read in Remnick's story The Bridge."
Kengor: "...You said that Obama was introduced to you at Occidental as a Marxist because you were one at that point."
Drew: "Yeah, that's embarrassing, but I had studied Marxist Economics at Sussex College in England. I had a junior year scholarship over there, and did my senior honor's thesis on Marxist Economics when I was at Occidental College. And I actually founded the Democrat Student Socialists' Alliance, under a different name, in 1976... it was as Marxist as you could get, but they come up with a more general name while I was away in England."
Kengor: "...John, you had told me before, and I'm reading from my book, that "Obama was already an ardent Marxist in the fall of 1980 when I met him. I know it's incendiary to say this, but although he said in Dreams From My Father that he'd 'hung out with Marxist professors', he did not explain in that book or clarify is that he was 100% in total agreement with those professors."
Drew: "Yeah, you've got that exactly right. Obama believed, at the time I met him, this was probably around Christmas time in 1980. I'd flown out on Christmas break from Cornell, where I was in grad school. And Obama was looking forward to an imminent social revolution, literally a movement where the working classes would overthrow the ruling class and institute a kind of socialist Utopia in the United States. I mean, that's how extreme his views were his sophomore year of college."
...I was a comrade, but I was more... the Frankfort School of Marxism at the time. I was, I felt like I was doing him a favor by pointing out that the Marxist revolution that he and Caroline and Shandu were hoping for was really kind of a pipe-dream. And that there was nothing in European history, or the history of developed nations, that would make that sort of fantasy, that Frank Marshall Davis fantasy of revolution, come true."
Kengor: "So you had a realistic sense that, even though you liked these ideas, that you knew they wouldn't really work?"
Drew: "Right... [There were some] who were puzzled why they didn't see Marx's predictions come true, and weren't interested in the role of psychology or false consciousness in preventing a revolution from happening. I was a card-carrying Marxist, but I was more of an east coast, Cornell University Marxist at that time."
Kengor: "But Obama thought it was practical. He thought it could happen in America?"
Drew: "Oh, yeah! He thought I was a little reactionary... or insensitive to the coming needs of the revolution! He was full-bore, 100% into that very, kind of simple-minded Marxist revolutionary framework."
Kengor: "And, also at this time, this is 1981, Jimmy Carter was President [?] and Ronald Reagan was yet to call the Soviet Union 'the Evil Empire' when he becomes President. Did you have talk about the election, about Reagan. I mean, that must have really upset Obama?"
Drew: "You know, it's so long ago. My clearest recollection was that we were more concerned with more U.S. intervention in Latin America and the repression of Communist and Socialist forces like the Sandanistas and things like that... this sound weird, but there was part of me at the time that was ready to go off and fight with the Sandanistas against the Contras. I was pretty crazy, Paul..."
Kengor: "Now this gets to a critical point and I know Obama supporters want me to ask this... to be fair, look where you were then and where you are today..."
Drew: "Oh, yeah. Now I'm a Ronald Reagan, church-going, Baptist conservative, so..."
Kengor: "So, what about Obama. That's the... trillion dollar question? ...We have to know this stuff about our Presidents, you can't leave this about biographies..."
Drew: "Well, I think that he, I've challenged President Obama to explain how he evolved this Marxist-Leninist viewpoint he had in his sophomore year of college. And he's just never articulated how he changed. In fact, he's buried and, I think, lied about his ideological convictions of his youth. And we can trace it all the way to Alice Palmer, I think, in 1995 [the Illinois state senator who he replaced]... who attended the Communist Party "Politburo" event. Or she was part of a big international Communist convention in Moscow!"
Kengor: "...And Palmer was with Obama in the living room of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn when -- and The New York Times even wrote about this -- there was sort of a political blessing, where Palmer identified Obama as his chosen successor..."
Drew: "...Well, I think I can knock down some doors here by stating that he had a very consistent ideology, I think, probably from the time he was in [Hawaii] to the time he was with Palmer and Ayers in Chicago. I think his current behavior demonstrates that he still has some ideological convictions. When ever he talks about taxing the richest two-percent? I think he knows that will harm the economy. To him, the redistribution of wealth is extremely important. And he never took economics or science like I did. He went straight to law school, never had any business experience, never had a payroll to meet. And I think he's locked in a very dangerous mindset, where if he didn't fight to redistribute the wealth that he'd be violating [his] ideology.
...You see people like Van Jones, who's an admitted Communist, you see Anita Dunn, who's praising Mao Tse-Tung, to me, it's like Obama's Marxist-Socialist ideology is hiding in plain sight! It's frustrating to me. It seems to me like people should be up in arms about this!
...I think whenever he talks about people clinging to their guns and religions due to economic stress, that's just the standard Marxist argument... he's still using the standard Marxist architecture, the way he talks about things. I think he's surrounded by people who share that mental architecture!
...I feel like our nation's life is at stake."
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Barack Obama joined the Marxist-led ‘New Party’ January 11, 1996. This radical far left ‘New Party’ is controlled by the now infamous ACORN, of which in Obama’s third debate with then GOP presidential nominee John McCain, the Democrat maintained that his only involvement with ACORN came when he represented the group in a lawsuit over the National Voter Registration Act.
“A primary goal of President Obama and his allies is to increase the number of Americans who receive means-tested welfare, increase the number of Americans who don't pay income tax, and decrease the number of Americans in the workforce — because the administration can create a nation of dependents, of entitlement addicts to perpetually dominate the process.” —Dick Morris, who served in the Clinton White House
Obama has quietly provided himself means to institute martial law in
President Obama has offered more than 900 Executive Orders (EO) since taking office. Recently he has signed Executive Order 13603 on March 22, 2012. Then he signed EO 13617 on June 25, 2012, declaring a national emergency. Then he signed EO 13618 on July 6, 2012.
In EO 13603, entitled, "National Defense Resources Preparedness," President Obama says (among other things) that [we must]:
be prepared, in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate resources and production capability, including services and critical technology, for national defense requirements;
President Obama has the power, through this EO, to "nationalize" (not seize) private assets in order to protect national interests. Further, the EO effectively states that he can:
1. "identify" requirements for emergencies
2. "assess" the capability of the country's industrial and technological base
3. "be prepared" to ensure the availability of critical resources in time of national threat
4. "improve the efficiency" of the industrial base to support national defense
5. "foster cooperation" between commercial and defense sectors
The main problem with EO 13603 is that the words/phrases in quotes can be interpreted in many ways.
In EO 13617, President Obama says (among other things) that"
the risk of nuclear proliferation created by the accumulation of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile material in the territory of the Russian Federation continues to constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.
Obama, by signing this EO, actually declared a national emergency. But what's more important is that Obama can now "justify" any action he wants to take by citing EO 13617 since it declares a national emergency.
Then, in EO 13618, entitled, "Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions," Obama states (among other things) that:
The Federal Government must have the ability to communicate at all times and under all circumstances to carry out its most critical and time sensitive missions. ... Such communications must be possible under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies, and improve national resilience.
President Obama cites "national security" in this EO. Evidently President Obama sees any excuse for declaring a national security emergency will appear better than taking over the nation's communications assets by force.
EO 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways, and public storage facilities.
Circumvention of the US Constitution by any means possible appears to be the ultimate goal. “Prepare, and then control.” Does that sound familiar?
September 4, 2012, the U.S. national debt passed $16 trillion. On President Barack Obama's watch, the debt has
increased by 50 percent, as campaign promise after campaign promise has
drowned in a sea of federal spending.
Countries like Greece and Italy demonstrate the economic pains that result from procrastinating on solving a nation's major spending and debt challenges.
President Obama was called out on his fiscal policies at the start of his Administration, noting he was pursuing a “glut the beast” strategy: Pump spending up as high as possible, trigger a crisis, and use the crisis to force through higher taxes. Obama has played true to form.
Consider this brief video documentation of President Obama’s anti-American actions – as President.
Starting January 1, 2013, Americans will face a $494 billion tax increase, the highest ever in one year. According to The Washington Post, congressional aides started calling it “Taxmageddon”—a chilling reference fit for an apocalyptic nightmare. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has warned that it will be a “massive fiscal cliff” for the economy. How will this affect you?
Newsweek Cover Story Proclaims, “Hit the Road Barack.” Find out why the liberal magazine makes that proclamation. The author took a lot of heat for the article. And here is his point-by-point response.
Economists Grade President Obama Poorly and he still won’t change
The U.S. Commerce Department reports 2011 marked the worst year for new-home sales in the history of such recorded statistics. Government regulations are to blame.
Political historian Dick Morris discusses what motivates President Obama: Does he want to change America’s system of capitalism from a competitive, free enterprise system to a monopolistic, state-controlled system of capitalism, or is he just wrong or even stupid? (Note that socialism and communism are forms of capitalism as well. It’s important to understand the two systems of capitalism. The simple explanation is captured in just five-minutes of a video production here. Simply fast-forward to timestamp 18:30.)
; thus keeping the poor poor. And Obama Told Voters that He Supported Work Requirements. He has even gotten President Bill Clinton to turn his back and give him political cover.
Obamacare was designed to place total power in the hands of the federal government -- in an unelected bureaucracy with the power to dictate the operation of an industry that is fundamental to Americans' health and wellbeing. With this decision, the Obama Administration has demonstrated just how far that power can go, what freedoms it can take away.
Obamacare has far-reaching consequences for all corners of American society, the economy chief among them. Obamacare includes more than $500 billion in new taxes, burdensome new paperwork for business owners, and penalties for companies with more than 50 workers that do not provide employees with a mandated level of health coverage. And with the added costs Obamacare brings, the nation's publicly held debt will be $753 billion higher at the end of 2020. It did not reduce health care costs as promised and is in fact responsible for increasing costs in 2011. On top of that, the law prices many unskilled workers out of full-time employment, causing more and more unemployed, and therefore their dependency on the government. See also “Unemployment” below.
Kathryn Nix writes, "Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis simulated the overall effects of the new law on the economy and found that Obamacare would result in reduced investment in the U.S. economy and a loss of 670,000 job opportunities every year." With 9.1 percent unemployment and an average duration of unemployment hitting a record high of 40 weeks, the last thing the U.S. economy needs is another anchor weighing it down. As Heritage analyst Curtis Dubay explains, the law “will slow economic growth, reduce employment, and suppress wages. These economy-slowing policies could not come at a worse time. [Obamacare] tax increases will impede an already staggering recovery.”
Obamacare tramples on religious freedom, reflected in our U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.
Obamacare will do little to address two of the three major problems facing the U.S. healthcare system, according to a scathing article published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine
Contrast Obama's promises with his results: In every state, the economy as getting worse. The only exception is in Washington, D.C., where taxpayer spending has feathered the nest of the federal government, creating a cushion from the harsh existence of 9.1 percent unemployment, an average duration of unemployment hitting a record high of 40 weeks, and a tepid pace of economic growth that could leave joblessness at permanently high levels. Contrast Obama's results with the promise of his presidency, as articulated in his inaugural address:
The state of our economy calls for action, bold and swift. And we will act, not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together.
Lest America forget, President Obama had two years of a Democrat-controlled Congress to effect that bold and swift action. And he did take action. He and his allies in the House and Senate gave America a $780 billion stimulus that the President promised would save or create 3.5 million jobs by the end of 2010. (He came up 7.3 million jobs shy of his “promise.”) And then there was the 2,700-page behemoth known as Obamacare (see above), the 9,000-Earmark Omnibus Bill, $4.22 TRILLION in new debt, a $26.1 billion government union bailout in the summer of 2010, the costly $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program, and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform bill.
From “Yes We Can” to “No, You Didn’t.” In 2008, Barack Obama promised hope and change. “Yes We Can,” he and his supporters shouted. Now we learn that “we” meant government. The American people, evidently, aren’t capable of anything. “If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that,” President Obama said in Roanoke, Virginia. “Somebody else made that happen.” His message was clear: Americans are incapable of doing anything without government there to subsidize or support them.
National Security: President Obama’s debt ceiling policy outcome is delivering $500 billion in cuts to our national security while money spent on unsustainable entitlement programs eats up two-thirds of the federal budget. Unless the law is altered or repealed, it will do irreparable harm to the United States military.
History has repeatedly shown that these kinds of reductions in defense are penny wise and pound foolish, because they often serve to increase the likelihood of conflict. And weakness that invites war is much more expensive than deterring our enemies by maintaining an adequate defense budget all along.
In March of 2009, President Barack Obama cautioned that in the remote areas of the mountainous Pakistani frontier, al-Qaeda was regrouping, training terrorists, communicating with followers, plotting attacks, and sending fighters to support the insurgency in Afghanistan. He called it "the most dangerous place in the world" and tied global terrorist attacks to al-Qaeda's leadership in the region. Yet, a little more than two years later, a threat has emerged from the government of Pakistan--its complicity in the murder of U.S. citizens serving in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, President Obama remains silent.
Obama's plan 'guts force structure.' "It is completely unreasonable for the White House to argue the world has changed so much that we can just do all this with less." That is especially true given the threats that are lurking around the corner from the likes of Iran, North Korea, and China.
President Obama's budget, which cuts some taxes and raises others, also increases the overall tax burden. View picture
Unemployment: Given how smart and educated Americans tend to be, how entrepreneurial and innovative a people we have in this country; there’s little reason why we shouldn’t be growing like gang busters. Sometimes politicians blame the people for not working hard enough or making job-creating investments. However, workers and business owners aren’t holding the economy back.
The labor force participation rate shows no sign of improving. Revisions to the population estimates show that only 63.7 percent of adult Americans are active in the labor force (either employed or looking for a job). This is the lowest since 1983, a time when far fewer women worked.
Back in February 2010, when Congress was still debating the Obamacare legislation, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) proclaimed to America that the law “will create 400,000 jobs almost immediately.” But according to a closer look, Obamacare will have the opposite effect, pricing many unskilled workers out of full-time employment. After paying the new health premiums, the minimum wage, payroll taxes, and unemployment insurance taxes, hiring a full-time worker will cost employers at least $10.03 per hour. Full-time workers with family health plans will cost $13.75 per hour. Employers who hire workers with productivity below these rates will lose money. Businesses employing less skilled workers will most likely respond by dumping their employees onto the federally subsidized health care exchanges and replacing full-time positions with part-time jobs.
President Obama's own jobs plan was blocked in the Democrat-controlled Senate. He blamed Republicans for the bill's failure despite opposition from within his own party. And Obama refuses to change his course.
This Administration is going out of its way to work against job creation—the National Labor Relations Board has taken action against the Boeing Company for creating jobs in right-to-work South Carolina while also pushing for pro-union policies that harm employers and workers.
Zero jobs created in August 2011 (more than two and a half years into Obama’s presidency). No relief for the 25 million who are unemployed, underemployed or who have given up looking for work. This bad news is especially poignant, but it’s also not surprising. Stagnant economic growth is the inevitable result of President Obama’s commitment to class warfare and bureaucratic socialism.
The president routinely demonizes successful Americans, arguing they need to be punished with higher taxes. Unfortunately, Obama’s “economic justice” is not based on fact.
The fact is that the top 1% of taxpayers already pay 38% of the total tax in the U.S., while the bottom 50% pay just 3% of the load. And 49% pay no federal income tax at all. Those are the nonpartisan facts, according to recent IRS data. See also additional recent data.
The African-American unemployment rate stands at 16.7 percent—a 27-year high that is up 11.5 percent since Obama took office.
The Obama Administration has issued one job killing regulation after another (see above). Is it any wonder that entrepreneurs are hesitant to invest, create new wealth and jobs? With so much uncertainty, is it any wonder businesses aren’t hiring?
There is a proven better way: the tax cuts of the early 1980s. And rather than casting successful Americans as the enemy of working Americans, the administration responsible for developing and passing those tax cuts praised the American entrepreneur as the cornerstone of our country’s success.
The result was an unprecedented economic boom that increased tax revenue, reduced unemployment by more than 20 percent, and created 25 million new jobs.
Stagnant economic growth is clearly the inevitable result of President Obama’s commitment to class warfare and bureaucratic socialism.
Solyndra Scandal Ends Green Jobs Myth And despite this, the Obama Administration plans to finalize as many as 14 new loan guarantees for renewable energy companies, including nine for solar projects.
Besides killing thousands of more jobs, President Obama's ambition continues to be nakedly apparent with his decision regarding Keystone XL pipeline, even according to his own standards.
Unemployment and labor unions: President
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The Big Labor backdrop is ironic but not surprising. The union movement has helped lead to the staggering loss of manufacturing jobs in the United States, and the demands it has made on employers and governments help create the very conditions leading to the tragic unemployment in Detroit and across the country. But they are strong political allies of the President—having spent $1.1 billion on politics and lobbying in the last election cycle—and they continue to hold a prominent seat at the table.
It follows, then, that President Obama continues to put the institutional interests of unions ahead of America's economic well-being. A clear example comes from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which issued several rulings recently undermining employer and employee rights: snap elections, restricting secret ballot elections, and a new rule that allows unions to cherry-pick which workers get to vote on unionizing. All these rules are designed to facilitate organizing companies whose workers are unenthusiastic about unions.
Private-sector workers have a right to unionize, of course. Management gets the union it deserves. But unionization has economic costs:
Unions make businesses less competitive and discourage investment. This reduces job growth. Studies show that jobs fall by 5–10 percent at newly organized firms. Going forward, employment grows by three to four percentage points more slowly at unionized businesses than at otherwise identical non-union companies.
The result can be felt in places like the Motor City as unionized manufacturing employment plummets. Since 2005, GM shed half of its unionized workforce. Nationwide, unionized manufacturing employment fell by 80 percent between 1977 and 2010, while non-union manufacturing employment decreased by 6 percent over that same time period. Unions are feeling the effects, with membership falling by over 600,000 workers in 2010 alone. If workers are happy without a union, the government should not foist one on them.
Union membership has fallen because traditional collective bargaining does not appeal to most workers. Polls show that only one in 10 non-union workers wants to organize. This makes sense: in the competitive private sector, unions can do little to raise their members’ pay. Additionally, most workers like their jobs and believe they are on the same side as their employers.
Fortunately, Big Labor doesn’t have to be the only game in town. Workers want a say in their workplace, but they're becoming increasingly aware of unions' limitations. Private-sector unions have little power to raise their members' wages, while employers have learned that respecting their employees makes good business sense. That is why large majorities of workers say they are satisfied with their jobs and their bosses.
Unions, though, aren't going to go down without a fight. That's why they're lobbying the Obama Administration to protect their interests. Unfortunately, the President is obliging, whether it's by changing the rules of the game to make unionization easier, preventing private employers from locating in right-to-work states—as the NLRB is doing with Boeing case in South Carolina—or pushing for more government spending on infrastructure projects that employ primarily union members (while leaving the rest of the economy in the lurch).
Meanwhile, Americans are suffering from the President's decision to satisfy unions before reducing unemployment, all while there are more signs of a declining labor market than there are of a recovery.
Obama’s NLRB with Unions Out to Divide and Conquer Workplaces
Stagnant economic growth is the inevitable result of President Obama’s commitment to class warfare and bureaucratic socialism.
President Obama and his liberal allies have a disdain for free-market capitalism and the wealthy. And their policies actually promote poverty. Note that socialism and communism are forms of capitalism as well. It’s important to understand this. The simple explanation is captured in just five-minutes of a video production here. Simply fast-forward to timestamp 18:30.
If the average historical level of tax revenue is extended, spending on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and the Obamacare subsidy program will consume all revenues by 2049. Because entitlement spending is funded on auto-pilot, no revenue will be left to pay for other government spending, including constitutional functions such as defense. View picture
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 45.8 million (1 in 7) Americans are now on food stamps, which represents a new all-time record. That's up 12 percent from a year ago, 34 percent higher than two years ago, and nearly 61 percent higher than four years ago, when Barack Obama was preparing to take his Presidential oath. [Source]
Speaking to the Democratic Party’s LGBT Leadership Council at a fund-raiser, President Obama ran through the many efforts he has made on behalf of gay rights, including his decision to end the government’s legal support of the Defense of Marriage Act, which forbids federal recognition of same-sex marriage. The act should be repealed, he said. How are Obama’s efforts on legitimizing homosexuality destructive?
Illegally Ripping Up U.S. Constitution that people fought and died for in the revolutionary war
Barack Obama has compiled a spectacular record of non-compliance with the Constitution—what he swore to "preserve, protect and defend.” He violates not just the spirit of the Constitution, which vests in Congress the power to make laws, but the letter of the law as well, to embark on an illegal and unconstitutional, unprecedented power grab. Our constitution is designed to completely prevent any and all power grabs by the government. Here are just some of the ways his administration has failed to execute the laws while using raw, unauthorized power for his own agenda.
Plainly, the entire philosophical base of our nation was to govern the government—self-governing under God. We the people are all created equal, endowed by our Divine Creator with certain unalienable rights. The Declaration of Independence was the promise; our Constitution was the fulfillment. The “Bill of Rights” or better named, “Bill of Limitations on Government” further tied the hands of the government. It’s sole purpose was to safeguard our God-given rights by limiting governmental power:
“In order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added…”
Our Constitution of the United States:
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America…”
The Obama Administration is issuing rules—without congressional approval—to significantly change the way the auto industry is doing business. Meanwhile, the cost of gasoline is going up, yet the President has restricted drilling in the Gulf, leaving the United States unable to tap its domestic oil reserves. Obama Running Not One Auto Company but All of Them
Detroit News reporter Daniel Howes reported that White House officials leaned on Ford Motor Company to yank a popular TV and Internet ad critical of competitors who took federal bailout money. According to Howes, "Ford pulled the ad after individuals inside the White House" questioned the firm's CEO Alan Mulally (who had earlier supported the bailout despite his company's refusal to participate). Howes concluded: "You're not allowed, in Obama's America, to disparage the Auto bailout, or -- indirectly -- Obama. Especially during the election cycle." See more of Our White House Bully Problem
The mindset of President Obama that your hard-earned money is actually the government's money further clarifies his foundational destructive agenda.
On August 5th, two-and-half-years into Obama’s presidency, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) downgraded the U.S. credit rating. Our economy is weak, millions of Americans are out of work, and America is so deep in debt that we have lost our good credit rating. President Obama and his allies on Capitol Hill brought America’s credit down.
Trigger a Crisis—U.S. Debt on Track to Fuel Economic Crisis: One need not peer into tomorrow to see the effects that rampant government spending can have on a nation’s economy. Greece is in the midst of a continuing fiscal crisis brought about by years of irresponsible spending. The light blue chart area is the current and projected U.S. publicly held debt as percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Socialism, “An Intermediate Stage”
A communist revolution is a proletarian revolution inspired by the ideas of Marxism that aims to replace free market capitalism with communism, typically with socialism (state-run means of production) as an intermediate stage. The idea that a proletarian revolution is needed is a cornerstone of Marxism; Marxists believe that the workers of the world must unite and free themselves from the free market “capitalist oppression” to create a world run by and for the working class. Thus, in the Marxist view, proletarian revolutions need to happen in countries all over the world. [Source]
As you may know, Jesus the Christ gave specified prophecies (predictions) for the ‘end times’ church to look for just before His return. Author Frank DiMora has been documenting these specified predictions for more than 25-years in a book entitled The Last Chronicles of Planet Earth. Download a free copy here.
Pages 47 - 82 of that book explains the Bible end times prediction that the world’s leading power will be Europe. That means that the world’s leading power—the United States—needs to tumble and therefore be transferred to Europe before the return of Jesus the Christ. Be encouraged to consider that when you read the verifiable reports above. Decide for yourself.
Barack Hussein Obama is most likely unaware of his role in fulfilling Biblical end times’ prophecy.
Understand our need for govern-ment and its real nature.
Understand Socialism's Real Nature
Note that socialism and communism are forms of capitalism as well. It’s important to understand the two systems of capitalism. The simple explanation is captured in just five-minutes of a video production here. Simply fast-forward to timestamp 18:30.
See “Are We Causing Global Warming?”
“The world has never before known godlessness as organized, militarized and tenaciously malevolent as that preached by Marxism. Within the philosophical system of Marx and Lenin and at the heart of their psychology, hatred of God is the principle driving force, more fundamental than all their political and economic pretensions. Militant atheism is not merely incidental or marginal to Communist policy; it is not a side effect, but the central pivot. To achieve its diabolical ends, Communism needs to control a population devoid of religious and national feeling, and this entails a destruction of faith and nationhood. Communists proclaim both these objectives openly, and just as openly put them into practice.” —Alexander Solzhenitsyn at Buckingham Palace, May 1983
Mainstream Media’s Indispensable Role
See a clearly documented account of the mainstream news media’s role in creating a world government able to dominate the political system of each country, and the economy of the world as a whole, divided into 6 shorter segments, Behind the Big News.
Be strongly encouraged to view an Overview of America, its economic, and political principles; what has worked, what has not worked, and why. And this video interview of Dr. Thomas Sowell can sum it up well.
See the 21-fold Plan of God
”A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.” - Thomas Jefferson