Thursday, August 16, 2012

Nice little business you built there, shame if anything...

Leo Gerard and the Chicago Thugs:
Was Joe Soptic famous before he was famous?
Did a member of the Obama Administration bring Soptic to the attention of both the Obama campaign and the pro-Obama SuperPAC run by ex-Obama White House aide Bill Burton?
Which would formally tie the administration itself to the activities of the SuperPAC? A violation of federal election law?
Is an Obama appointee the link between the Obama campaign and the Obama SuperPAC? Then there's this gem:
I nearly choked on my Cheerios when I read that GST employees were blaming Bain for their downfall. I worked at GST Steel in Kansas City for four months in 1997 immediately after leaving the Navy.
Why only four months? Quickly after I started, I surprised to learn that several of my fellow USW Local 13-represented employees, mostly millwrights and electricians, we're making between $100-130k. This was mainly due union-mandated overtime which, at least on a few occasions, consisted of the employees bringing in sleeping bags and pillows and sleeping in the shop. It would be hard for any company to stay competitive while paying double-time union wages to get their beauty sleep, but that's not the half of it. The union employees obviously didn't think they had it easy enough, so they went on strike in March of '97.
On strike. So who really caused the place to go bust.

Haven't we seen this union story over and over?

Wrecking businesses who did build that. And breaking the law, now at the highest level, in so many realms.

So Michelle wears her tablecloth in Iowa to lull us heartland yokels, while Barack backs Biden's racist smears, even as GM goes broke again despite our bailout and O's top bundler and robber baron Corzine walks.

But one fearless small business guy had his say.

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