SEIU; Economic Terrorists

Listen to the audio of former SEIU leader Steven Lerner as he discusses SEIU plans to take down the economic system in this country. This is nothing more than economic terrorism but I bet Eric Holder and his DOJ will ignore it as will the DHS.

Here are a few comments from the source:

  1. I am a faithful Beck Fan, what that means is that I listen and do my own investigation. I have never found that anything I have heard, seen or read from Glenn Beck to be false. The truth shall set you free. For the Love of God, all Americans should listen to this audio.A top SEIU leader is caught on tape admits that the SEIU is trying to bring down our banks so that Wall Street and the stock market will crash. This is about economic terrorism. After listening to this audio, you would have to finally believe that these big unions are about crashing our country.
  2. To me, this sounds like the ultimate goal of this group is to bring down the government of the United States. We have a word for that. It’s called TREASON and if they are convicted, one possible punishment is the death penalty.
  3. Steven Lerner makes a very interesting statement on this audio tape, I wonder how many people caught it? He talks about, “…putting a boot in the wheel” of the economic system. This is a blatant reference to French laborers who would jam shoes into machinery to stop/destroy equipment and bring a business to a screeching halt.

    In France the word for shoe is “Sabot” and this practice became known as….Sabotage.

    Mr. Lerner is well aware of this connection and he is clearly calling for the sabotage of our system.

    If they don’t control the entire system they will destroy it.

If you have not figured it out, these are the kind of criminals and thugs we are dealing with. There is one difference between those other countries where rioting and collapse caused people to cower and that difference is the patriots here who will not tolerate this kind of nonsense.

They want an economic war but they might get an entirely different kind…

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SEIU To Drop Coverage; Thanks Obamacare

New York members of 1199SEIU, the union for health care workers, can thank Obamacare and their union for the bombshell that was dropped on them. 1199 will no longer cover children as part of its health care coverage. The move comes as the cost of insuring children increases and is exacerbated by the requirements of Obamacare.

“In addition, new federal health-care reform legislation requires plans with dependent coverage to expand that coverage up to age 26,” Behroozi wrote in a letter to members Oct. 22. “Our limited resources are already stretched as far as possible, and meeting this new requirement would be financially impossible.” WSJ

The union fought hard FOR Obamacare and now is ensnared in the ugly realization that it will cost more money, money that the union cannot afford and a condition contrary to the claims that Obamacare would be less expensive.

While the union refuses to do the right thing by its members it is expecting the state to “do the right thing.”

“We hope the state of New York will do the right thing and provide the funding necessary for this most vulnerable population of direct caregivers,” the union said in a statement.

Of course, expect taxpayers to pick up the tab for the bill which is what the unions do all the time.

How about SEIU do the right thing and pay for the increases. After all, it was the actions of SEIU (and other unions) that helped usher in Obamacare.

You made your bed, now lie in it.

Related:
New York Times

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Our Government; State Sponsors Of Terrorism

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) staged a protest at the home of Greg Baer, a Bank of America executive. Five hundred union sponsored thugs arrived at the home, located in Montgomery County, Maryland, escorted by officers from the DC police department. The DC police have no jurisdictional authority in Maryland and were there to ensure the safety of the protesters.

So let’s get this straight, 500 people arrive at a home and trespass on the property. The only person home is a teen aged child of Baer and the DC police are there to protect the protesters. Even if the entire family had been home they would have been outnumbered by about 100:1 so who actually needed protection?

The DC police watched as the protesters trespassed but they did nothing because they do not have jurisdiction. If the protest had gotten more out of hand and turned violent or if they decided to burn the house down, would the DC police officers have been obligated to intervene?

Suppose the homeowner felt threatened and stepped out with a shotgun and told the protesters to leave the property, would the DC police officers, as protectors of the thugs, then had the authority to intervene? If they have no jurisdiction, what kind of protection were they providing. As an aside, who paid their salaries for this protection?

The Montgomery County Police Department arrived after being called by a neighbor and dispersed the crowd but no charges were filed. Perhaps a multi-million dollar lawsuit against SEIU and the DC Police Department is in order here. A teen aged boy was scared to death and locked himself in a bathroom while police officers, the people children are taught to seek for help, watched him be terrorized.

Your right to protest ends when you infringe upon the rights of others and terrorizing people in their homes is an infringement upon them.

SEIU and their protectors in the DC Police Department engaged in terrorist acts against citizens of this country. They should be held accountable.

There had better be a strong stance taken against this kind of terrorism. The last thing the police want to see is homeowners defending themselves though I would not blame any homeowner who did so.

Homegrown terrorists like SEIU and their protectors in the DC Police Department need to be taken to Gitmo.

Since DC is a federal property and the DC police are part of that property it is now clear that our government has become a state sponsor of terrorism.

And they wonder why we say Obama is soft on terror.

Source:
Big Journalism

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Democrat Thuggery; Whatever It Takes

The Democrats will do whatever it takes to get what they want. Nancy Pelosi said that they will do whatever they have to in order to get health care reform passed. The Senate is locked in a battle over their, as yet unwritten (but debated in secret) bill and each new change causes a gained vote at the loss of another. So what do the Democrats do in order to get what they want?

Well, when Lieberman was not on board they went after his wife. A blogger/Hollywood type by the name of Jane Hamsher started the attack on Lieberman’s wife Hadassah who is the global ambassador for the Susan G Komen for the Cure breast cancer group. Hamsher is trying to get her fellow Hollywood types to put pressure on the organization to get rid of Mrs. Lieberman.

This is Chicago politics at its best (though Hamsher probably learned her thuggery from SEIU). To be fair it is not the Democrats in Congress doing this but the Democrats in the field. To giver further credit, The Daily Kos thought it was over the top and if they think so, it must be because they are really out there.

Hamsher is a liberal activist who thinks it is perfectly OK to go after the family of politicians with whom she disagrees. This is not unusual for the left. Look at how they went after Palin’s family while leaving Obama’s alone. Imagine how Hamsher would react if people tried to inflict some personal (not physical) harm on Obama’s kids because of his actions. I imagine she would be pretty upset, and rightly so. But she seems to think it is OK to attack Mrs. Lieberman because of her husband’s political acts. The Komen for the Cure group does a lot of great work in the area of breast cancer and it raises a lot of money. Hadassah Lieberman is a cancer survivor as is Hamsher who had breast cancer. One would think that this yenta could leave the politics out of such a worthy pursuit.

The attacks on Hadassah Lieberman are wrong, period! I understand that Komen for the Cure has no intention of releasing her and this is commendable. I will continue to donate to this worthy organization but will have to reconsider if they allow politics to take over and fire Mrs. Lieberman.

There is more to the thuggery. Democrats are apparently so eager to get the health care bill passed in the Senate that Ben Nelson might have been threatened. The Weekly Standard is reporting that Nelson was told if he did not get on board that Offutt Air Force Base would be put on the BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) list:

According to a Senate aide, the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base on the BRAC list if Nelson doesn’t fall into line.

There are varying stories on this and Nelson has denied it (what else could he do to spare his party) and there was initial word that Rahm Emanuel was behind the threat. This would not come as a surprise given the way twinkle toes Emanuel has played politics in the past. He is a hard nosed Chicago thug and threats are a way of life to him.

If this turns out to be true then the Obama administration has placed the passage of an agenda item above the security of the US. It shows that the administration is willing to play politics with our security.

Whoever made the threat though, is unfamiliar with how BRAC works. It is a long drawn out process that takes years. The reality is that by the time this would even be considered many Democrats will be out of a job and Obama might be on a speaking tour discussing why he was a one term leader.

These thugs go after family members and make threats to get what they want. Of course they try bribery first, that is what got Mary Landrieu on board. She sold herself to the highest bidder so it was not necessary to leave a horse’s head in her bed.

But there are plenty of those heads being distributed as Democrats look for a way to jam this through at all costs.

As for Hamsher, Glenn Beck revealed tonight that she dated Andy Stern of SEIU for about two years. Since we know how thuggish SEIU is, some of it must have rubbed off on Hamsher. She went from being a liberal to being a violent activist.

She is so insignificant I can’t think of anything she has done in Hollywood but if I know she is involved in something I will be sure to avoid it.

Maybe she can lose her job…

Or maybe she will die of the disease Mrs. Lieberman is working hard to help eradicate…

I don’t wish her death but that would be rather ironic.

Sources:
Stop the ACLU
Chron.com
Big Hollywood

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ACORN And CRA Flow DownHill (Plumbers Know This)

Progressives, despite their deceptive name, want to look backwards, which is why, when you have a real question about one of their half- baked and failing policies, they love to point out former President Bush ( don’t they know he hasn’t been around for eight months?).  So I guess it is in keeping with their character to go back to the past for ideas that didn’t work then, and rework them into ideas that won’t work now.

At least, in this aspect, they are consistent.

As we try to shake off the financial crisis, here’s a bright idea. Take a law that has led to the writing of an enormous amount of bad mortgages and expand it. Then take enforcement away from bank examiners and give it to housing activists.

Sound like a poisonous cocktail? Well, it is what the Obama administration and Democrats are currently stirring up onCapitol Hill.

The White House and Congress want to expand a 30-year-old law–the Community Reinvestment Act–that helped to fuel the mortgage meltdown. What the CRA does, in effect, is compel banks to seek the permission of community activists to get regulatory approval for bank expansions and mergers. Often this means striking a deal with activist groups such as ACORN or unions like the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and agreeing to allocate credit to poor and minority areas that are underserved.

In short, the CRA encourages banks to make loans they would not ordinarily make. What’s more, these agreements often require that banks offer no-money-down mortgages and remove caps on how much debt a borrower can take on. All of this is done in the name of “financial democracy.”

Liberals pooh-pooh the idea that a 30-year-old law could have contributed to the current subprime crisis and credit crunch. But what they ignore is the massive expansion of CRA-commitments forced on banks in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

forbes.com

 

This is stupidity on a truly mind boggling scale. These are the people you want to represent you? 

According to the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, in the first 20 years of the act, up to 1997, commitments totaled approximately $200 billion. But from 1997 to 2007, commitments exploded to more than $4.2 trillion. (Keep in mind this is more than four times the size of the current health bill being debated in Congress.) The burdens on individual banks can be enormous. Washington Mutual, for example, pledged $1 trillion in mortgages to those with credit histories that “fall outside typical credit, income or debt constraints,” and was awarded the 2003 CRA Community Impact Award for its Community Access program. Four years later it was taken over by the Office of Thrift Supervision.

forbes.com

And some liberals still maintain that the CRA had nothing to do with the mortgage meltdown. Yeah, right- only if you hold your hands over your ears and yell, “La, La, La-” at the top of your lungs.

And then to compound the situation, ACORN, the “community organizing” group that used the CRA to crowbar favorable mortgages from reluctant banks, thus contributing to the mortgage meltdown find themselves under investigation.  They were largely untouched by the myriad scandals because they had patronage in Congress, and indeed the WH. Now they have found that there are limits to what even they can get away with.

Let the investigations begin, and spare no one- scorched earth policy should apply here.

Louisiana’s attorney general has broadened the scope of an investigation of ACORN to include a possible embezzlement of $5 million a decade ago within the community organization, five times more than previously reported.

ACORN Chief Executive Officer Bertha Lewis said the new reported amount is “completely false.”

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has been conducting an investigation of ACORN since June. He issued subpoenas in August seeking documents related to former ACORN International President Wade Rathke and his brother Dale Rathke, who kept the group’s books. Those subpoenas were focused on possible ACORN violations for non-payment of employee withholding taxes, obstructing justice and violating the Employee Retirement Security Act. No charges have been made.

The attorney general had inquired in June into an alleged embezzlement within ACORN that happened 10 years ago. The group last year dealt with an internal dispute and a lawsuit involving accusations that Dale Rathke made nearly $1 million in improper credit card charges in 1999 and 2000. The brother and a donor repaid the money.

nola.com/politics

Yes, New Orleans would be a great place to begin- after all, it is the home base of ACORN, and her sister agency (although you might think there could be the teeniest bit of “conflict of interest”) SEIU, the union that is as close to Nobama as the warts on his backside. This could get real ugly, because there are so many pols in Washington who are tangled in ACORN’S web, and a true and thorough investigation will flush them out like the roaches they are.

Caldwell said last month that the statute of limitations presented obstacles to prosecutors taking action on the embezzlement, and that his investigation was not focused on that issue. Thesubpoena issued Monday changed the tone of the investigation and put a new emphasis on the embezzlement issue.

“Current high-ranking members of ACORN have publicly acknowledged that embezzlement did in fact occur, but the exact amount of the embezzlement was unknown until it was recently acknowledged in a board of directors meeting on Oct. 17, 2008, by Bertha Lewis and Liz Wolf that an internal review had determined that the amount embezzled was $5 million, ” the new subpoena says.

The subpoena says, “It is still unclear if some of the monies embezzled are from state, federal or private funds.”

The subpoena requests documents from Citizens Consulting Inc., a financial arm of ACORN, and from various accounting and legal consultants in New Orleans. Investigators are trying to verify the issues raised in the subpoena.

“We’re going to follow the evidence where it leads us and try to do the right thing,” said David Caldwell, head of the attorney general’s public corruption and special prosecutions divisions. “We are actively investigating the case, whatever the outcome might be. This is something we are devoting our full attention to.”

Wade Rathke, who was in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, referred questions to ACORN officials. Lewis said she would comment further after she and ACORN attorneys had a chance to review the subpoena.

nola.com/politics

It’s convenient that Wade Rathke is in Thailand- taking a vacation in the land of underage prostitution? We may never know, but he is beyond reach of a subpoena at the moment. We need to grab Dale, his brother, and squeeze him dry in front of a Grand Jury- but would he lie? I think he would- which leads us back to Deep Throat’s famous words- “Follow the money.”

That may well be our best course- because the money trail will tell us the truth.

The other players, probably not so much.

Blake

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