Plutocrats fighting Obama

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An effort to curtail all activity by this administration is nothing new.

During the Depression of the 1930s, several attempts were made to block any effort to support the American people, and in those cases the president used the recess of the Senate to push appointments. Now in this current age, the current president has used this time to install appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.

In truth, this board is thought of by the Republican Party as nothing more than a front for American unions. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has clearly moved in favor of an American plutocracy to offset the rights of the individual through the establishment of corporations with these same rights.

First, all unions are democratic institutions with officers and leaders voted into position by the rank-and-file members, while corporations are more like an aristocracy or a plutocracy. The argument given by some of our Republican friends – that the rights of individuals now bestowed on corporations was to balance out the power of unions – was some how believed to offset the need for a labor relations board.

I believe that some of the leaders of the Republican Party feel that these institutions such as the NLRB dilute the power of the new American aristocrats – the 1 percent.

Michael Ferguson

Augusta

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southernguy08
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southernguy08 01/15/12 - 08:39 am
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Obammy said if he got his
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Obammy said if he got his stimilus packages, the unemployment rate in the country would NEVER go above 8%. He got them, and it went over 9%. Its still 8.5%. We've had nearly 4 years of recession, and the national debt is approaching 16 TRILLION! Yet, somehow Mike, you find a way to blame all the ills on the Republicans. THOSE ARE SOME BIG BLINDERS, MAN!

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allhans 01/15/12 - 09:58 am
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Amen, copperhead. When I saw

Amen, copperhead. When I saw the statement by Mr Ferguson "I believe..." I said "whew". I thought that he was saying other people believed it.

allhans
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allhans 01/15/12 - 10:25 am
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copperhead. I have long been

copperhead. I have long been a member of your prayer group.
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The Wall Street Journal says of Gingrich and Perry: "Politics isn't subtle, and these candidates are desperate, but do they have to sound like Michael Moore?” (Editorial, “The Bain Capital Bonfire,” The Wall Street Journal, 1/11/12)

Come to think of it, Gingrich does bear a physical resemblance to Moore.

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dichotomy 01/15/12 - 12:23 pm
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In truth, Mr. Ferguson, the

In truth, Mr. Ferguson, the NLRB is thought of by Democrats as another non-elected government regulatory agency that can invent the rules as it goes and can be used to beat corporations into submission to the benefit of unions. It has nothing to do with Labor Relations. It is all about political policy enforcement and political payback. It's another government entity that has outlived it's usefulness and it's intended mission and is now a solution looking for a problem.

The NLRB is just another government agency that has become a political tool and is out of control. It was established to oversee union elections and investigate violations of federal labor laws. Nowhere was it ever envisioned that the NLRB would prevent a company from building a plant anywhere it wanted. I personally wish Boeing had said "okay" and immediately built their plant in China. With the current environment in this country of having to deal with the NLRB, EPA, FDA, OSHA, etc., I do not know why any company would want to try to produce anything here.

All of these regulatory agencies are run by political appointees and the resulting knee jerk schizophrenic nature of their regulatory direction over various administrations makes it difficult, if not impossible, for corporations to have certainty for planning purposes. Who could have imagined that the NLRB would ever actually tell a company they could not build a plant in SC? And the EPA, well every time someone who works there has beans for lunch they produce and new regulation about 30 minutes later. I frankly do not understand why any corporation would attempt to manufacture things in this country. And on top of dealing with the government regulation, they then have to deal with unions who want guaranteed jobs and cradle to grave benefits. It's no wonder that we no longer produce anything.

I guess I should be happy we have all of these government agencies to "take care of us" because we are pretty much on life support right now. We have committed economic suicide and just haven't quite bled out yet.

Mr. Ferguson throws the terms plutocracy and aristocracy around in a typical pseudo-intellectual ruling class Democrat fashion. But don't be fooled. The Republican opposition to the recess appointments to the NLRB is valid opposition to the stacking of the deck of a non-elected political board with pro-union members which is now assuming regulatory authority it was never intended to have.

Chip 'TheDixieDove' Shirley
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Chip 'TheDixieDove' Shirley 01/15/12 - 12:39 pm
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Best President Since FDR-
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Best President Since FDR- Prez-O should win handily over Mitt Romney 'The Man Who Sold The World'.

allhans
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allhans 01/15/12 - 12:47 pm
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The man who sold the

The man who sold the world..ha, ha. You must mean Obama..talk about a sell-out.

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harley_52 01/15/12 - 12:54 pm
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Great post, dichotomy.

Great post, dichotomy.

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Conservative Man 01/15/12 - 03:20 pm
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The NLRB is viewed as a front

The NLRB is viewed as a front for unions because it IS a front for unions. Or more correctly it is an arm of the union establishment which is generally anti-business.Funny how union demands can make a business noncompetitive then they want to complain when businesses go under....

harley_52
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harley_52 01/15/12 - 05:11 pm
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dichotomy said "I frankly do

dichotomy said "I frankly do not understand why any corporation would attempt to manufacture things in this country. And on top of dealing with the government regulation, they then have to deal with unions who want guaranteed jobs and cradle to grave benefits. It's no wonder that we no longer produce anything."

I agree completely, but will add one more anti-business component to our government's poison pill for manufacturing, Corporate Income taxes. We're either the highest in the world, or second highest in the world, depending on whether Japan has yet lowered their rate.

Companies can't afford to manufacture goods in America and stay in business very long. Our government does their best to keep it that way.

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Pu239 01/15/12 - 08:20 pm
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Mr. Ferguson, I will submit
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Mr. Ferguson, I will submit that the Plutocrats are attempting to block the actions of the present administration...I also submit that the present administration is Kleptocratic in nature, and therefore needs to be stopped.

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Willow Bailey 01/15/12 - 09:03 pm
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We really need to quit

We really need to quit bickering among ourselves and get down to solving the problems if we want our country to have a chance to continue to survive. With the national debt at 15 trillion and climbing, the only thing that makes any sense is to cut, cut, cut, expenses and find a way to increase taxes within a healthy and fair taxation plan paid for by ALL Americans. The freebies have to stop. We can't keep it up. We can't keep giving away the bank and expect to survive this. If we don't get a new man and a new plan this 2012, you better start learning chinese, because they are coming to forclose on us.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/15/12 - 09:09 pm
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The first cut should be

The first cut should be Obama's 32 Czar's (friends) who have undisclosed salaries.

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