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.