This union had already cost the company nearly $2 billion in revenues due to its penchant for striking. Boeing instead moved to South Carolina, a right-to-work state. It then set to work constructing the plant and hiring over 1,000 locals. Solomon claims that in moving the company out of the
union's reach, it is infringing the workers “fundamental right to strike”. Never mind that previously the Supreme Court had ruled that companies can take union actions into account when making decisions. Since when did anyone in Obama's administration care about the law or rulings from Federal courts? They are acting in contempt of direct court rulings in several matters already, what difference does one more make? However, I do hope court rulings will matter to the administrative law judge who will hear the case on June 14th!
In 2010, 31 employees were found to have spent their workdays downloading Internet pornography in the 2 1/2 years during and preceding the financial crash. Seventeen of those employees were being paid government salaries of $99,356 to $222,418. One senior lawyer at SEC headquarters in Washington, D.C., admitted to spending eight hours a day looking at Internet pornography. An employee with the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance admitted watching up to five hours a day of pornography in his office. (Try doing that if you work in the private sector instead of for the government!)
Even after admitting to watching pornography all day on the taxpayers' dime, not one of the SEC employees was fired. Just one more unbelievable abuse of our tax dollars by the federal government.
Is it any surprise that stimulus funds for "green energy" just happened to be directed to some of Barack Obama's biggest campaign donors? For instance, the government is backing a $535 million loan for a solar panel manufacturing plant in California. An investor in the company "bundled" between $50,000 and $100,000 for Obama's campaign. The company promised 1,000 new "green" jobs with the taxpayers' money, but a year later, 200 workers were laid off when the plant shut down.
Four companies in another venture capitalist's portfolio received more than $500 million in loans, grants or other stimulus money. The venture capitalist bundled $500,000 for Obama. This “you help me, I'll help you” backscratching was repeated for another big donor whose investment firm backs Fisker Automotive, an electric car company. Fisker received a $528 million loan.
All told, the inspector general of the Department of Energy has "64 open investigations" into stimulus funding channeled through that department. Meanwhile, George Kukla, a retired professor of paleoclimatology at Columbia University and researcher at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, is predicting another ice age. He also says, "The only thing to worry about global warming is the damage that can be done by worrying. Why are some scientists worried? Perhaps because they feel that to stop worrying may mean to stop being paid."
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