Tax-Payer Funded, Union-Run NLRB Using Google to Advertise ‘How to Start a Union’

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Apparently, President Obama likes to ignore his advisors. Either that or some agencies in Washington missed the President’s speech when he said he wanted job creation to be his number one priority. You see, one would think that, if the President really wanted to create jobs, he would listen to his economic advisors, like former National Economic Advisor Larry Summers, who wrote:

Another cause of long-term unemployment is unionization. High union wages that exceed the competitive market rate are likely to cause job losses in the unionized sector of the economy.

Presumably, the President realizes that unions cause long-term unemployment and, if his number one priority is job creation, one would think that he might consider sending a note over to the union-controlled National Labor Relations Board and tell them to stop trying to cripple companies. Especially since the NLRB has become the de-facto union organizing committee for union bosses and is intent on cramming unions down companies’ throats by any means necessary.

In addition, since the national debt is so high and cutting spending is allegedly a priority, one could also expect the President to tell his union-controlled NLRB to stop spending tax-payers’ money to advertise for unions.  Literally.

It’s bad enough that top AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka thinks that raising taxes or fighting for more regulations on business will somehow create jobs. However, to have an agency of the federal government actually doing the unions’ bidding to the level that the NLRB is, it is shameful

On Thursday, February 17th, the House of Representatives voted 176-250 against defunding the NLRB. Among those voting against defunding, 60 of them were Republicans (see list below). Perhaps the next time a vote to waste taxpayer dollars on the NLRB comes up, these GOP House members will think twice about funding an agency that is doing all it can to aid big union bosses while the continue stifling job creation.

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David Schweikert (AZ) (not voting)
Mario Diaz-Balart (FL)
David Rivera (FL)
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL)
Tom Latham (IA)
Raul Labrador (ID)
Mike Simpson (ID)
Judy Biggert (IL)
Robert Dold (IL)
Randy Hultgren (IL)
Tim Johnson (IL)
Adam Kinzinger (IL)
Peter Roskam (IL)
Bobby Schilling (IL)
Aaron Schock (IL)
Larry Bucshon (IN)
Ed Whitfield (KY)
Dave Camp (MI)
Thaddeus McCotter (MI)
Candice Miller (MI)
Mike Rogers (MI)
Tim Walberg (MI)
Chip Cravaack (MN)
John Kline (MN)
Jo Ann Emerson (MO)
Sam Graves (MO)
Denny Rehberg (MT)
Jeff Fortenberry (NE)
Charlie Bass (NH)
Leonard Lance (NJ)
Frank LoBiondo (NJ)
Jon Runyan (NJ)
Chris Smith (NJ)
Joe Heck (NV)
Chris Gibson (NY)
Michael Grimm (NY)
Richard Hanna (NY)
Peter King (NY)
Tom Reed (NY)
Johnson (OH)
Steven LaTourette (OH)
Steve Stivers (OH)
Patrick Tiberi (OH)
Mike Turner (OH)
John Sullivan (OK) (not voting)
Greg Walden (OR)
Lou Barletta (PA)
Charlie Dent (PA)
Mike Fitzpatrick (PA)
Jim Gerlach (PA)
Mike Kelly (PA)
Patrick Meehan (PA)
Tim Murphy (PA)
Bill Shuster (PA)
Blake Farenthold (TX)
Rob Wittman (VA) (not voting)
Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA)
Dave Reichert (WA)
Sean Duffy (WI)
Tom Petri (WI)
Paul Ryan (WI)
Jim Sensenbrenner (WI)
Shelley Capito (WV)
David McKinley (WV)

Not Voting
David Schweikert (AZ)
Bill Shuster (PA)
John Sullivan (OK)
Rob Wittman (VA)

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“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Your idea that the NLRB is “cramming unionism down companies throats” is interesting considering that this cramming technique has had very little effect, unionism in the private sector is at historically low points and the constant attack on American workers by propaganda coming mostly from the right has had it’s effect on those who are Union and non Union alike, congratulations. Yes even the Dems have done their part in the downfall of the Blue collar workers (see Nafta) When the unions are gone and they almost are in the private sector what do you think will happen to wages and benefits for all of us. After all we must compete with China for our share of the global market place, will they and their $3 per hr pay scale be the model for American success? And why is it that this so called “Tea Party” doesn’t embrace higher wages for all and support labor. It’s not all about greedy Union bosses, sometimes it’s about being fair and just, only that never gets reported.

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