Monday, June 6, 2011

Union conservative is organizing against forced membership; Romney for global warming initiatives; Obama's grand style in London; Bush vs Obama on leadership; Tea Parties and Herman Cain; State rethink tax credits

Mic41 reports: My name is Terry Bowman, UAW member, and President and founder of Union Conservatives.
We are a group that is--for the first time in union history--reaching out and organizing conservatives within the unions.
You see, we believe it's essential that conservative union members join together to confront the political injustice of forced unionism.  At least 40% of the 14.7 million union workers do not vote in line with the far-left political agenda of their union bosses.

Yet they are forced by law to pay for their political agenda or lose their job. 
We are planning a press conference to announce to the citizens of Michigan that we are union workers who believe that everyone has a right to be in a union—but only if they choose to do so.
In January of 1962, President John Kennedy signed Executive Order #10988 which states:
“...Employees of the Federal Government shall have, and shall be protected in the exercise of, the right, freely and without fear of penalty or reprisal, to form, join or assist any employee organization, or to refrain from any such activity. 
Another view by Mitt Romney, as reported by Reuters:  "I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire.
"It's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors."

In an Editorial, Dale Feathers of Scripps Howard News Service opines: Obama arrived [in London for
the G20 Summit] with 500 staff in tow, including 200 Secret Service agents, a team of six doctors, the
White House chef and kitchen staff with the president's own food and water.
And, according to the Evening Standard, he also came with "35 vehicles in all, four speech writers and 12 teleprompters." For sure, our president is not going to be at a loss for words. 

Yahoo opines: Bush vs Obama…a different approach?!?  [I feel compelled to add that if our President knew the first thing about leadership he would actually be leading others to do as he wants and then allowing them to think it was their idea, as Harlan Cleveland, Asst. Secretary of State for President Kennedy and Dean of the Maxwell School described in his book.....]

George W. Bush speech after capture of Saddam:
 The success of yesterday's mission is a tribute to our men and women now serving in Iraq . The operation was based on the superb work of intelligence analysts who found the dictator's footprints in a vast country. The operation was carried out with skill and precision by a brave fighting force.  Our servicemen and women and our coalition allies have faced many dangers in the hunt for members of the fallen regime, and in their effort to bring hope and freedom to the Iraqi people. Their work continues, and so do the risks. Today, on behalf of the nation, I thank the members of our Armed Forces and I congratulate 'em.

Barack Obama speech after killing of bin Laden:
 And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make

the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda, even as we continued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat his network. Then, last August, after years of painstaking work by our intelligence community, I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread to ground. I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan.  And finally, last week, I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action, and authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice. Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.  [I would say each man speaks for himself.  Character matters!];_ylc=X3oDMTBucmhobGR0BF9TAzM5ODMwMTAyNwRhYwNkZWxNc2dz&mid=1_81219_AKjci2IAAWDjTevA0wEdXDVj7Ac&fid=Inbox&sort=date&order=down&startMid=0&filterBy=&.rand=1693037956&hash=45279877cc7127f9579bdf322d2018e1&.jsrand=3035377
The NYT writes: Those not frequenting Tea Party rallies or the living rooms and coffee shops of New Hampshire and Iowa might dismiss Mr. Cain, a talk radio host and former chief executive of Godfather’s Pizza, as a frivolous candidate — “the pizza guy” as some call him.
But there are signs of what Mr. Cain, in his booming baritone, calls “Old Man Mo — Momentum!”
A Gallup poll released last week showed Mr. Cain with the highest voter intensity score of any Republican presidential contender — far higher than Ms. Palin, a former governor of Alaska, or Mr. Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts. While Mr. Cain’s name recognition was at 37 percent, it had risen 16 points since March.
USA Today writes: Tough budget times are forcing state governments to rethink the tax breaks they grant.
Michigan last week eliminated several tax credits, including those for small donations made to universities, food banks, museums and public television. The state also capped at $25 million a year the tax incentives it gives the film industry, which has been lured to the state since 2008 by some of the more generous incentives in the nation. The changes were part of a tax overhaul that Republican Gov. Rick Snyder says will spur job growth.
The Oklahoma Legislature has set up a special committee to review tax incentives there. A report from the Oklahoma Tax Commission in October 2010 listed the cost of hundreds of credits and incentives.


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