Saturday, November 22, 2014

Drunk drivers, sex abusers, drug dealers, gun offenders not top deportation priorities - Byron York Articles | WashingtonExaminer.com

Byron York Articles | WashingtonExaminer.com


JEFF SESSIONS on the OBAMA ASSAULT on the AMERICAN (Legal) WORKER:

“The President is providing an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants with social security numbers, photo IDs, and work permits—allowing them to now take jobs directly from struggling Americans during a time of record immigration, low wages, and high joblessness.”
 

 
 
MURDER, RAPE, LOOT and then they go vote DEM for more WELFARE…. the
 illegals already get our jobs!
……..do you really want Obama’s amnesty hoax to legalize Mexico’s looting and destroy the GOP?
CRIMINALS RELEASED
MORE MEX CRIMINALS RELEASED ON US BY OBAMA’S LA RAZA-CONTROLLED DHS
GUILTY! OBAMA AND THE MEXICAN CRIME TIDAL WAVE HE INVITES
OBAMA RELEASES CRIMINALS
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE BARACK OBAMA’S CONTEMPT FOR THE TRUTH, OUR LAWS OR BORDERS!
Obama Administration Lied About Crimes Committed by Released Illegal Immigrants
The Obama Administration lied last year when they informed Congress and the public that the 2,200 people that the Administration released from incarceration to save money had only minor criminal records. 
USA TODAY, gaining the data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through the Freedom of information Act, reports that some of the illegal immigrants had been charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking, and homicide.

“We cannot afford all this illegal immigration and everything that comes with it. Everything from the crime to the drugs and the kidnappings and extortion and the beheadings and the fact that people can't feel safe in their  communities.”  - AZ Gov. Jan Brewer
USA TODAY, gaining the data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through the Freedom of information Act, reports that some of the illegal immigrants had been charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking, and homicide.
Up to 90 percent of the drug traffickers arrested in Arizona are in the country illegally, a clear indication of the nexus between illegal immigration and the drug epidemic, Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.
He said
a recent check of 4,000 of the jail inmates in his area showed almost all were here illegally and 37 percent of them returned after being turned over to the government.



 
 

Arizona Sheriff Arpaio sues over Obama's immigration order | WashingtonExaminer.com

Arizona Sheriff Arpaio sues over Obama's immigration order | WashingtonExaminer.com

Up to 90 percent of the drug traffickers arrested in Arizona are in the country illegally, a clear indication of the nexus between illegal immigration and the drug epidemic, Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.

He said
a recent check of 4,000 of the jail inmates in his area showed almost all were here illegally and 37 percent of them returned after being turned over to the government.

ALBERTVILLE, Alabama says hell NO to Obama's LA RAZA SUPREMACY AMNESTY


JEFF SESSIONS on the OBAMA ASSAULT on the AMERICAN (Legal) WORKER:

“The President is providing an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants with social security numbers, photo IDs, and work permits—allowing them to now take jobs directly from struggling Americans during a time of record immigration, low wages, and high joblessness.”





Alabama Town, Obama Immigration Move Brings Hope and Sneers


Albertville residents at a McDonald’s discussed President Obama’s immigration actions. Credit Kevin Liles for The New York Times         

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. — Residents here have long grown accustomed to the bright flourish of Hispanic flavor that has come to define their otherwise traditional Southern downtown: The bustle of La Popular, the supermarket stocked with coconut and mango, across from the sober white steeple of the First Baptist Church. The restaurant called El Sol King Pollo, with its tripe tacos and menudo, across Main Street from the Paisley Patch Boutique, with its gingham backpacks and monogrammed gifts for children.
The wave of Latinos hit this small North Alabama town in the 1990s. Many were undocumented immigrants willing to kill and cut fowl on the lines of the region’s plentiful chicken plants.
Eventually Albertville, a city of 21,000, settled into its new reality, whether people liked it or not. And many have not.

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What Is President Obama’s Immigration Plan?

The plan would grant as many as five million unauthorized immigrants temporary reprieve from deportation and provide many of them with authorization to work in the U.S.
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Like those in cities and towns across the country, people in Albertville Friday were trying to make sense of what will change and what will not after President Obama announced his executive action extending protections from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants.
 
For the group of early-bird regulars having breakfast at the local McDonald’s, the news was expected and unwelcome.... NOT THAT OBAMA GIVES A FUCK!
 
Joey Hartline, a local contractor, called Mr. Obama’s action an act of “domestic terrorism.”
“He needs to be arrested and tried for treason,” he said.
 
Others are already daring to hope. A few hours later at El Sol King Pollo — just before a lunch rush that would see the restaurant fill to capacity with white customers — Maria Garcia, a waitress, said that she hoped that Mr. Obama’s action would change her neighbors’ opinions about people like her.
“A lot of people don’t like us because we’re illegal,” said Ms. Garcia, 29. “But now we can emerge from the shadows, we can go into the streets without fear.”
 
White people, she said, often say that people like her do not pay taxes. No more.
 
“Now we will pay like any other person,” she said, adding: “It’s going to change this place a lot.”
The most important element of Mr. Obama’s action, announced Thursday night, will give temporary protection to immigrants like Ms. Garcia, who have lived in the country for five years, and whose children are United States citizens or lawful permanent residents (they must also prove that they have not committed serious crimes).
 
For the Latinos of Albertville, it marks a dramatic turnaround from 2011, when state legislators passed one of the nation’s toughest laws targeting illegal immigrants.
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La Popular, the supermarket stocked with coconut and mango. Credit Kevin Liles for The New York Times

The goal, a sponsor said at the time, was to “make their lives difficult and they will deport themselves.” In Albertville, many Latino families vanished.
 
But the federal courts eventually rolled back many aspects of the law, and soon the immigrants were back, it seemed, in full force.
Those unable to lay low enough found themselves paying steep fines for driving without a license. Or worse.
 
“It has been the saddest thing for so many people who were here, and in every other way following the laws,” said Alejandro Silvestre, 36, a Guatemalan-born father of three and an owner of a strip-mall cellphone shop. “But they got grabbed and sent back to Guatemala or Mexico and their families stayed here. Sometimes their kids were raised by others. For me, thank God, that has never happened. But one is always thinking of that.”
 
Mr. Silvestre is among those who are hoping their lives will be transformed by Mr. Obama’s action. On Thursday evening, just before the president’s speech, he imagined the places in the United States he may soon visit without fear of being deported. “This is a great country,” he said, “but what does it matter if we are unable to travel and enjoy it?”
 
Other Hispanics were more skeptical. “Pura mentira” — pure lies, said José Perez, 37, a construction worker from Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday night. “It’s just going to be nice words. I doubt it’s going to change anything.”
 
The next morning, Gabriela Watson, an immigration attorney in downtown Albertville, said her phone had been ringing off the hook with clients who wanted to know when and how to apply.
She was telling them to gather their tax records, their children’s report cards, and other documents they could use to prove they had been here for five years.
 
“This new thing gives them hope,” she said.
 
But many whites said they felt stung by what they see as an audacious and unconstitutional move by a president that they never much cared for in the first place. Some worried that the action would trigger a new wave of illegal immigrants.
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Maria Garcia, 29, a self-described illegal immigrant and a waitress at El Sol King Pollo. Credit Kevin Liles for The New York Times

Terry Chandler, a retired insurance agent, was sitting in the McDonald’s Friday morning with Mr. Hartline and a group of white and mostly older men.
 
A number of them said they were proud and respectful of the immigrants who elected to go through the legal and time-tested process of naturalization. But Mr. Obama’s action, they said, felt like a cheat.
 
Mr. Chandler said that the undocumented immigrants had been stressing the local health and school systems here without paying their way. It pained him that they were now being rewarded.
 
“It’s wrong,” piped in Julian Campbell, 80. “What about the people who come here and done it right?”
 
Elsewhere, opposition to the order was more visceral.
 
“Well, hell yeah, a big majority of them’s dirty,” said Kyle Davis, a former state trooper, perched on a folding chair in an auto supply shop. He was asked what effect the action might have on Albertville.
“It’s not going to get any better,” he said. “That’s pretty simple.”
 
But others had a more complex view. “I’m mixed about it,” said Jeff Richards, 50, a project manager at Carmon Construction. Mr. Richards said that he had a good friend who was undocumented, and a hard worker. “I’d probably have him in a supervisory role if he were legal, but I can’t,” he said.
 
Mr. Richards did not know if his friend would be eligible to stay in the country under Mr. Obama’s plan. But he said he wondered whether there were enough jobs to support all of the immigrants who will now enter the legitimate job market.
 
It was one reason to worry. But Alvaro Jaramillo on Friday only wanted to talk about the reasons to hope.
 
A 50-year-old waiter from nearby Guntersville, Ala., he figures he will be covered under the new amnesty. Once he knows he is shielded from deportation, he said, he plans to apply for a small-business loan and open his own restaurant.
 
“People will see it will be good for the country,” he said. “This will allow us to enter normal life along with them. And the economy will grow.”




Heritage: Amnestied Illegals Will Get $9.4T in Benefits; Increase Debt $6.3T'

…. LA RAZA already gets all our jobs!

what is the REAL cost of all that “CHEAP” Mexican labor? Add it up and then factor in the MEXICAN CRIME TIDAL WAVE and the fact that the MEXICAN  now operate in 2,500 American cities!



 
“THE AMNESTY ALONE WILL BE THE LARGEST EXPANSION OF THE WELFARE SYSTEM IN THE LAST 25 YEARS” Heritage Foundation

"The amnesty alone will be the largest expansion of the welfare system in the last 25 years," says Robert Rector, a senior analyst at the Heritage Foundation, and a witness at a House Judiciary Committee field hearing in San Diego Aug. 2. "Welfare costs will begin to hit their peak around 2021, because there are delays in citizenship. The very narrow time horizon [the CBO is] using is misleading," he adds. "If even a small fraction of those who come into the country stay and get on Medicaid, you're looking at costs of $20 billion or $30 billion per year."

PROMISE ZONE… THE NEXT OBAMA
DEBACLE

Obama’s cheap-labor “promise zone” fraud…. THIS CLOWN OBAMA CAN’T OPEN HIS FAT MOUTH WITHOUT ANOTHER LIE FALLING OUR ON OUR BACKS!

In the guise of combating inequality, the Obama administration, acting in behalf of the banks and corporations, is spearheading a social counterrevolution.


Sen. Jeff Sessions fights for the American Family against Obama's LA RAZA SUPREMACY amnesty hoax


Incoming Senate Budget Committee chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions says that President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty is something that is “endangering our entire constitutional order” as a democratic Republic.

 

“President Obama’s executive amnesty violates the laws Congress

has passed in order to create and implement laws Congress has

refused to pass,” Sessions said in a statement. “The President is

providing an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants with social

security numbers, photo IDs, and work permits—allowing them to

now take jobs directly from struggling Americans during a time of

record immigration, low wages, and high joblessness.”

Sessions noted that Obama’s specific actions were each rejected by Congress, and as such acting without congressional approval puts the U.S. system of government in jeopardy. Even though Obama and the White House claim that Obama’s actions are backed up by each previous president dating back to Dwight Eisenhower, the previous presidents’ immigration executive actions—at least the Republican ones—were done in conjunction with the will of congressional approval. Obama’s does not have congressional approval.

“This amnesty plan was rejected by the American people’s Congress,” Sessions said. “By refusing to carry out the laws of the United States in order to make his own, the President is endangering our entire Constitutional order.”

Sessions also hammered the specific detail of Obama’s plan that allows illegal aliens to get green cards—and a fast track to citizenship and taxpayer benefits.

“The President’s plan will apparently also allow many illegal immigrants to receive green cards and become legal permanent residents—meaning they can access almost all U.S. welfare programs, have lifetime work authorization, obtain citizenship, and sponsor foreign relatives to join them in the U.S.,” Sessions said. “Law enforcement has warned this

unprecedented amnesty will unleash a ‘tidal

wave’ of new illegal immigration flooding into

American neighborhoods at taxpayers’

expense.”

Sessions hit Obama, too, for importing millions of foreign high-tech workers to replace American workers seeking jobs at IT companies in this country. He called for Congress to use the power of the purse to stop him.

“The President’s plan also calls for boosting foreign worker programs for IT companies that experts tell us displace U.S. workers and keep wages low,” Sessions said. “The President’s unconstitutional action is a direct threat to our Republican system of government and will have catastrophic consequences for the American people. It must be stopped. And the way to stop it is by using Congress’ power of the purse.”

Sessions said that the House should block funding for this immediately.

“The House should send the Senate a government funding bill which ensures no funds can be spent for this unlawful purpose,” Sessions said. “If Reid’s Senate Democrats vote to surrender their own institution to an imperial dictate and block the measure, then the House should send a short-term funding measure so the new GOP majority can be sworn in and pass a funding bill with the needed language.”

The reason Congress needs to fight this so hard, Sessions said, is because the foundation of American government depends on it.

“Congress has no higher duty than to protect the

American people and our Constitution,” Sessions

said. “The President’s action is a threat to every

working person in this country—their jobs, wages,

dreams, hopes, and futures. For years, the American people have begged and pleaded for a lawful system of immigration that serves the nation and makes us proud—but the politicians have refused, refused, refused.”

Sessions said now is the “time” to “stand strong”

for Americans over illegal aliens and special

interests the nefarious forces Obama is standing

up for. Sessions said Americans must light up the phone lines in Congress to demand answers to where their senators and representatives stand.

“It is time to stand strong for the American people,” Session said. “It is time to champion the interests of those constantly neglected on the question of immigration: the men, and women, and children we represent—the citizens of this country to whom we owe our ultimate allegiance. Every American must ask their senator where they stand.”
 
LAURA INGRAHAM: The solution to Mexico’s invasion, occupation and ever expanding welfare state in American borders.
MORE HERE: THE LA RAZA MEXICAN CRIME TIDAL WAVE half the prison population in
CA and half the murders are by MEXICANS

40% of Federal Criminal Cases in 2013 Were
in Districts on Mexican Border
LA RAZA MEX GANGS POUR OVER OUR BORDERS WITH CHILDREN
THE LA RAZA WELFARE STATE OFF THE BACKS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE… open borders is all about keeping wages depressed.
Heritage: Amnestied Illegals Will Get $9.4T in Benefits; Increase Debt $6.3T'
…. LA RAZA already gets all our jobs!
what is the REAL cost of all that “CHEAP” Mexican labor? Add it up and then factor in the MEXICAN CRIME TIDAL WAVE and the fact that the MEXICAN  now operate in 2,500 American cities!
“THE AMNESTY ALONE WILL BE THE LARGEST EXPANSION OF THE WELFARE SYSTEM IN THE LAST 25 YEARS” Heritage Foundation
"The amnesty alone will be the largest expansion of the welfare system in the last 25 years," says Robert Rector, a senior analyst at the Heritage Foundation, and a witness at a House Judiciary Committee field hearing in San Diego Aug. 2. "Welfare costs will begin to hit their peak around 2021, because there are delays in citizenship. The very narrow time horizon [the CBO is] using is misleading," he adds. "If even a small fraction of those who come into the country stay and get on Medicaid, you're looking at costs of $20 billion or $30 billion per year."

............... the entire reason behind America's open

 borders and invitation to illegals to jump our

borders is to keep wages DEPRESSED.


IS IT WORKING?


Falling Wages at Factories Squeeze the

Middle Class

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and PATRICIA COHENNOV. 20, 2014

For nearly 20 years, Darrell Eberhardt worked in an Ohio factory putting together wheelchairs, earning $18.50 an hour, enough to gain a toehold in the middle class and feel respected at work.

He is still working with his hands, assembling seats for Chevrolet Cruze cars at the Camaco auto parts factory in Lorain, Ohio, but now he makes $10.50 an hour and is barely hanging on. “I’d like to earn more,” said Mr. Eberhardt, who is 49 and went back to school a few years ago to earn an associate’s degree. “But the chances of finding something like I used to have are slim to none.”

Even as the White House and leaders on Capitol Hill and in Fortune 500 boardrooms all agree that expanding the country’s manufacturing base is a key to prosperity, evidence is growing that the pay of many blue-collar jobs is shrinking to the point where they can no longer support a middle-class life.

A new study by the National Employment Law Project, to be released on Friday, reveals that many factory jobs nowadays pay far less than what workers in almost identical positions earned in the past.

Darrell Eberhardt, 49, an assembly line worker in Ohio, has seen his wages drop from $18.50 an hour to $10.50 an hour. Credit Peter Larson for The New York Times

Perhaps even more significant, while the typical production job in the manufacturing sector paid more than the private sector average in the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, that relationship flipped in 2007, and line work in factories now pays less than the typical private sector job. That gap has been widening — in 2013, production jobs paid an average of $19.29 an hour, compared with $20.13 for all private sector positions.

Pressured by temporary hiring practices and a sharp decrease in salaries in the auto parts sector, real wages for manufacturing workers fell by 4.4 percent from 2003 to 2013, NELP researchers found, nearly three times the decline for workers as a whole.

Despite that widening gap, Washington still paints the manufacturing sector as a gateway to the middle class, even if the gate is closing.

The White House earmarked $100 million in grants last month to encourage manufacturing innovation, part of President Obama’s goal of adding one million American manufacturing jobs by the end of his second term.

After losing more than six million factory jobs from 2000 to 2010, the sector has rebounded a bit in recent years, with more than 700,000 positions created since early 2010. A total of 12.2 million Americans work in manufacturing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“While they are rebounding in numbers, which is good news, they are not delivering on the wages front,” said Catherine Ruckelshaus, general counsel and program director at NELP.

She argued that if federal, state and local governments continued to promote manufacturing jobs with tax breaks and credits, employers should be encouraged to pay higher starting salaries and provide good benefits. “If you are getting a tax break or a subsidy, we should make sure those jobs are good jobs,” Ms. Ruckelshaus said.

Based in New York, NELP is a research and advocacy group for low-wage and unemployed workers. It receives some financial support from organized labor, including unions like the United Steelworkers and the United Food and Commercial Workers, as well as the A.F.L.-C.I.O. The data in the study were drawn mostly from government sources like the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau, and independent experts confirm many of the trends NELP cites in the report.


“We are not going to back to Detroit in the 1950s or Akron in the 1900s,” said Lawrence Katz, a professor of economics at Harvard. “There still are many manufacturing jobs that are high-paying, but they tend to be more senior or require a lot more education than entry-level jobs do. And their numbers are shrinking, too.”
 

Laboring for Less ..... isn't that the entire reason behind AMNESTY?
 

Since 2007, the average wage for workers in manufacturing jobs has been lower than the average wage for all private-sector positions.

Even if it does not continue to be a mass employer or a ticket to the middle class, Mr. Katz said, manufacturing remains vital to the economy because it spurs innovation and leads to higher-paying, value-added jobs like design, marketing and other support services. It is also a major source of productivity gains, as well as a generator of profits and exports for American companies.

But most of those gains are not going to the workers on the factory floor. One major factor in the downward pressure on overall manufacturing wages has been a particularly sharp fall in hourly pay earned by workers like Mr. Eberhardt who make parts that supply the big automakers. Parts workers make about one-third less than assembly-line workers who put together cars and trucks, but parts jobs account for 72 percent of all auto sector employment. From 2003 to 2013, median wages for parts workers fell to $15.83 an hour from $18.35.

The auto industry in the United States, both parts makers and large auto companies like General Motors, have staged an impressive recovery since G.M. filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and required a federal bailout. Lower salaries and efficiency gains, along with less debt, have helped make Detroit more globally competitive.

At the same time, one of the most important reasons for lower pay is the increased use of temporary workers. Some manufacturers have turned to staffing agencies for hiring rather than employing workers directly on their own payroll. For the first half of 2014, these agencies supplied one out of seven workers employed by auto parts manufacturers.

The increased use of these lower-paid workers, particularly on the assembly line, not only eats into the number of industry jobs available, but also has a ripple effect on full-time, regular workers.

Even veteran full-time auto parts workers who have managed to work their way up the assembly-line chain of command have eked out only modest gains.

When Timothy Shelly first started working at the Faurecia Automotive Seating plant in Cleveland, Miss., he was earning $8 an hour. Nearly 10 years later, with a promotion that moved him up to managing three other workers, he earns $12.72, not much more than the rise in the cost of living over the same period.
 
“The work is very strenuous. It’ll wear you down,” said Mr. Shelly, who loads 35-pound tubs of parts on pushcarts and then walks miles every day delivering them.

Mr. Shelly can supplement his paychecks with overtime, which pays 50 percent more, but, he said, “it’s not easy at all to get those extra shifts.” Instead, according to Mr. Shelly, his plant regularly uses a service to hire temp workers who are paid $7.50 an hour and do not receive health insurance or other benefits.

In Ohio, Mr. Eberhardt, who works a 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. shift, is due for a raise of 50 cents an hour, having just completed his first year in the job. “Once in a while we get a Saturday or a Sunday shift, and that helps,” he said. “It’s time and a half.”


THE ENTIRE REASON THE BORDERS

ARE LEFT OPEN IS TO CUT WAGES!



JOE LEGAL vs JOSE ILLEGALS.... here's the math on

Americans getting screwed and then getting the tax bills to

pay for the illegals' looting:
 

"We could cut unemployment in half simply by reclaiming the jobs taken by illegal workers," said Representative Lamar Smith of Texas, co-chairman of the Reclaim American Jobs Caucus. "President Obama is on the wrong side of the American people on immigration. The president should support policies that help citizens and legal immigrants find the jobs they need and deserve rather than fail to enforce immigration laws."

US government, corporations

preparing new offensive against

workers’ pensions

By Jerry White
20 November 2014
The release of the annual report of the US Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is being seized upon by the media and politicians of both parties to press for a new round of devastating cuts to pension benefits for tens of millions of retired industrial and other private-sector workers.

The PBGC is the government insurer for 24,000 defined benefit pension plans, which cover more than 41 million workers, retirees and their dependents. On Monday, the government-backed corporation released a report showing that the long-term projected deficit of its multiemployer program rose by $34 billion in fiscal year 2014 to a record $42 billion. This was largely due to potential losses from shoring up two large pension funds that could become insolvent in the next decade.

Although they were not named in the report, the two funds are reportedly the Teamsters Central States fund and the United Mine Workers fund, which together cover some 10 million current and retired workers. The precarious position of the funds, which are jointly administered by the two unions and trucking and mining companies, is due to the wiping out of hundreds of thousands of jobs, which has left many companies with more retirees than active workers. The pension funds were also hit by stock market losses.

The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal zeroed in on a single paragraph in the report warning that the PBGC could go broke over the next eight years if the current rate of premium payments from corporations continues. The “risk of insolvency” would rise over time, the report said, “exceeding 50 percent in 2022 and reaching 90 percent by 2025.” It added, “When the program becomes insolvent, PBGC will be unable to provide financial assistance to pay guaranteed benefits in insolvent plans.”
Nowhere in the media or political commentary on the report was there any suggestion that the government should carry out a Wall Street-style bailout of the pension insurer. The Post noted that that such a bailout was a “political non-starter” in Washington.

Nor was there any suggestion that Congress

should mandate a major increase in

contributions from the big corporations,

which have extracted billions from the labor

of workers while deliberately diverting funds

from their pension plans and keeping them

chronically underfunded.

Instead, in the name of “saving” the pensions, the capitalist media is demanding savage cuts in the workers’ benefits.

The Wall Street Journal wrote Tuesday that any solution to the agency’s “long-running problems” would likely include “sharp benefit cuts for the plans.” The Post concurred on the same day, saying, “Unless Congress makes changes, which could include raising insurance premiums for multiemployer plans or the controversial move of allowing for preemptive pension cuts in struggling plans,” the PBGC will go bankrupt.

One proposal, cited approvingly by the Wall Street Journal, came from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. A 30 percent benefit cut on average for current retirees, the report said, would allow the Teamsters plan “to remain solvent indefinitely and increase the aggregate welfare of plan participants.”

Leading Democrats and Republicans added their voices to the choir demanding action.
The annual report was “a sober reminder that time is running out” said Congressman John Kline (Republican from Minnesota), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. The multiemployer pension system “is a ticking time bomb that will inflict a lot of pain on workers, employers, taxpayers and retirees if Congress fails to act,” he added.

Senate Finance Committee leaders Ron Wyden (Democrat from Oregon) and Orrin Hatch (Republican from Utah) issued a joint statement saying they remained “very concerned” about the multiemployer system.

As usual, the trade unions are willing

accomplices in the crime being prepared

against the working class. According to the

Washington Post, “A coalition of unions and

businesses has been pushing for reforms,

including more flexible coverage structures

and pension cuts in financially struggling

plans.”

Last year, “a commission made up of representatives from employer and labor organizations,” the Wall Street Journal reported, issued a proposal “that would include the extreme step of cutting pension benefits for some current retirees in the most troubled plans.”

One such joint labor-management body is the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans, which includes the presidents of the Teamsters, the AFL-CIO’s construction trades, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). It has called for congressional action, warning that employers planned to exit the system and “leave retirees behind.”

The union executives could care less about

their retired members. These unions have

spent decades collaborating in gutting

pension benefits in order to boost the

corporations’ profits. The threatened

liquidation of multibillion-dollar pension

investment funds, however, threatens the

income and portfolios of the aspiring

capitalists who control the unions.

There is an element of deliberate crisis mongering in the PBGC report. The shaky position of the agency has long been known and nothing has been done about it.

Over the last three decades, more and more corporations have jettisoned their employer-paid plans—one of the most important gains won by the working class in the mass industrial battles of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. All but a few have forced current workers onto employee-paid 401(K) plans subject to the vagaries of the stock market.

Earlier this year, aerospace and defense giant Boeing worked in tandem with the International Association of Machinists (IAM) to force 33,000 IAM workers onto 401 (K) plans. The company’s top executive, Jim McNerney, has a special retirement plan valued at $42 million, which will provide him with over $270,000 per month after he quits.

It has long been a standard business practice

for American corporations to dump their

pension obligations onto the PBGC through

bankruptcy. Since Congress established the

PBGC as part of the 1975 Employee

Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the

government-backed corporation has paid out

billions to cover pension plans terminated by

giant corporations, particularly in the steel

and airline industries.

As millions of workers know through painful, first-hand experience, when the PBGC takes over an insolvent fund, the workers are hit with brutal benefit cuts. Congress limits the amount the agency can pay to retirees to less than $13,000 a year, effectively condemning the workers to poverty. A worker with a very modest annual pension of $20,000 after 30 years of labor stands to lose more than $7,000 a year—a cut of over 35 percent.

The decks are being cleared for the next stage in the relentless, bipartisan assault on the working class. Private-sector pensions will be targeted along with other supposed “ticking bombs” such as Social Security, Medicare and public-sector pensions.

The nationwide offensive against the pensions of state and municipal workers has already been launched with precedent-setting rulings by federal bankruptcy judges in Detroit and Stockton, California declaring null and void provisions of state constitutions guaranteeing the pension benefits of public employees.

Last week, a federal bankruptcy judge gave final approval to the Detroit bankruptcy settlement, which imposes huge cuts in the pensions and health benefits of retired city workers and imposes 401(k) plans on active workers. This week, the PBGC report has signaled the widening of the attack to include the private sector.

The official justification is the claim that society simply cannot afford to keep the “overgenerous promises” made to workers in an earlier, more prosperous period. The situation is supposedly made worse by the problem of workers living too long after retirement and imposing an unsustainable burden on the rest of the population.

These are self-serving lies pumped out by the

ruling class through its political servants and

media apologists. Since the financial crash of

2008, the Obama administration’s pro-

business policies of bank bailouts, virtually

free money for the banks from the Federal

Reserve, wage and benefit cuts for auto

workers, corporate tax cuts and deregulation

have transferred trillions from the working

class to the super-rich.

The share of the gross domestic product going to corporate profits is at the highest level since World War II, while the share going to workers’ wages is at the lowest. American corporations are sitting on an estimated cash hoard of $1.5 trillion and using it for stock buybacks, executive bonuses and mergers and acquisitions that are occurring at their most frenzied pace since 2007.

The total $60 billion deficit of the PGBC could be wiped out overnight by using only a portion of the $360 billion being hoarded by tech giants Google, Apple, Cisco and Microsoft, or employing one-tenth of the annual Pentagon budget.

Instead, the financial oligarchy that controls

the economy and both big-business parties is

determined to steal the pensions that tens of

millions need to survive and return workers

to the dark days when they labored without

end until they died.

 
OBAMA’S AMNESTY: Soaring welfare for

illegals… they already get our jobs!


 
"President Obama is going rogue, doubling-down, and driving full

speed towards a constitutional crisis," Representative Bob

Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican who’s chairman of the House

Judiciary Committee, said in a statement.

SEN. JEFF SESSIONS VOWS TO FIGHT OBAMA’S IMPERIAL AMNESTY:
Polling data compiled for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) by firm Paragon Insights shows that 71 percent of Americans are more likely to support a Republican for U.S. Senate if they know that that Republican will stand up for American workers against illegal aliens. Polling from Kelly Anne Conway’s the polling company, Inc., backs that point up, finding that post-midterm election that 75 percent of Americans reject executive amnesty and 80 percent believe that foreign workers shouldn’t be taking jobs from Americans.

 
JOBS 71% GO TO FOREIGNERS.
Report: 71 Percent of New Jobs Go to Foreign Born Legal, Illegal Immigrants in NH | CNS News ….

THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS STILL GETS THE TAX

BILLS FOR MEXICO’S WELFARE  STATE IN OUR OPEN

BORDERS!
 

UNIONS JOIN THE DEMOCRAT PARTY, MEXICO AND WALL STREET TO ASSAULT THE AMERICAN WORKER… but haven’t they always been organized crime???


 
UNIONS PARTNER WITH OBAMA AND WALL STREET TO

ASSAULT THE AMERICAN WORKER WITH AMNESTY

AND OPEN BORDERS…

It’s all about keeping wages depressed

For their part, US trade unions such as the United Auto Workers have functioned as junior partners in the impoverishment and exploitation of the working class, suppressing any opposition to the attack on living standards.


In this corporate America has enjoyed the full backing of the
 
Obama administration and both big business parties, which have
 
slashed food stamps and long-term unemployment benefits. The
 
White House, which orchestrated the slashing of wages in the auto
 
industry restructuring of 2009, has made the lowering of living
 
standards for US workers the centerpiece of its so-called revival of
 
American manufacturing.



UNIONS AFL-CIO

OBAMA BROKE PROMISE ON IMMIGRATION??? Not really! Illegals are pouring over our borders in response to Obama’s bit by bit amnesty.

AND UNIONS? What promise have they kept to the AMERICAN (Legals) worker?




THE REASON WHY OUR BORDERS ARE

WIDE OPEN, EVEN IN TIMES OF GLOBAL

TERRORISM, IS TO KEEP WAGES

DEPRESSED!

 

AND WHAT HAS THE BLOOD SUCKING UNIONS DONE ABOUT THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S ASSAULT ON THE AMERICAN WORKER?
 
NADA!
 
WALL STREET-OWNED BARACK OBAMA’S ASSAULT on

the AMERICAN WORKER as he builds the LA RAZA

Mexican welfare state.

 
UNIONS PARTNER WITH WALL STREET-OWNED

BARACK OBAMA and MEXICO TO KEEP WAGES

DEPRESSED
These are self-serving lies pumped out by the ruling class through its political servants and media apologists. Since the financial crash of 2008, the Obama administration’s pro-business policies of bank bailouts, virtually free money for the banks from the Federal Reserve, wage and benefit cuts for auto workers, corporate tax cuts and deregulation have transferred trillions from the working class to the super-rich.
 
Instead, the financial oligarchy that controls the economy and both big-business parties is determined to steal the pensions that tens of millions need to survive and return workers to the dark days when they labored without end until they died.
OBAMA’S AMNESTY: Soaring welfare for illegals… they
already get our jobs!
"President Obama is going rogue, doubling-down, and driving full speed towards a constitutional crisis," Representative Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican who’s chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said in a statement.

OPEN BORDERS AND ENDLESS HORDES OF IMMIGRANTS
POURING IN IS ONLY ABOUT KEEPING WAGES DEPRESSED
To cite just one example, if there is a shortage of U.S. engineers, are 1.5 million Americans with engineering degrees either unemployed or working in other fields? In all too many cases, U.S. tech companies prefer foreign workers on temporary visas because they are cheaper and more exploitable than Americans.
 
BILLIONAIRES partner with MEXICO, OBAMA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to assault the AMERICAN WORKER…. Amnesty, it’s all about keeping wages depressed and passing along the real cost of all that “cheap” mex labor to the American middle class.


OPEN BORDERS AND ENDLESS HORDES

OF IMMIGRANTS POURING IN IS ONLY
ABOUT KEEPING WAGES DEPRESSED


To cite just one example, if there is a shortage of U.S. engineers, are 1.5 million Americans with engineering degrees either unemployed or working in other fields? In all too many cases, U.S. tech companies prefer foreign workers on temporary visas because they are cheaper and more exploitable than Americans.

UNDER OBAMA, TWO-THIRDS OF JOBS GO TO HIS

PARTY BASE OF ILLEGALS!


“At the hearing, Dr. Rakesh Kochar, Associate Director for Research at the Pew Hispanic Center, testified that in the year following the official end of the recession (June 2009), foreign-born workers gained 656,000 jobs while native-born workers lost an additional 1.2 million jobs.”

"We have a situation where the job market — the bottom fell out, yet we kept legal immigration relatively high without even a national debate," he said. "As a consequence, a lot of the job growth has been going to immigrants."

Mr. Obama did take action this year to grant many illegal immigrants up to 30 years of age a tentative legal status that prevents them from being deported and authorizes them to work in the United States.

Some Republicans in Congress have criticized Mr. Obama's policy, saying it violates his powers and will mean more competition for scarce jobs.