I’ve never been a fan of JFK. I think he’s the liberal version of Reagan, highly mythologized and lionized far beyond his actual worth and used as a vessel in which to pour all one’s beliefs so they can bathe in the reflected glory. But Craige McMillan, a longtime Worldnutdaily columnist, seems to think he’s responsible for Nazi labor unions. Or something.
“In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order 10988, which permitted collective bargaining by federal employees. Widely seen as a gift to George Meany, the AFL-CIO head who helped Kennedy win the White House, the executive order was also a gift to government unions, both because it widened federal membership and because it signaled national approval of unions for state and local employees.” (“How Government Unions Became So Powerful”)
Today the Internal Revenue Service has over 200 salaried (paid by the taxpayers) full-time union representatives. How many do you think other branches of the federal government have? How about state governments? Local governments?
Get that. Because of an election payoff by a closet Nazi, Americans who are not part of the party and object to doing the government goose-step are systematically denied a voice in their political future – by those on the government’s payroll. Even their health care and end-of-life decisions are to be made by unionized “government servants.”
Whiskey tango foxtrot? Allowing public employees to unionize, as other employees can, somehow systematically denies Americans a voice in their political future? Even by wingnut standards, that’s just freaking thwacked.
Oh yeah. America is a democracy, all right. One only has to look at the crowds that turned out for Romney, and the empty campaign chairs for Obama, then see who remains in power, to rate our “democratic” credentials.
The military coup in Egypt pales in comparison to the union coup in America. But the House of Representatives can stop this continuing coup tomorrow, all by themselves. They don’t need Dirty Harry Reid or the Senate. Just shut off the money. All of it. If need be, let grandma go to one of the leftist charitable trusts to pay her rent while the House sorts it all out.
Such a coherent argument. I have no idea what he’s talking about, which is appropriate since he doesn’t either.