Big Labor: The Real Hostage Takers

Brett McMahon
It took an amazing amount of gall, guile, or both for a former Ted Kennedy political staffer to decry supposed Tea Party "terrorist tactics" in seeking to rein in the debt drowning our nation. "It has become commonplace to call the tea party faction in the House 'hostage takers,'" William Yeomans wrote. "But they have now become full-blown terrorists." Forget, for a moment, the lack of violence--verbal or physical--coming from Tea Partiers, which would constitute terrorism. Forget, also, that grassroots pressure on politicians to control profligate spending (sure to be followed by tax hikes) is neither an act of hostage takers or terrorists. Instead, consider for now the actions of President Obama and his key backers from Big Labor. As John Mariotti described this week, the "president's job killers" include a host of minions enacting harmful regulation and: It should be no surprise to anyone reading it why the US has a jobs problem. It is governed by an anti-business president,...(Read Full Post)

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