By John W. Lillpop
It happens on the first Monday of September every year: America closes its offices, factories, and other places of enterprise to celebrate Labor Day.
In other words, an entire day is wasted doing nothing to celebrate the underclass thugs who wear blue jeans and hard hats and carry lunch pails, AND their leaders who wear $2,000. Brooks Brothers suits while executing extortion and thievery schemes that We the People eventually pay for.
President Obama delivered the traditional "Thank Labor" nonsense as he spoke in Ohio, a state particularly hard-hit by Obamnomics and its devastating impact on the American economy.
As reported, in part, by the Hill.com:
"All Americans owe a debt to unions, President Obama said today.
"Speaking at a Labor Day celebration in Cincinnati, Obama spoke of the reforms that the labor movement has helped secure over the last century.
"It was the American worker-union men and women-who returned from World War II to make our economy the envy of the world," Obama told a cheering audience. "It was labor that helped build the largest middle class in history. So even if you're not a union member, every American owes something to America's labor movement."
"Obama cited the 40 hour work week, minimum wage, paid leave, Social Security and Medicare as policies the labor movement helped put in place."
The president was right about one thing: America owes a debt to labor unions--its called the national deficit and the damn number is nearly nine trillion dollars.
Because big labor was instrumental in buying the presidency for Obama, he neglected to mention the down side of big labor and the corrupt unions.
Big labor is guilty of:
*Dumbing down public education by making it virtually impossible to remove incompetent teachers;
*Making most American automobiles non-competitive because of outrageous wage and benefits demands; thereby driving U.S. car makers into bankruptcy;
*Creating a class of elite untouchables in government 'service' who cannot be held accountable for shoddy, sub-par or unacceptable performance;
*Demanding retirement and pension plans that are driving city and municipal governments into bankruptcy, and
*Causing private corporations to "out source" jobs to foreign nations because of ridiculous wage and benefits demands.
For this, we should thank labor?