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House Scurries Back To Buy Unions Votes

From a cheering Associated Press:

House members scurry back to pass jobs bill

By Jim Abrams, Associated Press Writer
August 9, 2010

WASHINGTON – House members are giving up a couple of days reconnecting with folks in their districts this week to pass a jobs bill that Democrats say is crucial to the nation’s well-being.

You see, if the Democrats aren’t able to give their union thug foot soldiers another $26 billion installment, they might not ‘get out the vote’ for them in less than three months. And that would be bad for “the nation’s well-being.”

The unusual in-and-out session was called because the Senate waited until last Thursday, after the House had already recessed for its summer break, to pass a $26 billion bill to prevent tens of thousands of teachers and an equal number of other state and local government workers from being laid off before the November election.

With the new school year just weeks away, election season fast approaching and the overall job picture still bleak, Democrats had no choice but to act quickly.

That is to say, the Democrats realize that they cannot count on the vote from anyone who is not currently feeding at the public trough.

Many of those whose jobs are being saved belong to teacher unions or the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, two key components of the Democrats’ political base whose get-out-the-vote efforts in November could determine whether they hold or lose control of Congress

What a cynical thing for the AP to suggest, buried way down here in the article. 

"This legislation is about creating and saving American jobs, and preventing a double-dip recession," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in announcing the special session just hours after the Senate passed the bill that the administration says could save the jobs of nearly 300,000 teachers and other public workers…

Because it worked so great the last time when the first ‘stimulus’ pumped billions into the pockets of these grifters hardworking public sector unions who do so much to grow the economy.

The House will convene in a pro forma session Monday, meaning there will be no votes and few people around. Debate on the bill and a vote Tuesday morning should go quickly because Democrats who control the rules are not likely to permit any amendments

More of the ‘honest government and open leadership’ that we have come to expect from the Democrat Party.

And isn’t scurry just exactly the right word to describe this.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, August 9th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “House Scurries Back To Buy Unions Votes”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “The unusual in-and-out session was called…”

    Well, that paints a picture….

    And some actual truth in reporting for a change.

  2. proreason says:

    We had to elect the Transparency option so we could know what was in it.

    Silly us. We thought Transparency meant that the ruling class would reveal to us what was in legislation so that we could tell them what we wanted or not. HA HA HA HA HA. Boy were we wrong about that one.

    Transparency means that they are utterly transparent and completely shameless about shoveling billions of dollars of our money to their cronies and bought-and-paid-for voters.

    And we didn’t get the money-back guarantee either.

  3. Reality Bytes says:

    Instead of “Honest Leadership – Open Government” that sign should read, “We Your Leaders! Honest to Goodness. Now Open Wide”.

    FYI – thought I’d pick up Zev Chafets’ “Rush Limbaugh – Army of One” this weekend. A funny, quick little read that won’t disappoint & guaranteed to give you more than a few laughs.

    To paraphrase, tt took someone like Rush to turn the liberal’s cannon fire of mockery on conservatives back on them. Not only do liberals offer far more hillarious opportunities than conservatives, it has been very effective (e.g. Limbaugh, Hewitt, Hannity, Beck & Fox) & no longer the great taboo it once was.

    So let it fly! Only in America! Thank God for that!

    Not only does the emperor have no clothes, he tilts oddly to the left in more ways than one.

  4. Reality Bytes says:

    IT HIT ME THIS WEEKEND! After seeing yet another union rat blow up toy with union dolts picketing a construction site, that Rat is a Union Rat.

    A UNION RAT. Not a NON UNION RAT. It’s a perception thing; one that I believe I am not alone in my connotation of it.

    FYI – union picketers are required by their unions to picket or be fined. Now if some A Hole business agent tries to get my daughter who has embarked on a career of teaching, I & SHE WILL WANT TO SUE!

  5. wardmama4 says:

    I cannot wait for the October surprise – it should be a hoot (oh wait this isn’t a Presidential election, to the Dems no matter). Personally I am hoping for the perp walk of Rangal or Waters – of course the best would be both – but the gold ring would be the bc and/or passport that shows all of this has just been a fraud and we can hit reset and get back to sanity, common sense and of course Democrats out in the wilderness for at least 40 years – let them have a real taste of what losing control of the Congress feels like.

    Union payback that is all this garbage bill is. And once again (isn’t Union membership down around 7-10%?!?) the minority is attempting to stomp all over the majority – wanna bet buried deep into this stinking piece of slim is – CARD CHECK.

    God NOvember can’t come soon enough.

    • jobeth says:

      “…but the gold ring would be the bc and/or passport that shows all of this has just been a fraud and we can hit reset and get back to sanity, common sense and of course Democrats out in the wilderness for at least 40 years ”

      Please…be careful Wardmama…I can’t take so many exciting thoughts all at once! LOL

      But what a nice bunch of “druthers” to ponder.

  6. bill says:

    Methinks the union teacher already are onto the ruse.

    There is a wave coming.

    Did you hear how they bought the rube sisters from Maine with medicare funds for Maine?

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