Labor Unions, The IRS, and Obama Immigration Executive Order: Abusing Government Power
Labor Groups Want Exemption For Unions In New L.A. Minimum Wage Law. Labor groups pushed for the higher minimum wage and now they want an exemption from the law. Here is a quote from the article, “For every local wage ordinance it has ever adopted, the Los Angeles City Council has respected agreements that businesses and employees have mutually reached,”.
I have a question. If I go to work for a business at a particular wage, have the business and I not mutually reached an agreement that the City Council has to respect? How can the L.A. City Council enforce a minimum wage law if they truly respect agreements between businesses and employees? Or do they consider an individual, who is not a union member, smart enough to know what is best in his particular situation.
Labor unions have been trying to unionize fast food restaurants and Wal-Mart for years. Getting an exemption from the minimum wage law would give them a better chance to unionize these companies based on lower cost wages. I thought the reason they wanted to unionize these companies in the first place was because these benevolent union leaders thought the employees were not receiving a “living wage”.
Companies who don’t comply with the minimum wage law can get prosecuted by the state. Why doesn’t the employee get prosecuted for breaking the minimum wage law? There are two people involved in this illegal act. Why aren’t they treated equally?
All a Union is trying to do is create a monopoly on labor. The only way they can do this is through government sanction. The fact that Union membership has fallen from 35% of the work force in the 50s, to less than 12% today, shows they have priced themselves out of the market even with government sanctions.
This article titled, IRS And DOJ Get Schooled Over Pro-Israel Group, at tammybruce.com, shows how bureaucrats try to abuse the power of their agency. The IRS delayed granting tax-exempt status to a pro-Israel group because of the group’s policy views. After a federal district judge wouldn’t dismiss the suit filed by the pro-Israel group, the IRS and DOJ tried to use legal sleight of hand to get the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss the case, but the Judges wouldn’t fall for it. When you have unlimited funds, like the DOJ, you don’t have to weigh the cost of taking a horse s#*t case to court. You just go for it and hope you win. Hats off to the judges.
OBAMA IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ORDER
This article titled, Appeals Panel Won’t Lift Hold On Obama’s Immigration Action, we see the Obama administration trying to go beyond its constitutionally mandated powers. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals wouldn’t lift the ban on Obama”s executive order originally made by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen. This is a victory for the rule of law. But we know that the administration will use emotion to attack the Judges decisions because emotion always trumps logic in today’s world filled with shallow thinkers.
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