Unfazed by the failure of his stimulus bill, the judiciary’s decimation of his health care boondoggle, and the “shellacking” his party took in November, President Obama forges on with unaffordable proposals guaranteed to result in higher taxes. You know the old saying: spare the taxpayer, spoil the dead horse of Progressive policy.
Happily, the president still finds time to consider those of us in flyover country. After releasing a budget containing more of the obscene federal spending we’ve all grown to love, President Obama offered his centrist, sage insights into Wisconsin’s government union circus:
“Some of what I’ve heard coming out of Wisconsin, where they’re just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally, seems like more of an assault on unions”
With news that Obama’s team at Organizing for America is playing a role in Wisconsin protests – siding with unions in opposition to state leaders elected not six months ago – should we expect the same in Ohio? Yup:
Now folded into the Democratic National Committee, Obama’s campaign group Organizing For America is already actively engaged in Wisconsin and is beginning to ramp up organizing efforts in Ohio, though observers say the latter process is about a week behind that in Wisconsin.
Columbus Business First notes that President Obama will be in Cleveland for a small-business summit next Tuesday, February 22nd. Though the topic is innovation and that’s not exactly a union trademark, look for the president to chime in on Senate Bill 5. Speaker Boehner suggested the Organizer-in-Chief butt out, saying, “Rather than inciting protests against those who speak honestly about the challenges we face, the President and his advisers should lead.” Anybody expect Obama and his people to take that advice?
The president’s campaign coordinators and fans have an impressive ability to describe DNC-organized agitators as “grassroots,” illegally striking teachers as “walking their talk,” and union monopolies as “workers’ rights.” But then, President Obama is a man who knows which side his bread is buttered on. As union boss Andy Stern of the SEIU has said, “we spent a fortune to elect Barack Obama — $60.7 million, to be exact — and we’re proud of it.”
Cross-posted at that hero.