Financial engineering or financial foolishness: mimicking below-zero federal interest rates?
Who is this Harry Reid guy and how did his fellow Senators elect him as their leader?


Start with the democrats propensity to lie using Orwellian descriptions and definitions that bear little resemblance to reality. A democrat world where up is down, left is right, black is white, good is evil and most importantly freedom is government control.

Consider the Employee Free Choice Act of 2007 …

Imagine working your entire life building a business, risking your own money, time, effort – only to see your employees band together and using the force of the government, dictate pay, benefits and work rules. Adding an entire level of bureaucracy and reporting to your operation. Selecting and promoting employees based on seniority rather than merit and achievement.

And to add insult to injury, imagine that the government would be allowed to dictate the terms of the contract, valid for a period of two years, should the parties be unable to negotiate a successful contract.

According to CNSNews …

“Card-Check Bill Would Empower Federal Government to Dictate Labor Agreements”

“A provision in the controversial Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) would allow federal arbitrators to dictate the terms of labor contracts – contracts that would be binding on both businesses and employees for two years.”

“The bill, which is heavily favored by labor unions and congressional Democrats, says that if a majority of workers wish to unionize, the employer must enter into collective bargaining with them within 10 days of their decision.”

Negotiating at the point of a gun …

“' ‘Not later than 10 days after receiving a written request for collective bargaining,’ the bills states, ‘the parties shall meet and commence to bargain collectively.’
If, after 90 days, no agreement is reached, the law empowers federal arbitrators to step in and facilitate negotiations between a business and the new union.”

“If after the expiration of the 90-day period beginning on the date on which bargaining is commenced  ... the parties have failed to reach an agreement, either party may notify the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service of the existence of a dispute and request mediation.”

Binding for two years …

“ ‘If the government fails to negotiate a compromise within 30 days, the law allows it to dictate one, which will be binding for two years unless both parties agree to amend it.
“(If) the Service is not able to bring the parties to agreement by conciliation,’ the law says, ‘the arbitration panel shall render a decision settling the dispute and such decision shall be binding upon the parties for a period of 2 years, unless amended during such period by written consent of the parties.’”

No appeal …

“The EFCA would grant no opportunity to either employees or businesses to appeal the government’s decision, nor would it allow a newly organized union to vote on the deal.  The law also does not allow for unions to strike if they don’t like the government-mandated agreement.”

Not a contract …

“Any agreement the government dictates wouldn’t be a contract, said Heritage Foundation labor expert James Sherk, because contracts are negotiated between two parties, not dictated by governments.
“ ‘You can’t really call it a contract, because a contract is voluntarily agreed to by both parties,’ Sherk told ‘They will dictate to the company and the workers the conditions that would have been in a labor contract for the next two years.’
‘Whatever the arbitrator hands down is final. The workers lose all say, and the employers lose all say,’ Sherk added.”

Considered before and rejected …

“The bill, if it becomes law, would amend the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, a Depression-era law designed to give workers increased rights to unionize. A mandatory arbitration proposal was considered then, too, Sherk said, but was rejected on the grounds that it actually took power away from workers.”

Disputed by the union …

“A spokesman for the AFL-CIO, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the new law would not allow the government to simply dictate terms to workers. Instead, any federal ruling would be based on previous negotiations – guaranteeing workers a contract.”

Contracts negotiated under better times and different conditions?

It would certainly be a more complicated process. It would be based on the negotiations already taking place. It is trying to make the process more fair so that workers can be guaranteed that should they organize a union, they would have a contract.”

“Sherk argued that the mandatory arbitration proposal was worse than central planning, because it lacked a coherent process for dictating bargains.”


These arbitrators have no expertise. Their goal is to bring people together. They don’t have the economic expertise to write these contracts. They don’t know the working conditions. They don’t have the business background to write business conditions for these companies,” Sherk said.
“It’s got all the downsides of bureaucratic central planning without the upsides of at least having a coherent central plan.”

A reward for helping to elect Barack Obama …

The legislation has passed the House, but it has not passed the Senate. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Sunday that the EFCA would be passed early this year for President-elect Barack Obama to sign.
“I don’t know about the first month, but we’re going to pass it early,” Hoyer said.

Organized thuggery to support its leadership …

There is no secret that I believe most union leadership to be self-serving, corrupt and not really representing the best interests of the rank and file. That their continual push for higher wages, better benefits, reduced work, onerous and complex work rules – and their ability to hold companies hostage to their demands is an anti-freedom toxic socialist element being introduced into American life.

Where unions once served an employee protection purpose in an industrialized or agrarian society, we have now moved on to a technological society which, by definition, requires fewer unskilled workers and mandates professional-level qualifications. The need for collective bargaining in this atmosphere is counter-productive, especially when one rewards seniority over individual achievement.

Bottom line …

Whenever you find democrats and unions, you see companies in trouble, areas turned into decaying slums and, in general, reduced economic productivity.

I am greatly troubled by the idea of increasing union control over the mechanisms of government, lest we see widespread strikes like those occurring in Europe.

And to allow the unions to conduct recruiting drives without the use of secret ballots only increases the probability of coercive recruiting activities.

What can YOU do?

Tell your elected officials that you see no reason to add another level of bureaucratic inefficiency and costs to government and commerce in these difficult economic times – especially as a self-interested payback to those who helped elect the very same legislators who are attempting to pass this deleterious legislation.

Fight to return to a civil service system without public employee unions. Insure that no unions have access to critical government infrastructure which they might be prone to sabotage in periods of work-related disputes.

Fight against socialism and the collectivism which is rapidly destroying our nation in favor of the individualism that made our America great.

Take care of yourself and insure that you continue to develop salable skills which will allow you to prosper in both good time and bad.

Be well and be safe.

-- steve

Quote of the day:  “What luck for rulers that men do not think.” -- Adolf Hitler

A reminder from a large improvement can result from a small change…

The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. -- Marcus Aurelius

Businessmen: to see the legislative perpetrators who would deny your freedom in running your own business …

The Senate …

S.1041 “A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts, and for other purposes.”

S. 1041 was sponsored by:
Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA]  3/29/2007)

and co-sponsored by:

Sen Akaka, Daniel K. [HI] - 3/29/2007
Sen Baucus, Max [MT] - 3/29/2007

Sen Bayh, Evan [IN] - 3/29/2007
Sen Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [DE] - 3/29/2007

Sen Bingaman, Jeff [NM] - 3/29/2007
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] - 3/29/2007

Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] - 3/29/2007
Sen Byrd, Robert C. [WV] - 3/29/2007

Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] - 3/29/2007
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] - 3/29/2007

Sen Carper, Thomas R. [DE] - 3/29/2007
Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] - 3/29/2007

Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham [NY] - 3/29/2007
Sen Conrad, Kent [ND] - 3/29/2007

Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT] - 3/29/2007
Sen Dorgan, Byron L. [ND] - 3/29/2007

Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] - 3/29/2007
Sen Feingold, Russell D. [WI] - 3/29/2007

Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] - 3/29/2007
Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] - 3/29/2007

Sen Inouye, Daniel K. [HI] - 3/29/2007
Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] - 3/29/2007

Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] - 3/29/2007
Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] - 3/29/2007

Sen Kohl, Herb [WI] - 3/29/2007
Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] - 3/29/2007

Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] - 3/29/2007
Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] - 3/29/2007

Sen Levin, Carl [MI] - 3/29/2007
Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] - 3/29/2007

Sen McCaskill, Claire [MO] - 3/29/2007
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 3/29/2007

Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] - 3/29/2007
Sen Murray, Patty [WA] - 3/29/2007

Sen Nelson, Bill [FL] - 3/29/2007
Sen Obama, Barack [IL] - 3/29/2007

Sen Reed, Jack [RI] - 3/29/2007
Sen Reid, Harry [NV] - 3/29/2007

Sen Rockefeller, John D., IV [WV] - 3/29/2007
Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] - 3/29/2007

Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 3/29/2007
Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] - 3/29/2007

Sen Tester, Jon [MT] - 3/29/2007
Sen Webb, Jim [VA] - 3/29/2007

Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] - 3/29/2007
Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] - 3/29/2007

The House …

H.R.800 “To amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts, and for other purposes.”

H. 800 was sponsored by:
Sponsor: Rep Miller, George [CA-7] 
and co-sponsored by:

Rep Abercrombie, Neil [HI-1] - 2/5/2007
Rep Ackerman, Gary L. [NY-5] - 2/5/2007

Rep Allen, Thomas H. [ME-1] - 2/5/2007
Rep Altmire, Jason [PA-4] - 2/5/2007

Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1] - 2/5/2007
Rep Arcuri, Michael A. [NY-24] - 2/5/2007

Rep Baca, Joe [CA-43] - 2/5/2007
Rep Baird, Brian [WA-3] - 2/5/2007

Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] - 2/5/2007
Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] - 2/5/2007

Rep Bean, Melissa L. [IL-8] - 2/5/2007
Rep Becerra, Xavier [CA-31] - 2/5/2007

Rep Berkley, Shelley [NV-1] - 2/5/2007
Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] - 2/5/2007

Rep Berry, Marion [AR-1] - 2/8/2007
Rep Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [GA-2] - 2/5/2007

Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] - 2/5/2007
Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] - 2/5/2007

Rep Boswell, Leonard L. [IA-3] - 2/5/2007
Rep Boucher, Rick [VA-9] - 2/5/2007

Rep Boyda, Nancy E. [KS-2] - 2/5/2007
Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1] - 2/5/2007

Rep Braley, Bruce L. [IA-1] - 2/5/2007
Rep Brown, Corrine [FL-3] - 2/5/2007

Rep Butterfield, G. K. [NC-1] - 2/5/2007
Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] - 2/5/2007

Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] - 2/5/2007
Rep Cardoza, Dennis A. [CA-18] - 2/5/2007

Rep Carnahan, Russ [MO-3] - 2/5/2007
Rep Carney, Christopher P. [PA-10] - 2/5/2007

Rep Carson, Julia [IN-7] - 2/5/2007
Rep Castor, Kathy [FL-11] - 2/5/2007

Rep Chandler, Ben [KY-6] - 2/5/2007
Rep Christensen, Donna M. [VI] - 2/5/2007

Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11] - 2/5/2007
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] - 2/5/2007

Rep Cleaver, Emanuel [MO-5] - 2/5/2007
Rep Clyburn, James E. [SC-6] - 2/5/2007

Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] - 2/5/2007
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] - 2/5/2007

Rep Cooper, Jim [TN-5] - 2/5/2007
Rep Costa, Jim [CA-20] - 2/5/2007

Rep Costello, Jerry F. [IL-12] - 2/5/2007
Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] - 2/5/2007

Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-7] - 2/5/2007
Rep Cuellar, Henry [TX-28] - 2/12/2007

Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] - 2/5/2007
Rep Davis, Artur [AL-7] - 2/5/2007

Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] - 2/5/2007
Rep Davis, Lincoln [TN-4] - 2/5/2007

Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] - 2/5/2007
Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] - 2/5/2007

Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] - 2/5/2007
Rep Delahunt, William D. [MA-10] - 2/5/2007

Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] - 2/5/2007
Rep Dicks, Norman D. [WA-6] - 2/5/2007

Rep Dingell, John D. [MI-15] - 2/5/2007
Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-25] - 2/5/2007

Rep Donnelly, Joe [IN-2] - 2/5/2007
Rep Doyle, Michael F. [PA-14] - 2/5/2007

Rep Edwards, Chet [TX-17] - 2/5/2007
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] - 2/5/2007

Rep Ellsworth, Brad [IN-8] - 2/5/2007
Rep Emanuel, Rahm [IL-5] - 2/5/2007

Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] - 2/5/2007
Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-14] - 2/5/2007

Rep Etheridge, Bob [NC-2] - 2/5/2007
Rep Faleomavaega, Eni F.H. [AS] - 2/5/2007

Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] - 2/5/2007
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] - 2/5/2007

Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] - 2/5/2007
Rep Fossella, Vito [NY-13] - 2/5/2007

Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] - 2/5/2007
Rep Giffords, Gabrielle [AZ-8] - 2/5/2007

Rep Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY-20] - 2/5/2007
Rep Gonzalez, Charles A. [TX-20] - 2/5/2007

Rep Gordon, Bart [TN-6] - 2/5/2007
Rep Green, Al [TX-9] - 2/5/2007

Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] - 2/5/2007
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 2/5/2007

Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] - 2/5/2007
Rep Hall, John J. [NY-19] - 2/5/2007

Rep Hare, Phil [IL-17] - 2/5/2007
Rep Harman, Jane [CA-36] - 2/5/2007

Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] - 2/5/2007
Rep Herseth, Stephanie [SD] - 2/5/2007

Rep Higgins, Brian [NY-27] - 2/5/2007
Rep Hill, Baron P. [IN-9] - 2/5/2007

Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] - 2/5/2007
Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15] - 2/5/2007

Rep Hirono, Mazie K. [HI-2] - 2/5/2007
Rep Hodes, Paul W. [NH-2] - 2/5/2007

Rep Holden, Tim [PA-17] - 2/5/2007
Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] - 2/5/2007

Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15] - 2/5/2007
Rep Hooley, Darlene [OR-5] - 2/5/2007

Rep Hoyer, Steny H. [MD-5] - 2/5/2007
Rep Inslee, Jay [WA-1] - 2/5/2007

Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] - 2/5/2007
Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] - 2/5/2007

Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] - 2/5/2007
Rep Jefferson, William J. [LA-2] - 2/5/2007

Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] - 2/5/2007
Rep Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [GA-4] - 2/5/2007

Rep Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [OH-11] - 2/5/2007
Rep Kagen, Steve [WI-8] - 2/5/2007

Rep Kanjorski, Paul E. [PA-11] - 2/5/2007
Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] - 2/5/2007

Rep Kennedy, Patrick J. [RI-1] - 2/5/2007
Rep Kildee, Dale E. [MI-5] - 2/5/2007

Rep Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [MI-13] - 2/5/2007
Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] - 2/5/2007

Rep King, Peter T. [NY-3] - 2/5/2007
Rep Klein, Ron [FL-22] - 2/5/2007

Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] - 2/5/2007
Rep Lampson, Nick [TX-22] - 2/5/2007

Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] - 2/5/2007
Rep Lantos, Tom [CA-12] - 2/5/2007

Rep Larsen, Rick [WA-2] - 2/5/2007
Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] - 2/5/2007

Rep LaTourette, Steven C. [OH-14] - 2/5/2007
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] - 2/5/2007

Rep Levin, Sander M. [MI-12] - 2/5/2007
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] - 2/5/2007

Rep Lipinski, Daniel [IL-3] - 2/5/2007
Rep LoBiondo, Frank A. [NJ-2] - 2/5/2007

Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2] - 2/5/2007
Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16] - 2/5/2007

Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-18] - 2/5/2007
Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-9] - 2/5/2007

Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] - 2/5/2007
Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] - 2/5/2007

Rep Marshall, Jim [GA-8] - 2/5/2007
Rep Matheson, Jim [UT-2] - 2/5/2007

Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-5] - 2/5/2007
Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] - 2/5/2007

Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] - 2/5/2007
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 2/5/2007

Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] - 2/5/2007
Rep McHugh, John M. [NY-23] - 2/5/2007

Rep McNerney, Jerry [CA-11] - 2/5/2007
Rep McNulty, Michael R. [NY-21] - 2/5/2007

Rep Meehan, Martin T. [MA-5] - 2/5/2007
Rep Meek, Kendrick B. [FL-17] - 2/5/2007

Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-6] - 2/5/2007
Rep Melancon, Charlie [LA-3] - 2/5/2007

Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] - 2/5/2007
Rep Millender-McDonald, Juanita [CA-37] - 2/5/2007

Rep Miller, Brad [NC-13] - 2/5/2007
Rep Mitchell, Harry E. [AZ-5] - 2/5/2007

Rep Mollohan, Alan B. [WV-1] - 2/5/2007
Rep Moore, Dennis [KS-3] - 2/5/2007

Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] - 2/5/2007
Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 2/5/2007

Rep Murphy, Christopher S. [CT-5] - 2/5/2007
Rep Murphy, Patrick J. [PA-8] - 2/5/2007

Rep Murtha, John P. [PA-12] - 2/5/2007
Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] - 2/5/2007

Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-38] - 2/5/2007
Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-2] - 2/5/2007

Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] - 2/5/2007
Rep Oberstar, James L. [MN-8] - 2/5/2007

Rep Obey, David R. [WI-7] - 2/5/2007
Rep Olver, John W. [MA-1] - 2/5/2007

Rep Ortiz, Solomon P. [TX-27] - 2/5/2007
Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] - 2/5/2007

Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] - 2/5/2007
Rep Pastor, Ed [AZ-4] - 2/5/2007

Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10] - 2/5/2007
Rep Perlmutter, Ed [CO-7] - 2/5/2007

Rep Peterson, Collin C. [MN-7] - 2/5/2007
Rep Pomeroy, Earl [ND] - 2/5/2007

Rep Price, David E. [NC-4] - 2/5/2007
Rep Rahall, Nick J., II [WV-3] - 2/5/2007

Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] - 2/5/2007
Rep Reyes, Silvestre [TX-16] - 2/5/2007

Rep Rodriguez, Ciro D. [TX-23] - 2/5/2007
Rep Ross, Mike [AR-4] - 2/5/2007

Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9] - 2/5/2007
Rep Roybal-Allard, Lucille [CA-34] - 2/5/2007

Rep Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [MD-2] - 2/5/2007
Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] - 2/5/2007

Rep Ryan, Tim [OH-17] - 2/5/2007
Rep Salazar, John T. [CO-3] - 2/5/2007

Rep Sanchez, Linda T. [CA-39] - 2/5/2007
Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] - 2/5/2007

Rep Sarbanes, John P. [MD-3] - 2/5/2007
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] - 2/5/2007

Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-29] - 2/5/2007
Rep Schwartz, Allyson Y. [PA-13] - 2/5/2007

Rep Scott, David [GA-13] - 2/5/2007
Rep Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [VA-3] - 2/5/2007

Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] - 2/5/2007
Rep Sestak, Joe [PA-7] - 2/5/2007

Rep Shays, Christopher [CT-4] - 2/5/2007
Rep Shea-Porter, Carol [NH-1] - 2/5/2007

Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27] - 2/5/2007
Rep Shuler, Heath [NC-11] - 2/5/2007

Rep Sires, Albio [NJ-13] - 2/5/2007
Rep Skelton, Ike [MO-4] - 2/5/2007

Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-28] - 2/5/2007
Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9] - 2/5/2007

Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] - 2/5/2007
Rep Snyder, Vic [AR-2] - 2/6/2007

Rep Solis, Hilda L. [CA-32] - 2/5/2007
Rep Space, Zachary T. [OH-18] - 2/5/2007

Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] - 2/5/2007
Rep Stupak, Bart [MI-1] - 2/5/2007

Rep Sutton, Betty [OH-13] - 2/5/2007
Rep Tauscher, Ellen O. [CA-10] - 2/5/2007

Rep Thompson, Bennie G. [MS-2] - 2/5/2007
Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-1] - 2/5/2007

Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6] - 2/5/2007
Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10] - 2/5/2007

Rep Udall, Mark [CO-2] - 2/5/2007
Rep Udall, Tom [NM-3] - 2/5/2007

Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] - 2/5/2007
Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12] - 2/5/2007

Rep Visclosky, Peter J. [IN-1] - 2/5/2007
Rep Walz, Timothy J. [MN-1] - 2/5/2007

Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-20] - 2/5/2007
Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35] - 2/5/2007

Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33] - 2/5/2007
Rep Watt, Melvin L. [NC-12] - 2/5/2007

Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30] - 2/5/2007
Rep Weiner, Anthony D. [NY-9] - 2/5/2007

Rep Welch, Peter [VT] - 2/5/2007
Rep Wexler, Robert [FL-19] - 2/5/2007

Rep Wilson, Charles A. [OH-6] - 2/5/2007
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 2/5/2007

Rep Wu, David [OR-1] - 2/5/2007
Rep Wynn, Albert Russell [MD-4] - 2/5/2007

Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] - 2/5/2007

Reference Links:

Card-Check Bill Would Empower Federal Government to Dictate Labor Agreements

Legislation|Congress – Access Via Thomas

“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS