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Democrats Find a Place to Cut the Budget

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by carpro, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    http://www.opinionjournal.com/diary/?id=110010343

    JOHN FUND ON THE TRAIL


    Belabor the Point

    Democrats find one government office they want to cut back. It's the one that exposes union corruption.

    Tuesday, July 17, 2007 12:01 a.m. EDT

    EXCERPT

    The new Democratic Congress has finally found a government agency whose budget It wants to cut: an obscure Labor Department office that monitors the compliance of unions with federal law.

    In the past six years, the Office of Labor Management Standards, or OLMS, has helped secure the convictions of 775 corrupt union officials and court-ordered restitution to union members of over $70 million in dues. The House is set to vote Thursday on a proposal to chop 20% from the OLMS budget. Every other Labor Department enforcement agency is due for a budget increase, and overall the Congress has added $935 million to the Bush administration's budget request for Labor. The only office the Democrats want to cut back is the one engaged in union oversight.
     
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  2. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    It seems the Dems do not really want oversight unless it is the GOP President.
     
  3. DQuixote

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    It's all about votes. :wavey:
     
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    When it comes to democrats and unions, it's also about graft and corruption.
     
  5. LeBuick

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    Can you be saved and belong to a union? If you join a union after being saved will you loose your salvation?
     
  6. Hope of Glory

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    The SCOTUS has ruled that a person cannot be forced to join a union, even in a closed shop, if it violates their religious beliefs. Go on record and let it be known how you feel about unions now, before you're forced to join one in order to work.
     
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