“Better Red Than Broke”
Vol: 89 Issue: 19 Thursday, February 19, 2009
For an ‘economic catastrophe that threatens us all’ it seems that for some folks, it is a crisis too good to waste, so they’re making hay while the sun shines. For those folks, the worse it gets for you, the warmer the sunshine gets for them.
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich sees the crisis as an opportunity to advance the cause of American Marxism by leading the charge to force Congress to pass the “Employee Free Choice Act.”
Like all Leftist labeling, the “Employee Free Choice Act” is Orwellian in its deceptiveness. It eliminates both choice and workplace freedom.
Under current U.S. labor law, the National Labor Relations Board will certify a union as the exclusive representative of bargaining unit employees by card check process or secret ballot election.
The election is triggered when more than 30% of employees in a bargaining unit sign statements asking for representation by a union. Under “Employee Free Choice Act” the card check process would eliminate the election process.
If a majority of employees sign the card, the union is automatically certified.
The process is open, so if you don’t sign the card, everybody knows it. If you refuse and the union gets in anyway, well . . . there are ways of dealing with ‘company men.’
Reich told reporters that the way to get the economy back on track is to boost the purchasing power of the middle class. One major way to do that, he said, is to “expand the percentage of working Americans in unions.”
“Unionization is not just good for workers in unions, unionization is very, very important for the economy overall, and would create broad benefits for the United States,” the former Harvard-turned-Berkeley public policy professor said.
“With median wages rising slowly or actually dropping, consumers simply don’t have enough money to buy all the goods and services that the economy provides,” Reich said.
Reich’s theory helps explain why there isn’t a lot of industry going on in Berkeley. Because it isn’t really Reich’s theory.
“Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits, until debt becomes unbearable. Sound familiar?
Collective bargaining raises wages by forcing everybody who buys the product to subsidize the wage increases. ‘Collectivism’ is Marxist theory.
“If they did have higher wages and benefits, they would have purchasing power they need to buy more of the goods and services that this economy produces. That would strengthen the economy overall.”
Reich isn’t an idiot. He knows that higher wages without increased production doesn’t strengthen the economy. Reich, like Hillary, Obama and the rest of the American Left, is steeped in the Marxist theory that brought about the subprime mortgage market and its eventual collapse.
The unpaid debt will lead to the bankruptcy of banks, which will have to be nationalized, and the State will have to take the road which will eventually lead to Communism.” – Karl Marx 1867
That is the agenda driving all the dissembling — Marxist theory. If Reich’s theory had any merit whatever, then Michigan should be the wealthiest state in the country.
Michigan has the highest percentage of union workers and unionized auto workers are among the most highly-paid unskilled hourly employees in the global workforce.
But Michigan is one of the least prosperous states with one of the highest unemployment rates in America. And Detroit is reliably liberal Democrat.
They love their Obamanation.
According to the Bible, the system of the antichrist will rest on his control of three main pillars of society; economic, political and religious.
The Apostle John links all three together in consecutive verses:
Religious: “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”
Political: “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: “
Economic And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:15-17)
However, the antichrist’s reign is a mere seven years and he will be on a very tight schedule. So it makes sense for the necessary infrastructure for each of these systems to be in place and running so that when he comes to power, he can just pick up the reigns and go.
This is one of the reasons that I believe that we cannot yet be in the Tribulation and the antichrist cannot yet have been revealed.
The world isn’t ready. The economic system isn’t yet in place — but it’s heading that way. It is entirely possible that we are witnessing the death throes of the existing system now and its merger into an economic/political hybrid.
The antichrist’s system is cashless — John says he controls all buying or selling. Such a system will require the issuance of a government mark, (like a PIN or a password?) in order to function.
There are those who might argue that when the time comes, they will recognize the antichrist and his system and when they see it, then they will believe. And, believing, they will then summon the courage to reject the Mark and accept martyrdom by decapitation.
They’re kidding themselves. Seven percent unemployment and they’re ready to surrender the economy to Karl Marx.
But what really stands out is that what we’re discussing — right now — was predicted to take place all in one generation, somewhere in time, and was penned from the perspective of a cave on the Isle of Patmos, twenty centuries into the past.
And for most of that twenty centuries, John’s vision remained a technical impossibility. Until this generation, during which John’s vision has become the only next logical step in banking technology.
How could John, a fisherman in exile in a cave, know all this stuff? The only logical answer to that question brings us full circle to the topic of discussion from yesterday’s briefing.
Does God exist? The answer should be obvious. If not, who told John?