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Obama's and McNerney's "Unionized" States of America

Original post made by , Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jul 8, 2010

We now live in the Unionized States of America -- a phrase that evokes how Obama, McNerney and company have gone into overdrive to empower their union allies at our expense. Lee O'Hanian, a professor of economics at UCLA, weighs in at the Wall Street Journal on the dire economic implications of this tectonic shift in government policy, noting that employment figures remain very weak.

Article: Web Link


Unions are among McNerney's biggest donors. Further, here is McNerney's voting record below in support of unions. (Source: Web Link )



2009 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 100 percent in 2009.
2009 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the AFL-CIO - Lifetime 98 percent during their legislative career up until 2009.
2009 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the American Federation of Government Employees 100 percent in 2009.
2009 Representative McNerney supported the interests of Federally Employed Women 100 percent in 2009.
2009 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers 100 percent in 2009.
2008 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 100 percent in 2008.
2008 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the AFL-CIO - Lifetime 97 percent during their legislative career up until 2008.
2008 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees 100 percent in 2008.
2008 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees - Lifetime 94 percent during their legislative career up until 2008.
2008 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers 100 percent in 2008.
2008 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the Latin America Working Group 0 percent in 2008.
2008 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the Service Employees International Union 100 percent in 2008.
2008 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the The Alliance for Worker Freedom 0 percent in 2008.
2008 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the Utility Workers Union of America 100 percent in 2008.
2007-2008 Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to Federally Employed Women's position, Representative McNerney received a rating of 70.
2007-2008 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the International Foodservice Distributors Association 12 percent in 2007-2008.
2007-2008 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the United Food & Commercial Workers 100 percent in 2007-2008.
2007 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 96 percent in 2007.
2007 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees 91 percent in 2007.
2007 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Int 100 percent in 2007.
2007 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the Federally Employed Women 80 percent in 2007.
2007 In 2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers gave Representative McNerney a grade of 100.
2007 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the Service Employees International Union 100 percent in 2007.
2007 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the The Alliance for Worker Freedom 0 percent in 2007.
2007 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association 20 percent in 2007.
2007 Representative McNerney supported the interests of the United Auto Workers 100 percent in 2007.
2007 In 2007 Utility Workers Union of America gave Representative McNerney a grade of 100.


This is gangster government. When businesses (and people) feel the fruits of their labor are going to be confiscated by the grasping hands of Obama, Pelosi (and McNerney), and Reid they just will not work and will not hire others to work for them. Hence, stagnation-and high unemployment numbers as far as the eye can see-or at least until we take back the reins of government.


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Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Jul 8, 2010 at 11:05 am

Pleasanton Weekly,
There seems to be a problem with your software in that it is allowing a poster to bypass the required field of "Name" when posting a topic/comment. I believe this is the second or third time it's happened. Thanks for your help on this issue.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 8, 2010 at 11:45 am

boring...


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Posted by Kay
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Jul 8, 2010 at 11:50 am

All this demonstrates to me is that McNerney supports working class Americans, which we all should. The anti-union sentiment here is unwarranted.


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Posted by HHR
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm

I like McNerney even more now!


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Posted by Union yes!!!
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 8, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Long live McNerney and the unions!! All you conservatives want to throw unions under the bus so the rich can get richer and we can live in a world of corporate feudalism. No thanks!


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Posted by
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Unions are not for those who believe in rugged individualism. Unions are for weak-willed people who have yielded to their union bosses to make decisions for them. Unions have sucked the lifeblood out of California and because of McNerney's and Obama's pro-union positions, the Unionization in other states is killing America. Like a 10 lb. tick on a 5 lb. dog. The dog will die. Calif in particular and America in general are on life support because in large part Unions. Unions are parasites upon society.


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Posted by Bowler
a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Jul 8, 2010 at 6:37 pm

To BlankCommaBlank --

I have my father's union to thank for my life. They paid for my medical treatment after a car accident that killed two others. The medical establishment was the 10 pound tick on my 5 pound father. Unions are not killing America -- ignorance and fear are.


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Posted by Sorry Mr. Blank
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jul 8, 2010 at 10:32 pm

>Unions are for weak-willed people who have yielded to their union bosses to make decisions for them.

No one is going to react to this nonsense - in fact, it makes me want to participate more in my union since right-wing media is brainwashing people to think unions are the devil incarnate.

Collective bargaining is economically rational for a group of employees. It's perfectly reasonable to look after one's financial self-interest - that's America.




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Posted by
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 9, 2010 at 8:16 am

Parasites usually do live slightly longer than their hosts they've been feeding off of. After they've sucked the lifeblood out of their hosts and the host die, the parasites latch onto another host to depend upon. It is a win-lose situation...with absolutely no benefit to the host.

The problem for the parasite is that they've already killed off many hosts in California and, thanks to the Obama Democrats (including McNerney), soon they will propose a bill that will grow the Unions in America by exponential numbers. They will at first enjoy a feeding frenzy upon new hosts...until there are none left.

There is a book written about this concept ... it is called "The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg."


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Posted by Paulie
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 9, 2010 at 8:28 am

Union worked out pretty well for those 5700 NUMMI workers now out of work.


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Posted by questioning
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 9, 2010 at 10:02 am

Please don't publish stats about one official without publishing the same stats about his constituents. This happened during the election about Obama's voting record and when I reseached the official senate records McCain's absentee record it was worse than Obama's. So your stat's don't mean anything unless published with those of the constituents and you should site your source.
Otherwise it's just more blah blah blah.


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