Is This the ‘Smoking Gun’ That Will Cause the Obama Regime to Fall?

A new story from The American Spectator that has been gaining steam begins with this startling intro:

Is President Obama directly implicated in the IRS scandal?

Is the White House Visitors Log the trail to the smoking gun?

The stunning questions are raised by the following set of new facts.

The story focuses on Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union (i.e. the union for IRS employees), and her meeting with President Obama on March 31, 2010 — one day before the IRS started targeting conservative groups.

White House visitor logs available on TheBlaze show the visit:

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Listen All Y’all It’s a Sabotage

Lawmakers push for new laws to punish union sabotage

Lawmakers and activists are attempting to rein in union exemptions from extortion laws after several high profile acts of suspected union sabotage in 2012.

Labor groups are immune from prosecution under the Hobbs Act, a 1946 provision that criminalized extortion and robbery using the threat or fear of force. Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah) attempted to close that loophole last year with the Freedom from Union Violence Act (FUVA).

The bill never left committee but Lee has pledged to crack down on the sabotage and violence some unions use during labor disputes.

“Union violence and intimidation are serious issues and my legislation is an effort to close the loophole that protects unions from being held accountable for their actions,” Lee said. “Threatening workers and damaging property shouldn’t be defended as ‘legitimate union objectives’ and the law should be clear about that.”

Republicans have made several attempts to bring unions under the Hobbs umbrella over the past 25 years, according to Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.

“[The Hobbs exemption] is really an amazing special privilege only granted to unions,” Mix said. “We are trying to clarify the provisions of the act so that picket line violence is treated the same as rioting and other forms of violence, but union influence has killed [the bills] every time.”

Labor allies have prevented FUVA from advancing through either chamber of Congress but Mix said a spate of alleged union violence in 2012 has made the need for reform apparent.

An arsonist damaged a Quaker meetinghouse’s construction site in December because it employed non-union workers. The Philadelphia Police Department suspects that union members are responsible.

“I absolutely think it is a union issue,” Philadelphia Police Lt. George McClay told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Additionally, American Airlines in October experienced a spike in loose airplane seats and delayed flights during contract negotiations with the pilot’s union. The union and the airline have both denied any connection between the incidents and the labor dispute.

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Union Goons Accused of Torching Quaker Construction Project Causing $500,000 in Damages

Philly.com reported:

A NONUNION construction site at a planned Quaker meetinghouse in Chestnut Hill allegedly was vandalized late Thursday night, and the builder says union thugs may be responsible for the suspected arson that could cost an estimated $500,000.

“This is pure and simple bullying, and most likely it was the unions,” said Rob Reeves, who owns the nonunion or “open” shop E. Allen Reeves. “This is the usual bad behavior of bullies that have been tolerated in this city forever. The politicians don’t care, the police don’t care, the business community doesn’t care.”

Reeves said men have been standing outside the construction site of the planned $3.5 million Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting House, one of whom identified himself as a member of a steel union and asked the site superintendent if he would like to hire steelworkers. When the superintendent declined, the man said that “he’s got to do what he’s got to do,” according to Reeves.

Ed Sweeney, business manager for the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, the union for private-sector steelworkers in Philadelphia, said he had not heard about the suspected arson but knows the site.

“I was up there last week and said, ‘Hello,’ to the guy and asked if he wanted to hire any ironworkers, and he didn’t even talk to me,” Sweeney said.

Police said a full report was not available Friday evening, but a preliminary police report said a crane had been lit on fire and that the damage was roughly $500,000. Police searched the site for explosive devices but found none.

Reeves said that whoever committed the alleged vandalism broke into the fenced-off site, brought an acetylene torch and “knew what they were doing.”

Liberal Stupidity on the Eastern Shore

Right to work! More like “Right to lose your place in the middle class”. It is fascinating to see Republicans goose-stepping to the drum beats of the corporate leaders and businessmen who view unions as anathema. The history of prosperity in America is tied very closely to the labor movement. When workers get higher wages, the country prospers and people’s lives are better with benefits like health care and retirement plans. Conversely, when workers are paid low wages, the people suffer at the whim of a few plutocrats, such as those today who instead of investing in America hoard their wealth or move it overseas.

Beginning with the trickle-down economic myth perpetrated by Reagan that low taxes cause prosperity, we have drifted for 30 years into an America that has elevated the wealth of the richest among us and gradually crushed the middle class. American greatness began with progressive taxation of its citizens. We paid more if we made more, but all benefited because spending was enhanced by all economic segments of the population.

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Mark Steyn: Michigan Unions Managed to Get Core Message Out

26,000 Michigan Students Off School Today So Teachers Can Protest

Michigan House Dems Tweet Out Call to Violence Over Right-to-Work Bill

Union Thugs Sucker Punch Steven Crowder 4 Times at Right-To-Work Rally

ANGRY UNION PROTESTERS SHOUT DOWN TEA PARTIERS IN MICH.

SEIU Collects Union Dues From Disabled Kids’ Medicaid Checks

Robert and Patricia Haynes take care of their two children, who at the ages of 30 and 34 are more like children in adult bodies. That’s because they both have cerebral palsy, and rely on their parents to feed and change them — and likely will for the rest of their lives.

The Haynes family receives monthly checks from the state of Michigan through Medicaid, allowing the parents to care for their son and daughter themselves instead of institutionalizing them. But because a Michigan law classifies Robert and Patricia as “home health care workers,” they are considered public workers and therefore automatic union members — meaning the SEIU gets a $30 cut of the family’s Medicaid subsidy as union dues.

“We’re not home health care providers — we’re parents taking care of our children,” Melissa Haynes told Detroit Fox affiliate WJBK-TV:

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