Friday, June 11, 2010
Unions have their boot on the president's throat.
It has been reported that numerous entities have offered naval assets to help with cleaning the oil from the BP oil spill in the Gulf; but those offers have been refused by the Obama administration. Why? It is because of something known as the Jones Act (US Code: TITLE 46a, CHAPTER 24—MERCHANT MARINE ACT, 1920). Basically, it is a law passed during the Wilson administration (Progressive) that protects maritime union jobs from foreign competition. The Obama administration (Progressive) is hiding behind this law even though exceptions are routine (Bush-Katrina). So, what is Obama up to? I suspect Obama is cowering before Andy Stern and the Unions.
Posted by hbl at 6/11/2010 08:30:00 PM