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February 09, 2011

Another Business-Friendly Action From The Mostest Business-Friendliest Administration

We believe that Progs are anti-business because they really do react in pain when they find out that someone, somewhere, is making an honest buck that hasn't been processed first through the digestive system of an obese bureaucracy.

But not always. Some professions are more Godly than others and deserve a little referral now and again, especially if they belong to professional organizations that donate a lot of money to a certain political party.

In an unprecedented and controversial move, the White House has launched a new program at the Department of Labor which will refer workers who have complaints about their bosses to a toll free number at the American Bar Association, where they can get a lawyer to work on their case on a contingency fee basis.

More than 40,000 workers annually contact the Department of Labor with complaints about their bosses. But Labor can’t get to all of them, an estimated 10%, because of budget constraints, the White House says.

Unprecedented. As always.

Sheriff Joe says the attorneys' fees for suing your employer will not harm you since they will be “contingency on the back end.”
And if you own a small business, you can figure out for yourself whose back end he's talking about.

I guess the Dems don't mind 'privatizing' certain functions of government when there's a little political incest to be had. And there is.

Obama-appointee M. Patricia Smith is Solicitor General at the Labor Department, and was previously Commissioner of the NY State Dept. of Labor.

While there, Smith devised the heavily criticized “Wage Watch.” Initiative....

...The program basically enlisted private entities to act as labor market watchdogs over businesses in “formal partnerships” with the state.

But union activists and community organizers were deputized in the program, giving a way for unions to target unorganized companies, and businesses cried foul, arguing that union activists could cook up false labor violations in order to strong arm businesses into unionizing, says James Sherk of the Heritage Foundation.

A union local at that time also wrote down its plan to use wage watch in “all of our organizing campaigns,” reports Sherk. New York state business associations voiced their concerns in a letter to Smith in February 2009.

Emphasis me.
Everything is screw-business-all-the-time with these lefties, and they use our own damn money to do it to us.
This entire presidency- the whole thing, from one end of it to the other- is only about transferring money and power from the host (the People) to the parasite (the political class).

Thanks to Spongeworthy.

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