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She Never Joined a Union. But Union Fees Got Deducted From Her Paycheck.

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Patricia Johansen has worked as a home caregiver for her two special-needs grandchildren for about 10 years. Since she never agreed to join the union that represents such Medicaid-eligible caregivers in Minnesota, Johansen was surprised to discover that union dues had been deducted from her benefit check for about four months. In an affidavit, the Fergus Falls resident says she is convinced the union, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, forged her signature so it could start deducting the dues. Johansen’s story is one reason a state lawmaker is scheduling a hearing where she expects the head of the state’s labor relations agency, a political appointee of Gov. Mark Dayton, to explain how SEIU Healthcare Minnesota won a unionization election—and why it should continue to represent the home caregivers. Someone signed Patricia Johansen’s name to this … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Why Congress Is Right to Reject FCC’s Double Standard for Broadband Providers

On Monday, the House of Representatives, following similar action last week by the Senate, voted to disapprove a Federal Communications Commission rule on internet privacy. The 400-page order had been rushed to completion by Obama-appointed FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in October on a 3-2 party-line vote. Among other things, it established a set of online privacy rules for internet service providers like Verizon and AT&T that differ substantially from the rules governing other major internet firms like Amazon or Google. Congress was correct to reject the different rules as anti-consumer, anti-competition, and anti-internet. The congressional action has led many to conclude that the sky is falling in the online privacy world, naturally causing many consumers to worry about protecting their online information. But in reality, little will have changed if the disapproval is signed by … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Putin Using Thug Tactics to Silence Anti-Corruption Protesters and Political Enemies

Russian anti-corruption protestors and activists are feeling the brunt of the Kremlin’s wrath. Unlike in the United States, where the right to protest is constitutionally enshrined and whistleblowers are legislatively protected, in Russia, those who have the courage to stand up to corrupt leaders place their freedom as well as their lives on the line. Let us never forget that critical distinction, nor let us fail to express our outrage and sympathy with the brave Russians who are risking everything. Since Sunday, huge anti-corruption protests have broken out in cities across the country against Russia’s powerful and wealthy politicians—most notably, President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, whose luxury lifestyles contrast sharply with the increasingly impoverished lives of Russian citizens who are being squeezed by declining economic conditions. The protests started in Moscow … Read entire article »

Filed under: Economic/Financial Collapse, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

In Shift From Obama, Trump Leans on Military in Fight Against Terrorism

In Shift From Obama, Trump Leans on Military in Fight Against Terrorism

In a break from his predecessor, President Donald Trump is giving more power to the military in carrying out the campaign against the Islamic State, and counterterrorism more broadly. Military and national security experts say Trump seems to be largely following President Barack Obama’s strategy to defeat the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, and other terrorist groups—relying on American special operations to assist local forces who do the bulk of the fighting in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Mass. state Rep. darn proud of tipping off illegals to rumored ICE raids

Mass. state Rep. darn proud of tipping off illegals to rumored ICE raids

**Written by Doug Powers Early frontrunner for Dems 2020 nomination? Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves, but she’s working hard to woo the progressives, that’s for sure: A Massachusetts lawmaker is defending a Facebook post she made alerting immigrants to rumored ICE raids in Brockton. The post set off a firestorm of responses and on Tuesday night, DuBois said she did nothing wrong. “Passing information along that is already all over the community not only lets the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America