Blowback For Obama: Obamacare Is Strangling Unionism

Blowback For Obama: Obamacare Is Strangling Unionism

By Carl Schramm -Via Forbes- In 1975, Leonard Woodcock, then president of the UAW, tied the labor movement to making universal health insurance a matter of federal law. It is no stretch to say that Obamacare would never have become a reality without the active support of labor for nearly five decades. But labor’s commitment to what finally took shape in the Affordable Care Act may become the textbook case of a political backfire. Obamacare is killing unionism. The recent rejection of the UAW at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant presents only the latest chapter in the erosion of labor’s … [Read more...]

It’s Time For States To Call A Constitutional Convention And Pass A Balanced Budget Amendment

It’s Time For States To Call A Constitutional Convention And Pass A Balanced Budget Amendment

It's Time For States To Call A Constitutional Convention And Pass A Balanced Budget Amendment By BARRY POULSON -Via Forbes- It has been more than three quarters of a century since the first balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution was proposed in Congress; and it has been more than half a century since the first resolution calling for an Article V convention to propose a balanced budget amendment was first introduced in the state legislatures. Despite many failures there is a new battle in the states to impose this fiscal discipline on the federal government, and this time … [Read more...]