Unions Plan to Destroy Our Economy in May! (Updated)

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CAUGHT ON TAPE:

Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Destroy JP Morgan, Crash The Stock Market, And Redistribute Wealth In America

A former official of one of the country’s most-powerful unions, SEIU, is detailing a secret plan to “destabilize” the country.

Specifically, the plan seeks to destroy JP Morgan, nuke the stock market, and weaken Wall Street’s grip on power, thus creating the conditions necessary for a redistribution of wealth and a change in government.

The former SEIU official, Steven Lerner, spoke in a closed session at a Pace University forum last weekend.

The Blaze procured what appears to be a tape of Lerner’s remarks. Many Americans will undoubtely sympathize with and support them. Still, the “destabilization” plan is startling in its specificity, especially coming so close on the heels of the financial crisis.

Lerner said that unions and community organizations are, for all intents and purposes, dead. The only way to achieve their goals, therefore–the redistribution of wealth and the return of “$17 trillion” stolen from the middle class by Wall Street–is to “destabilize the country.”

Lerner’s plan is to organize a mass, coordinated “strike” on mortgage, student loan, and local government debt payments–thus bringing the banks to the edge of insolvency and forcing them to renegotiate the terms of the loans. This destabilization and turmoil, Lerner hopes, will also crash the stock market, isolating the banking class and allowing for a transfer of power.

Lerner’s plan starts by attacking JP Morgan Chase in early May, with demonstrations on Wall Street, protests at the annual shareholder meeting, and then calls for a coordinated mortgage strike.

Lerner also says explicitly that, although the attack will benefit labor unions, it cannot be seen as being organized by them. It must therefore be run by community organizations.

Lerner was ousted from SEIU last November, reportedly for spending millions of the union’s dollars trying to pursue a plan like the one he details here.  It is not clear what, if any, power and influence he currently wields. His main message–that Wall Street won the financial crisis, that inequality in this country is hitting record levels, and that there appears to be no other way to stop the trend–will almost certainly resonate.

A transcript of Lerner’s full reported remarks is below, courtesy of The Blaze. We have heard the tape, but we have not independently verified that the voice is Lerner’s.  You can listen to the tape here.

Here are the key remarks:

Unions are almost dead. We cannot survive doing what we do but the simple fact of the matter is community organizations are almost dead also. And if you think about what we need to do it may give us some direction which is essentially what the folks that are in charge – the big banks and everything – what they want is stability.

There are actually extraordinary things we could do right now to start to destabilize the folks that are in power and start to rebuild a movement.

For example, 10% of homeowners are underwater right their home they are paying more for it then its worth 10% of those people are in strategic default, meaning they are refusing to pay but they are staying in their home that’s totally spontaneous they figured out it takes a year to kick me out of my home because foreclosure is backed up

If you could double that number you would  you could put banks at the edge of insolvency again.

Students have a trillion dollar debt

We have an entire economy that is built on debt and banks so the question would be what would happen if we organized homeowners in mass to do a mortgage strike if we get half a million people to agree  it would literally cause a new finical crisis for the banks not for us we would be doing quite well  we wouldn’t be paying anything…

We have to think much more creatively. The key thing… What does the other side fear the most – they fear disruption. They fear uncertainty. Every article about Europe says in they rioted in Greece the markets went down

The folks that control this country care about one thing how the stock market goes what the bond market does how the bonuses goes. We have a very simple strategy:

  • How do we bring down the stock market
  • How do we bring down their bonuses
  • How do we interfere with there ability to be rich…

So a bunch of us around the country think who would be a really good company to hate we decided that would be JP Morgan Chase and so we are going to roll out over the next couple of months what would hopefully be an exciting campaign about JP Morgan Chase that is really about challenge the power of Wall Street.

And so what we are looking at is the first week in May can we get enough people together starting now to really have an week of action in New York I don’t want to give any details because I don’t know if there are any police agents in the room.

The goal would be that we will roll out of New York the first week of May. We will connect three ideas

  • that we are not broke there is plenty of money
  • they have the money  – we need to get it back
  • and that they are using Bloomberg and other people in government as the vehicle to try and  destroy us

And so we need to take on those folks at the same time. And that we will start here we are going to look at a week of civil disobedience – direct action all over the city. Then roll into the JP Morgan shareholder meeting which they moved out of New York because I guess they were afraid because of Columbus.

There is going to be a ten state mobilization to try and shut down that meeting and then looking at bank shareholder meetings around the country and try and create some moments like Madison except where we are on offense instead of defense

Where we have brave and heroic battles challenging the power of the giant corporations. We hope to inspire a much bigger movement about redistributing wealth and power in the country and that labor can’t do itself that community groups can’t do themselves but maybe we can work something new and different that can be brave enough  and daring and nimble enough to do that kind of thing.

H/TBusiness Insider

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UPDATE:  While the Mainstream Media Sleeps!  What will Holder do, if anything?

The Blaze published an exclusive  letter from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) to Attorney General Eric Holder about the SEIU’s plan to collapse the American Economy.  The letter obtained by The Blaze is below:

March 23, 2011

Dear Attorney General Holder:

Recent media reports suggest that the former director of the Service Employees International Union’s (“SEIU”) banking and finance campaign has threatened to seriously endanger the welfare of the United States.  In a forum at Pace University earlier this month, Stephen Lerner, the former SEIU official, revealed a “secret plan” to “cause a new financial crisis . . . destroy J.P. Morgan . . . and weaken Wall Street’s grip on power” by using “civil disobedience” to create “the conditions necessary for a redistribution of wealth and a change in government.”[1]

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”[2] The escalation of Mr. Lerner’s threats would clearly constitute domestic terrorism and pose substantial harm to the American people and the economy.  I am therefore requesting that you investigate Mr. Lerner’s terrorist plans and notify me how the Department of Justice plans to respond to these threats.

The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is the principal oversight committee of the House of Representatives and may at “any time” investigate “any matter” as set forth in House Rule X. An attachment to this letter provides additional information about responding to the Committee’s request.

If you have any questions regarding this request, please do not hesitate to contact [redacted].  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

Jason Chaffetz

cc:  The Honorable Darrell Issa, Chairman
cc:  The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Minority Member

[1] Henry Blodget, Caught on Tape: Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan to Destroy JP Morgan, Crash The Stock Market, And Redistribute Wealth in America, Bus. Insider, (Mar. 22, 2011), available at http://www.businessinsider.com/seiu-union-plan-to-destroy-jpmorgan (last visited Mar. 22, 2011).

[2] Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, (Oct. 26, 2007), available at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/topics/crime/terrorism/ (last visited Mar. 22, 2011).
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/blaze-exclusive-congressman-presses-holder-to-investigate-terrorist-plans-in-bank-plot/

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86 responses to “Unions Plan to Destroy Our Economy in May! (Updated)

  1. Steve Cooper
    The Conservative Monster.com

    Do as I say, not as I DO? What about Libya?

    I said publicly when Biden made this statement that he should be charged with treason and giving aid and comfort to our enemies. (Reid made it also). It was a known fact that Iran was funding and training Al Qaeda in Iraq and around the world. They have indirectly killed countless U.S. Soldiers on the battlefield and their blood is on the hands of Biden, Reid and the rest of the left wing.

    Murtha and Kennedy? I hope they are burning in hell.

  2. The idiot Leftist JournOlist columnist, Ezra Klein, extols the greatness of Steven Lerner. This is his answer to the plot that is in progress. Remember Klein’s audience is the Left. There is no confirmation that Lerner is no longer with the SEIU as Klein says. Andy Stern and Lerner parted ways, really? After all he was talking with the Union leaders in the plotting meeting a few days ago. In his article he shows his adherence to the left, “I think there’s much to fear in Lerner’s plan, and also a fair amount to like.” Do tell Klein..what is to LIKE in this plan to destroy the US economy?

    Steve Lerner’s plan
    By Ezra Klein
    Let’s start at the beginning: Who is Steve Lerner?

    Steve Lerner is a union organizer best known as the architect of the remarkable Justice for Janitors campaign. He’s considered one of the smartest organizers, if not the smartest organizer, working in the labor movement right now.

    A month or two ago, when I began asking around for forward-looking labor thinkers who could give me some ideas for where labor should go after Wisconsin, his was the first name I was given …..

    Lerner is one of the more radical thinkers in the labor movement. He does not share Andy Stern’s view that labor’s future entails more cooperation with employers. He thinks it requires more and sharper conflict, and only after those battles are won and employers have a reason to come to the table can cooperation become the norm. This is why he and SEIU parted ways — his ideas about where labor should go are different than theirs. And as of today, Lerner’s side of this argument has suddenly become very public, as Glenn Beck and his outlet the Blaze have picked up on them.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/steve-lerners-plan/2011/03/10/ABnyqcIB_blog.html

    • Yes, I noticed the makings of a meme–talking points. Those being that many Americans would find something to “like” about Lerner’s ideas. In their dreams. Just spell it out for Americans–would you prefer a country in which you have the opportunity to rise as far as your brains and effort will allow, and then you get to keep and spend as you see fit the benefits of your hard work OR would you rather live in a place where everybody gets the same–house, car, food, education, etc.–REGARDLESS of how hard they work or whether they work at all (and no matter how HARD YOU work, you get no more or less than anyone else, except of course, the elites who live like kings)? I know how AMERICANS would answer. EVEN the poor believe in the AMERICAN DREAM because we all aspire to it. Only in America is it possible. That’s WHY people from all over the world dream of coming to America. You don’t see people breaking down the doors to get into Mexico or Chile or Cuba or Russia. Do you?

    • “Strategic default.” Doesn’t that sound so intellectual and tame? Just another strategy for “civil disobedience.” NO, he’s trying to get people to organize in order to deliberately BREAK CONTRACTS in order to damage a company and, it only follows, anybody who’s invested in that company (in this case, bank). It’s actually conspiring to get people to break the law–which is to commit fraud. To not pay their obligations with the goal of damaging a company financially. Is this legal? If it’s illegal to share inside information, such as what in a great stretch of logic sent Martha Stewart to PRISON, why isn’t it illegal to conspire to get students and homeowners to not pay their bills? To not fulfill contracts that they signed in good faith? People go to prison for writing BAD CHECKS. Why not for deliberately not meeting their obligations? And when a person persuades people to break contracts deliberately, with the goal of financially hurting others (innocent stockholders, not to mention people who DO meet their obligations), is this not a crime? If it’s not, it should be.

      Lerner says, “once there’s leverage, once the banks are scared, there can be a settlement. What sort of settlement? Lerner gives a couple of examples in his talk. ‘You’ — meaning banks in general, and J.P. Morgan Chase in particular — ‘reduce the price of our interest, since your interest rate is down; and second, you rewrite the mortgages for everybody in the community so they can stay in their homes. We could make them do that.'”

      This is what’s known as BLACKMAIL. As I said, if this isn’t a crime, it should be. However, isn’t this what Jesse Jackson has made a career of? Privately meeting with CEOs, threatening to organize a boycott and damage the reputation of a company by implying publicly that they’re racist, until they give him the payoff he wants?

      • I totally agree with you – it is illegal activity at its worst – and no remorse of conscience, because they think that it is for societal good. WRONG! Wrong actions only have wrong consequences. These people belong in jail. How do we get them there?

  3. NewsRealBlog

    Organizing for Revolution: The Final ‘Push’ To Transform America
    by Liz Blaine
    Posted on March 23 2011 1:02 pm

    “A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.” ~ Mao

    We are currently in the midst of a battle for the heart and soul of America. This war is being waged at our schools, the workplace and in our communities. States struggling to moderate impossible debt and balance budgets are examining ways to free themselves from the fiscal and political shackles imposed by labor unions whose exorbitant pensions and benefits comprise the bulk of their debt. With the economy tanking and the fight over public union benefits and collective bargaining spreading across the United States, a totalitarian minority recognizes this as their make-or-break moment – their time to seize control of the social and economic environment by force rather than individual choice.

    Hiding behind the labels of progressive, labor and social justice, this totalitarian minority is intrinsically linked with Communist, Socialist and Marxist ideologies. Their goal is to dismantle the foundations of our government and force the revolutionary transformation of America into their worldview. The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), whose membership parallels the Congressional Progressive Caucus roster, describe their objective,

    “To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy.” [Sound familiar?]

    To accomplish their goal Socialists infiltrated leftist organizarions to the highest levels of leadership. The U.S. labor movement has a strong history of Socialist leadership but in recent decades members of the DSA gained control of the largest U.S. labor unions, AFCSME, SEIU and the AFL-CIO, creating a resurgence of militant communist/socialist views among their ranks. AFL-CIO Chief Richard Trumka recently admitted his main goal is using unions to fundamentally change America into his progressive vision.

    The enemy is within and poised to destroy America. While speaking this past weekend in a closed session at the 2011 Left Forum, an annual gathering of Marxists and hard-left radicals that included Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, and Frances Fox Piven, former SEIU banking and finance director Stephen Lerner detailed the Left’s secret plan to “destabilize” the country. The full length video below reveals the depths to which the left are willing to go to seize control over the American economy. [H/T to The Blaze and Business Insider.]

    Snip ~

    Did you hear that? The radical Left is plotting to create socioeconomic chaos to build political momentum to push their revolutionary transformation. As U.S debt nears the tipping point of insolvency, they intend to strike at the heart of American capitalism by nationally expanding the agitation that triggered Wisconsin’s M&I Bank to shut down to avert a run on the bank after union firemen withdrew $192,000 in protest of the bank not succumbing to union demands to publicly oppose Gov. Scott Walker’s budget relief bill.

    In other words, to force their will on the American people the Left is conspiring to commit extortion and economic terrorism by destroying the cash flow of banks nationwide in order to collapse of the financial system. If similar comments were said at a closed door Tea Party meeting, the speaker would be investigated as a threat to Homeland Security. Where are Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano? I hear crickets.

    Cont’s @ Link ~
    http://www.newsrealblog.com/2011/03/23/organizing-for-revolution-the-final-push-to-transform-america/

    • First time I have seen the names of people in that meeting besides Lerner. I knew Francis Fox-Piven was at the big meeting, but not the small one reserved for the “brains” of the operation.

      Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, and Frances Fox Piven,

  4. Related ?

    Financial terrorism suspected in 2008 economic crash
    Pentagon study sees element

    By Bill Gertz

    The Washington Times
    8:54 p.m., Monday, February 28, 2011

    Evidence outlined in a Pentagon contractor report suggests that financial subversion carried out by unknown parties, such as terrorists or hostile nations, contributed to the 2008 economic crash by covertly using vulnerabilities in the U.S. financial system.

    The unclassified 2009 report “Economic Warfare: Risks and Responses” by financial analyst Kevin D. Freeman, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Times, states that “a three-phased attack was planned and is in the process against the United States economy.”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/feb/28/financial-terrorism-suspected-in-08-economic-crash/

    • Test trial …. Soros?

    • On the day of the crash I watched Jim Cramer’s show om CNBC. He said he thought the stock market crash was sabotage due to the activity in the market that day with huge volumes of naked short sells. He said he made calls to find out who did the naked short sells but struck out. He didn’t know who. Nobody he talked to did either. He went on and on about it. The next day he didn’t bring it up at all. In fact, he never mentioned his naked short sell theory again.

      • Remember that one Congressman who brought it up and then went mum? Can’t remember his name but he let the cat out of the bag and said what everybody was thinking.

        If it’s true and Cramer found out, they probably told him for national security not to report it.

  5. With a corrupt complicit Eric Holder..we are going to see more lawlessness, not less. What has he taken on that is in defense of the US? His views are the antithesis of the majority of Americans. He is as corrupt, radical and evil as the rest of the Obama administration and their supporters.

  6. It is not just another conspiracy theory

    AGENDA Grinding America Down

    “AGENDA is the most powerful expose of the communist, socialist, progressive attempt to take over America produced so far”
    Ted Baehr, Movieguide

    Complete movie AGENDA: Grinding America Down

    http://agendadocumentary.com/

  7. Stephen Lerner tried to get the ball rolling on his plan by appealing to desperate homeowners with underwater mortgages who had no idea that he was using them in his attempt to financially ruin the whole country and overthrow the government of the United States. .

    Who Owns My Mortgage Note…Demand To KNow

    Posted by Larry Rubinoff October 12, 2010

    This email came to me from SEIU – Service Employees International Union – a union, who for the most part, supports “the people”. I say, “for the most part” because there are times when I do disagree with them but as far as unions go, this is one of the better ones.
    …..snip…….
    Here now the email:

    Larry,
    Visit WheresTheNote.com The big banks’ BS is starting to catch up to them.

    Last week, JPMorgan Chase announced they were halting foreclosures in 23 states. Turns out, the bankers in charge of approving the foreclosure paperwork weren’t even reading what they were signing. Now, one by one, foreclosures at America’s biggest banks are grinding to a halt. It’s gotten so bad, several states are taking the banks to court – calling for an immediate freeze on all foreclosures.

    The banks created this mess, it’s on them to clean it up. You have a right to know if your mortgage is affected. If you’re a homeowner, will you send a letter to your bank and demand to see your original mortgage note? You can do it online in less than five minutes: http://www.wheresthenote.com

    Wall Street has bought and sold our mortgages so many times, they’ve lost track of who owns what. And now they’re getting caught red handed. In one state, two banks tried to foreclose on the same home. In another state, BofA tried to take a house away from a man who’d never even had a mortgage. The more we learn, the worse it gets.

    It’s time to pull the curtain all the way back. Demand to see YOUR mortgage note: http://www.wheresthenote.com

    Banks are calling these “technical glitches.” These are more than technical glitches. These are monumental screw-ups that are forcing families out of their homes. The banks raise our rates and change our terms – and if we make one mistake, we pay with our homes.

    Now it’s our turn to demand accountability from them. Visit http://www.wheresthenote.com and demand to see your mortgage note.

    Thanks,
    Stephen Lerner
    SEIU.org

    PS – Don’t have a mortgage? Pass this on to someone who does. Every single homeowner needs to know if their bank still holds their mortgage note.

    SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION

    read the whole article: http://www.jpmorgan666.com/2010/10/who-owns-my-mortgage-notedemand-to-know.html

    • There’s only one problem with their “logic”. They’re not THEIR homes until they pay for them and even if the bank made technical errors on documents or lost track of who owns the notes, the fact remains that these people signed a loan, promising to pay for the homes. They were therefore obligated to pay for the homes, regardless of any “glitches” made by the bank.

      When I bought my house, the idiot clerk (and she was a dingbat) made multiple mistakes on the paperwork. She’d fix one error only to make another. We must have received 20 different sets of loan documents until they were finally correct. However, it was never written anywhere that if there was a mistake that got through or if I defaulted on the note but somebody didn’t READ the foreclosure documents before processing, that meant I GOT MY HOME FOR FREE EVEN THOUGH I DIDN’T MEET MY OBLIGATIONS!

      These people want free houses because banks are rich, forgetting that banks get rich by using money deposited with them by responsible people like you and me. People who actually watched their money, saved up a down payment, made their payments over time, and in 20 to 30 years EARNED the deed to their home.

      Now these people want the banks and the government to GIVE them a house. Paid for by whom? By the responsible people. Those who did things the right way. Who didn’t take out a no-down-payment loan with a balloon clause to buy a house that in no way did they have income to cover the payments if anything went wrong–like a job loss, a demotion, a bad economy.

      This isn’t how America works. If these banks suffer financially from all these defaults, then that hurts everybody else who has money in that business. Everybody’s 401k. Everybody’s pension fund. Everybody who owns stock in those entities. So whose side is Lerner and his ilk on?

      It reminds me of that scene in “It’s a Wonderful Life” where George Bailey tries to explain to the people in the savings and loan’s lobby why he doesn’t have the money to give them because it’s been loaned out. It’s tied up in the other people’s homes. But Lerner wants the banks to give these people money (or in this case the homes), even if it hurts the other people, even if it makes the savings and loan go out of business. These are the greedy people. So maybe CEOs are rich and get paid too much. But that’s a problem for the Board of Directors and the stockholders. The taxpayers aren’t paying the CEOs. The government’s not paying the CEOs. The bank is paying them and by extension, everybody who deals with or owns stock in the bank. But the money paid to the CEOs isn’t Lerner’s money. It isn’t money that BELONGS to the poor or those people who default on their loans.

      This is the kind of upside down thinking they practice. In their world, to NOT tax the rich more, is GIVING THEM money. So not CONFISCATING THEIR MONEY, IS GIVING THEM MONEY THAT RIGHTFULLY BELONGS TO THE GOVERNMENT. It’s INSANE. It’s COMMUNISM. This is not what Americans want, if they are made to understand what asshats like Lerner really want. Rant over. 🙂

      • Remember Potterville from “It’s a Wonderful Life”? It was what Bedford Falls would have been if George Bailey hadn’t existed.

        The Progressives, aka Communists, say they want to make our towns and cities like Bedford Falls through their sustainable development agendas to develop population centers, green sustainable towns and cities where everyone rides bikes and takes “green” powered public transportation. Farming would be sustainable farming, planting sustainable crops using green farming techniques. No high water use crops like alfalfa, limited cattle and hog raising. Vast tracts of land would be returned to nature. All towns and cities will be like Bedford Falls, they say.

        In reality, people would be cramped so close together and so highly regulated they’d become nasty, with no hope of ever getting away from the constant crush of people around them and mentally crushed by regulations. Their towns would degrade into over populated slums. They’d be nasty and paranoid just like those people in “Potterville”.

      • I was the Collection Manager for a Credit Union for 11 years. I get angry just thinking about this Lerner guy telling people to not pay their loans! He is telling those 22-year-olds that have student loans NOT to pay them.

        Since this info was released by Glen Beck/The Blaze, you hear a lot about homeowners, but not so much about the student loans. He will ruin these young lives for many years to come if they listen to him! First you have these Progressive’s teaching/indoctrinating them, then you have an adult telling them NOT to pay their loans!!!!!

        These delinquencies will be on their credit reports for many years to come. You cannot go bankrupt on a school loan.

        They will be paying MORE for years to come because of their bad credit.
        They will not get the best interest rates offered for any future loans/credit cards/insurance, etc. because they are a credit risk!

        These kids could have trouble getting a loan for many year to come. Think about it; If they have bad credit, their interest rate will be higher (and that’s IF they even get a loan!). Do they think that they might NEED a car in the next 6+ years????? With a higher interest rate, your loan payment is higher. Now, what is your debt-to-income ratio? You could be denied the loan because it’s higher than you can afford. If they cannot get a loan for a car, what does that do to all those union car companies that have to lay people off because nobody can get a loan for a car?

        Sorry about the rambling. I hope that there is someone out there telling these young adults about the ramifications of not paying these loans!

  8. Union Leader Proposes Economic Terrorism — Where Is the DOJ?
    Thursday, 24 March 2011

    http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/crime/6809-union-leader-proposes-economic-terrorism-where-is-the-doj

    • That’s a comprehensive article. The author hit EVERY important point. He wrote, “This weekend, Lerner was introduced as Director of SEIU’s Banking and Finance Campaign, thereby making it a fair assumption that he may still be working for the organization.[What I said–pretend he’s no longer with them while the plan goes into effect; six degrees of separation, just like Barry.] Lerner has been intricate to the various endeavors of the SEIU. He was the person on the Wall Street Reform campaign for the SEIU; he is the one responsible for the protests on lawns of people’s homes, most notably the lawn of the Bank of America executive. He also spearheaded the Justice for Janitors campaign, where protestors entered the busiest intersections in cities nationwide and dumped trash to interrupt traffic.”

      That point is very interesting. Remember how quickly that was all orchestrated? AS IF they knew in advance about the crash, about the response and takeover of banks and automakers, etc. AS IF. Because they did know? Because it was long planned to get Barry elected, to redistribute in the way they did, to get that huge TARP slush fund? Lerner’s an inside guy and has been all along. One thing–the writer missed Lerner’s connection to Elizabeth Warren.

  9. UAW Plans Suicide Bombing of Economy
    March 24

    On a day that Toyota has announced plans for a possible shutdown in the US because of supply problems in Japan, the United Auto Workers said that they are on the verge of the “largest boycott in the history of the global economy,” according to the Michigan’s Royal Oak Daily Tribune. The UAW is organizing the boycott to protest the refusal of transnational automakers to unionize employees in the US.

    The head of the union, Bob King, has admitted that declining union membership rolls means that if the UAW doesn’t “organize these transnationals, I don’t think there’s a long-term future for the UAW — I really don’t.”

    He’s given foreign automakers including BMW, Volkswagen AG, Toyota and Nissan an offer they can’t refuse: Unionize their workers or else he’ll single out one automaker and put the screws to them with a boycott.
    Never mind that the boycott will hurt workers, consumers and the economy.

    “This will be the biggest campaign ever undertaken. It will involve hundreds of dealerships,” said Dennis Williams, UAW Secretary Treasurer, adding the union will ask for help from its retirees, community groups and other unions to help with the campaign, says the Tribune. “We will do whatever it takes,” said Williams.

    Toyota alone has about 25,000 workers in the US. During supply shutdowns Toyota has a policy in place to to continue to pay workers.

    “You can’t have a middle class here in the U.S. or around the world without organized labor,” said Williams.

    The Tribune reports that “he UAW has ‘enhanced’ it relationships with unions in Germany, Japan and South Korea to help with the upcoming campaign.”In other words, King is uniting the “Workers of the World.”

    If they can’t get what they want at the negotiating table, the UAW will now try the economic equivalent of a suicide bombing of the economy. Never mind that they already destroyed the US automakers and their employees.

    I like it much better when they just hold their breath until they turned blue like they did in Madison.

    http://finance.townhall.com/ticker/johnransom/2011/03/24/uaw_plans_suicide_bombing_of_economy

    • Like we can afford to buy cars, anyway. And who wants their gas guzzlers with $4 a gallon gas and rising? They’re only going to hurt themselves. And they’re not factoring in the counter-boycott. There are as many people who decry these terroristic tactics as embrace them.

      Here’s a novel solution: Make better cars than the “transnationals” do. Toyota won that battle with GM and other US automakers, already. Make better cars and suck it up like the rest of us who don’t enjoy two years of full pay if we get laid off, cushy benefits, and high pay for little investment in training or education.

  10. Wade Rathke’s Startling Admission: ‘Economic Terrorism’ Engineer Stephen Lerner Is Still on SEIU Payroll
    March 28, 2011

    On Sunday morning, The Blaze posted a story about the “return” of ACORN on the world-wide scene. While reading through some of the background material on that story, I noticed something significant.

    ACORN founder Wade Rathke has been busy mocking the story that broke on The Blaze earlier this week about a multi-front plot to target JP Morgan Chase in an attempt to crash the stock market. We’ll look at his criticisms in a second. No need to bury the lede here. Rathke seems to answer the question we’ve been asking all week — does bank plotter Stephen Lerner still work for SEIU? Rathke says Lerner is still very much on the SEIU payroll:

    Lerner has not been “fired” by SEIU as they report. He was placed on paid leave last fall to think through his contribution to the union, but was certainly present at the recent international executive board meeting.

    This is important for several reasons — not the least of which is that this ties the plot to destroy the American economy much more closely within the ranks of the organization that time and time again President Obama has declared to be most important to him strategically and politically.

    Read the rest…

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/wade-rathkes-startling-admission-economic-terrorism-engineer-stephen-lerner-is-still-on-seiu-payroll/

    • Lerner talked to MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan on his podcast. Blaze posted a side-by-side comparison of Lerner’s current comments compared with the comments in the original report along with a transcript of his talk. Domestic terrorists ..Lerner and the unions!

      Stephen Lerner Responds to Blaze Audio – Side by Side Comparison

      • Ratigan and Lerner use the recent bank bailouts — an act opposed by the majority of Americans — as justification to attack the banking industry..

        Lerner says his plans for mass mortgage strike just makes good business sense and homeowners should be able to walk away from their mortgage responsibilities…

        • How to bring down the stockmarket-economy….
          Is there not a criminal charge somewhere in the law books for THAT ?
          Would this not be considered TREASON ?
          Against his own country…what a sweetie…

  11. Economic Terrorism Coordination and Implementation:
    Frances Piven and SEIU’s Steve Lerner, Working Together to Recruit Youth at National Teach-in Because Greedy People at Corporations Don’t Have Children
    April 6

    A young Hispanic..or he appears to be..is asking for recruits to join. “Can you dig it?”

    May 16 and 17th – Columbus Ohio. They plan to disrupt the JP Morgan Shareholders meeting.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/economic-terrorist-coordination-and-implementation-frances-piven-and-seiu-steve-lerner-working-together-to-recruit-youth-at-national-teach-in-because-greedy-people-at-corporations-dont-have-childr/

  12. ‘Forget About the Law’:
    Union Bosses & White House Advisors Bob Park & Rich Trumka Admit They Are Overriding US Law & Sovereignty With the International Labor Movement
    April 22, 2010

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/forget-about-the-law-union-bosses-white-house-advisors-bob-park-rich-trumka-admitting-they-are-overriding-us-law-sovereignty-with-the-international-labor-movement/

  13. Here’s a Breitbart video of two college professors at a STATE university, so your tax dollars at work, teaching students how to be union thugs via intimidation and thinly veiled threats:
    http://www.breitbart.tv/advanced-thuggery-how-to-college-course-on-violent-union-tactics-chilling-case-studies/

    “In this new video, the professors make clear that they aren’t just speaking in theoretical terms. Union official David Giljum recounts several anecdotes where he, or other union officials, used threats to strengthen their negotiating positions (or simply get two-weeks paid time off work). Professor Ancel recounts favorably a tactic used by a friend of hers in a union protest in Peru. (Her story will be particularly interesting to any cat lovers out there.)”

    I didn’t watch the entire thing, so don’t know what the cat lover comment means, but I can guess that cats were injured in the process of creating her admired method of intimidation.

  14. Another labor union story: Did you hear that the National Labor Relations Board is trying to stop Boeing from assembling planes in South Carolina, a right to work state, because, they claim, by doing so, Boeing is intimidating their employees in Washington state? How insane is that? Now Barry’s czars are going to interfere in where plants are located (making war against South Carolina workers?) and telling companies where they have to build their products? Even within this country? Is this America or is this Red China? Union thuggery gone wild. And they accuse the company of intimidation.

  15. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/04/26/ex-labor-board-chairman-union-backed-case-boeing-unprecedented/

    “The former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board told FoxNews.com that a board attorney’s bid to stop Boeing from opening a production line at a non-union site in South Carolina is “unprecedented” and could have serious implications for companies looking to expand. …
    “This claim is legally frivolous and represents a radical departure from both NLRB and Supreme Court precedent,” Boeing General Counsel J. Michael Luttig said in a statement.

    South Carolina Republican lawmakers were similarly outraged over the complaint. Sen. Jim DeMint called it a “political favor” for the unions who supported President Obama’s 2008 campaign.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham vowed to try to cut off funding for the “wild goose chase.”

    “If successful, the NLRB complaint would allow unions to hold a virtual ‘veto’ over business decisions,” he said in a statement. “

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