Posted by (+12098) 11 years ago
The Lege sends back Fed dollars aimed at helping the poor but when it comes to helping themselves, let those Federal bucks roll in.
I have a question and would like help in understanding HB 354 which lifts the prohibition on carrying concealed weapons in bars, churches and banks. Why is it necessary? Thanks for any input.
HB 354 is the one which makes it OK for landlords to stop installing carbon monoxide detectors.
I refuse to accept that the majority of Montanas[sic] do not care about the old, the poor, and the schools.
once they're on the dole, they're not even allowed to talk about financially-conservative issues.
Rick, ya and people that hate
unionsHenry Ford should work seven days a week with no over time. Enjoy your life.
And I don't think in Christian countries, 7 days was ever the norm. So as soon as I hear progressives thanking God for Sunday, we'll talk about thanking unions (partially) for Saturday.
From the mid-50s through the mid-70s, Jimmy Hoffa was a rock star of organized labor, as well known as Elvis or the Beatles. His rapid ascent through the ranks of the Teamsters union was made possible, in part, by friendships Hoffa forged with high-ranking organized crime figures across the country. They helped keep Hoffa in power. In return, he allowed the mob to use the Teamsters pension fund as its own bank....
All of those Teamster loans came with unwritten strings attached, namely, the mob was allowed to install its own casino employees who skimmed millions of dollars.
Like the rest of the country, Brandt is fascinated by the disappearance of Hoffa in 1975. But unlike everyone else, Brandt says he knows what happened on that fateful day. The man who killed Hoffa, he says, is former Teamster official Frank Sheerhan. He knows because Sheerhan told him, as detailed in the book, "I heard you paint houses."
Rick, ya and people that hate unions should work seven days a week with no over time. Enjoy your life.
The focus on illegal activities by unions proved so effective that the EA's main priority became attacking labor racketeering. The term "racketeering" was, in fact, coined by the Employers' Association of Chicago in June 1927 in a statement about the influence of organized crime in the Teamsters union.  Reports about rackets and other illegal activities by labor unions and employers were issued annually by the EA. In 1928, for example, the Employers' Association claimed that exactly 46 rackets were operating in Chicago. The EA reported on the use of thugs and gunmen by both unions and employers, and excoriated the public and government officials for not prosecuting rackets more often or more successfully. EA reports also focused on bombings in the city. These reports provide statistical documentation of the level of organized crime-related violence in the city (although the EA reports rarely distinguish between union- or employer-instigated violence and violence undertaken by mob-dominated unions or employers). The Association's October 1928 report, which documented an astonishing 727 bombings in Chicago in the previous year, led to the formation of the city's first arson unit.
In October 1928, Employers' Association president James W. Breen was linked to the rackets himself. Chicago police investigators alleged that Breen had helped form a battery makers' cartel, and that this trade group was shaking down non-members.