YET ANOTHER CZAR! Ron Bloom Appointed Manufacturing Czar

United States
September 7, 2009 12:16pm CST
That's right people, the same day that avowed communist Van Jones resigned after people FINALLY woke up and saw him for what he is, our "dear leader" appointed YET ANOTHER CZAR! This one will oversee Manufacturing in the United States, so now we have a Czar who is not accountable to anyone but the president given a huge amount of power over a huge section of our economy that is all PRIVATE industry! A little research reveals some facts about Ron Bloom which should come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention. He is yet another Harvard alum as many of the presidents appointees are, and he is strongly tied to the unions, another no-brainer for anyone who has been paying attention that has seen the MANY union bigs being given preferential treatment by Obama as a means to payback for helping him get elected. Another "shocker" is that he was indoctrinated into socialist philosophy from an early age and throughout his childhood. http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/19490/ Ron Bloom was most recently employed as the "Car Czar" after the first one left amid a corruption, bribery "pay to play" scandal. Here is a quote from him that explains his "negotiating" style: “Let me give you some advice. First, we are big believers in dentist chair bargaining. For those of you not familiar with this approach, it is inspired by the story of the man who walks into his dentist’s office, grabs the dentist by the balls and says, ‘now, let’s not hurt each other.’ We do have a lot to lose and we and everybody else knows it. But what you need to understand is that we are willing to lose it.” — Prepared remarks for a speech to an International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., May 21, 2006 http://conservativethoughts.us/2009/09/06/obama-czars-september-2009/ from the same website, here are some more things that the media will probably neglect to inform you about the man who will now be in charge of American Manufacturing: NOTE: on July 13, 2009, Bloom took over as head of the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, replacing Steven Rattner Title: Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury Salary: unknown Reports to: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council head Larry Summers Appointed: July 2009 Department that might have handled similar issues: Treasury A leader of the White House task force overseeing auto company bailouts; worked on restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler LLC. * Was special assistant to president of the United Steelworkers union from 1996-Feb 2009 * Worked for the political organizing group the Jewish Labor Committee * Has negotiated restructuring deals for more than 50 companies, getting major concessions from unions and companies. * Was raised in New York in a pro-union family, which included a schoolteacher mother and unionized relatives. * After working for the (SEIU) Service Employees International Union, got an MBA from Harvard University because he thought unions lacked business smarts, he said in a 1996 interview in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. * From 1985 to 1990, he worked as an investment banker with Lazard Freres & Co., which specializes in mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring, before co-founding the investment-banking firm Keilin and Bloom. * Left the firm in 1996 to become the special assistant to United Steel Workers union president George Becker, a position he held until February 2009 * Bloom, along with Tim Geithner, is responsible for the loss of pensions and benefits to NON-UAW represented retirees of GM and Delphi in bankruptcy court. One of the Unions he calls a “splinter” union is the United Steelworkers of America, the IUE-CWA and the electrical workers. Over 70,000 retirees…and to think he cut his teeth, so to speak, at the United Steelworkers. * Bloom’s appointment and pending promotion are just pieces in the pattern of Obama’s shameless payback to the union bosses who got him elected. What’s so troubling about Bloom’s ascendancy is the obvious connection between forced unionism and the debacle of General Motors and Chrysler in Detroit. * After the United Auto Workers (UAW) union bosses systematically crippled Detroit for decades with asinine and wasteful work rules and stifling union monopoly contracts that made it virtually impossible for America’s automotive industry to compete, the Obama Administration turned around and rewarded these UAW bosses with substantial ownership in the automakers they destroyed. [b]* The appointment of Bloom suggests Obama wants to impose Detroit’s catastrophic forced unionism model on all American manufacturing workers. The result of this personnel move seems likely to be more forced unionism, less American competitiveness, more job losses, and ultimately more bankruptcies and taxpayer-funded bailouts of corruptly run union pension plans [/b] That same website also has a pretty extensive list of the czars and their backgrounds for anyone who is interested in learning about these high powered appointments who are completely unaccountable to the American people. Do you approve of the appointment of YET ANOTHER czar? Do you think it's a good idea to put this man in charge of PRIVATE INDUSTRY? Do you think his socialist upbringing and strong union ties will make him more likely to show favoritism towards union manufacturing employees and perhaps even pressure non-union workers to join? Are you at all concerned with he estimated 3 dozen + czars the president has appointed who are being paid six figure incomes of TAXPAYER MONEY but are completely unaccountable to Congress or the American people? Do you think the maintstream media will continue to ignore these issues?
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@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
8 Sep 09
It makes me wonder how much Obama thinks he can get away with and how long the Congress (even a Democrat Congress) will let him get away with it. These czars are totally wrong and unnecessary. I don't appreciate my hard earned money going to line the pockets of Obama's friends and/or supporters. It's just plain stealing. Why are we letting him get away with this?
• United States
8 Sep 09
Because it is taboo in this country to criticize Obama, any who disagree will be reported to the federal government, demonized, and labeled as a hateful domestic terrorist. People are AFRAID of the government now, despite the fact that the government is supposed to WORK FOR THE PEOPLE not RULE OVER THE PEOPLE!
@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
8 Sep 09
Are the others (in Congress) any different? They all want the same thing (money and power) so they stick together in whatever way they can to get it. All liars are thieves they just cover it up better than some. Anyway this is the way the government can take control. Slavery may have been abolished but we are still slaves to the government and they will use us as long as we let them.
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@irishidid (8732)
• United States
7 Sep 09
When the job for "Kick Obama in the butt for being so stupid" czar comes up I'm applying.
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• United States
8 Sep 09
I think they would be flooded with applicants! If sndcain says so it must be true, enjoy your pencil.
@irishidid (8732)
• United States
8 Sep 09
You're probably right. I'm going to keep it sharpened and ready for writing.
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@coolcoder (2020)
• United States
7 Sep 09
This only goes to show how incompetent Obama is as a leader. He can't make his own decisions; he goes by what all of his czars and other cronies tell him, and he's going by what Saul Alinsky laid out way back in the day. Honestly, I don't think the man has ever had an original thought in his life. All he's done is mimic those he's looked up to.
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@Fortunata (1136)
• United States
8 Sep 09
I really wish something could be done about these car appointments. It creeps me out that Obama can just go through a list and select someone who is someone's uncle's cousin's aunt (nepotism) which is a bad idea, I've seen it in action in a work environment, and it's ugly. Family members emotinally blackmailing each other, ugh! And not to mention the questionable background of these people. It's scary to think that they have all this power, and they don't have to be accountable. On a side note, wonder if Obama's mom in law is still practicing Santiera in the white house?
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• United States
8 Sep 09
I cold care less what religion Mrs. Obama's mom practices, it doesn't effect me. I DO care about the fact that there are about three dozen radical nutjobs that WE are paying to advise the president on things that he should not be meddling in.
@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
8 Sep 09
I think what people don't realize is how superfluous these Czars are and still would be even if we approved of them. We have entire departments of government that oversee all of the same things that these guys are supposedly advising the president about. We have a Department of Labor and a Department of Commerce. The other question that immediately arises is: why a manufacturing Czar? The government isn't supposed to be manufacturing anything. Having spoken to some Obama supporters long before the election and long before even the campaign, this is what they envisioned all along. The destruction and takeover of all of corporate America because they see corporations as inherently evil. They just hate the idea of anyone who owns a company making more than any of his employees. It's Marxism of a particularly infantile nature. They may as well be stamping their feet and waving their arms screaming "it's not fair". Because they believe they are working for the betterment of all society, they see only this vague "society" as an entity and have no concern for the individual employees whose jobs could be lost as they put businesses out of business. I think that Congress holds the purse strings according to the way government is set up. How about we tell our representatives to stop appropriations for the salaries for these czars until they are vetted and pass background checks and oh yeah, Obama gives them a good reason why he needs them in the first place?
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• United States
8 Sep 09
I completely agree with what you have written here, these czar positions are unnecessary, a waste of OUR money when we can least afford it, and are in fact, dangerous to our freedom as Americans. I agree, if congress had a lick of sense, they would cut off payment to these people who have been appointed to meddle in things that are not in the realm of things that the federal government has authority over.
• United States
8 Sep 09
The real danger in the Obama appointed czars of everything, is the increased power of the executive branch of government. None of these people are elected and it is obvious that the process of their appointments is very flawed. They are not accountable to the people, Congress or the judiciary branch of governmnet-only to the executive. This string of czars is merely a power grab by the executive branch of government at the expense of the other two branches.
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• United States
8 Sep 09
This is what disturbs me and many others as well, that and the fact that most of them are proven to be completely radical nutjobs who hate America and have utter contempt for the American people.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
7 Sep 09
What happens when we have 300 or so czars? Will the ubers start to question the President then!? At the very least, all people should be upset about who their tax dollars are paying. To the person sitting at home watching the news and seeing the newest czar, it's just a guy or gal plucked from thin friggin' air and tossed into a prominent position on the President's say so. The liberals would literally be in the streets by the thousands if Bush was doing this. Hell, maybe even if it was Clinton! Well... they would at least question his motives, I'm sure. The One has an infinitely long leash when it comes to his diehard supporters. As I stated above in a comment, THEY'RE the ones who should feel the worst about this. According to many, Obama had JUST the right amount of experience to run America. FAIL :)
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