Union Bosses Admit Green Jobs Program is Bulls***, Then Help Get Taxpayer Money For Business Designed Solely to Dig Holes and Fill Them Back In

July 18, 2012 at 11:32 am (Chuck Schumer, Democrat, Fraud, Government Waste, Green Jobs, Green New York, James O'Keefe, Kirsten Gillibrand, New York, Project Veritas, Republican, Taxpayer Money, Unions, Waste)

James O’Keefe has released a new video from his Project Veritas website which shows union bosses confessing that the Green Jobs, Green New York program is ‘a lot of bulls***’.

Green Jobs – Green New York is a statewide program aimed at “promoting energy efficiency and installing clean technologies to reduce energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions”.

The program was created under former Governor David Patterson, and was funded using money that some would consider a scam in the first place – $112 million acquired by auctioning carbon emission credits through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

One union boss seen in the video below is John Hutchings, director of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) New York State Laborers’ Organizing Fund (NYSLOF).

Hutchings states:

“You know, the Green Jobs, Green New York, between us, a lot of it is bullshit… even if it’s bullshit, I think as long as people are working, that’s not bull, you know what I mean?”

Hutchings and other union members then try to demonstrate their expertise in the field of bulls*** businesses, when they try to help the individuals in the investigative video get taxpayer money for a fictitious and wholly useless business.

Here is a description of that business:

First, our excavation specialists insert their shovels into the ground and remove the soil. This presents the problem of an existing hole in the earth, creating a dangerous situation that could lead to hazards, including but not limited to tripping, falling, and bodily injuries.

Then there is the renewal process. At Earth Supply, we train professional backfillers to renew the soil in place of the existing hole, restoring the earth to its original condition.

Some folks say we’re just digging ditches and filling them back up again. But it’s about more than that. It’s about jobs.

They’ve created a business that digs holes and then fills them back in.  And when they ask local union bosses to move subsidies through legislatures for that type of company, the unions are more than willing to lend a hand.

The justification?  The fake company has created new union members.

What’s more is that these union people essentially admit to having no concern about wasting taxpayer money on the project.

One business manager for the local AFL-CIO branch compares the dead end hole-digging enterprise to a program run under FDR in the ’30s.

“They dug the roads up, put ‘em back!” says an animated Tocci.

Says Tocci, “You just wanna get the money. Then you figure out afterward.”

To pressure legislators into going along with the union scheme, the group intends to use well-placed lobbying firms that will make the claim that the fictitious company will create jobs, and provide more union laborers who will receive union benefits.  These firms will lobby both Democrat and Republican politicians, and are very tight with Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.

Just another example of taxpayer money being wasted at the disposal of unions in New York State.

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Breaking: Scott Walker Wins Recall Election

June 5, 2012 at 9:56 pm (Collective Bargaining, Ed Schultz, MSNBC, Rebecca Kleefisch, Recall, Republican, Scott Walker, Unions, Wisconsin)

NBC has just announced that they project Scott Walker to emerge victorious in his recall election in Wisconsin.  This marks the first time that a Governor has ever survived a recall election.


President Obama’s overwhelming Twitter support appears to have failed Mayor Tom Barrett.  As did rapper Proph’s support via the poetic singing of “Bitches who ride me”.



Obama was wise in not campaigning for Barrett – a losing proposition, and the President can’t afford to attach himself to a loser in Barrett.  


Additionally, this recall election represents everything the Democrats hold dear – they asked for this recall based on their belief in a union’s right to strangle a state’s economy.  Labor unions have poured millions into Walker’s defeat, Democrats from across the United States have placed all of their eggs in this recall basket, and a loss deals a mighty blow to the liberal message.


Not being covered here is this – how will Obama’s lack of support translate to any union support of the President come November?  Union leaders and local Democrats have already expressed disgust with the President’s lack of support, and his tweet did nothing to quell their anger.


Now, the media response will be interesting.  How will the 25 journalists who were caught signing the recall petition cover the results?  Even-handedly, I’m sure.


UPDATE:  CNN predicts Lieutenant-Governor, Rebecca Kleefisch, will also survive the recall election.  Going to be a lot of sad, sad liberal cheeseheads in Wisconsin this evening.


Expect some rioting by union goons or occupy thugs before the evening is out.  


From Michelle Malkin:  

Ari Fleischer just raised a question: Since Obama virtually abandoned the unions in Wisconsin, will the unions abandon him heading into the general election?

Ed Schultz of MSNBC embarrasses himself (for reasons other then being on MSNBC) with this tweet 18 minutes before his network called the race (h/t Weasel Zippers):

Yes, we’re quaking in our non-union manufactured boots.
UPDATE:  Video just released by American Future Fund shows the transformation Dems have made from claiming this recall is the most important election, to claiming it’s not really that big of a deal.  Fantastic…

You can’t spin this devastating loss Dems, you can only pretend it wasn’t that important.  Fortunately, you’re on record saying otherwise.

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Obama Offers Rock Solid Support For Barrett in Recall Election – Via Twitter

June 5, 2012 at 7:25 am (Democrats, Labor, President Obama, Recall Election, Scott Walker, Tom Barrett, Unions, Wisconsin)

Usually the Democrat candidates are running away from Obama like he has the plague, this time the President is running from the candidate.  More specifically, he is running away from today’s recall election in Wisconsin.

The Huffington Post reports:

In the final hours before the Wisconsin recall, President Barack Obama reiterated his support for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Democratic challenger to Republican Gov. Scott Walker, over Twitter.

“It’s Election Day in Wisconsin tomorrow, and I’m standing by Tom Barrett. He’d make an outstanding governor. -bo,” Obama said in a tweet Monday evening.

The underwhelming show of solidarity follows weeks of speculation around why the president, who has been traveling around the country for a host of fundraisers as part of his reelection bid, did not stop in Wisconsin to campaign for Barrett.

Governor Walker ripped into the President for shying away from Wisconsin, saying it shows “a real concern” on the left that the recall effort will fail.

“There is a real concern out there. For all the hype a year ago, you would have thought there is no way they can win. I knew once we hit September 1st, people in our state would see our schools were better, in December when property tax bills came out and they saw in many cases their bill went down, I knew it didn’t matter how many attack ads you could run, things like that people could see with their own eyes would trump all the attacks in the world,” Walker said. “I think why you have seen the national Democrats backing away is because as people have seen the facts they realize there was a lot of misguided anger.”

There are basic reasons Obama is avoiding Wisconsin.

First, Walker will likely win the election today and Obama doesn’t need to attach himself to a loser in Barrett.  

Second, this recall election represents everything the Democrats hold dear – they asked for this recall based on their belief in a union’s right to strangle a state’s economy.  Labor unions have poured millions into Walker’s defeat, and a loss deals a mighty blow to the liberal message.

Not being covered here is this – how will Obama’s lack of support translate to any union support of the President come November?  Union leaders and local Democrats have already expressed disgust with the President’s lack of support, and a tweet will do nothing to quell their anger.

Prediction – He is alienating yet another group that he needs desperately to beat Romney.

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