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Trump's acting Labor secretary pick feared by unions

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Posted By: montwoodcliff, 7/12/2019 3:58:14 PM

Patrick Pizzella, tapped by President Donald Trump on Friday to step in as acting Labor secretary, is a polarizing figure beloved by conservatives for his pro-business views and disliked by unions and Democrats for a history of opposing worker protections.


You have to laugh. The Democrats, in their eagerness to claim a scalp, has allowed Trump to appoint an acting secretary, who is anti-union/pro-business. Let the fun begin.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 7/12/2019 4:15:06 PM (No. 121817)
If the unions and the demRats don't like her, she is the right person for the job.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: john56 7/12/2019 4:32:57 PM (No. 121821)
She's got my vote.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird 7/12/2019 5:01:03 PM (No. 121838)
FTA: Pizzella’s ascendance to the top of the agency tasked with enforcing labor protections is something unions have long feared. He worked alongside disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff to shield the Northern Mariana Islands from federal labor laws in the 1990s, and generally has favored easing workplace regulations. A teacher’s union is already publicly clutching pearls… Goody.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: HPmatt 7/12/2019 5:03:56 PM (No. 121839)
I hope he would take up the next step for Individual rights from the SCOTUS ruling re: colletion of union dues by corporations and states - file class action lawsuits against states that still collect dues - including the 'Conservative' Texas State Legislature - for state workers - for damaging non-union workers constitutional rights to peaceful enjoyment. Would also be great to make unions subject to Federal Income taxes - they are allowed to be a 'non-profit' raising money and manpower for democrats, against taxpayer interests. Cut off the union/democrat funding sources.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MISteve 7/12/2019 6:26:43 PM (No. 121870)
The Law of Unintended Consequences strikes the Dems, again! They go from the Invisible Man (I never heard much from Acosta) to a honey badger (read up on Honey Badger - yikes!). Dems don't think beyond "Get Trump".
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 7/12/2019 6:43:46 PM (No. 121878)
If the dems and he unions hate her....sounds like a ringing endorsement to me.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Terry_tr6 7/12/2019 6:45:40 PM (No. 121879)
I thought there had been rumblings that Acosta had not been the action figure trump wanted there and this is an opportunity to replace him for "just cause"
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lawsy0 7/12/2019 6:51:53 PM (No. 121884)
Kroger and Walmart both have excellent popcorn in boxes, cartons and crates. Stock up! Liberals hate both stores so all the better for us. I thought the press conference on the helicopter pad was excellent today. Go Trump. MAGA. KAG.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: watlines 7/12/2019 7:18:07 PM (No. 121901)
The Dems keep throwing spitballs, hoping to sink the Trump battleship. Not going to happen ...
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Paper Straw 7/12/2019 7:55:21 PM (No. 121919)
Everything about this is funny - especially the part where democrats were squawking yesterday over a big democrat donor / Clinton pal pervert getting off light (10 years ago) when prosecuted by a republican. I don’t recall much noise from the MSM at the time. Even better is the current Labor Secretary they demanded resignation from being replaced by a hard-nose the union bosses fear.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 7/12/2019 11:52:37 PM (No. 122024)
The democRATS don't seem to know that they can't win when sitting across the table from Donald J. Trump.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Trigger2 7/13/2019 2:03:28 AM (No. 122070)
Pro-business views - Demonrats want no business activity and thus no employed people. Get them on the plantation and keep them there. Disliked by unions - Demonrats get campaign dollars from them in return for outright bribes. Worker protections - Demonrats want the gravy campaign donations to keep flowing. There's enough federal laws on the books to protect workers to the point where unions aren't needed anymore. It's all about the campaign dollars.
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