By Katie Kieffer
“How to Make it in America” only works if capitalism reigns in America. I have positive news and ideas that will help you take America back to her capitalist and Constitutional roots in the wake of socialist and unconstitutional Obamacare, which I discussed here, here and here.
Let’s all agree that there is no silver bullet to halt this Administration’s apparent obsession with creating “historic moments” and “fundamentally different courses” for America. There is no Capitalist Fairy who can sprinkle Reagan Jelly Belly beans down on liberal politicians and eliminate their hatred and shame for America.
There are real people, like you and me, who have the right to vote, free speech and assembly. If you feel like you’re alone in this battle to preserve freedom, you’re not. You have more friends than you might think. I’m going to showcase your biggest friends in this race to combat socialist takeover of American free enterprise so you can join them in making your voice heard:
The Tea Party Movement
Well, didn’t Sarah Palin give Sen. Harry Reid’s hometown a nice little surprise on Saturday? Between 9,000 and 11,000 people showed up in the small town of Searchlight, Nev. to rally with Palin and support a return to fiscal responsibility, limited government and Constitutional principles.
Compare this peaceful Tea Party rally with the hate-filled anti-capitalist protests on Wall Street that the mass media somehow “forgets” to show you:
Searchlight’s rally is just one example of many Tea Party rallies that are happening all over the country. If you live in Minnesota, mark your calendars for April 15, 2010 because the St. Paul Tax Day Tea Party rally will take place at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Minnesotans should come together to show our state and federal government that we are tired of bearing the brunt end of their spending sprees. I will be speaking at this rally on how conservatives can reach out to young people. There will be many other exciting speakers, and you can learn more on the rally’s Facebook page. I hope that you can join us!
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
If you are a small business owner or an entrepreneur, you should pay close attention to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber will alert you to issues impacting the small business community, so you can voice your opinion before it’s too late.
The same day Palin rallied with thousands of Americans to support free enterprise, the Obama Administration took yet another shot at capitalism and the American Dream by appointing Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
President Obama brazenly ignored the Senate’s constitutional responsibility to consent, and appointed Becker to the NLRB despite the Senate’s bi-partisan recommendation not appoint him, given his radical anti-business sentiments and shady ethical past (Can you say Acorn?).
Here is a section of a letter that 20 trade associations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, signed asking the President to refrain from appointing Becker:
“Mr. Becker has written that employers should have no role in union representation elections, thus calling into question whether they should be permitted to insist on secret ballot elections to determine union representation or whether they could be compelled to accept union authorization cards (“card check”). Furthermore, his writings clearly indicate that he would use his position on the NLRB to institute far-reaching changes in the law that would not merely interpret existing law, but would bypass the role of Congress in setting national labor policy.”
Given Becker’s affection for labor unions, which donated $300 million to put President Obama and Democrats in office, I can see why the President was unwilling to follow the advice of his congressional peers and the Constitution. What goes around comes around, right? Becker plus happy labor unions equals money in the President’s reelection coffer. ( By the way, the President’s contempt for the Constitution is nothing new. We witnessed it in his treatment of the High Court and in the backroom deal he cut with labor unions on the health care bill.)
With Becker’s appointment, expect to see more states propose “solutions” to eliminating budget deficits such as taxing limousine rides, comedians, clowns, strippers, lawyers, hot air balloon rides and other previously tax-exempt services, as Bill Hemmer revealed on “America’s Newsroom” this morning. I’ve never been a stripper advocate, but these are all “solutions” that would allow states to reduce their debt by hurting business instead of confronting bloated labor unions.
Here is your positive hope for pro-business change: The Chamber has been fighting the Becker appointment by helping small businesses understand the reality of Becker’s viewpoints. If more small businesses had joined the Chamber in opposing Becker’s appointment, the President may have thought twice before groveling at the feet of labor unions.
The Chamber’s work to oppose Becker’s appointment is just one example of Chamber resources that small business owners should take advantage of and participate in. Small businesses, such as those I interviewed last week, can look to the Chamber as a resource to help them understand the political issues that face them and collaborate with other small businesses to restore America’s healthy business climate.
I have even more positive news for you, so stay tuned.