How Unionization Helped Turn the IRS into a Weapon of Partisan Politics
It is largely accepted that President Obama’s re-election was in a large part due to the efforts of big labor and its foot soldiers (see Romney and GOP Steamrolled by Big Labor Corporate Campaign. Apparently, the number of union foot soldiers utilized in big labor’s overwhelming ground game was even greater than initially realized. The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), an organization which can be fairly characterized as the “anti-Tea Party,” has played a prominent role in utilizing coercive tactics during investigations into Tea Parties and other Conservative groups in effort to intimidate them and their members into staying out of the 2012 election campaign. Two high level meetings at the White House with big labor bosses from the NTEU and other unions occurred prior to the 2012 Election (Obama and the IRS Smoking). These meetings make it apparent the President enlisted the NTEU to utilize the same “Death by a Thousand Cuts” style and tactics to effectively neuter his political opposition, while other major unions were on the ground recruiting and intimidating naïve, easily, misled and misinformed voters to go to the polls to support the president.
On December 3, 2009 the White House hosted a Christmas Party where several major unions were represented including the SEIU, Unite Here, UFCW, Chicago Federation of Labor and of course the NTEU. Evidently this was more than a Christmas gala. Within six days of the gala, the President issued Executive Order 13522 which “allows employees and unions to have pre-decisional involvement in all work place matters.” In other words, NTEU labor boss Colleen Kelly and her foot soldiers were provided the discretion to attack those groups opposed to the President’s re-election.
On March 31, 2010 Colleen Kelly met with the President and evidently was given marching orders to begin the attacks as reported in American Spectator. The very next day after Colleen Kelly’s White House meeting with the President, according to the Treasury Department’s Inspector General’s Report, IRS employees — the same employees who belong to the NTEU — set to work in earnest targeting the Tea Party and conservative groups around America. The IG report wrote it up this way:
April 1-2, 2010: The new Acting Manager, Technical Unit, suggested the need for a Sensitive Case Report on the Tea Party cases. The Determinations Unit Program Manager Agreed.
These IRS tactics come along with the recent revelation of other behind the scenes tactics:
- Secretly accessing Associated Press reporters phone records.
- Secretly accessing FOX News reporters phone and e-mail records.
- Secretly using the National Security Administration to spy on American citizens.
- Construction of a massive Nation Security Administration facility to bank phone and e-mail records of American citizens.
- Secretly assembling and arming a civilian militia under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security.
- Pushing for immigration reform without adequate provisions for securing the borders.
These are all tactics designed to put opponents on the defensive and recruit idealists and the gullible and naïve. These type tactics were used extensively against EMS as detailed in The Devil at Our Doorstep. In fact, when EMS was involved in an appeals hearing against the SEIU and subpoenaed information from the SEIU it was appalled to find a dossier about five inches thick containing personal information about EMS’s owners. Information it was using and intending to use to defame and intimidate the owners as exemplified by the fact the SEIU utilized this information to expose the owners unlisted home address and have little children trick or treat in their neighborhood on Halloween 2007 handing out fliers accusing EMS cleaned buildings being “Houses of Horror.” At the same time union thugs were driving up and down the streets terrifying the neighbors. The whole intent was to intimidate EMS into signing a Neutrality Agreement thus achieving the SEIU’s goal of Card Check, which it knew it would win.
It is woefully apparent this President, who was trained by the SEIU, is utilizing the same tactics on the American public and his political opponents to achieve his and his handlers agenda (see Obama and the SEIU, Sittin’ in a Tree). Most concerning is that the mainstream media, politicians, columnists, and commentators still cannot see through the President’s sleight of hand. When will all Americans of all political persuasions wake up and realize this administration is in the process of creating a police state, one that uses advanced technology to totally control our lives. It wants Americans to be “dumbed-down,” unarmed and fully dependent on the government. It is Time to Connect the Dots.
The Obama Administration’s track record of misinformation and deception speak volumes. If the American people would judge the President by his action, and not by his words, they would see through the smokescreen, and realize he cannot be trusted with access to such powerful information. There is still time for America to expose the Administration’s actions for what they are and to put it on the defensive, and America on the road to recovery.
David A. Bego is the President and CEO of EMS, an industry leader in the field of environmental workplace maintenance, employing nearly 5000 workers in thirty-three states. Bego is the author of “The Devil at My Doorstep,” as well as the just released sequel, “The Devil at Our Doorstep,” based on his experiences fighting back against one of the most powerful unions in existence today.