May Day 2012 is upon us and so is a return of Socialism and the Occupy Wall Street movement. On Monday, April 30, the National Labor Relation Board, NLRB, began instituting its latest rule requiring that businesses allow their employees to vote on forming unions within ten days of a formal declaration of unionization. The actual law is for holding elections within 38 days. But the Barack Obama administration cares little about laws since they are incompetent at governing or passing legislation. So the NLRB is arbitrarily imposing this new rule without any Congressional approval. Needless to say, there will be court challenges once the unions begin calling for elections. May Day is celebrated worldwide as International Workers Day.
Meanwhile, Occupy Wall Street plans to hold rallies in 80 countries worldwide, including in some 125 cities just in the United States. Calls for worker strikes, the blockage of crucial bridges and tunnels to disrupt commerce and other actions are planned. In France, we may soon have a Socialist as president, who intends to reverse the austerity measures begun by Nicolas Sarkozy. Not only is Sarkozy in trouble for austerity, attempting to reign in the free-spending ways of previous Socialist governments that have put France, and the rest of Europe, in a debt crisis, but now he is being accused of taking campaign contributions from Libyan interests, including that of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
Our own election cycle this year being essentially a mandate on whether to continue the Socialism of Barack Obama, who uses government intervention in the free market as much as possible versus Mitt Romney, who claims he will reverse this practice. Obama has doubled the National Debt, over-spending more in three years than George W. Bush did in 8 years. Obama is waging class warfare in efforts to raise federal revenues by taxing job creators in America, like oil companies, who pay roughly 41% in taxes on profits, but gives a pass to Democrat-friendly technology companies, like Apple, Google and Amazon.com, who pay 11% or less on their massive profits. In Apple′s case, the New York Times even is pointing out that they are hiding some $79 Billion dollars off shore to avoid United States taxes.
Barack Obama will celebrate May Day 2012 as Socialism appears to be on the rise again, thanks in small part to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Strikes, riots and disruptions on our public streets, bridges and tunnels are expected both here in America and in 80 countries worldwide. This year, International Workers Day will have more to celebrate as the National Labor Relations Board, the NLRB, enforces its new arbitrary union formation rule, fast-tracking union elections from 38 days to just 10 days. We have seen this story before play out in the 1930s as the world slipped into fascism thanks to the Socialists of that era.