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Biden Infrastructure Plan Abandons ’Right-to-Work’ Laws Does Away With Secret Ballots Launches Intimidating ‘Card Check’ System

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A provision of President Joe Biden’s proposed $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, the American Jobs Plan, would erode “right-to-work” laws in states that do not force workers to join a union, and would include a controversial “card check” system.

As described by the White House, the plan will “promote union organizing and collective bargaining,” in part through the “Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act,” a Democrat bill that passed the House of Representatives earlier this year.


In the event that workers vote not to join a union, the PRO Act allows the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to set aside the results if an employer is found to have interfered in any way. The union will then immediately become certified if “a majority of the employees in the bargaining unit have signed authorizations designating the labor organization as their collective bargaining representative” in the year preceding the election.

Those “signed authorizations” are a system called “card check,” in which union members can approach workers — even at their homes — and ask them to sign that they want to join the union.

“Card check” does away with the secret ballot, and it could allow union organizers to intimidate workers — which is why even former Democratic Party presidential nominee George McGovern opposed the idea in 2008. Then as now, Democrats claimed they were helping workers’ rights, calling “card check” the “Employee Free Choice Act.”:snip:

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Cleaver: ‘Legitimate’ to Say Biden Infrastructure Bill Has Items Unrelated to Infrastructure

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) stated that it’s “legitimate” to say that there are some provisions of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package that don’t have anything to do with infrastructure.

Host Neil Cavuto asked, “It seems to be heavy on the tax part, very heavy on spending as well, congressman, that has nothing to do with infrastructure. And that’s what maybe worries some Republicans, maybe some of your more moderate colleagues, who think that however meritorious and kind it is to spend better than 400 billion on care for the elderly and disabled, it has nothing to do with infrastructure. What do you say to that?”:snip:

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Tucker Carlson: Biden's 'infrastructure plan' is not about infrastructure, but you'll still pay for it

:snip:Only about 5% of that $2 trillion will actually go to roads and bridges. So, 5% on infrastructure, 95% on social engineering. That’s what Joe Biden calls a once-in-a-lifetime infrastructure bill. He’s right about part of it: It is once in a lifetime. If this passes, the next generation will life in a very different country.

Before we tell you what’s in the bill, a word about who will pay for it. In fact, we only need one word: You. Taxes are going up dramatically. They didn’t have to, actually. Tax revenues no longer fund the ambition of our political class. The Federal Reserve does. When politicians want something, they just print the money. It’s called Modern Monetary Theory. They’ve been doing this for years, and it’s accelerating. There’s no actual reason to raise taxes anymore, for anything. But Joe Biden wants to, just to punish you. And he plans to do that.

The administration is calling for a tax increase of about $3 trillion over ten years. That includes taxes on individual income and investments, as well as corporations. That would make this the first major tax hike in 28 years. But it's actually a much bigger tax increase than anything we saw under the Clinton administration. In 1993, taxes amounted to only around 0.5% of GDP. This plan would come to roughly three times that – about $300 billion a year, or 1.36% of GDP. You'd have to go back to 1968 to find a bigger tax increase. It’s a big deal.:snip:

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Biden names 'Jobs Cabinet' to sell his $2 trillion infrastructure-jobs package to Congress, America

President Biden has assigned five Cabinet secretaries to serve as his messengers to work with Congress and engage the public for his planned infrastructure plan.

"While most of the Cabinet will have a role in helping shape and press the jobs plan, today I'm announcing that I'm asking five Cabinet members to take special responsibility to explain the plan to the American public," Biden said Thursday in his first Cabinet meeting since being sworn in, according to CNN.

The president selected Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.:snip:

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Breaking down what's really in Biden's infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan will dump massive amounts of taxpayer dollars into projects that stretch the definition of the word “infrastructure.”

Republican critics have argued Democrats could use the Biden plan, unveiled by the White House last week, as a vehicle for implementing a number of social, environmental, and labor policies that have little to do with roads and bridges.

The White House and congressional Democrats, however, have characterized the ambitious proposal as an investment in society and have pushed back on the criticism that Biden’s plan exploits broad public support for the traditional understanding of what constitutes “infrastructure” spending.:snip:

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Democrats aggressively expand definition of 'infrastructure' to include paid leave, child care


emocrats are pushing the limits of what can be defined as "infrastructure" as they aim to sell President Biden's $2 trillion-plus spending plan to the American people in the face of harsh GOP criticism. 

"Paid leave is infrastructure. Child care is infrastructure. Caregiving is infrastructure," Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., tweeted Wednesday. 

"I think we really need to update what we mean by infrastructure for the 21st century," National Economic Council Director Brian Deese said on "Fox News Sunday." 

The messaging effort comes after Republicans last week signaled their strong opposition to Biden's "American Jobs Plan." They said very little of what is included in the White House's proposal is actually being spent on roads, bridges, ports and other things traditionally defined as infrastructure. :snip:

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21 hours ago, Geee said:


Apr. 8 2021

What does 'infrastructure' actually mean? The Biden administration pushes a $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill that goes well beyond roads, bridges, ports, and airports, to include broadband access, high-paying union jobs, better pay for home health workers and much more. Is infrastructure now whatever we want to spend money on?

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