‘Unions Can Hold Up The Democrats At Gunpoint’: Ben Shapiro Flames Joe Biden For Caving To Railroad Labor Demands | Eastern North Carolina Now | Daily Wire Editor Emeritus Ben Shapiro shredded President Joe Biden on Thursday for capitulating to labor unions while attempting to avoid a nationwide railroad strike.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Ben Zeisloft.

    Daily Wire Editor Emeritus Ben Shapiro shredded President Joe Biden on Thursday for capitulating to labor unions while attempting to avoid a nationwide railroad strike.

    BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific announced embargoes on certain shipments earlier this week as the White House facilitated negotiations with multiple rail unions, culminating in eleventh-hour talks with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. Although the White House did not reveal details, the current tentative framework includes a 24% pay increase between 2020 and 2024, which includes an average $11,000 retroactive payout, according to a statement from the Association of American Railroads.

    During an episode of "The Ben Shapiro Show" that aired on Thursday, Shapiro noted that Democrats are by no means neutral actors in union negotiations.

    "Biden has made it a high priority in the United States to boost unions. Why is he boosting unions? He's boosting unions because unions support him," he explained. "The biggest problem in American public life is not people who are pressing for the interests of their particular group in politics. That is the norm. The biggest issue in American public life is unions that sign actual contracts with the government of the United States, paying for the people who they are negotiating with to get elected."

    Indeed, Marty Walsh led the Laborers' International Union of North America Local 223 before becoming mayor of Boston in 2014. The Laborers Union contributed $7 million to the Senate Majority PAC during the 2020 election cycle to aid Democratic candidates, according to data from Open Secrets.

    "Democratic policymaking is a question of shifting the burden to somebody else - always," Shapiro continued. "Your political allies get all the benefits, and your political enemies are the ones who receive all of the costs. You stick everybody else with the bill."

    Shapiro added that threats of a rail strike occurring weeks before the 2022 midterm elections was no coincidence. "The amount of damage that was likely to have been done if this railroad strike had happened would have been egregious," he said. "Which meant that they had Joe Biden over a barrel."

    The economic cost of a nationwide rail shutdown would have amounted to $2 billion per day, according to a report from the Association of American Railroads - a reality that would have worsened existing supply chain bottlenecks driven by labor shortages and worldwide government lockdowns. Among other issues, inflationary pressures are a considerable liability for Democratic candidates across the country.

    "Prior to an election, unions can hold up the Democrats at gunpoint, and the Democrats will just give away the store," Shapiro explained. "That's exactly what just happened with the railroads."

    Democrats have also worked with teachers unions as the nation's schools attempted to phase out virtual instruction. Officials from the American Federation of Teachers suggested insertions to public health guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to findings from Republicans on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.

    The most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress therefore showed reading scores for nine-year-olds plummeting five points and mathematics scores dropping seven points. "This is the largest average score decline in reading since 1990, and the first ever score decline in mathematics," according to a report from the National Center for Education Statistics.

poll#154
Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
  Yes, the Democrats have a bold plan, yet to be revealed, to save us.
  No, there will have to be a complete undoing of the damage done by these Democrats.
  I can't do simple math, so how am I to understand the concept of basic economics.
711 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


poll#145
After one full year of the Biden /Harris Administration: Does Joe Biden have the intellectual capacity, and, or the energy to lead the United States of America through the mess that he predominately created ... in just one year?
  Yes
  No
  Unsure
634 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Go Back


Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )




Woman escapes Covid-19 hospital treatment protocols, says others not so lucky Daily Wire, Guest Editorial, Editorials, Op-Ed & Politics Key Treasury Dept Office Taps New Climate Czar To Push Wokeness On Banks


HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

On Thursday, Tennessee Tech University (TTU) President Phil Oldham canceled two campus groups’ future drag shows for mocking Christianity and exposing minors to explicit activity.
Outraged at having been sent 50 illegal immigrants from Florida by Ron DeSantis, Martha's Vineyard has taken ultimate revenge on the governor by shipping 50 Karens to Florida.
Agricultural leaders in Missouri and Kansas are pressing their senators to greenlight legislation that could help them with the current labor shortage.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen lauded the business climate under President Joe Biden as “one of the quickest economic recoveries in our modern history.”
The Pritzker family has made headlines in recent years for their political and philanthropic activity, as they leverage the billions of dollars inherited from the Hyatt Hotel fortune to advance progressive causes.

HbAD1

Fox News host Tucker Carlson documented U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman’s (D-PA) political ascension during a segment on his show this week in which he highlighted the 53-year-old’s lack of real world accomplishments.
Popping into your inbox for your DAILY REMINDER that (even though it’s been said a million times before) Cheri Beasley and Wiley Nickel are dangerous for North Carolina.
The Heritage Foundation will release a new ranking of educational freedom among the states on Friday, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
Local father Justin Walker works 60 hours a week, helps with the kids and housework, plays in a church softball league, volunteers for Sunday service, and does yard work on the weekends.
Woke Hollywood is going gaga over a movie about a gay cannibal, but for normal people, one of the summer’s biggest hits is a documentary that began with a simple question: “What is a Woman?”
RX Industries, of South Carolina, has announced the completion of its expansion in Beaufort County (SC).

HbAD2


HbAD3

 
Back to Top