Well, the long-threatened railroad workers strike has been averted thanks to Joe Biden heroically throwing billions of your dollars at the railroad union workers.
As Bidenflation has robbed the average American of at least $3,000 a year since Joe Biden took office, Biden made sure one Democrat constituency – unionized railroad workers – got insulated from the effects of his policies, conveniently right before the November midterm election.
Our friend Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government had this take in yesterday’s edition of the must-read Daily Torch:
Who actually buys this garbage?
The potential strike was the culmination of ten years of negotiations replete with numerous lawful federal government interventions to cool things down.
The latest deadline was the result of the end of a federal government cooling down period, and the unions who were threatening to strike were rejecting a proposal prepared by the Biden appointed President Executive Board (PEB). The unique labor laws governing the rail and airline industry’s give the federal government extraordinary involvement and power over labor disputes affecting these two industries.
So, after years of watching Washington, D.C. go to the last minute on government funding deals, who is surprised that a crisis which the Biden administration has been part of creating over the past twenty months or so, was brought to a head and miraculously solved by the cape wearing Biden just in the nick of time.
What a joke.
Given that the PEB created the settlement that the unions were rejecting, Biden knew exactly what the union would likely accept and the President had to power to jam it down the railroad industries collective throats. That is what happened.
The cost of transportation will go up as the 1970s wage/price spiral just begins to take effect, spurring more price increases.
Other private sector unions, emboldened by the result, will demand new contracts that include cost of living adjustments plus new money, reflecting and accelerating Biden’s inflation spiral.
The bottom line is that Joe Biden has not only made inflation great again, he has reintroduced America to another phenomena from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, the threat of the crippling labor strike.
So, if you were script writing for this administration, where would the next labor crisis hit?
If it were me, the next strike threat would be at the ports on the west coast where the contract between the Ports and the West Coast Port Worker Union has expired for months but negotiations continue, until they don’t.
Mr. Manning is right, of course. The whole thing was scripted for maximum political impact and to reward an important Democrat constituency.
What better sequel averting the railroad strike than for “Lunch Bucket” Joe Biden to “fix” the supply chain problems currently plaguing American manufacturers and retailers AND to reward unionized workers in an important Democrat state (California) than “solve” the strike with a phone call that demands the shipping and cargo handling companies give the unions everything they want.
Unfortunately, the bad news in increased costs at the checkout counter and the company loading dock won’t be felt by the rest of us until after the midterm election, when it will be too late to vote against the Democrats who stuck us with the bill for Biden’s payoff to his union supporters.
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