So it’s official — Andy Stern, head of SEIU, is now on the supposedly bipartisan Fiscal Commission that President Obama has created (via Executive Order, after the Senate failed to pass it) to examine the debt.
Let’s get this straight: Obama spends money at a record pace, and then appoints a union chief to a panel to figure out how to fix it? That’s sort of like overdosing on cocaine, and then asking your drug dealer to help examine what happened: You might figure out the cause, but the drug dealer is still going to try to sell you more blow.
Remember when Obama told America that there was no place in his administration for lobbyists? In the State of the Union, he said:
“We face a deficit of trust — deep and corrosive doubts about how Washington works that have been growing for years. To close that credibility gap, we have to take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue — to end the outsized influence of lobbyists; to do our work openly; to give our people the government they deserve.”
Let’s think about this. Andy Stern’s sole job is to gain more influence for SEIU in the public sector. He employs hundreds of lobbyists. Hell, he’s THE lobbyist in Washington, the most frequent visitor to the White House during Obama’s first year in office.
So, in accordance with his pledge to “end the outsized influence of lobbyists,” the Teleprompter of the United States has bypassed Congress to create a Fiscal Commission to study why he’s addicted to spending — and then appoints the King of Lobbyists to help.
Pot, meet kettle.