An Unholy Alliance _ Big Transport + Union + Environmentalist + EPA

Would you believe it? Big trucking companies, the Teamsters Union, the Environmental Defense Fund and , the EPA are all holding hands while President Obama leads them in a chorus of kumbaya. Are we witnessing one of God’s miracles or is this the Devil’s doing? If you guessed the devil you go to the head of the class.

So what is the brouhaha all about ? From this Daily Caller article we learn:

President Barack Obama’s administration is using new “environmental  standards” to force independent owner-operator truckers into becoming part of  the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a union that gave more than $2  million to Democrats in the last two election cycles.

By increasing the number of “green” requirements truckers have to comply with  in order to get into some major United States ports — like Los Angeles, Long  Beach and Oakland — the Obama administration and the Environmental Protection  Agency are helping push previously independent truckers into companies, which  then makes them vulnerable to unionization or, in many cases, forced to join a  union. As these aren’t administrative laws from the EPA per se, trucks that  don’t fit this new “green” standard, which is meeting at least 2007 EPA  emissions levels, are still allowed to operate throughout the country. But each  of the major port authorities won’t let them in if they don’t fit the new  environmental regulations, which would force many independent truckers out of  business if they resist since many truckers depend on business from the ports to  survive.

Who are the winners?

Well, the big transport companies are happy because they know those pesky independent trucking competitors won’t be able to afford the “new green trucks” and so the competition will be reduced. The Teamsters are delighted because many of the independentts (non-union) truckers will be forced to sign-on with the big transport companies and, of course will have to join the union. The environmental groups are happy because they can put another notch on their gun. And, Obama is grinning from one big ear to the other as he counts his union voters and their contributions to his campaign.

Who are the losers?

Obviously, the independent truckers will lose their independence and be forced to join the union.

By increasing the number of “green” requirements truckers have to comply with in order to get into some major United States ports — like Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland — the Obama administration and the Environmental Protection Agency are helping push previously independent truckers into companies, which then makes them vulnerable to unionization or, in many cases, forced to join a union. As these aren’t administrative laws from the EPA per se, trucks that don’t fit this new “green” standard, which is meeting at least 2007 EPA
emissions levels, are still allowed to operate throughout the country. But each of the major port authorities won’t let them in if they don’t fit the new environmental regulations, which would force many independent truckers out of business if they resist since many truckers depend on business from the ports to survive. (Source)

Also, you and I are losers because we will be paying for the higher transport cost built into everything we buy.

If you want to learn more about this subject, you can read more here and her.

What is this really about?

Is this just typical Obama pushing his green schemes and buying union votes and contributions at our expense? Sure, that’s part of it but it is also part of another long term plan by the political and financial elites.

We conservative bloggers have been quite uniform in our opinion that the end game of the elites is to convert America into a Marxist/socialist state more or less modeled on the European formula. But I have recently changed my view of what the end game is and it is not a Marxist/socialist state at all; but something quite different. What is the end game tha t I see coming? Well that, dear reader will be the subject of tomorrow’s post. Please stay tuned.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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18 thoughts on “An Unholy Alliance _ Big Transport + Union + Environmentalist + EPA

    1. Bingo, Loopyloo! That is what I think. And you, too Infidel. Every single subject I look into for research leads to the same place: Agenda 21. It is the disgrace of the world that the environmentalists through the lies and fraud of “AGW” we are now under total control. All of that originated in the UN. Yesterday I discovered the “American Hiking Society” promoting the same crap..and a link to a Ford Foundation called “The Spin Project” to help indoctrinate media and the public on the virtues of “Social Justice.” The web is in place. Every dot org in the nation is playing right along. Tax differed status for non-profits, NGO’s, regional governments, little fiefdoms of planning orgs., it’s all in place.

      (Bachmann is the only candidate so far that seems not tainted by this and wants to fight back. That’s just my opinion…) I think people used to think the Presidency didn’t matter except for the foreign policies and military engagements. Way back when the Constitution still mattered and the Presidency was not abusing the position. Carter, Clinton, both Bushes, and now Obama have changed all of that. They have wrecked the country by executive orders that are unconstitutional. And they’ve all done it to implement more power of the UN. Why? Maybe Jim will tell us tomorrow!!

  1. Thousands of jobs were lost in the Lehigh Valley around Allentown, PA, when MAC trucks could no longer make a decent competitive engine with the regs that were constantly being changed. That was one example. The new regs requring the new CAFE standards for the big rigs will make them prohibitivly expensive,and who knows the life expectancy of the trucks. They really do not want trucking at all. “They” want us living back in an agraian world. I do not want to live that way for one.

  2. Radio news a few minutes ago…Perry in NH says he does not believe in AGW (Anthropogenic Global Warming) and decried the cost to our nation from implementing regulations based on AGW. Hallelujah and pass the ammunition!! Still more to learn about him, but perhaps he would rescind and dismantle this insanity that you report on above re: the cafe standards for trucks, kick the EPA out of here, and get this madness ended once and for all! I am praying so hard for that! Bachmann is in that same camp. So Perry-Bachmann? Or vice versa. Maybe.

  3. The Left has always been in bed with the unions and the union bosses. The end game will be another failed utopia, with the middle class and the “little guy” the real victims.

    Looking forward to tomorrow’s post.

  4. My head will explode if I get going either on the issue of unions or the EPA. Both at once… I’ll just enjoy the other comments. The only thing I’ll add is my current theme… As they increase the cost of transportation (which is what this’ll do), prices for goods that are transported will increase. Who can least afford to pay increased prices, the poor and middle class, or the rich? Democrat/Progressive policies HURT THE PEOPLE THEY CLAIM TO BE HELPING.

    1. “Hurt the people they claim to be helping.” Not truer words were ever said. When has it ever been different. All the programs the elite push down our throats hurt the poor and the middle class. But you have to hand it to them. They have always been able to convince those being hurt that they are actually being helped.And worse. We who have always known that the people were getting screwed have done a miserable job in convincing them that they are in fact being screwed. I have a head ache.

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