On the the Leslie Marshall Show, Leslie talks with United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo W. Gerard about the recent Presidential recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Consumer Protection Board.
Marshall quoted Gerard’s latest blog posting, Recess Appointments: Backlash to Blackmail, “In America, when gangs of bullies torment school children, pushing them around and extorting their lunch money, parents know only one response effectively counters the abuse: confrontation. Running, whining, negotiating — none of that works. For the past year, since Republicans took the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, they’ve behaved like young thugs, extorting Democrats to get what they wanted.
She mentioned how true his words were with what is happening today. “What we are dealing with is a party that has made it clear that they are not just the party of ‘no’, they are a party of liars.”
Gerard said, “What they have done for the last three years is to stymie the recovery. They have made it clear, very, very clear that they are prepared to see millions of Americans suffer until they have a better shot, a better chance at defeating President Obama.”