SEIU Lands Its Boss on the Deficit Commission

For those who suspect the president’s bipartisan deficit commission isn’t very bipartisan and isn’t going to do much about the deficit, this report should come as no surprise:

President Obama’s decision to appoint his close political ally, union leader Andrew Stern, to the newly created National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform has set off a firestorm of criticism from business and conservative groups who charge he is a political radical who should be investigated for failure to register as a lobbyist.

Really, what is the much criticized guy with the thuggish reputation belonging to a special-interest group that gave millions to elect Obama and has a vested interest in preserving costly budget items (such as the Davis-Bacon Act, which requires union “prevailing wages” on government contracts) doing on a panel supposedly dedicated to fiscal sobriety? Well, one supposes he’s there to protect the interests of his union members. That’s what he’s been doing for the last year, of course. (“Stern, whose union funneled $60 million to the Obama election campaign, has been a regular visitor to the White House since Obama’s inauguration.”)

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