Union Thugs Use Direct Line To Obama To Threaten CA With Stimulus Funds

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The Service Employees International Union, good buddies with those ACORN folks, cashed in some of its clout with Barack Hussein Obama who has now threatened to withhold from California billions in “stimulus” money if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t see to it that unionized home healthcare workers have their pay reinstated to the levels they were prior to reductions due to budget cuts.

There is little doubt the budget woes in that state have been caused by a Democrat dominated legislature in conjunction with a liberal governor, who masqueraded as a cost cutting Republican in order to get elected, that simply spends far more money than they have coming in and they have been doing this for years. The burden of supporting the highest illegal alien population in the country, estimated at some three million, certainly doesn’t help matters either in a state struggling with a 10% and climbing unemployment rate.

It’s bad enough all this stimulus money came with a whole slew of Obama administration strings attached to begin with when politicians all over the country agreed to accept the funds but to make up retroactive rules because union thugs have a direct line to the White House is unbelievable. I take that back, nothing is unbelievable with this bunch that has infected our White House.

The Obama administration is threatening to rescind billions of dollars in federal stimulus money if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and state lawmakers do not restore wage cuts to unionized home healthcare workers approved in February as part of the budget.

Schwarzenegger’s office was advised this week by federal health officials that the wage reduction, which will save California $74 million, violates provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Failure to revoke the scheduled wage cut before it takes effect July 1 could cost California $6.8 billion in stimulus money, according to state officials.

The news comes as state lawmakers are already facing a severe cash crisis, with the state at risk of running out of money in July.

The wages at issue involve workers who care for some 440,000 low-income disabled and elderly Californians. The workers, who collectively contribute millions of dollars in dues each month to the influential Service Employees International Union and the United Domestic Workers, will see the state’s contribution to their wages cut from a maximum of $12.10 per hour to a maximum of $10.10.

The SEIU said in a statement that it had asked the Obama administration for the ruling.

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