Monthly Archives: May 2010

While You Were Working - May 28, 2010

At HTA, we know that running a small business is time consuming, and you can’t always stop to check the news. We’ve got you covered. Here’s what you may have missed today: Wall Street Journal: Congress Weighs a Pension Bailout CNS News: Senate Considers Union Pension Bailout Finance & Commerce: Economic Recovery? Contractors Not Cheering [...]
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More Recognition for HTA’s Fight Against Union Pension Bailouts

CNSNews.com has noted the work of one of HTA’s leaders in fighting the union pension bailout bill: Brett McMahon, vice president of the non-union Miller and Long Concrete Construction and a representative of Halt the Assault, said the bill would affect about 3.5 percent of Americans and asked, “Why should the rest of the taxpayers [...]
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A Bailout By Any Other Name

During today’s Senate hearing on the dreadful state of multi-employer pension plans, which threatens to disrupt the retirement security of hardworking Americans, Sen. Bob Casey made an odd statement about his bill that could be a $165 billion bailout for union pension plans. Referring to discussion of his bill as a bailout, Sen. Casey said [...]
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Ruh Ro! Evidence of Bailouts In The Air

There’s no way of getting around this one (emphasis added) on an effort to create a taxpayer backstop for failing pension plans. This is the written statement of Assistant Secretary of Labor Borzi Phyllis C. Borzi: Also, under the proposal, the partitioned plan would use other PBGC funds, such as the single-employer plan fund, to [...]
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While You Were Working - May 27, 2010

At HTA, we know that running a small business is time consuming, and you can’t always stop to check the news. We’ve got you covered. Here’s what you may have missed today: HalttheAssault (Press Release): Taxpayers on the Hook for Failing Union Pensions; HaltTheAssault.com Calls for Real Pension Reform Washington Examiner: Barbara Hollingsworth: Here comes [...]
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HTA Fighting Back Against Union Pension Bailout

Great article running in the Washington Examiner by Barbara Hollingsworth on the union pension bailout we’ve been fighting, and she was kind enough to include this mention: Members of HaltTheAssault.com - a project of the Free Enterprise Alliance, which opposes the legislation - told reporters Wednesday that Casey’s bill would transfer failing union pension plans [...]
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HTA Press Release: Taxpayers on the Hook for Failing Union Pensions

For Immediate Release May 27, 2010 Taxpayers on the Hook for Failing Union Pensions HaltTheAssault.com Calls for Real Pension Reform ARLINGTON, VA (May 27, 2010) – The Halt the Assault Campaign (HaltTheAssault.com) called for real pension reform in light of the controversial union pension plan bailout that is being considered in Congress. [The bills are [...]
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Card Check Roundup

Getting litmus testy in Arkansas: Politico reports, “Sen. Blanche Lincoln said Wednesday she would not agree to a fourth debate with Lt. Gov. Bill Halter until he takes a clear position on controversial card check legislation.” Local columnist Brummett says, “Ask him in a debate, senator.” More litmus test: It’s card check and education for [...]
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While You Were Working - May 26, 2010

At HTA, we know that running a small business is time consuming, and you can’t always stop to check the news. We’ve got you covered. Here’s what you may have missed today: ExecutiveGov.com: Driving the Economy - National Small Business Week BusinessWeek: Fed Misses Deadline for Small Biz Credit Card Report Atlantic: Should the Government [...]
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“Look for the union fable”

Over at the Washington Times: Flanked by representatives from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, YRC Transportation and ABF Freight Systems, Sen. Bob Casey, Pennsylvania Democrat, proposed a massive bailout for the Teamsters’ and other union pension funds on March 22. The deceptively named Create Jobs and Save Benefits Act of 2010 (the Save Adorable Fluffy [...]
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