Tag Archives: Bailouts

Big Labor Payoff Wastes Millions of Taxpayer Dollars

How much does a government-mandated union-favoring project labor agreement (PLA) add to a $52.3 million construction project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) in Washington, D.C.? At least $3.3 million. That’s the cost of a change order the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) paid to a federal contractor to ensure renovations to the [...]
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Editorial: Kill This Bailout

Few have been as involved as HTA and its spokespersons in pushing the under-reported story of the biggest bailout most Americans have never heard of, the attempt to have the taxpayers pick up the tab for failing union pension funds. The story is finally reaching critical mass, with a powerful editorial from the Orange County [...]
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WSJ: New Momentum To Dump Union Pensions on Taxpayers

“The Next Pension Bailout” is the headline from the Wall Street Journal this morning in an article that issues the clear warning that there is movement afoot to dump a heavier burden on taxpayers. It’s a complex article that deserves a full read, but this should whet your appetite: Congress is gone for August—heaven be [...]
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Bailout Obama: Soak The Rich (Then Bail Them Out)

Unfortunately for small business owners, tax laws and politicians like to call them “rich” when they may eek out a nice income but have invested all of themselves. Nonetheless, when politicians look to start taxing the “rich” it’s small business and entrepreneurs that are, often, the hardest hit. Which makes today’s cartoon by the Washington [...]
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VIDEO: A Response To The Union Bailout

We saw this video response to our recent video explaining the union bailout and thought it was too good, too poignant not to pass along. You have to really feel for this guy, but he hasn’t lost sight of important principles. UPDATE: Also, check out the Wisconsin radio interview with HTA’s Brett McMahon for more [...]
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VIDEO: Halt The Assault on Taxpayers, Block the Bailout

Halt The Assault’s Brett McMahon, also vice president of Miller & Long, went on Fox Business News to explain the in-depth issue at the core of the would-be bailout by Sen. Bob Casey for failing, underfunded union pension funds.
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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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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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