Mr. Jeff Sessions

Apparently, we are going to have to deluge Jeff Session’s office with demands. Whatever happened to the idea of being able to count on the law enforcement offices to do their job? What level of criminality must be present before the Attorney General will take the steps to hold everyone accountable. The fact is, none of us would have gotten away with what the rich and powerful have gotten away with on television.

Yeah, I know it’s been this way for a long time and there is nothing new under the sun, but I had some respect for Jeff Sessions before he became Attorney General and I thought he would be a good AG, because he had always struck me as a law and order guy, no matter which way the blade of justice cut. I don’t think that anymore. I have given him time to get his organization in line and start pursuing the obvious criminals standing right in front of him, but he hasn’t.

Now, we learn that Lois Lerner, the woman who used the IRS to attack me, little old me, simply because I had gone to a thing called “Take the Townhalls to DC” where a bunch of us met up in Washington DC and went through the House of Representatives, to each of our representative’s offices and demanded answers of the staff there and implored them not to pass Obamacare, I was attacked. Within two weeks of this event, I found an IRS agent in my office demanding to see my records. “Where are your papers, Mr. Davis?”

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The Eye of the Hurricane

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Where Did the Water Go?

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Another Pro-Union Law Bites the Dust

Federal Judge Knocks Down Obama’s Absurd Overtime Rule

In May of 2016, former-US President Barack Obama, aka Mr. Draw a Line in the Sand, announced his administration’s final overtime rule, a Presidential Memorandum that promised to boost pay for millions of Americans.

The rule was almost as scary as the addendums Bam made to the National Defense Authorization Act, ones that landed members of the American press in detention centers alongside terror suspects simply because they wrote things that Barack didn’t want us to know about.

Scary though it was, it came as no surprise to those of us who had been paying attention to the ways in which he and his administration trampled on the Constitution, defecated on Americans’ civil liberties and flat-out lied to the general public (remember when he said that he was anti-war, only to launch a half-hearted attack on Libya?).

Obama once claimed, “We’ve got to make sure that this economy works for everybody who’s willing to work, everybody who’s willing to do their fair share…This is an issue of basic fairness. If you work longer and you work harder, you should get paid for it.

Which begs the question: Where was the fairness when Obama created his “green jobs” and didn’t create a single one that the average American would be qualified for?

The above quote was from a speech Ole Dumbo Ears delivered in Wisconsin regarding his intended updates to existing overtime rules.

In March of 2014, Obama issued a Memorandum for the Secretary of Labor, urging them to modernize overtime regulations by “streamlining the existing overtime regulations” and “address the changing nature of the workplace.”

It was a desperate attempt to cement his place in the history books and one that was met with understandable consternation from the GOP. As his Presidency came hurtling towards its inevitable end, the administration frantically scrambled to put together whatever they could, essentially throwing crap at a wall and seeing what would stick.

In the summer of 2016, they presented the Final Rule, a bill that aimed to regulate the FLSA’s “white collar” overtime exemptions. The bill, should it end up going through, would strike a serious blow against enterprise in the United States.

The DOL (Department of Labor) touted this bill as a win for salaried employees, saying that it would make those employees earning less than $50,440 eligible for overtime pay.

The official estimate was that the rule would up wages across America to the tune of $1.3 billion. Sounds good for the little man, right? But those who didn’t have their head in the clouds saw what this really meant for the business world—companies would be forced to search for cuts in the wake of such astronomical costs.

Consequently, budgets would have to be slashed, programs would have to be compromised and the entire infrastructure of businesses would be irrevocably damaged.

Fortunately for those of us without blinders on, some of those in positions of power didn’t drink the Kool-Aid on this one and, in late-August, Federal Judge Mazzant of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a final ruling to invalidate the overtime rule.

Judge Mazzant ruled that the bill was going “too far” in basically eliminating employees who perform exempt duties and make less than the high salary threshold. Additionally, Mazzant denied a motion by the AFL-CIO, preventing them from arbitrating or in any way interceding in the case.

It was a move that many had been waiting for with baited breath. When the rule was finalized back in the summer of 2016, it was intended to go into effect in December of the same year, but Mazzant had issued an order that enjoined it from taking effect at the time. As a result, almost a year went by with everyone waiting to see how things would shake out.

While the rule is not dead quite yet, the ruling virtually guarantees that we will see a substantial change if the rule ends up going through. If the bill survives, it will most likely be at smaller salary levels.

But don’t jump for joy right out of the gate. It’s imperative that Americans understand the harsh reality of the situation. Although Judge Mazzant’s ruling puts the kibosh on the rule for now, it’s more like a Band-Aid on a brain hemorrhage than a cauterization of a wound.

The Far Left are already taking pains to reverse Judge Mazzant’s two consecutive lawsuits with the DOL issuing a fresh RFI (Request for Information) in an effort to push a new rulemaking process. To put it more simply, if they can’t have their cake and eat it too, they’re gonna whip up a new cake, one that will no doubt be as half-baked as the last one.

As of September 5th, 2017, the DOL are asking the Fifth Circuit to dismiss its appeal of Judge Mazzant’s preliminary injunction, arguing that Mazzant’s August ruling renders the initial injunction moot. A response is expected by September 25th which is why it is important that American citizens participate in this landmark piece of legislation.

Readers are urged to write to the District Court and let their feelings about the prospect of a new rule be known to those with the ability to challenge it. As Irish political philosopher and father of modern conservatism Edmund Burke famously said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

 

About the author

Sam Bocetta is a retired engineer who worked for over 35 years as a defense contractor for the U.S. Navy, specializing in electronic warfare and advanced computer systems. Past projects include development of EWTR systems, Antifragile EW project and development of Chaff countermeasures. Sam now teaches at Algonquin Community College in Ottawa, Canada as a part time engineering professor and is the ASEAN affairs correspondent for Gun News Daily.

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Simulation planned Sunday in Miami Hurricane Irma Florida

Estimate late Friday afternoon (9/8/17): 20 million people will be without power in Florida. Jose is now a category 4 hurricane. Some people will use these upcoming tragic events for their own purposes. Americans with honor and integrity will rise to show the power of a helping hand guided by Divine Providence.

David DeGerolamo

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Obama’s Word

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The Nature of the Mark of the Beast

Grasshoppers.
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More Fake Right in Charlottesville

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A second “Unite the Right” individual has been identified as a former Occupy activist by the Knoxville News Sentinel:

Are we seeing a trend here? First Jason Kessler of ‘Unite the Right’ is revealed to have been involved in the Occupy movement and now another white nationalist has been discovered to have made the same political leap.

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It’s all Trump’s fault.

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National Cathedral Removes Confederate Windows

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Gov of US Virgin Islands seizes guns ahead of Hurricane Irma

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Patriot Nurse on Illegal Gun Confiscation in the US Virgin Islands

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Hillary Did Not Go Down with Her Ship

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The Goal

The goal of the Southern Poverty Law Center is simple: generate hate to generate money.

David DeGerolamo

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DACA Is Illegal

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