How the Tea Party May Fundamentally Transform America’s Political Economy By Aligning with Unions

Switzerland the Chosen Economy

In light of the political marriage between establishment Republicans and President Obama while Tea Party conservatives and pro-union Democrats oppose passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, clearly the political duopoly in Washington is an united front with plutocrats cooking with expensive ingredients inside its kitchen cabinet. As the GOP establishment supports most of the president’s policies including Trade Adjustment Assistance, the Tea Party has no choice but to oppose this road to serfdom through socialist corporatism.

I foreshadowed the Tea Party’s likely break from the GOP due to the establishment accelerating its effort to subvert its own conservative legitimacy, colluding with Democrats through perhaps murder. However, it is almost assured the GOP will first destroy itself. House Speaker John Boehner, Rep. Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s passage of TPP and TAA in collaboration with Obama selling America to multinational corporations reinforce popular Reaganite conservative fears of two things. One is the establishment is desperate to eradicate its conservative base by aligning with Obama, whose own party is largely abandoning him. The second is the rise of a Seventh Party system, where neoconservative Republicans merge with moderate Democrats less tied to unions supporting globalization. The present system manifested once Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, flipping historical support for the GOP by the black community to the Democrats. Now the most seismic political shift in U.S. history is upon us as Americans fight to maintain their right to self-determination.

Conservatives must answer this latest betrayal. Efforts to win the party’s majority in Congress are succeeding. Yet the establishment’s desperation to maintain power leave conservatives and libertarians no choice but to join in solidarity to exploit the GOP’s fragmentation. The Tea Party must declare independence from both Obama’s and the Republican National Committee’s statist repression. Political and religious persecution must be crushed decisively. It must be the change it seeks of an American aristocracy of virtue, where through opportunity our merits and talent will lead so far as our work ethics permit. Our legitimacy resides in God we trust. The Left achieves power by endorsing licentiousness, running out of other people’s money and class warfare. Neoconservatives do these while morally-justifying slandering the God they claim to praise.

If politics bears striking similarities to prostitution, than the Left is an expensive fix. The RNC kegs are just plain cheap.

Labor unions are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to conservative congressmen to oppose TPP and TAA. According to Breitbart, the most unlikely political alliance in history ensued due to the president’s repressive policies towards labor unions. A golden opportunity to turn big labor “red” is one that will never present itself again if the Tea Party does not strike immediately.

Conservatives should propose a compromise as labor unions are demanding exemption from minimum wages. The Tea Party must support this alongside a full abolition of living wages to discourage capital flight to Central America and Asia. In return, unions would renounce collective bargaining agreements, hiring instead Swiss-style free agents negotiating individual employee contracts based on market value and qualifications.

“The invisible hand” applied too liberally leads to malevolent forces stripping what individual liberties remain. Taxation is in itself, legalized theft. Tax exemptions and bailouts following the global market crash in 2008 led to increased mergers and acquisitions, ergo the path towards globalized government. Relaxing taxation while busting trusts, which Ronald Reagan did to AT&T’s monopoly, led to the telecommunications and tech booms during the 1990’s. This will protect American jobs, restore her industrial might while encouraging entrepreneurship for prospective small business owners. Most importantly, it would discourage flight for cheap labor in contrast to the NAFTA treaty.

In quoting Bob Dylan, “the times, they are a changin’” — and it is no longer a matter of keeping tabs on illegal aliens entering the country undercutting American workers, but of national security. And once a nation signs into a free trade pact, protectionism stifles economic growth until later expansions lead to a geopolitical Pangaea via a single currency and common market — or neo-mercantilism under corporate socialism.

Breitbart details on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Breitbart details on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Trade unions in Switzerland strike less often than the U.S. and Britain. The Tea Party must embrace this model.

Switzerland has for many decades enjoyed relative stability in labour relations, with most conflicts being resolved amicably. The basis of the “labour accord” goes back to 1937, when the trade unions and employers in the metalworking industry signed an agreement to regulate the conduct of disputes. On the one hand, the unions undertook not to use strikes as a weapon to settle grievances, while on the other, the employers agreed to accept arbitration to resolve wage claims. As a result, strikes are rare, although occasionally workers may stop work for a few hours as part of a campaign. Lengthy strikes are even more unusual, although not entirely unknown.

Furthermore, Switzerland is a “right to work” nation. All trade unions are supported financially through dues.

The Swiss Trade Union movement

Every employee has the right to decide whether to join a trade union or not. The unions are financed through the contributions of their members.

In 2004 about 25% of employees in Switzerland belonged to a trade union. This compares with some 29% in the UK, and around 26% in the European Union as a whole. In the US the figure is about 13%.

The Swiss Federation of Trade Unions (Gewerkschaftsbund / Union syndicale suisse) is the umbrella body for 16 trade unions in the areas of industry and construction, and is Switzerland’s largest employees’ organisation. A second umbrella grouping is Travail Suisse, with 13 member organisations.

Other unions exist outside these two bodies, catering for individual groups of workers, such as teachers and office employees.

Trade unions in Switzerland made an important contribution to the establishment of the current social security system, including insurance against sickness, accidents and unemployment.

The Swiss system of direct democracy gives trade unions a more important role in the country’s political life than is available to their counterparts elsewhere. In the Swiss system, interest groups of all kinds, including unions, are invited to contribute their expertise to the discussion of proposed new policies. They are also able to put forward initiatives of their own for the entire country to vote on.

The Swiss overwhelmingly rejected imposing a $24.65 minimum wage in 2014. The New York Times reported it would have been the highest in the world. And while the trade unions themselves advocated no less than $22 per hour, 76.3 percent of the Swiss people overruled their own individual negotiators.

Switzerland referendum fails on minimum wage laws.

Switzerland referendum fails on minimum wage laws.

Switzerland remains committed to economic and political neutrality. And while isolationism for America is impossible, remaining neutral from free trade agreements precluding bilateral discourse is not. It is why in mid-January, the euro — the eurozone’s single currency — crashed against the Swiss franc following the Swiss National Bank removing its cap after three years of artificial freezes. A new direct approach to fundamentally integrating national political economy into one based on the Austrian Economics model of diminishing returns and rising demand for product and volume would stunt the frequency of boom-bust cycles forever. Most of today’s liberals will shift center given the schism within the Democratic Party as with the RNC. The Tea Party successfully pushed the political imperative further right. A more direct democratic process should be adopted at local levels to meet America’s challenges more efficiently, providing direct dialogue between community and civic leaders based on the unique situations of each community. Expanding popular referendums should be a top priority.

I advocate a market-based tax policy which combined with a balanced budget amendment and the dismantling of the Federal Reserve, will not only pay off all debt over time by capping all budgetary measures and ending the debasing of the coinage through fluctuating interest rates, but too the frequency of hard, lengthy recessionary periods and the incentives  under the Democrats’ socialist platform to go to war  as it has the four catastrophic times since 1917.

  • For every Fiscal Year (FY) in Washington, a budget must be submitted, thoroughly detailed and crafted to be debated regarding the needs which must be reconciled as a matter of providing for the common welfare and national defense.
  • The budget must be balanced, with no provisions unless under strictly-enforced guidelines in which that budget may exceed its annual figure, such as in the case of an attack on U.S. territory, with our NATO allies in Europe or South Korea and Japan as well as Taiwan where we currently have defense pact agreements to which we are by our honor committed. All surplus revenue will be divided by two, with 50-percent paying down on national debt and the other redistributed to the American people as its natural stimulus. To override a balanced budget amendment law for one fiscal year only, a ¾ majority of both the House of Representatives and the Senate are required.
  • The Federal Reserve will be dissolved and all responsibilities to regulate interest rates relegated to individual private banking firms in order to decentralize state control of monetary supply. By this measure, the risk from a fixed source of a systemic economic collapse is greatly decreased as well as the apparatus which serves as the nation’s largest holder of federal debt will no longer contribute to further borrowing from the American people’s savings or purchasing bonds and securities for matters superfluous to what is necessary to maintain government’s daily functions. As well, no federal bailouts or purchases of private enterprise or financial institutions may be transacted, nor any private sector business or corporation ever nationalized through excessive regulations or direct state takeover. A return to the Bretton Wood-style of gold standard for currency weight measurements and exchange rates  is recommended.
  • In accordance to Article I, Section 8, Congress will retain the right to raise taxes for federal revenue, but no longer progressive income taxes in maintaining the spirit of the repealed Sixteenth Amendment.
  • All state-run corporations are to be sold off as shares to the general public at cut rates compared to actual cost per share. All federally-operated banking lenders such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are to also be sold off as shares to the private sector at cut rates compared to the actual cost per share. To do this privatizes public industry and creates the opportunity to own property and have a stake of the financial sector’s trends.
  • Because of the sensitivity of warfare’s enormous costs, the War Powers resolutions which grant authority to the president of the United States to order military operations against foreign nations is no longer to be legal; it must require a joint congressional measure to declare any major conflict as war. In our defense agreements with Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and in NATO, any act of aggression against our allies is therefore an attack on the United States of America. Therefore, this measure is to be automatic grounds for the president to seek a declaration of war. In abiding by the Monroe Doctrine (1923) and the Roosevelt Corollary (1905), our commitment to the security of the Western Hemisphere will also serve as grounds for a declaration of war. In addressing this interest based upon our treaty with allies under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a dissolution of our commitment to it in favor of one with our Canadian, British, Australian and New Zealander allies is recommended, while remaining independently sovereign.
  • All future international trade pacts must be approved by the Senate  and signed into law by the president. No fast track powers are permissible.

Through an alliance of Tea Party conservatives and big labor, a fundamental paradigm shift never before witnessed in American politics would be transformative. All is necessary are for people to listen, to research and engage in dialogue to assure union bosses will negotiate in good faith the Tea Party’s proposal, to see if the two sides will agree to recreate America’s economic infrastructure destroying socialism such as the 64 percent of the Swiss electorate in September 2014 opposing universal healthcare. The Tea Party must not merely oppose all that far left-wing Democrats support, but take extreme political measures against those peddling global socialism through the inevitable merger with the dying European Union’s Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). On one hand, conservatives must reinforce unambiguously our independence from the rise of a geopolitical government. On the other, we must debate how best to achieve these objectives. After all, Margaret Thatcher evolved to correctly assert global warming — a key component to TPP and TTIP — “provides a marvelous excuse for worldwide, supra-national socialism.” The Tea Party must always justify America’s ends in line with its principles while in the process, ensuring its resolve is as impregnable as the cold steel legitimizing its good intentions.

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