The US Department of Labor has become nothing more than an communist/union executive branch of our federal government. Currently headed by Hilda Solis, (read Hilda’s bio here on KeyWiki) a socialist hispanic that admires guys like Cesar Chavez and Castro, enjoys political support from the Communist Party USA, and is tied to various progressive and socialist groups. Solis does not honor her oath of office in protecting and defending our Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic. She IS an enemy of our Constitution!
Like all government agencies the DOL was founded in 1888 with “good intentions”. But it has become an arm of the unions in this country and an executive branch of government where communism thrives.
Its’ mission today is: “The purpose of the Department of Labor (DOL) is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights. In carrying out this mission, the Department of Labor administers and enforces more than 180 federal laws. These mandates and the regulations that implement them cover many workplace activities for about 10 million employers and 125 million workers.”
To achieve that “mission” it spends $14 billion of our money, has over 17,000 employees, administers over 180 laws, has 28 agencies, and destroys business.
Here is a current example of the thug mentality that is the DOL. The DOL recently stopped shipment of thousands of dollars of blueberries in Oregon, citing “widespread” record-keeping and minimum wage violations. The communist zealots at the DOL will put a farmers production at risk of going bad because they “think” there is a minimum wage problem?! While I don’t believe in minimum wage or the need for the DOL, but since they exist, you mean to tell me that they couldn’t conduct their investigation and levy fines if necessary after the product has shipped.
Our federal government is out of control and worse a large chunk of it is at a minimum un-American, and at a maximum flat out communist. And yes that means you Mr. President.
Read the whole blueberry mess here on The Blaze.