Author David Bego Explains the Dangers Posed by SEIU in 2012
The Jupiter/PBG Chapter of PBCTP met last night at the Double Tree Hotel. Anita Carbone, out-going Chapter Leader, started the meeting with an Invocation, the Pledge and a playing of the National Anthem. Prior to our keynote speaker, Mel Grossman spoke about upcoming Rallies and the Gold Rush Tea Party Social fund-raiser. Terry Brady also spoke about fund-raising and the upcoming Fashion Show and Anita, Mel and Terry all stressed the importance the donations serve to putting on debates and other educational awareness events. Iris Scheibl spoke about activism and encouraged the attendees to participate in the Presidential Primary campaigns for a candidate of their choice.
Pam Wohlschlegel, County Co-ordinator, made a few announcement about the PBCTP newsletter, and introduced our in-coming new Jupiter/PBC Chapter leader – Gary Summers – who recently moved to the area. Gary and his wife will serve as co-leaders of the Chapter. Thank you Anita for being instrumental in the founding of PBCTP and in everything you’ve done to make the Jupiter/PBG chapter a success! And welcome, Gary!
Our keynote speaker was David Bego – author of “The Devil at My Doorstep”. Mr. Bego recounted his multi year battle against SEIU. He described SEIU’s strategy as one of a ‘thousand tiny cuts’ and showed how SEIU’s long term approach wears down 95% of targeted small and large businesses. They attack all aspects of an entity – the owners, the management, the customers and the employees with the intent of unionizing the business – not so much with the hope of bettering the plight of the workers, but to gain access to the union dues which can then be used to fund campaign coffers. David described the inter-relationship between SEIU, President Obama, Acorn and the Democrat party – all focused on re-election in 2012 and showed a couple of videos highlighting then candidate Obama talking to SEIU members and former SEIU president, Andy Stern (who has visited the White House more than any other person) relating their role in the election. The author made it clear that he never had a goal of writing a book or being on a book tour – but that he wanted us to all be aware of the challenges, strategy and tactics that will be used in the upcoming 2012 election cycle. His emotions came through as it was clear that he loved his employees, and he loves his country!
The meeting concluded with the drawing and candidate announcements.
Pictures from Fred and Ed.