James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has released a new video that exposes unions willing to dig holes and fill them in again against the backdrop of the farce that is Obama’s “shovel-ready jobs” agenda. The video, “Legislators, Union Bosses Seek Funding for Digging Holes and Filling Them Back In“:
In one of the undercover interviews featured in the video, a union representative says “between us, a lot of this is bull!@#$” — but there’s so much more:
O’Keefe’s Project Veritas then takes this newly-created non-existent company – a company dedicated to digging and filling holes – and asks for help from local union bosses to help move subsidies for Earth Supply and Renewal through legislatures. After all, they argue, even if we’re just digging ditches and refilling them on the taxpayer dime, at least we’re creating new union workers.
And, unbelievably, the union bosses are only too happy to help. They couldn’t care less about wasting taxpayer dollars. And that’s precisely what they say.
John Hutchings, director of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) New York State Laborers’ Organizing Fund (NYSLOF), explains:
“Right now it’s all about jobs. It’s awful hard for anybody to vote against like a jobs bill right now … ”
He agrees that even if there are sites where this ditch digging and filling has no environmental program, legislators will decided, “it’s a jobs program for the laborers.” And when some of the Earth Supply and Renewal “employees” explain that they literally dig a ditch, then fill it up again, Hutchings says, “It sounds like, it almost is exactly the same as where we were with Green Jobs, Green New York.” Green Jobs, Green New York was a $112 million state plan that was designed to create environmentally-friendly jobs. And it was sponsored, in large part, by unions.
The union representatives compare the shovel-ready programs to Roosevelt’s WPA. Digging holes and filling them in again, that’s just what’s going to get our economy going.