Port strike averted... for now
'Special Report' All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 7:24
- Date Dec 28, 2012
'Special Report' All-Star panel weighs in
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And we're back in the -- for the Friday at lightning round first -- up -- the -- -- strike apparently averted with the thirty day extension of the continuing contract it.
This -- potential to be to have a huge impact on the US economy a strike by 141000.
From Maine all the way down to the Gulf Coast and considering the fact Fred.
Of how manufacturing has changed in this country -- basically been decimated.
Outsourced to countries around the world this would have had a profound impact on the American public.
And you said the right thing though the number the small number of these longshoreman and we're gonna have a tremendous impact.
On the book on the American economy ending -- and indeed on the whole country.
I hope and I think the president if he needs to.
As much as President Obama and Democrats hate the Taft Hartley act and they -- invoking this provision that would block a strike what for ninety days.
I think President Obama would have to do it if necessary and he may have to do that in a month just.
Yeah I mean look in the eighth inning is gonna.
We -- a very very tenuous recovery right now and so do you know anything like this could have a major impact on and I think.
Present -- -- would be loath to invoke.
-- something like that and and to go against unions but he might have to do that if it's something I would -- serious negative impact on the economy.
Just what's astonishing is how.
Smaller number of people are involved here.
Less than 151000.
For all the ports.
You showed on the left the entire East Coast of the Gulf Coast.
In the sixties there were about ten times as many.
And today you working with a tenth of the force having a lot more cargo which is a testament to automation.
And to them contain and revolution.
In in in the 1960s.
In new York and New Jersey alone had twice as many.
Longshoreman -- you have in the entire East Coast and golf goes right I just think it's amazing that you would have had that smaller number of people.
Who could have had that huge an impact on the economy I think it'll likely end up being settled but it is a testament to how well we've done.
-- productivity over the last fifteen.
Sorry I am number two now in rush of water -- who signed a bill today that bans Americans.
From adopting Russian.
Children what is this all about for now -- a response to these so called -- it's the act which was won by.
The -- in America by congress signed by the president of which went very narrowly.
A very narrowly written -- -- the -- he was a -- -- -- we expose this corruption of 230 million dollars for something like that the Russian government.
And ended it ended it and what the act would do and that he was in prison he was basically murdered.
It would -- denied visas to the good -- officials who were involved in his murder and other human rights violations.
End to stop them from had done -- -- using any of their overseas assets.
You get a pity.
From -- a lot of our -- who -- you know tries to act like a big.
A big man who's gonna lead Russia back to its glory days and again this is petty and and silly and not.
And then should be seen that one.
It's fascinating to me to to read the Russian perspective.
On on this.
The problem are you wrote today.
Over the past ten years four times more children died in the US from domestic violence -- soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan during the war.
This is the worst death rate in the developed world this means that the myth.
That adopted children would be better off in the US than in Russia is doubtful than the piece goes on to compare.
Child death race of the United States from Texas.
22 Vermont assist Texas has a much lower tax rate.
And consequently a lower level of government support Texas has two times were children's deaths caused by domestic violence then.
Goodness cares about the children all of the children.
I may ease them -- -- some monster and he has always been and this is this is like way beyond petty and silly I mean this is horrifying -- children.
Living in orphanages you have families -- or who have already just.
Identified children that they weren't in the process of adopting that they've spent time with -- -- relationships with that they.
And now cannot bring to the United States I mean this is sick.
You know for two -- -- children he's being punished for human rights violations and his responses to punish children.
Court -- -- you -- through the strait ABC about you know a couple that's adopting a child.
With spinal different you know and now to leave that child over there when you have an American family that wants to take a man I mean it is really just -- Also something like over a 100000 dollars to begin this this process and many of these parents in essence according visited the kids make trips there establish relationships -- and now it's it's all caught off.
Get Charles when you look at it it put this pattern of of you know jailing pop stars of the poisoning KGB the former KGB -- -- -- -- -- murdering journalists is he getting more paranoid.
Well look he's he's an old he's a Russian -- Soviet spy.
-- that's who he is essentially.
And he's continued the Soviet system but without the ridiculous.
Communist ideology to police statement not as bad as it was in Soviet days.
But he's turned into a dictatorship and its content from the United States.
Two shows -- this this is a low -- -- and he did and as a slap at the United States on this silly stuff from.
The control of the papers about and the death rate of children even the United States had Soviet style propaganda but it tells you an abject.
Comical collapse we have.
In Obama's reset policy so much heralded with the Russians I mean it is knowing that when Putin ran he ran on an anti American.
Malevolent -- arguing against United States.
Speaking of Clinton as Hillary Clinton -- -- organizing demonstrations against them.
And then in the policy world supporting Iran against us the nuclear issue and talk about low -- Supporting Assad in the genocide war against his own people.
Last week he supplied to diesel to them.
The tanks in the -- -- forces which room which were requiring it to this is a guy.
Our policy has been complete failure in central Russia just a minute left the brief comments on the death of four star general Norman Schwarzkopf.
Today is a great soldier we all remember the last talked in 1991 in the hundred hours -- -- Got the Iraqis out of that out of Kuwait the -- -- of hail Mary pass in unfortunately didn't do as well on the cease fire negotiations which allowed them to keep.
Helicopters which they used to kill a Kurds and Shiites -- Well I think he did -- -- he was of course a war hero in Vietnam days.
He was tremendously successful.
Leading -- -- desert storm but in addition I think it was a seminal event in our history.
-- -- -- restored the prestige and the affection that Americans have the American military which -- suffered horribly.
In that the Vietnam days in the seventies.
And even into the early eighties and I even that was a turning point he had kind of -- Churchill in quality Churchill said you know we'll fight them on the beaches -- -- -- on the landing -- he said we're we're gonna go around over through on top on an even.
Any other way it takes to be I was a part of his briefings on to -- the runner -- got to go back if we got to go that's it for the panel stay.