Unpaid Internships: White House Hypocrisy Matures, No Longer Just Summer Jobs

The administration has progressed greatly (or come full circle) on unpaid internships. First they were interested in banning them. Then it was ok if they were “summer” only opportunities (when it was revealed they had unpaid interns). To now, having regular, run-of-the-mill positions within the State Department, according to USAJOBS.com recent posting. Normally this shouldn’t garner any attention, but it was President Obama himself who targeted unpaid internships in the private sector. Holding the predictable leftist philosophy that an unpaid internship is just another tool of greedy businesses to obtain free labor, the President’s intentions, and rhetoric, were absolutely clear. MSN Money called his initiative an “all-out war on unpaid internships”. Fox News covered the “crackdown” stating that the administration’s claims were that an unpaid internship is technically illegal unless it met certain educationally structured guidelines.

That was way back in 2010. Obviously, things change. We all know that. And that is precisely why the administration wasn’t sweating in 2012 when it was revealed that they too were now benefiting from the unpaid labor of internships. Undoubtedly, those programs reported by Townhall must’ve been properly structured to give the intern an educationally beneficial experience. But just to be safe, in case it really wasn’t properly structured according to the outlines they set in 2010, they justified the practice by calling them just “summer jobs”.

So then, what are these unpaid internships at the State Department in the middle of winter? Furthermore, the intern will have “Secret” clearance. What if this employee becomes disgruntled? After all, if this is not educationally structured the risk is multiplied that this intern could divulge state secrets.

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Court Rules Obama Recess Appointments Unconstitutional; Landmark Legal Victory

Nationally syndicated talk show host Mark Levin has landed himself and his organization, Landmark Legal Foundation, a huge success today. As the Washington Times reports “The judges ruled that the appointments Mr. Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board are illegal, and the board no longer has a quorum to operate.”

Landmark’s complaint against President Obama was pretty straightforward; he stepped outside of his power when making what he thought were legitimate “recess” appointments. The court siding with Landmark Legal is a blow to the White House on two different fronts…

Not only are these appointments now null and void but they also have to deal with the embarrassment of President Obama’s actions. Since the media has touted his expertise on the Constitution since at least 2007 the voting public now must wonder if the President is either not the expert they claim he is, or if he knowingly acted this way hoping to get away with the appointments. Incompetent or dishonest? Take your pick liberal media!

Download Landmark Legal’s Amicus Brief HERE or…

Read it online HERE

Whos gonns stop me? Mark who?

Who’s gonna stop me? Mark who? Don’t y’all know I’m a king?


We don’t heed to no stinkin’ court!