Obama's Labor Department isn't just about helping unions, it's also about helping trial lawyers 

Don't like your boss? Just call Obama's Department of  Labor, and they'll help you find a lawyer:

In an unprecedented and controversial move, the White House has launched a new program at the Department of Labor which will refer workers who have complaints about their bosses to a toll free number at the American Bar Association, where they can get a lawyer to work on their case on a contingency fee basis.

There is a Bush-era executive order still in effect -- right here -- which bars the federal government from directly hiring trial lawyers on a contingency fee basis. This program, which merely refers them, might not actually break the rule, but it walks right up to the line.

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David Freddoso

David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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