Notice how Fred got invited to Obama's round table discussion of the fiscal cliff? That's because Uncle Fred gives to both parties...that way he gets his year-round Christmas gifts of the Ground scam and the RLA each and every year...Ho Ho Ho!! Although Mr. Smith is most definitely a Republican at-heart (major GOP fund-raiser and once rumored to be a Cabinet nominee in the Bush administration), he sucks both ends of the wiener. This past year, when he met with Obama and then BHO praised his CEO skills, I thought I would projectile vomit for a whole week. This is the same Barack Obama who ran on Card Check and then caved on it. He's also the same guy who was going to make it easier for workers covered by the RLA to organize...until he fell apart again. Both of these inactions were God-sends for Smith, who had threatened to kill his 777 deal with Boeing if he didn't get his way. My guess is that Obama didn't want to be seen as a job-killer so close to an election, and pragmatically threw us under the bus...again. We were already there, but as soon as we had a chance to crawl out from underneath, Obama was there helping Fred out. This is our Fred, always thinking of himself and ways to make even more money off of his workers. Think he had some "good" ideas for the President that would benefit the country...or benefit Fred? My money is on the latter.