As public sentiment toward unions continues to sour, organized labor clings to power with help from Obama.  Christopher Prandoni, federal affairs manager at Americans for Tax Reform, writes in The Washington Times, “With Congress no longer a viable vehicle to implement pro-union policy, the Obama administration began using federal agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the National Mediation Board (NMB) to achieve similar ends.”  “Clearly, unions have found their man in Mr. Obama. Facing an unsympathetic public, unions know their only road back to power runs through the White House – and Mr. Obama is driving the car.”

Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, has been named by "Accounting Today" as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People In Accounting.  "Having convinced politicians around the country to sign his group's pledge never to raise taxes, Norquist  has firmly set some of the most important terms in the ongoing debate over tax reform and debt reduction."