Today Puzder said in a statement, “After careful consideration and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labor. I am honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor and put America’s workers and businesses back on a path to sustainable prosperity. I want thank President Trump for his nomination. … While I won’t be serving in the administration, I fully support the President and his highly qualified team.”


Mr. Puzder is the CEO for CKE Restaurants that licenses franchisees. On the West Coast this is mainly Carl, jr.  On the East, they are known as Hardees.  Mr. Puzder was nominated by President Trump for Labour Secretary but his comments that the minimum wage should be state and not federal based caused a lot of trouble with the media and Congress.

Alexander Acosta, who was named Thursday, has already passed muster with senators three times, winning confirmation under President George W. Bush for a position on the National Labor Relations Board, as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida. He has been dean at Florida International University’s law school since 2009.  AFL-CIO leader, Richard Trumka has endorsed him.

You can download the Puzder chart here.

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We rectified Mr. Puzder’s chart for an 18+ Cancer Ascendant based on his biography which has the Hyperion Symbol of “Guitars and Mandolins” rather ironic as Puzder started his career in guitar sales for his alma mater, Ohio State.  McClung writes about this symbol that it suggests duality which is fitting as he does have a law degree but is known more for his Hardee fast-foods than anything doing with legal affairs.

His temperament type is a Bucket.  The turquoise line shows the East-West hemisphere break, with a lone singleton, Jupiter in the ninth house of long journeys & public writings; he has written extensively on labour issues for the WSJ, Forbes and the National Review.  His career previous to becoming CEO of CKE Restaurants took him from his native Cleveland to  St. Louis Missouri, and now with its advent,  he now goes routinely to all fifty states viewing CKE operations from his home in Tennessee.

Opposite that Bucket handle is Saturn at 15.13 Virgo, creating his Line of Personality, see the rose oval.  This suggests he puts his strong personal & religious views in the forefront, whether it was as a Pro-Life lawyer in Missouri sponsoring an abortion law prohibiting the use of state money for abortions or commenting on how federal litmus test for a minimum wage was actually discriminatory because of the various differing standards of living.

That opposition has an outlet forming a T-Square at his Venus, see the light pink oval, at Gemini 16.3 conjunct his Moon both in his eleventh house showing his deep personal commitment to his community, employees, and franchisees.

While Mr. Puzder will not be US Labor Secretary, based on his chart and past performance, we are sure he will continue writing, discussing and vetting public policy.

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