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Richard Trumka: This Whole Fiscal Cliff Thing Is Manufactured

1 mac Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:51 AM
Mt Trumka is doing ehat he is paid to do representing his constituents interests. Their interests were to re-elect Obama, which they did. Now his p[eople will be rewarded. That is how the system works. Difference with workers today and Reagan era: reagan convinced ther working person they were paying for the welfare recipients. They voted for him to reform welfare. Today the worker wants to join the 47& who don't pay so he votes democrat. Reagan would never win today. So many getting a free ride they would never vote republican to end it. Why would a Hispanic ever vote republican. The Reps want to close they border, make them pay taxes, and get a job. They will never vote to end their benefits. Wise up Republicans

During a speech today in Washington D.C., AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called the looming debt disaster a "manufactured crisis" and said "there isn't a fiscal cliff."

"There is no fiscal cliff," Trumka says in prepared remarks to the National Mediation Board Conference in Washington on Thursday. "What we’re facing is an obstacle course within a manufactured crisis that was hastily thrown together in response to inflated rhetoric about our federal deficit."

Obama met with Trumka earlier this week, in addition to other far left leaders, to discuss economic policy. Apparently a $3500 tax increase on...