Richard Trumka: This Whole Fiscal Cliff Thing Is Manufactured

Katie Pavlich

11/15/2012 10:54:00 AM - Katie Pavlich

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 every family doesn't serve as a "crisis" in Trumka's opinion, not to mention the climbing $16 trillion debt and trillion dollar deficits posted every year since Obama took office.