Skip to comments.Obama Says Teamsters Need Less Oversight (More Fraud, Less Feds Barry?)
Posted on 05/05/2008 9:33:44 AM PDT by milwguy
Sen. Barack Obama won the endorsement of the Teamsters earlier this year after privately telling the union he supported ending the strict federal oversight imposed to root out corruption, according to officials from the union and the Obama campaign.
It's an unusual stance for a presidential candidate. Policy makers have largely treated monitoring of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters as a legal matter left to the Justice Department since an independent review board was set up in 1992 to eliminate mob influence in the union.
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Barry is changing slogan from "Change we can believe in" to "Fraud we can believe in"
The "TEAMSTERS" need LESS federal oversight,,,
while the drug companies and oil companies need MORE federal oversight, regulation and taxes.
Because the Teamsters look out for YOUR best interests, whereas the drug and oil companies only look out for themselves. ;)
The WORKERS need less oversight. In fact, CORPORATIONS must be regulated to give the WORKERS more power.
Power to the people! Right on, Brother!
I haven’t heard such crap since I live in the SF Bay Area.
I’ll bet this makes Jimmy Hoffa rollover in his graveS.
Big deal. The oversight committe is probably just as corrupt as the TEAMSTERS. Why can’t the FBI do this? I’m for dismantling any gov “oversight” committee. They waste my money.
Going for the Paulie Walnuts vote.
The Justice Dept is the oversight of the Teamsters. Not the FBI, but Justice. Obama wants to get rir of that. This guy throws his grandma under the bus, runs over Rev Wright with a Mack Truck, and now sells out to orgainized crime. Been a good couple weeks for the Messiah.
If Obama does win the election, the Teamsters could be pretty useful dealing with demonstrators, as they have been in the past beating up anti-Clinton demonstrators in Philadelphia.
The Teamsters Union was being monitored by the govt long before 1992, maybe under a different agency? I know, because I was a member who was fighting for Ron Carey and Teamsters for a Democratic Union.
He didn't have a clue.
There’s not enough oversight. The government has let the unions get away with murder because they pay big bucks to the politicians.
You have got to be kidding me. Obama stands for corruption now!
May all of the Democratic rainbow coalition be of the following mind throughout the rest of their primary and then onto their convention floor.
"To the last, I will grapple with thee. From hell's heart, I stab at thee. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!"
More “changes” planned by Obama. I imagine there will be “hope” for more “changes” that we can “believe” in.
and Comrade Paff's boy Ron Ca$H & Carey was quite the reformer ... looted the IBT treasury ... the 'reformer'/FBI informant Ca$ & Carey made $156 million in reserves disappear while taking in over $110 million each year
Grand portions going to 'voter education' to get the Clinton's elected
then he got caught cheating in one of the most corrupt and expensively run election in modern history
His fellow travelers all leftists and SDS (like Harvard SDS Chairman Michael Ansera) leftovers from the 60s
How bad is pricey government oversite when Hoffa Jr wins as a reform candidate to reform the reformers.
The Oversite board under Freddie 'the Fixer' Lacey was caught conspiring with other overpaid former federal prosecutors protecting Ca$h and Carey who he referred to in one of his letters as "... a bum but he's our bum"
Thanks again Rudy
If we stop looking for crime and fraud, there will be less arrests. Fewer arrests means less crime, in the world of the thug.
It’s worse than you think. The Democratic Party, representing Teamsters Unions, are planning to re regulate the transportation industry. The fees (spelled t-a-x) will put many small trucking companies, not unionized, out of business.
Be afraid, be very afraid.
Hah! Shep just discussed this story in the context of private promises that become public to the detriment of the candidate...LOL!
Obama is no idiot. He hates the US and wants us to be third world too.
The people who vote for him are the morons. I think anyone who supports him should be registered as mentally handicapped and made to take remedial classes on basic thinking straight.
Is that a little ripple in the turf in the foreground inzone?
I'd point out that one of the main pillars of Obama's campaign is making a board designed to watch over Congress............ so he trusts the Teamsters more than his fellow Senators................. hmmm
He's starting to sound like Mussolini.
Yep, loves the unions
Make sure the illegal aliens see the first one:
I can’t believe he’s still a candidate after the revelations of his longtime “pastor” Wright.
At the time Ron Carey looked like a good guy. I was working at JFK airport and belonged to one of the most corrupt of the Teamsters Union. I know what you mean about the lefties, these little short, sickly looking guys would show up at the meetings. One tried to introduce abortion rights as part of the TDU platform. The guy who got us involved was named Andy, he was a professor at NYU. If I recall correctly, the truck driver who started TDU was not happy with it being taken over by the left.
On Brit Hume now!
But Sam a would never embrace or join TDU
The Federal oversite (IRB ~ the-not-so Independent Review Board) and the special prosecutors and assorted hacks have taken more money from the union coffers than any gangster ever dreamed.
the succession of overpaid empty suits (William Webster, Fred Lacey, Crandel from the UMW ... and lets not forget the Tom Puccio franchise in LU 295 or Ed Steir in 560) and their hangers-on and staffs chose to keep FBI informants like Carey and Johnny Morris in power because they dribbled information to them to avoid any heavy lifting
they're all a waste of skin and just on the gravy train for about 20 years now
all of that dues money and PAC funds become a volatile mix when you add politicians
25 LOUISIANA AVENUE NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20001
Top 10 International IBT Leaders & Staff (by Salary)
Name Title Total Compensation
James Hoffa Gen President $ 335,657
C Thomas Keegel Gen Sec-treas $ 297,583
Forrest Johnson Vp, Trd Div Dir, Intl Rep $ 208,478
Richard Bell Exec Asst To The Gst $ 190,494
Robert Bouvier Vp & Intl Rep $ 187,779
Gary Witlen Department Dir $ 186,687
Cheryl Johnson Department Dir $ 184,901
Harry Dellinger Jr. Admin. Asst To Gst $ 174,906
Philip Young Vp & Intl Rep $ 174,509
Fred Gegare Vp, Trd Div Dir, Intl Rep $ 172,375
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I guess that the "TEAMSTERS" don't qualify as a 'special interest'!!!
But then again, according to Senator B. (whose middle name must NEVER be spoken) Obama, I guess that the American Medical Association, American Bar Association (lawyers in particular), teachers unions, steel unions, auto unions, the gay lobby, the feminist lobby, etc,,,
are NOT 'special interests'!!
In their quest to have Hillary as the nominee, they overlooked this little tidbit:
Finally, per Politico's Ben Smith, it seems Clinton also believes that the oversight has run its course. Here's what she said in March: "I am of the opinion that based on what Ive seen over years of observation, this union has really done a tremendous job in turning itself around. Thats my observation. At some point the past has to be opened. If you screw up in the future, thatll be a new day, right? Thats the way the system works. But you gotta -- you cant go around dragging the ball and chain of the past. And I think thats true for anybody, any organization, any individual, you know, and so I would be very open to looking at that and to saying, what is it were trying to accomplish here? And seeing what the answers were because at some point turn the page and go on."
At quick glance, the title looks like “Obama Says Teamsters Need Less Overweight.”
She actually dissed Obama?? Or am I misunderstanding?
Corrupt and a racist. This guy is the perfect liberal Democrat candidate. It is like they took all the ideal qualities for a liberal Dem and programed them into Obama.
I just figured it out... Obama is a liberal Cylon. Frack me.
To Obama it's a "hope" for "change" and way too many people just don't see the empty suit and are willing to vote for him.
Hitlery is just as bad...
I guess it depends upon what your definition of "special interest" is.. /s
Or Hillary "steals it" and the Dems implode. It's a Win Win situation.
This guy is unreal! I don’t know how he can manage to kiss so much union and terrorist a$$ when he has his foot in his mouth the majority of the time.