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.