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AFL-CIO: House speaker 'blackmailing' America
CNNMoney ^ | May 20, 2011 | Jennifer Liberto

Posted on 05/20/2011 1:53:08 PM PDT by mdittmar

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka accused House Speaker John Boehner of blackmailing America for withholding his vote to raise the debt ceiling unless there are drastic spending cuts.

"Now we see Speaker Boehner and his colleagues engaged in a new round of blackmail with a ransom note that reads: 'Cut Medicare, dismantle the government, destroy hundreds of thousands of jobs to fund more tax cuts for the rich, or we will cause the United States to default on its debts'," Trumka said in a speech at the National Press Club on Friday.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aflcio; blackmail; boehner; debt; spendingcuts; trumka; unions; unionthugs
I think,if Richard Trumka has any balls, he should call on all Federal Government employess to go on strike,shut it down;)
1 posted on 05/20/2011 1:53:12 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar
"Now we see Speaker Boehner and his colleagues engaged in a new round of blackmail with a ransom note that reads: 'Cut Medicare, dismantle the government, destroy hundreds of thousands of jobs to fund more tax cuts for the rich, or we will cause the United States to default on its debts',"

Wow, six lies in one sentence. Even for a liberal, that's quite an accomplishment.

2 posted on 05/20/2011 1:56:02 PM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: mdittmar
Has anyone told Richard "Mongo" Trumka that the AFL-CIO does not run America, and does not speak for Americans?

LOW PLACES
3 posted on 05/20/2011 1:57:25 PM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: American Quilter
Wow, six lies in one sentence. Even for a liberal, that's quite an accomplishment.

The left suffers from projection. They always accuse the opposition of doing what they are doing or planning. The left is built on falsehoods, fabrications, and lies.

4 posted on 05/20/2011 1:58:47 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: mdittmar

You don’t get to be head of the AFL-CIO without being a thug and a demagogue.


5 posted on 05/20/2011 2:02:03 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (e)
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To: marktwain

“..The left is built on falsehoods, fabrications, and lies.”

ABSOLUTELY.


6 posted on 05/20/2011 2:08:05 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: mdittmar

Unions have become un-American... dump them all, NOW.


7 posted on 05/20/2011 2:09:39 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: mdittmar

He fails to mention that borrowing more to pay for Medicare and useless federal bureaucracies is a brutal economic assault on everyone under 60 years of age, all of whom will ultimately have to pay higher taxes to pay all the interest on our massive federal debt load.

It’s the liberal democrats who are actually blackmailing American into more massive borrowing and spending with the threat of default on our debts if we all don’t pay up for more spending to benefit their key supporters (such as the corrupt AFL-CIO).


8 posted on 05/20/2011 2:13:49 PM PDT by socialism_stinX (I prefer to fight communists with debate and not with guns, but guns have their time and place.)
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To: Gator113

Unions are simply a tool to force communism on our country.


9 posted on 05/20/2011 2:17:15 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: mdittmar

So what else would one expect from a union thug?


10 posted on 05/20/2011 2:17:20 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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Trumka getting hot under the collar is a good sign.

And, yes, good suggestion: let him call for a strike of all federal workers. And may several million of them walk off the job.

Then maybe the reality of the situation we’re in will be evident to all.


11 posted on 05/20/2011 2:25:15 PM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding their comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: American Quilter

I dunno, I think that’s pretty close to POST OF THE DAY in my book!


12 posted on 05/20/2011 2:26:01 PM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding their comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: mdittmar
Trumka personifies union thugishness.
13 posted on 05/20/2011 2:31:48 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: mdittmar

He is an expert on “Blackmail” you have to admit.


14 posted on 05/20/2011 2:43:28 PM PDT by Doob ("My mass x my velocity = your A**" - Early Cuyler)
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To: mdittmar

I think,if Richard Trumka has any balls, he should call on all Federal Government employess to go on strike,shut it down;)


That will be the last thing he will do as it will be so obvious that we do not need most of them any way.


15 posted on 05/20/2011 2:47:59 PM PDT by ravenwolf (Just a bit of the long list of proofs)
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To: mdittmar

Hey Dick, in case you didn’t get the memo, WE WON.

Dick Trumpka... before he dicks you.


16 posted on 05/20/2011 2:52:40 PM PDT by technically right
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To: mdittmar

Who creates jobs and who destroys jobs? Does Trumka really think government and unions create jobs (even though they create iron-clad till-they-die pensioned jobs for union members)? No they destroy economic growth and thereby jobs or else drive away jobs off-shore by their hostile economic climate. It is economic growth spurred by those rich investors and healthy climate created by tax cuts and business-friendly policies at home that creates jobs.


17 posted on 05/20/2011 3:23:55 PM PDT by kp2hot
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To: mdittmar
"I think,if Richard Trumka has any balls, he should call on all Federal Government employess to go on strike,shut it down;)"

Yep. Then, after everybody is outside, lock all the doors and throw away all the keys.

18 posted on 05/20/2011 3:38:41 PM PDT by redhead (Get the GOVERNMENT out of our BUSINESS!!)
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To: mdittmar

When tax cuts for the rich come, usually more jobs follow, and I would not complain.

Also “dismantling the government” (at least all the extraneous thingamajigs it has gained over the last hundred years) might not be that horrible a thing.


19 posted on 05/20/2011 3:46:38 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: kp2hot

Unions don’t create squat in the way of jobs. They only carve out more niceties from existing employers, resulting at best in the pie being spread thinner (fewer jobs) or at worst a smaller pie (less to spend on jobs overall, or a collapse or going Galt).


20 posted on 05/20/2011 3:48:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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can’t spend what you don’t have

unless you’re a democrat/progressive... then it’s all someone else’s money anyhow. so keep spending!


21 posted on 05/20/2011 3:58:32 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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Well, which way will Boehner go? It was nice seeing the Senate Republicans actually pulling a filibuster on Obama’s pick for the 9th circuit of clowns. Hopefully the House will grow a set and not raise the debt limit. I’m not gonna hold my breath though.


22 posted on 05/20/2011 4:09:31 PM PDT by Graneros ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.")
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To: mdittmar

Hey DICK!

Did you believe that “blackmail” was a strictly MOB job description, requiring a union card to exercise?

Since when do YOU object to such tactics?

oh...you think that if you call attention to the methods that “principled” people use, that they will have pangs of conscience that don’t seem to inhibit you....


23 posted on 05/20/2011 4:29:59 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: Graneros

Gee, I wonder what Dick Trumpka’s pay check looks like? I bet if he were a Republican, the Democrats would consider him RICH.....


24 posted on 05/20/2011 4:32:50 PM PDT by Cyclone59
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To: kp2hot
Who creates jobs and who destroys jobs?

Food stamps create jobs. Just ask Nancy Pelosi.

25 posted on 05/20/2011 5:16:26 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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