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Our Endorsement For President (AFSCME endorses Obama)
AFSCME email ^ | 12-6-11 | AFSCME

Posted on 12/09/2011 1:50:44 PM PST by wac3rd

AFSCME’s International Executive Board voted this week to endorse President Barack Obama for a second term. The vote was unanimous. The board acted after a substantial majority of AFSCME members indicated in a large telephone poll that they wanted the union to endorse the president. President Obama is the only candidate for president who is fighting to put people back to work, make the wealthiest Americans pay their fair share and protect vital public services.

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich (snip) want to privatize your job.

They have targeted the modest pension you earn after a career of public service, falsely claiming that pensions are a major part of the budget problems facing communities across the country. They are dangerously wrong.

In recent months, Romney travelled to Ohio to support Gov. John Kasich’s outrageous attempt to destroy the rights of workers in the Buckeye State. Gingrich is even worse. He calls for the firing of union janitors in our schools. He would replace them with poor children working at low pay. (snip)

Make no mistake, these men are not conservatives. They are radical ideologues. We must not allow them to implement their fundamentally flawed agenda.

President Obama believes in pulling together to find real solutions to our problems. He is standing up to the top 1 percent and fighting to get America moving again.

(snip)

Will you fight to protect your job and our country’s future? Can we count on you to join this historic effort to reelect President Obama?

We know you will make a difference. Thanks for everything you are doing to protect America’s vital public services.

(snip)

(Excerpt) Read more at afscme.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1; acscme; aflcio; obama; unions
"...They have targeted the modest pension you earn after a career of public service, falsely claiming that pensions are a major part of the budget problems facing communities across the country. They are dangerously wrong."

Marxism on the march. The unions are parasitic, overpaid political machines to keep Democrats in power and the poor a permanent voting bloc.

1 posted on 12/09/2011 1:50:55 PM PST by wac3rd
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To: wac3rd

I used to belong to this union. They make SEIU look like a Sunday School class.


2 posted on 12/09/2011 1:53:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: wac3rd

Of course they endorse Obama. who else would you expect them to endorse. The Unions own him Lock stock and barrell./


3 posted on 12/09/2011 1:53:49 PM PST by Venturer
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To: wac3rd

Gee, what a surprise. I’m shocked. I wonder who the AFL-CIO will endorse.


4 posted on 12/09/2011 1:56:14 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: wac3rd
Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich (snip) want to privatize your job

Not really. Actually, the one thing they probably agree on is that they simply want to eliminate your job, since it only exists to provide the Rats with a built in voting bloc.

5 posted on 12/09/2011 1:59:22 PM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: wac3rd

many of those jobs need privatized in the worst way.


6 posted on 12/09/2011 1:59:41 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: From The Deer Stand

The second largest expense any municipality has is it’s pension liability. The town of Bridgewater has five FIVE retired Fire Chiefs who retired after their highest three paid years.


7 posted on 12/09/2011 2:00:20 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: wac3rd

It’s going to get VERY ugly when Zero loses this election. Assuming we have one.


8 posted on 12/09/2011 2:01:28 PM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: wac3rd

My water & sewer bill is an example of Marxism on the march.

I used $16.95 worth of water these past two months. My bill is nearly $200.00. Why?

Because of fees for “using” the water, sewer, and storm water runnoff system plus the $37 fee for garbage pickup (I have enough garbage for pickup only once every three weeks). The sewer service and fees only is over $100.

This bill is an example of the public getting screwed by local governments.


9 posted on 12/09/2011 2:04:21 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: wac3rd

I’m glad I was sitting down when I read this. Utterly shocking, stunning news.


10 posted on 12/09/2011 2:04:32 PM PST by Disambiguator (Sarc tag implied unless otherwise noted.)
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To: wac3rd
Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich (snip) want to privatize your job.

WTF? I didn't see the ROFLMAO after this statement.

I don't want to privatize your job. I want to eliminate most of them! Then I want the rest to take a 30% pay cut. Then I want a constitutional amendment making it unlawful for government employees to be part of a collective bargaining union. When I'm done, YOU'LL want to privatize your job!

Let's be clear on what I am hoping for.

11 posted on 12/09/2011 2:04:55 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Government can only be a consumer of wealth, it can not create wealth.)
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To: Disambiguator

I read your tag...but the outright lies of the usless teats in “public service” is astounding.


12 posted on 12/09/2011 2:08:31 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: From The Deer Stand; All
Gee, what a surprise. I’m shocked. I wonder who the AFL-CIO will endorse.

AFSCME is the AFL-CIO's largest union,looks like they just did.

13 posted on 12/09/2011 2:09:31 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: tgusa
(AFSCME endorses Obama)

UNION LOGO

14 posted on 12/09/2011 2:10:37 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: wac3rd

A Labor Union endorses a Democrat.

I have the same reaction Bill Murray did in Stripes when John Candy said.....”You might have noticed I got a slight weight problem”

Murray: “Noooooooo”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD4xwK13lGk


15 posted on 12/09/2011 2:11:14 PM PST by JNRoberts
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To: wac3rd

“The republicans won’t steer 850 billion in ‘stimulus’ dollars into your pockets!”


16 posted on 12/09/2011 2:19:31 PM PST by skeeter
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To: wac3rd

Those who owe their livelihood to sucking away at the public teat will always endorse socialism - but only because there isn’t a full blown, card carrying communist in the race.


17 posted on 12/09/2011 2:19:44 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: wac3rd
ROFL

This is HUGH

Unions are way-overpaid, way over-staffed, and are a money-funneling DNC-controlled/funded/bought operation.

18 posted on 12/09/2011 2:28:05 PM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: wac3rd

I’m glad the suspense is over.


19 posted on 12/09/2011 2:31:13 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: wac3rd
(CPUSA) The Marxist organizations in America have been gaining ground for years via Political Correctness for starters. Obama is a Marxist regardless what the talking heads say especially the learned Bill O'Reilly...afraid to say the truth - it is embarrassing to watch this Fox Icon waltz around that fact. Is it any wonder why Fox News is losing ground in the ratings? The Unions are for Jobs and Justice? Social Justice and Union Jobs...follow the money.
20 posted on 12/09/2011 2:39:30 PM PST by yoe
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To: wac3rd
(Communist Party Endorses Obama For 2012) WOW!
21 posted on 12/09/2011 2:44:04 PM PST by yoe
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To: wac3rd
Make no mistake, these men are not conservatives. They are radical ideologues.

By inference Obama must be "conservative."

22 posted on 12/09/2011 3:24:14 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: wac3rd

Bottom line is they simply expect the government to pick up the tab for the union officers’ salaries and perks and the pensions when the cities go broke. And there are many on the brink.

The problem is there are so many idiots who think money can simply be printed anytime you need it. And these people vote.


23 posted on 12/09/2011 3:27:55 PM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: wac3rd
I read your tag...but the outright lies of the usless teats in “public service” is astounding.

That much is true. Jon Corzine is an example of this, even though his current debacle is in the private sector. He's been lying so shamelessly that even Bill Clinton could take lessons from him.

24 posted on 12/09/2011 4:20:26 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: wac3rd
♫ Look for the union label, when you are buying some dope, grass, or weed ... ♫
25 posted on 12/09/2011 7:08:59 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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