Skip to comments.Our Endorsement For President (AFSCME endorses Obama)
Posted on 12/09/2011 1:50:44 PM PST by wac3rd
AFSCMEs 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 Kasichs 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.
Will you fight to protect your job and our countrys 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 Americas vital public services.
(Excerpt) Read more at afscme.org ...
Marxism on the march. The unions are parasitic, overpaid political machines to keep Democrats in power and the poor a permanent voting bloc.
I used to belong to this union. They make SEIU look like a Sunday School class.
Of course they endorse Obama. who else would you expect them to endorse. The Unions own him Lock stock and barrell./
Gee, what a surprise. I’m shocked. I wonder who the AFL-CIO will endorse.
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.
many of those jobs need privatized in the worst way.
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.
It’s going to get VERY ugly when Zero loses this election. Assuming we have one.
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.
I’m glad I was sitting down when I read this. Utterly shocking, stunning news.
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.
I read your tag...but the outright lies of the usless teats in “public service” is astounding.
AFSCME is the AFL-CIO's largest union,looks like they just did.
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”
“The republicans won’t steer 850 billion in ‘stimulus’ dollars into your pockets!”
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.
This is HUGH
Unions are way-overpaid, way over-staffed, and are a money-funneling DNC-controlled/funded/bought operation.
I’m glad the suspense is over.
By inference Obama must be "conservative."
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.
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.