Skip to comments.AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: This Whole Fiscal Cliff Thing Is Manufactured
Posted on 11/15/2012 8:45:27 AM PST by SeekAndFind
During a speech today in Washington D.C., AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called the looming debt disaster a "manufactured crisis" and said "there isn't a fiscal cliff."
"There is no fiscal cliff," Trumka says in prepared remarks to the National Mediation Board Conference in Washington on Thursday. "What we’re facing is an obstacle course within a manufactured crisis that was hastily thrown together in response to inflated rhetoric about our federal deficit."
Obama met with Trumka earlier this week, in addition to other far left leaders, to discuss economic policy. Apparently a $3500 tax increase on every family doesn't serve as a "crisis" in Trumka's opinion, not to mention the climbing $16 trillion debt and trillion dollar deficits posted every year since Obama took office.
I think this administration has been manufacturing crises without using union labor, and that has to STOP!
Hey Tumpka, got any comments on your ballot proposal collapse in Michigan last week?
Well in that case. Let Congress adjourn for the year.
That’s what the union bosses told the Hostess employees when trying to convince them to go on strike...”Hostess if FINE they are lying. There is nothing to see here.”
Better to be believe there is a “fiscal cliff” and prepare, then to go la-la-la-ing into a disaster.
To be expected from that group of grandstanders. When they’re not getting enough attention they have to stand up and say something stupid. Don’t you know your Messiah is the Grand Pied Piper?
A “manufactured crisis”. They said the same thing when the Bush administration tried to speak out and bring to light problems in the housing market, that it was a manufactured crisis, driven by racism, white people who wanted to keep minorities out of the American dream.
So, maybe I am not speechless.
Unions suck. Period.
Reading a great book right now called “Freedom’s Forge” about the industrial buildup prior to and into WWII, and one of the biggest obstacles to industrial growth were the New Dealers, and...unions. And they practiced the same class warfare back then that they do today.
“Let Congress adjourn for the year.”
Better yet, have congress nullify all federal laws and prez exec orders of the past 50 years, then go on a permanent vacation letting the states govern themselves.
Because everyone knows we can live on 1 1/2 trillion dollars of imaginary capital every year forever.
As if Trumpka was a financial expert....
Trumka is ABSOLUTELY correct on this. The fiscal cliff is but a blip. The REAL crisis is what progressivism and the left is doing - engineered eventual collapse of SS, medicare, medicaid, student loans, highest debt in world history, removal of societal morals, and so on
Yep. Manufactured by the Union Labor that consistently votes for the socialists and communists in the demonicRat Party.
Well of course Trumka is going to say an additional $3,500 in taxes a year on a family isn’t going to be a problem. Look what he earns that’s “on the books”. You know guys like that receive adding income that isn’t reported that are “gift” or manufactured “reimbursements”. He’s just another liberal crook that has no understanding of how real people live:
RICHARD TRUMKA PRESIDENT $272,250.00 $21,500.00 $293,750.00
No deal on taxes and let them go up in January and deal with the Sequester.
In February, when they want the debt limit raised, say NO.
Let them live within what we take in.
To quote Ed Koch when he lost to Dinkins “They made their choice... now let them suffer”
Until we take the goodies away for ever a little while, there can be no deal. Stop the checks for a few weeks, and entitlement reform might just happen.
“Politicians say ‘more taxes will solve everything’.....and the band played on....”
“That’s what the world is today . . .”
So are you a CPA since this is a number or close to it their parent organization AIPCA is throwing around...
Dear Richard: please self-deport. Thanks!
You didn’t build that!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.