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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: This Whole Fiscal Cliff Thing Is Manufactured
Townhall ^ | 11/15/2012 | Katie Pavlich

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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; aflcio; barackhusseinobama; barackhussienobama; bhounions; biglabor; fiscalcliff; laborunion; obama; richardtrumka; trumka; unionthugs

1 posted on 11/15/2012 8:45:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Yeah, manufactured! But was it manufactured with UNION LABOR? That's what I wanna know!

I think this administration has been manufacturing crises without using union labor, and that has to STOP!

2 posted on 11/15/2012 8:47:33 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Tumpka, got any comments on your ballot proposal collapse in Michigan last week?


3 posted on 11/15/2012 8:48:33 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well in that case. Let Congress adjourn for the year.


4 posted on 11/15/2012 8:49:36 AM PST by ABQHispConservative
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 8:50:53 AM PST by madison10
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To: TChris

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?


6 posted on 11/15/2012 8:51:02 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

Speechless.

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.


7 posted on 11/15/2012 8:52:18 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American kLiberals have a lot in common.)
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To: ABQHispConservative

“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.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 8:53:46 AM PST by redfreedom (The spineless RINO's have made themselves irrelevent and lost the country for us.)
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To: SeekAndFind
More pearls of wisDUMB from a senior Brownshirter...
9 posted on 11/15/2012 8:54:11 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Because everyone knows we can live on 1 1/2 trillion dollars of imaginary capital every year forever.


10 posted on 11/15/2012 8:54:53 AM PST by circlecity
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To: SeekAndFind

As if Trumpka was a financial expert....


11 posted on 11/15/2012 8:56:01 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: SeekAndFind

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


12 posted on 11/15/2012 8:56:28 AM PST by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: TChris
Yeah, manufactured! But was it manufactured with UNION LABOR? That's what I wanna know!

Yep. Manufactured by the Union Labor that consistently votes for the socialists and communists in the demonicRat Party.

13 posted on 11/15/2012 8:56:39 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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


14 posted on 11/15/2012 8:57:06 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind
This is even easier then.

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.

15 posted on 11/15/2012 8:59:44 AM PST by dan on the right
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To: jsanders2001

“Politicians say ‘more taxes will solve everything’.....and the band played on....”


16 posted on 11/15/2012 9:01:01 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

“That’s what the world is today . . .”

“Hey, hey”


17 posted on 11/15/2012 9:05:15 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: jsanders2001
Well of course Trumka is going to say an additional $3,500 in taxes a year

So are you a CPA since this is a number or close to it their parent organization AIPCA is throwing around...

18 posted on 11/15/2012 9:06:31 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: SeekAndFind

Dear Richard: please self-deport. Thanks!


19 posted on 11/15/2012 9:07:59 AM PST by paglia444
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To: TChris

“Fiscal cliff”?

You didn’t build that!


20 posted on 11/15/2012 9:08:05 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why should I believe Trumka?


21 posted on 11/15/2012 9:08:09 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: SeekAndFind
Sure, keep talking Trumka. Meanwhile his accountant is out buying gold and mining shares, and stocking food, gasoline, and a few armaments just in case.
22 posted on 11/15/2012 9:09:51 AM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Those “in the know” want everyone to stay in the casino as long as possible in order to milk as much wealth out of them as possible.

Then, they shut out the lights and leave you with a bunch of plastic chips.


23 posted on 11/15/2012 9:12:47 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

You typed “Brownshirter”....but I saw something else....you can probably guess....HAHAHAHA


24 posted on 11/15/2012 9:20:17 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: goodnesswins

The other day, someone coined a new phrase for 0bama voters -

the “Free sh*tters”.


25 posted on 11/15/2012 9:23:43 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: cripplecreek
Little Dickie Trumka did a super job in MI to go along with his massive success in WI. A few more ‘victories’ like that and he and his fellow clowns will need a new circus.
26 posted on 11/15/2012 9:28:29 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I actually don’t disagree with that statement, although for wildly different reasons. The impact of all these changes for the first of the year are real. The result of the negotiations will limit the impact, but we are still on a high speed train to collapse regardless what they agree too. It will leave obamacare intact, which is the real irreversable death knell to our economy and to individual freedom. We will still have a stagnant slow growth economy for years to come. We will still have massive deficits and debt. Our dollar will continue to decline.

The battle over this cliff is largely just a game and I am mostly tuned out.


27 posted on 11/15/2012 9:28:29 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: SeekAndFind

Trumka is indeed one of the few persons who has proudly demonstrated an IQ even below that of Dan Rather, the Obamadork, and Chris Matthews.

Congratulations, Trumpka, you are now qualified to be union leader.

Oh, never mind.


28 posted on 11/15/2012 9:35:27 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: JPG
It appears that the private sector unions turned on the public sector unions in Michigan.

NYT: Prop 2 'An Embarrassing Loss for Labor'
29 posted on 11/15/2012 9:35:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Union goons are useful to democrats - everything else about unions makes liberal elites cringe.


30 posted on 11/15/2012 9:35:48 AM PST by GOPJ (Petraeus confession: like something from a 'Soviet purge trial'....)
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To: SeekAndFind

Richard Trumka is a dumbka!


31 posted on 11/15/2012 9:59:07 AM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I notice that unionistas presume themselves to be experts on business, finance, and now economics.

But oddly enough, these experts never actually run any businesses. Surely a union-run business with union-only labor should be wildly successful, right?

Wonder why that is...


32 posted on 11/15/2012 10:05:56 AM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: rlmorel

“One of the biggest obstacles to industrial growth were the New Dealers and the unions.”
These marxists always use the same playbook. They have never deviated from class the warfare theme. They got nuthin else to work with.


33 posted on 11/15/2012 10:07:52 AM PST by certrtwngnut (He shrugs!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess the stock market is in panic mode because Obama had brown shoes on and not the debt crisis.


34 posted on 11/15/2012 10:38:42 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: taildragger

This is a number that us being thrown around on the Internet right now...


35 posted on 11/15/2012 11:00:33 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: taildragger

This is a number that is being thrown around on the Internet right now...


36 posted on 11/15/2012 11:00:43 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Yes, so the internet and AICPA are in sink, it makes me wonder if AICPA is the source...


37 posted on 11/15/2012 1:27:33 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: certrtwngnut

Yep. And even after tens of millions were murdered in the Soviet Union and Red China, and hundreds of millions more were imprisoned, there are still people that fall for it, hook, line and sinker.

What is scarier is that there are many people who LIVED through those times, and pine for the tyrants.

And we have them here in this country. Running things.


38 posted on 11/15/2012 4:44:16 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American kLiberals have a lot in common.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Another Mega Taker lecturing on economics.

Union Dues are like taxes...... No wonder he feels this way.

Unions don’t run on a profit basis.

As he sees it the bigger the number the better


39 posted on 11/15/2012 4:50:26 PM PST by patriotspride
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