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!
Why should I believe Trumka?
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.
You typed “Brownshirter”....but I saw something else....you can probably guess....HAHAHAHA
The other day, someone coined a new phrase for 0bama voters -
the “Free sh*tters”.
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.
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.
Union goons are useful to democrats - everything else about unions makes liberal elites cringe.
Richard Trumka is a dumbka!
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...
“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.
I guess the stock market is in panic mode because Obama had brown shoes on and not the debt crisis.
This is a number that us being thrown around on the Internet right now...
This is a number that is being thrown around on the Internet right now...
Yes, so the internet and AICPA are in sink, it makes me wonder if AICPA is the source...
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.
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