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Jim Hoffa sends warning to Dems: Don't take labor unions for granted
The Detroit News ^ | 04/20/03 | By Nolan Finley

Posted on 04/20/2003 8:01:20 AM PDT by msuMD

Edited on 05/07/2004 7:09:20 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Democrats are so confident that Big Labor is in their pocket they often forget what it is unions need most -- jobs.

Sometimes even labor leaders forget that, as they blindly sign on to a job-killing agenda of high taxes, big spending and excessive regulation.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2004; alaska; democrats; election; election2004; hoffa; jameshoffa; teamsters; union
Hoffa is a person who would, and has, supported Republicans in the past. At least he doesn't blindly follow unlike other union leaders.
1 posted on 04/20/2003 8:01:20 AM PDT by msuMD
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To: msuMD
Mr. Hoffa is a democrat I can respect... Something as rare as a tourist in Hong Kong.
2 posted on 04/20/2003 8:10:20 AM PDT by friendly
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To: msuMD
"At least he doesn't blindly follow..."

You mean like most "conservatives" follow the republican party?
3 posted on 04/20/2003 8:14:32 AM PDT by Founding Father
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To: msuMD
I hope and pray the man has good security.
4 posted on 04/20/2003 8:17:23 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: msuMD
There is some evidence that many black voters are reevaluating their allegiance to democrats. Even Donna Brazile, al gore's campaign manager, has addressed the issue of black voters moving away from the democrats. EXCELLENT!

No thinking person should give blind allegiance to a political party or agenda. If a party takes your vote for granted, what incentive do the leaders have to listen to your voice? Effectively, you have given away your vote, even when you disagree in principle. Democrats in Tennessee and West Virginia denied al gore the presidency because they were convinced, rightly or wrongly, he would take away their right to own guns.
5 posted on 04/20/2003 8:17:36 AM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: msuMD
Note to Mr. Hoffa: These aren't your father's Democrats...
6 posted on 04/20/2003 8:21:32 AM PDT by Eala (irrelevant (-rle-vent) 1: The United Nations 2: France 3: CNN 4: Tim Robbins 5: PBS)
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To: friendly
Hes switching sides because he knows we will win next election.

Trust Hoffa like you trust a snake.

7 posted on 04/20/2003 8:21:50 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: msuMD
BUMP...
8 posted on 04/20/2003 8:23:44 AM PDT by tubebender (?)
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To: DainBramage
Trust Hoffa like you trust a snake.

LOL. Yeah but he is OUR cute little snake.

Actually ANWR drilling will produce loads of Teamster jobs, just as the Alaska pipeline did. Alaska is full of unemployed Teamster members at this point.

9 posted on 04/20/2003 8:32:48 AM PDT by friendly
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To: msuMD
I hope the unions follow through with this. Even if Repulicans get a little union support it would help.

I hope the minorities, especially blacks, will also start looking at what the Democrats are doing to hurt them and start looking at how Republican policies will help.

10 posted on 04/20/2003 8:36:05 AM PDT by Angel
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To: friendly
he just wants the DOJ out of the IBT

that unpleasent and costly failed little RICO experiment which is still sucking dollars from the teamster treasury longer and faster than any mob bossever dreamed ..... its a scandalous mess

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11 posted on 04/20/2003 8:38:22 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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even if they just sit on their hands it's $$ that don't go to the dems

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12 posted on 04/20/2003 8:39:51 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee
Yeah, except that a number of Teamster Union Locals were completely in the control of the Mafia, which looted the Teamster retiree's pensions before Ronald Reagan's DOJ cleaned them up.
13 posted on 04/20/2003 8:42:18 AM PDT by friendly
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To: friendly
He may be a snake, but he has millions to spend and millions of votes in his back pocket.

We have a golden opportunity here to cut the legs out from under the Democratic Party by helping the unions secure American jobs for Americans. We should seize this opportunity as soon as possible.

14 posted on 04/20/2003 8:43:03 AM PDT by Reactionary
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To: Reactionary
We have a golden opportunity here to cut the legs out from under the Democratic Party by helping the unions secure American jobs for Americans. We should seize this opportunity as soon as possible.

Let's cut away!!!

15 posted on 04/20/2003 8:46:20 AM PDT by friendly
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To: msuMD
Dems send warning to Jim Hoffa: Remember your father. We play dirtier than the mob.
16 posted on 04/20/2003 9:02:31 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Paranoia is when you realize that tin foil hats just focus the mind control beams.)
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To: DainBramage
He's switching sides because he knows we will win next election.

In politics the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
17 posted on 04/20/2003 12:33:25 PM PDT by Valin (Age and deceit beat youth and skill)
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Not in union politics amigo. Hoffa sees a base of dues dropping like hot rocks, and not just due to jobs, but due to people getting out of unions because they see the corruption and ties to democrats.

When he says "our number one concern is jobs" he means "our number one concern is union jobs" with dues paying members. He does not give one flying you know what about jobs in our country other than union ones, period.

You watch, it will remain at least 85-20 percent money going to democrats.

18 posted on 04/20/2003 3:53:32 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: msuMD
Democrats to Hoffa: Look what happened to your father.
19 posted on 04/20/2003 4:00:39 PM PDT by Schakaljager (no fan of tags)
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To: friendly
no one has looted the teamster treasury as shamelessly as the Clinton DOJ

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20 posted on 04/20/2003 7:34:19 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee
Really?
21 posted on 04/20/2003 7:35:32 PM PDT by friendly
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To: friendly
really

Under the guise of oversight/reform Clinton's DOJ appointees oversaw the looting of the treasury to the tune of $156 million in net reserves and over $100 million per year in dues money not to mention the sale of all infrastructure, i.e., buildings planes confrences and funds

millions of fungible dollars went to dems and specious voter education causes

Ron Carey was another Jackie Presser ..... with the same handler ... Jimmy Carter's own Whilliam H. Webster

the IBT was over $30 million in debt when Hoffa finnally got in and threw out the commies Carey had surrounded himself with

tough to do when you begin with $156 Million in net reserves and take in about $110 Million per year

most are now working at SEIU and AFSCME

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22 posted on 04/21/2003 12:09:18 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: msuMD
Jimmy Hoffa? Where did they dig this guy up?

;-P~~~
23 posted on 04/21/2003 12:11:01 AM PDT by Rasputin_TheMadMonk (Yes I am a bastard, but I'm a free, white, gun owning bastard. Just ask my exwife.)
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