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Posted on 03/01/2011 10:27:31 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Rep. Rangel: Abolishing unions' collective bargaining 'close to slavery' By Jordan Fabian - 03/01/11 12:24 PM ET
State governments taking steps to "abolish" collective bargaining rights for workers is similar to slavery, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) contends.
Speaking Monday at a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) event about GOP-proposed budget cuts, Rangel brought up Republican governors' plans to target public sector workers, as in the case of Gov. Scott Walker's budget fix plan in Wisconsin.
It doesnt really make any sense at all for the president of the United States to talk about creating jobs in order to improve the economy and find out that mayors and governors are talking about laying off people," Rangel said. "Collective bargaining is something that is so close to slavery in terms of abolishing it, that it is not an American concept to tell people that they cannot discuss their economic position."
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Desperate rantings of the irrelevant.
This coming from a POS that should be in an orange jumpsuit and shackles.
Whoa. Where does that leave the 87% of workers who aren’t even in a union?
Tell that to the good folks who have union does deducted from their paychecks whether they belong to a union or not, Charlie.
He really doesnt seem to realize that he is a SLAVE. A slave 24/7. He has been bought and paid for. A SLAVE to his appetites and lusts
Another one who should be in prison.
I wouldn’t trust Mr. Rangel with a 3-minute egg.
If he had rubber pockets, he’d try to steal hot soup.
He’s so crooked, he can’t lay straight in bed.
This from a guy who said: “Tax cuts are a code word for Racism.”
You mean us slaves who work to pay taxes to support outrageous pay and benefits for our unionized public worker overlords?
Keep it up, Charlie. We need more of this to help people realize the utter irrelevance of any invocations of slavery in today’s society. And as a side benefit, maybe the current ructions will allow us to get past the ritual invocations of the magnificence of teachers.
Slavery is the urban gulag where the people are given no hope of clawing their way to a better future for themselves or their children, held in such despair by a new generation of ‘Massa’s’ who keep them in this invisible cage with a monthly subsistence check.
In our society we can take for granted that a private individual running a business will negotiate in good faith with a union of his employees. And if he does not, it is only his own money at stake.
In our society we can NOT take for granted that our elected officials are negotiating in good faith with a public employee union. Because if they are NOT, it is OUR money that they are giving away and promising as a commitment long term.
You know what’s really “close to slavery”, Charlie? Working five months a year to pay for a government that tells you who you can or must hire, that mandates your wage and benefit costs, and then regulates every little detail of your business down to the penny, with any honest mistake on your part likely to result in a fine or legal cause of action.
Otherwise the full authority of the State is used to force UNION membership..
Forcing you to be a SLAVE of some Union.. without you're consent..
RIGHT TO WORK is all and completely about FREEDOM..
Paying the salaries and benefits of these worthless hacks is taxpayer slavery.
Forcing working people to pay taxes so that public union workers can earn much more than the producers who pay them is close to slavery.
Rep. Rangel: Abolishing unions’ collective bargaining ‘close to slavery’
If that is true, the President Barrack Hussein Obama is the world’s largest slave master as he does not have collective bargaining for his federal employees.
That jerk has just abandoned any right to speak ever again of slavery or oppression. He is a crony capitalist crook and leech on the taxpayers.
“Rep. Rangel: Abolishing unions’ collective bargaining ‘close to slavery’”
What does he think taxation is? You work for the government until June and then you work for yourself. It is like sharecropping.
Along with plenty of others...Charles Rangel comes to my mind.
Ya gotta give a salute to old Charlie for managing to wring one more tainted play out of the race card.
Why is this POS not locked up in federal penitentiary? Oh wait, never mind.
Wow... you can’t make this stuff up!!
So’s paying taxes, right, Charlie?
i guess the fearmongering is not working.
Charlie Rangel is a low lifed, no good, harlem ******, that ****** ####.
I apologize for my vile thoughts and if I were over at du and typed the things that I blocked out, I'd be getting rave reviews...if the postings were about GWB.
Federal workers don’t have collective bargaining “rights” (I REALLY hate that term in this context) - so are all federal workers slaves?
Hey, Charlie the Corrupt: I fart in your general direction. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWBUl7oT9sA
Been sittin’ around Washington so long, he forgot the basic facts; ‘if I don’t want to pay you what you want, you can’t make me. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE AND BOTHER SOMEBODY ELSE, HALF-WIT!’
These union twits aren’t just delusional and denialist, they absolutely do not want to even hear truth.
No Charlie, forcing the taxpayer to fund union demands is slavery, and you have been guilty of it for more than 30 years!
DING! DING! DING! DING!
We have a winner!
MAN ,I hate that,The Auto default to Slavery by these racist Idiots ,who should be sweeping floors given their intelligence level,that includes everyone of them with a (D) on their name.
He is so crooked. When he dies, they won't have to dig a grave. They'll just screw him into the ground.
LOL!!! Good one!
He is so crooked, he can hide behind a corkscrew without being seen.
He is so crooked, he’d make a great trailer house anchor.
Or: He’s so crooked he has to screw his socks on.
Let me get this straight. It wasnt alright for the master to enrich himself off the labor of slaves, but it is alright for the union to enrich itself off the labor of taxpayers.
I just wanted to make sure I have it right.
And ESPECIALLY taxpayers...
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