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Rep. Rangel: Abolishing unions' collective bargaining 'close to slavery'
The Hill ^

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 doesn’t 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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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Crook.
1 posted on 03/01/2011 10:27:34 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Desperate rantings of the irrelevant.


2 posted on 03/01/2011 10:28:32 AM PST by Skeez (O)
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To: Sub-Driver

This coming from a POS that should be in an orange jumpsuit and shackles.

STFU Rangel!


3 posted on 03/01/2011 10:29:29 AM PST by Kevin in California
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To: Sub-Driver

Whoa. Where does that leave the 87% of workers who aren’t even in a union?


4 posted on 03/01/2011 10:30:15 AM PST by chickadee
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL!

Tell that to the good folks who have union does deducted from their paychecks whether they belong to a union or not, Charlie.


5 posted on 03/01/2011 10:30:24 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Sub-Driver

He really doesn’t 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


6 posted on 03/01/2011 10:31:29 AM PST by bareford101 ("Aslan's on the move." The Last Battle-CS Lewis)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

^dues^


7 posted on 03/01/2011 10:31:35 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Sub-Driver

Another one who should be in prison.


8 posted on 03/01/2011 10:31:37 AM PST by ColdOne (AZamericonnie took my tagline & won't give it back!":))
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


9 posted on 03/01/2011 10:32:07 AM PST by RexBeach (There is no such thing as a good tax.- Winston Churchill)
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To: Sub-Driver

This from a guy who said: “Tax cuts are a code word for Racism.”


10 posted on 03/01/2011 10:32:53 AM PST by Maceman (Obama -- he's as American as nasi goreng)
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To: chickadee
Whoa. Where does that leave the 87% of workers who aren’t even in a union?

You mean us slaves who work to pay taxes to support outrageous pay and benefits for our unionized public worker overlords?

11 posted on 03/01/2011 10:33:56 AM PST by farmguy
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


12 posted on 03/01/2011 10:35:14 AM PST by Tax-chick (James is still hungry.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


13 posted on 03/01/2011 10:37:39 AM PST by lurk
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


14 posted on 03/01/2011 10:37:51 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


15 posted on 03/01/2011 10:41:11 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Actually "right to work laws" give FREEDOM to NOT BE UNIONIZED..

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..

16 posted on 03/01/2011 10:41:25 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Paying the salaries and benefits of these worthless hacks is taxpayer slavery.


17 posted on 03/01/2011 10:51:26 AM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


18 posted on 03/01/2011 10:51:31 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20

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.


19 posted on 03/01/2011 10:52:42 AM PST by WaterBoard ("PBR Street Gang this is Almighty, over..")
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


20 posted on 03/01/2011 10:52:53 AM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: Skeez

“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.


21 posted on 03/01/2011 10:53:27 AM PST by blue-duncan
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To: Sub-Driver
When I think of tar and feathers....

Along with plenty of others...Charles Rangel comes to my mind.

22 posted on 03/01/2011 10:53:38 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: farmguy

Ya gotta give a salute to old Charlie for managing to wring one more tainted play out of the race card.


23 posted on 03/01/2011 10:55:28 AM PST by chickadee
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To: Sub-Driver

Why is this POS not locked up in federal penitentiary? Oh wait, never mind.


24 posted on 03/01/2011 10:57:01 AM PST by crosshairs (Appeasement is surrender in slow motion.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow... you can’t make this stuff up!!


25 posted on 03/01/2011 10:58:09 AM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So’s paying taxes, right, Charlie?


26 posted on 03/01/2011 10:59:02 AM PST by Lazamataz (Scott Walker: Please FIRE.... then APPOINT... then VOTE.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Have you all seen this?

Useful idiot alert
27 posted on 03/01/2011 10:59:28 AM PST by crosshairs (Appeasement is surrender in slow motion.)
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To: Sub-Driver

i guess the fearmongering is not working.


28 posted on 03/01/2011 11:00:40 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Skeez
This guy is on a completely different plant. Every time he opens his mouth he compares something to slavery.
29 posted on 03/01/2011 11:06:11 AM PST by Duckdog (If it wasn't for NASCAR my TV would have gone out the window years ago!)
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To: Sub-Driver
I just self-ed banned USS ALASKA from Free Republic.

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.

30 posted on 03/01/2011 11:06:54 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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


31 posted on 03/01/2011 11:07:14 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


32 posted on 03/01/2011 11:08:53 AM PST by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No Charlie, forcing the taxpayer to fund union demands is slavery, and you have been guilty of it for more than 30 years!


33 posted on 03/01/2011 11:28:41 AM PST by Wiser now (Happiness is not an absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.)
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To: Wiser now
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!

34 posted on 03/01/2011 11:43:25 AM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


35 posted on 03/01/2011 12:02:43 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: RexBeach
He’s so crooked, he can’t lay straight in bed.

He is so crooked. When he dies, they won't have to dig a grave. They'll just screw him into the ground.

36 posted on 03/01/2011 12:24:40 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

LOL!!! Good one!

-Rex


37 posted on 03/01/2011 12:37:14 PM PST by RexBeach (There is no such thing as a good tax.- Winston Churchill)
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To: RexBeach

Another version:

He is so crooked, he can hide behind a corkscrew without being seen.


38 posted on 03/01/2011 12:45:22 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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To: RexBeach

Redneck version:

He is so crooked, he’d make a great trailer house anchor.


39 posted on 03/01/2011 12:47:02 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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To: RexBeach

Or: He’s so crooked he has to screw his socks on.


40 posted on 03/01/2011 1:02:49 PM PST by greatplains
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To: Sub-Driver

Let me get this straight. It wasn’t 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.


41 posted on 03/01/2011 1:08:24 PM PST by shoff (Cuomo is going to change the NY state motto from Excelsior to elixir (cause we bought it)
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To: chickadee

And ESPECIALLY taxpayers...


42 posted on 03/01/2011 1:45:22 PM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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