AFL-CIO Chief Trumka: There Is No Fiscal Cliff – It Is a Manufactured Crisis

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters yesterday, “There is no fiscal cliff.”

AFL-CIO leader Richard Trumka told reporters yesterday that their is no fiscal cliff.
Current TV reported:

“Digging in for the looming battle over deficit-reduction, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will make organized labor’s case Thursday against cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, declaring the doomsday debt talk in Washington a “manufactured crisis.”

“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.”

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  • myohmy

    Trumka is living in an alternative world. Sure tell that to the chinese who owns us.

  • even steven

    Trumpka’s brain is as fat and out of shape has his body. I loved it when this bloated idiot was talking tough about TEA Partiers a while back. Yeah… I’m terrified of some union fatty who can’t do one overhand pull up and who can’t seen his own “manhood” without the aid of a mirror. What a putz!

  • rolling thunder

    Of course not! America is in fine financial shape. Gorbachev said the same thing about the Soviet Union in 1987. Today the Soviet Union can only be found in history books. In about ten years, without rectifying the present financial precipice, the USA will be history as well.

  • Aaron G.

    2-Good one!
    BTW,if it is trumped up,why the demands by Obama that taxes be increased?

  • Granny

    Tell that “manufactured crisis” bit to your union members at Baker’s Trumpka . . . . what part of no more money on the money treee does he not understand?

    And BTW, the CHINESE may be buying our air force base in the Azores, now that Obama has shut it down.

  • Deserttrek

    another child abuser speaks. I call trumka and all libes child abusers because the are piling up huge debt for our children. they are putting in regulations to crush growth and initiative. they are happy for illegal aliens to come in and lower wages to get the votes.

    there actions are abuse and they should be called on it.

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    Great! Then Boehner has absolutely NO REASON WHATSOEVER to raise the debt ceiling one stinking dime.

  • Look-Out

    He’s a LIAR like all the rest on the left. It’s what they do.

  • retired militaryq

    Since there is not fiscal cliff then they wont mind if we go over it.

  • Noovuss

    What a block of communist lard!

  • democraps suck

    That coming from a fat coomie thug…what a brainless twit

  • SeniorD

    The Boss has spoken. Since this pint sized Socialist bully commands Obama’s domestic economy, only non-Union, Freedom Loving Conservatives need worry. Makes one wish for the days of Lane Kirkpatrick.

  • Maria

    Yeah just like Hostess wasn’t going to close up shop.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    “There is no fiscal cliff,”

    All the more reason to sit back, do nothing, and let it happen.

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  • Granny

    Speaking of manufactured crisis – Lookie see who has been visiting the White House with her sister!

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/16/florida-woman-tied-to-petraeus-scandal-visited-white-house/

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

    ++

    Video: ‘Investigative Journalist’ Warns Banksters:
    ‘Tonight We Will Pay, But Tomorrow We Will Slay’

    November 7, 2012

    Obama Administration Facing Massive Federal Lawsuit

    [A lawsuit seeking the return of $43 trillion (with a “t”) and an audit
    of all the TARP programs by an independent receiver has been filed
    against senior members of the Obama Administration and the New
    York group known as the “Banksters”.

    [..]

    The Plaintiffs have established the location of the $43 trillion
    of laundered money in a criminal racketeering enterprise
    participated in by the following individuals:

    Eric Holder

    Tony West

    Kamala Harris

    Jon Corzine

    Robert Rubin

    Timothy Geitner

    Vikram Pandit

    Valerie Jarrett

    Anita Dunn

    Robert Bauer

    The lawsuit alleges that the Obama Administration actively borrowed
    money from these “Banksters” to fund his political campaign in this
    2012 Election and has not pursued any criminal charges against them.]

    source

    Krim murders: Nanny kills children of CNBC executive – report

    CNBC Exec’s Children Murdered, 1 Day After
    CNBC Reports $43 Trillion Bankster Lawsuit

    [Since this information was surprisingly revealed by the mainstream
    news organization there has been a very suspicious and deadly
    fallout at the CNBC headquarters.

    Within hours the original page for the article was taken down, and
    CNBC senior vice president Kevin Krim received news that his
    children were killed under very suspicious circumstances.

    It seems that the murder happened first
    and then the page was removed later.]

    i know a few gay men were silenced for
    Obama, but children?? can this be true??

    Oil Executive and Renewable Fuel Researcher Assassinated

    [Nicholas Mockford, a 60 year old British executive for the oil company
    ExxonMobil has been shot dead in front of his wife in an assassination
    – style killing in Brussels.

    He was shot three times after leaving the Da Marcello
    restaurant in Rue de Beyseghem at around 10pm on
    Oct 14.

    The reason why news of this murder is just breaking now is because
    Belgian police imposed a news blackout and the areas government
    kept the story tightly under wraps.

    The fact that such a high profile figure can be assassinated in a public
    place without any news appearing for two weeks just goes to show
    you how easily it is to manipulate public perception, hiding things from
    the media as well as the general population.]

    ==

  • RickZ

    Baghdad Bob had more credibility that this Trumka goonion di-k.

    To be in a union, one must never have taken an economics course, hell, not even an algebra class.

    So how many jobs are the unions now going to create to show just how magnificent they are? Oh wait, they’re bloodsuckers not creators.

  • Marcy

    All righty then….nothing to worry about. No need to raise taxes on anyone. Bush tax cuts are working just fine. Job numbers are just a figment of our imagination. 23-24 million un or under employed….move along nothing to see here. No need to raise that debt ceiling either. This is great news. Best news I’ve heard in 4 years! Thanks Trumka.

  • dwd

    This is the same genius blaming Romney and Bain for Hostess shutting down.

    HELLO?! Unions want too much, more than Hostess can give, period. Businesses cannot operate like the government, with a continual trillion dollar deficit and tens of trillions of dollars of debt. It doesn’t work.

    Good for Hostess for not backing down. Watch the unions and Democrats spread the blame and point the fingers at everyone but themselves.

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

    ++

    oh dip, sorry GP..

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    #17 November 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm bg commented:

    Video: ‘Investigative Journalist’ Warns Banksters:
    ‘Tonight We Will Pay, But Tomorrow We Will Slay’

    November 7, 2012

    Obama Administration Facing Massive Federal Lawsuit

    [A lawsuit seeking the return of $43 trillion (with a “t”) and an audit
    of all the TARP programs by an independent receiver has been filed
    against senior members of the Obama Administration and the New
    York group known as the “Banksters”.

    [..]

    The Plaintiffs have established the location of the $43 trillion
    of laundered money in a criminal racketeering enterprise
    participated in by the following individuals:

    Eric Holder

    Tony West

    Kamala Harris

    Jon Corzine

    Robert Rubin

    Timothy Geitner

    Vikram Pandit

    Valerie Jarrett

    Anita Dunn

    Robert Bauer

    The lawsuit alleges that the Obama Administration actively borrowed
    money from these “Banksters” to fund his political campaign in this
    2012 Election and has not pursued any criminal charges against them.]

    source

    to be continued..

    ==

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

    ++

    re: =#21 #21 November 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm bg continued..

    Krim murders: Nanny kills children of CNBC executive – report

    CNBC Exec’s Children Murdered, 1 Day After
    CNBC Reports $43 Trillion Bankster Lawsuit

    [Since this information was surprisingly revealed by the mainstream
    news organization there has been a very suspicious and deadly
    fallout at the CNBC headquarters.

    Within hours the original page for the article was taken down, and
    CNBC senior vice president Kevin Krim received news that his
    children were killed under very suspicious circumstances.

    It seems that the murder happened first
    and then the page was removed later.]

    i know a few gay men were silenced for
    Obama, but children?? can this be true??

    Oil Executive and Renewable Fuel Researcher Assassinated

    [Nicholas Mockford, a 60 year old British executive for the oil company
    ExxonMobil has been shot dead in front of his wife in an assassination
    – style killing in Brussels.

    He was shot three times after leaving the Da Marcello
    restaurant in Rue de Beyseghem at around 10pm on
    Oct 14.

    The reason why news of this murder is just breaking now is because
    Belgian police imposed a news blackout and the areas government
    kept the story tightly under wraps.

    The fact that such a high profile figure can be assassinated in a public
    place without any news appearing for two weeks just goes to show
    you how easily it is to manipulate public perception, hiding things from
    the media as well as the general population.]

    ==

  • http://teachx3sblog.wordpress.com/ TeachX3

    #1 … have you seen this commercial?

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC8jAd84VyQ

  • http://! l.barney

    Sure it is, you boob!

  • Chippy

    Trumka is spewing communism because his union subscribes to it.

    “The Taft Hartley Act of 1947 penalized unions whose officers failed to sign statements that they were not members of the Communist Party. Many Communists held power in the CIO unions (few did so in the AFL). The most affected unions were the ILWU, UE, TWU, United Public Workers, and Fur and Leather Workers. Other Communists held senior staff positions in a number of other unions.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congress_of_Industrial_Organizations

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

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    TeachX3 #23 November 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    albeit the country could be (fitb), unfortunately for
    US, the message substance is spot on spot on..

    CAGW affords US some eye opening info..

    btw, i didn’t hear Barack boasting about the following: /s/

    “mostly free” at #10

    ==

  • Kenseth20

    Thanks to Mr.(not president)Ofoodstamp & his fanatical base,this economy & downfall of this country is all yours.This will become a socialist 3rd world hell.What a great job in ruining this country your idiotic brethren like Carter,Johnson & Franklin Roosevelt(thanks for giving us welfare) are proud of you for doing what they could not achieve.

  • The Conservative wall

    I guess Hostess was a trumped up crisis also. They saw the fiscal cliff and jumped. Unions only see never-ending cash.

    America needs to jump before we reach the cliff.

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  • ★FALCON★

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will make organized labor’s case Thursday against cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

    Organized labor has pension plan – that are upside down – and they do not receive Social Security. Their pension plan operates instead of Social Security. They also have Union health plans and are exempt from ObamaCare, so Medicare is not a concern.

    As for Medicaid – that’s for low income and not Union members.

    So many lies in such a short statement.

  • jorgen

    Is he stupid, lying or both? Judged from other interviews: both.

  • BG Mann

    Tell that to the 13,000 people that lost their jobs with Hostess because of this idiots precious 6500 union workers.

  • Winston Wolfe

    Ah, go eat a Twinkie.

    Oh, wait.

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

    ++

    newsflash:

    CONGRESS IS IN BED WITH ITSELF

    translation:

    “WE THE PEOPLE” LOSE, PERIOD

    ==

  • Patty

    Trumka to slam Romney on coal in Pennsylvania

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/11/trumka-to-slam-romney-on-coal-in-pennsylvania-148424.html

    “The President was against same-sex marriage. You all here at #nn12 convinced him he had to change his mind.” @AFLCIO President Trumka

    http://twitchy.com/2012/06/09/afl-cio-president-richard-trumka-netroots-nation-made-obama-evolve-on-same-sex-marriage/

    Trumka blamed Republicans for holding up growth.
    “Republicans in Congress have responded to a massive jobs shortage and weak economy with obstructionism and dishonesty,” he said. “They have repeatedly blocked public investment that would create jobs and spur growth, including President Obama’s American Jobs Act.”

    http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/playing-the-trumka-card/

    Now, with Trumka and Obama running America no wonder we are doomed.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Trumka: Card check will happen
    in second Obama term

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka tells The Atlantic’s Molly Ball that so-called card-check legislation will happen in a second Obama term: “[…] You’ll see it,” he says. “That’s within the next term.” How is that possible, without a Democratic House of Representatives or 60 votes in the Senate? Trumka smiles. His eyes twinkle. “There’s another election between now and then,” (Snip) The legislation would make it easier for labor unions to organize by abolishing the secret ballot — and was a top labor priority during Obama’s first term. And it’s one of the enduring sources of tension between the labor movement

    http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=710798

    AFL-CIO Chief Trumka: Race is Less of an Issue in 2012 Election

    Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, says race matters less – ‘The sky didn’t fall’ – in the 2012 election, which is overwhelmingly about jobs and the economy.
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    Four years ago, one of the big questions hanging over the presidential election was whether the nation was ready to elect its first African American president. Barack Obama’s victory spoke for itself.

    Now, as President Obama seeks a second term, race still matters, but not as much, says Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, the US’s largest trade union federation.

    “I’d be foolish to say it’s still not an issue, because it is,” said Mr. Trumka, speaking after a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor. “But it’s less this time, because we’ve had four years. The sky didn’t fall, everybody didn’t grow tails and a pitchfork.”

    This election, he says, is overwhelmingly about jobs and the economy, including health care and pensions. “That’s what [workers] care about.”

    http://beforeitsnews.com/tea-party/2012/08/afl-cio-chief-trumka-race-is-less-of-an-issue-in-2012-election-2446692.html

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

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    Nov 16, 2012

    OIL RIG FIRE

    ==

  • Patty

    Hey, Trumka read my lips.
    Not So Golden State
    California now officially leads the nation in poor people

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/#ixzz2CQ8XH0pW

    So, California goes, So does the nation!

  • Patty

    Who really is the leader of the free world?

    Jarrett
    Trumka
    Holder
    Pelosi in that order.

  • kato

    Thanks to the unions, it will be about the only thing manufactured in America.

    Be a true American patriot. Give up your love affair with vehicles produced by the UAW and buy something made in South Carolina or Alabama. You’ll be getting a better-made car to boot.

  • JoyO

    I bet he also said that Hostess would bend to the demands of the Union.

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

    ++

    inch by foot by yard by mile

    [,, Hitler did strengthen the German establishment .. not exactly in the
    way the bankers and businessmen had wanted .. though a fascist and
    a totalitarian .. someone who leaves the established order in place.]

    ==

  • Patty

    OT

    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s (R-CA) “This administration, including the President himself, have intentionally misinformed, (read that LIED) to the American people in the aftermath of this tragedy. Now, President Obama has the gall to name as possible Sec of State the name of the person who is the actual vehicle used to misinform the American people during this crisis,”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/11/16/Rep-Dana-Rohrabacher-The-President-Himself-Intentionally-LIED

    NOW PLEASE TAKE HIM DOWN. American cannot take at this time a president of all people to blatantly lie to all of us and to denied help for our fellow Americans.

  • RS

    The child who murdered their parents asks for leniency because they are orphaned.