“We’ve encountered Trumka in these pages before, with his loony-tuned fantasies and bizarre notions….”
Wisconsin promises to be America’s Tunisia, where the taxpayers rise up and throw off the shackles of their oppressors — unless Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, gets his way. According to Michelle Malkin:
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka — refresh your memories of his violent rise to power here — announced that he’ll be storming Madison, Wisconsin tomorrow to join all the Hitler/Mubarak-sign toters and teachers ditching their jobs.
We’ve encountered Trumka in these pages before, with his loony-tuned fantasies and bizarre notions, which include an idea guaranteed to turn your bones to peanut brittle. Jonathan Tasini, a self-described “union leader, organizer and strategist, advises us that:
“…it is Trumka, and the labor movement’s general vision, not Goldman Sachs, that offers the road map to a decent society. As I have mentioned before, a number of us are working on creating a Job Party to press for a call for an emergency action to create 15 million jobs. Join us — and let’s change the conversation.”
Yow! An “emergency action?” Sounds ominous. Create 15 million new jobs? Out of what? And these guys are calling the Wisconsin governor Hitler? Are those the governor’s brownshirts out there on the Capitol steps hooting and stamping their feet?
The message from the public employee unions to Wisconsin taxpayers is simple:
We made a deal with the dimwit that you just voted out, and we don’t give a rat’s ass how much higher your taxes have to go to pay for it.
The deal is so sweet that Wisconsin public employees pay almost nothing into their own pension plan, and only 5% of their health insurance premiums. Contrast this with private sector pension contributions and health care costs, and you get some idea of the sweet deal Wisconsin’s former governor made to buy the union’s votes.
Now the new governor is saying: We just don’t have the money. In fact, we’re billions in the red, and the hole gets deeper every day. The unions respond like Paulie in Wiseguys:
“Fuck you. Pay me.”
Nor is this comparison extreme. Again, according to Malkin, Mr. Trumka is no stranger to the thug life.
Why is Trumka going to Wisconsin? Certainly not to pour oil over troubled waters. He is going to threaten, inflame, bully and intimidate the voters of Wisconsin into submitting to the outrageous demands of pampered demi-plutocrats who have lived off the public largess for so long they actually believe that they are entitled to thrive while all others sacrifice.
We think the folks in Wisconsin will tell Trumka he can go fart his threats through a flugelhorn. We hope they will respond to the intimidation tactics of his unions with the same energy and vigor as the citizens of certain middle eastern tyrannies have recently displayed. And to the Wisconsin’s Democratic state senators, who found it necessary to hide in a hotel in Illinois today, we join all your constituents as we urge you to get to back to work and fix your state. You helped break it — literally.