Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Rangel: Abolishing Collective Bargaining is Like Slavery or Something

So says the tax-cheat Democrat from New York.

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."

Rangel's statement is one of the strongest rebukes of Republican-controlled state governments' efforts to cut spending and go after public employee unions.
Sorry, but incoherent psychobabble akin to the rantings of Charlie Sheen and Moammar Khadafy is not a rebuke.

It's obvious why Rangel shows his solidarity with fat, lazy union thugs.

(Photo of fat, dirty, obese, heart-attack-waiting-to-happen union thug via GWP.)


bandit said...

Like the deuce of spades it's always best to play the race card early

rob.granger said...

No, it is the anti-slavery where you don't have to pay union thugs a kick-back in order to work. Everyone should be free to work, skills providing, in this country, skills not bribes should earn one a job.

Teqjack said...

"... mayors and governors are talking about laying off people," Rangel said.

Yeah. The new Mayor of Chicago and the Governor of New York, among others.

drfredc said...

The slaves in Public Union Bloatery are the kids who will end up paying for early union retirements, while they and their parent end up working till SS kicks in...