Quote Of The Day

Michael Graham:

“The only person who had worse press coverage this week than organized labor was Moammar Gadhafi—and he had to bomb his own people to get it.”

Bonus quote from the link by a former NEA general counsel explaining why his union is so effective:

“It is not because we care about children; and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child. [It is] because we have power. And we have power because there are more than 3.2 million people who are willing to pay us hundreds of million of dollars in dues each year because they believe that . . . the union can protect their rights and advance their interests.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself; screw the interests and rights of the chillllldren, Big Labor is all about Big Power.


Author: qcexaminer

None of your damned business.

3 thoughts on “Quote Of The Day”

  1. … willing to pay us hundreds of million of dollars in dues each year because they believe that

    … actually, I think most would prefer to have the option to not pay the thugs, but they are not allowed that choice.

    It seems besides those hundreds of millions used to buy politicians, the unions make good bucks by acting as middle men for the golden insurance plans. That money comes from the employer, eg. the taxpayer in most cases.


  2. I didn’t know about the union insurance scams, but I’m not surprised.

    I don’t know how all this public employee union strife in various states will play out, but on the plus side, the Wisconsin business has been an eye-opener to much of the public about what the public employee unions are really about.

    The constant thuggery isn’t playing well, either.

    The longer this drama continues, the more information will come out and the more the public will finally be aware of how their tax money is really spent.

  3. Yeah, it seems of the public really starts looking at this, they will get it.

    I think the far left is trying to paint an image that this is all (around the globe) about the little people rising up against big bad oppressors … Obama/Trumka/Soros would like to lead the charge, even as Obama is using government to destroy free enterprise.

    Unlike Egyptians, the “oppressed” teachers are retiring at 55 with fat pensions and health care, instead of living on $2/day. Some gov’ employees work a full year, but considering teachers work 9 months a year minus holidays and sick days (for protesting), that is more like retiring at 47.

    Is that really a “right” they deserve to have protected? What about the right of the taxpayer to fire their sorry ass when they don’t educate the kids?

    Unions and their politician pets compare better to Mubarak, stealing from the taxpayer and living high on the hog. But we have Trumka and Obama holding hands and singing a medley of “workers of the world unite” mixed with “we are the world, we are the children”. Somehow I think the mojo of the 60’s is lost. 🙂

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