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Trumka – “Socialism is a Step Up”

Submitted by on June 4, 2011 – 6:50 pm EST9 Comments

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka confirmed his friendship with president Barack Obama, and to a socialist future for America.

Asked if Obama is a friend or an acquaintance, Trumka said, “He’s a friend. There’s a lot of things we disagree with him on. There’s far more things that we agree with him on….”

Trumka said he’d like to see the U.S. become more like a European nation that provides pensions and health care for all its citizens. He said he is accustomed to criticism and doesn’t mind if conservatives call that socialism.

“Being called a socialist is a step up for me,” he said.

For a rundown on Trumka’s history with Democratic Socialists of America and the Communist Party USA, go here.

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  • Mike Readman says:

    Sounds great! The US government has plenty of leftover funds to pay pensions and health care for everybody. Do that, and everything will be just fine.

  • We are a Constitutional Republic, NOT a socialist nation that these progressives are closing in on turning us into. We need to make sure they are stopped, peacefully, and take the government back for the people to handle. They work for us, not the other way around.

  • John Petushin says:

    Say trumka, if this is what you would like to see in America, european style socialism I’ll make you a deal. I’ll personally pay for your one way ticket (down in the cargo hold of course) for you back to Russia,problem solved. You see it’s allot easier to bring the PIG to the mud hole then bringing the mud hole to the PIG, get it!

  • Teresa says:

    Socialism is just the next step to Communism. Why? it does not work. What if some people don’t want to work and you give them a hand out then, more and more and more and more do this and just do not contribute well you run out of other peoples money. Who would not like to just lay around and have someone take care of you? Then communism kicks in because the Government is broke and they have to step in and make choices like who lives and who dies, who will work where, and where you will live. Can not have any more kids because the Gov. does not want to pay for them. You will get sterilized. Or like China forced abortions. One child rule. No, thanks Trumka, like the wise man above Mr. Petushin stated we will all send you to the Communistic country of your choice. Hey,if you move to a communistic country you will have free time to do what ever you want the work has already been done. Isn’t that great!

  • Laura says:

    On the road to communism. Socialism is attractive to those who receive those wonderful government entitlements. They will vote for their benefactors in droves. Once they have established themselves, the entitlements disappear. You will have to work for your entitlements. If you do not, you will be thrown in jail – where you will be forced to work. No more free ride. How can so many people be so stupid? History does repeat itself.

  • Bradley says:

    It always amazes me how these clowns can believe that Socialism is a step up in human life. This is what it means to be deluded in the mind.

    They rush headlong over a cliff and never give a thought to the fall.

    For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, In order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness. 2 Thessalonians 2: 11-12

    I firmly believe that these men who are working with such dillegence to destroy the lives of so many, will endure a the great wrath of the Lord one day.

  • Archangel says:

    One day, there will be a bullet with Dumpka’s name engraved on it!

  • Joe says:

    Does anyone else think it’s ludicrous that guys like Trumka go strutting around in their $1,000 suits and Rolex watches acting like they’re the poor downtrodden peasantry? Doesn’t look like he’s missed too many meals, or snacks either.

    Tell you what, Richie, you want socialism? Let’s start on a small scale. Combine your income and benefits with mine, and we’ll split them between us equally (don’t forget investment and bonus income either). That’s what socialism is all about right, even steven?

    I anxiously await your reply.

  • Joseph says:

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