The Constitutional Convention of 1787 was held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, "Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, "A republic, if you can keep it." ~ BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 1787
Stepping up the fight for sweeping immigration reform, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Thursday said that if House Speaker John Boehner and his RINO's caucus don't OK a "path to citizenship" for 11 million illegal immigrants, they will be punished by voters for "decades." Yeah, Dick just like Obamacare …!
Promising to bring a world of political hurt on immigration reform foes, Trumka warned the Republican House(REALLY!? THESE ARE RINO'S) that its decision on the issue could change the political makeup of the nation.
"Look," said Trumka, "if this doesn't have a pathway to citizenship, they are going to pay a political price that is going to pay dividends to workers for decades. The only thing standing between immigration reform and reality is John Boehner and the House Republicans. And if they continue to stand in that way, they will pay a major, major political price." [IF THAT IS THE CASE THEN WHY IS TRUMKA PUSHING SO HARD FOR THE RINO'S TO ROLL OVER AND PLAY DEAD … THEIR ALREADY DEAD!]
Trumka, speaking at a media breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, said "the system is broken. And they want to do everything that they can so that it isn't fixed."
Immigration reform is one of several hot-button issues facing Congress when they return to Washington in two weeks. The House leadership is eager to pick the legislation apart and pass it in pieces. The Senate approved one comprehensive bill, largely supported by President Obama.
Trumka also addressed the concerns labor has with Obamacare, revealing that unions are working with the administration to make changes.
AFL-CIO OPENS MOUTH … INSERTS FOOT
TRUMKA DIDN'T EVEN FEEL IT …
"It still needs to be tweaked to be made more effective," he said after complaining that the so-called "public option" of government-funded health care should have been included and rapping the decision to withdraw the government's ability to push down the price of drugs.
WELL THE OLD SAYING WAS SOMETHING ABOUT SHINOLA …
"We made some mistakes" in the legislation, he conceded.