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Trumka: Obama Budget ‘Falls Far Short on Job Creation’

PJ WASHINGTON exclusive: Union boss slams president's "austerity budget."

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Nicholas Ballasy

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April 11, 2013 - 4:09 pm

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka criticized President Obama’s FY 2014 budget for not promoting job growth while hurting seniors and federal workers.

“It falls far short on job creation,” Trumka told PJ Media Thursday on Capitol Hill.

“The president sent Jack Lew to Europe to talk about, to chide them for austerity budgets; they should be investing in growth and things of that sort. It undermines our credibility when our budget here is an austerity budget.”

Trumka specifically mentioned several areas of the budget he opposes, including its change to the Consumer Price Index formula used to calculate cost of living adjustments for Social Security payments.

“We’re here to oppose the CPI, the chained CPI, because we think it’s bad policy. I also disagree with the cuts on seniors and on federal government workers,” Trumka said.

“You know, hurting them, cutting money out of their pension programs, doing things like that.”

Nicholas Ballasy is a video journalist based in Washington, D.C. His interviews with prominent politicians and celebrities have been featured by media outlets including Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, the Washington Post. Follow his work at www.nickballasy.com.

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Dear Mr. Trumpka, sir. Obama doesn't need you any more. Hasn't he proven that in the Keystone pipeline deal where thousands of jobs would be created? Get over it. Jackass!
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Unions leverage big government to push non union contractors out of the way.
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"AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has declared there's no fiscal cliff and any address of runaway government spending is just "a manufactured crisis.'" - 11/15/2012

Fool.
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Gee - if Trumpka would trim about an inch off either side of that mustache I think he might resemble some historic figure...
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How can a Gubbmint create jobs in manufacturing plants that have moved to China?????
1 year ago
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They moved to China to get away from morons like Trumka.
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Oh...I forgot......tax the Hoi Polloi so workers can be trained to install solar panels subsidized by.........the Hoi Polloi.......)'(
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The picture of Trumpka looks alot like Adolf Hitler does it not?
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