‘Leninist’ AFL-CIO Boss Wants Public Ownership of Private Business


Trumka’s Leftism*
Investor’s Business Daily

A union chief wants the public to take over private business. Some speak for a generation. Trumka speaks for the intellectually and morally corrupt bloc on the left.

‘We need,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said last week, “to fundamentally restructure our economy and re-establish popular control over the private corporations which have distorted our economy and hijacked our government. That’s a long-term job, but one we should start now.”

Speaking last Friday in New York at a panel discussion, “Which Way for the Working Class? Elections 2010 and Beyond,” Trumka told a group of about 400 that organized labor had to “recapture the moment and take control of the national conversation.”

Trumka is just one man. He’s not a public official and does not directly vote on government policy. But he does have influence.

The AFL-CIO has more than 11 million members belonging to 56 unions. Millions will accept his Leninist creed as legitimate.

Trumka speaks for a political bloc. What he said publicly is what most Democrats, modern liberals and self-identified progressives privately believe but won’t say in public.

The political left wants to appear to be moderate, middle of the road. But its goals conflict with the founding principles of this country, principles that have brought freedom and prosperity never seen in human history. The political left wants to destroy this.

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  1. The fact that corporations have co-opted our democracy is obvious. There is nothing radical about that at all. That is not “Leninist.” Economic democracy is the next great stride of freedom. We should seize the economic power centers and run them democratically for the people.

  2. WTF is Economic Democracy?????????

    Are you going to have the Federal Government run things. If so that is not Democracy. That my friend is Fascism

  3. No, Stix… it won’t be the federal government. It’ll be “the people.” As represented by the, er, federal government.

    Perhaps, Steven, before you decide who co-opted what, you should study the founders and see what THEY had to say about how we run things.

    To wit: “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”
    -Ben Franklin

    If you have trouble figuring out what he meant here, let us know.


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