Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tim Pawlenty Joins the Batshit Crazy Brigade

The Big Bucket-of-GOP-Crazy!
Just when you thought the GOP "Field-of-Lunacy" couldn't get any more bizarre.... Tim Pawlenty dips into the GOP Batshit Bucket and comes up with this turd in his unnaturally white teeth:
Pawlenty said in his op-ed that “Unionized public employees are making more money, receiving more generous benefits, and enjoying greater job security than the working families forced to pay for it with ever-higher taxes, deficits and debt.”

“How did this happen? Very quietly,” Pawlenty wrote. “The rise of government unions has been like a silent coup, an inside job engineered by self-interested politicians and fueled by campaign contributions.”
First, let's dispense with Pawlenty's first bat-shit-crazy claim that public sector workers "are making more money" than their private sector counterparts.  This is certainly not true in Wisconsin.

Now, on to the mystery of public sector unions and their stealthy invasion of America.  Apparently, Mr. Pawlenty is unaware that AFSCME, a union with 1.6 million members, was founded in 1932 (in Wisconsin, I might add) and has been involved in public-sector organizing for decades.  I marvel at his shocked surprise.  Like a cow on the stun line, Tim is caught entirely off guard as the hammer slams into his forehead.  But Tim, it's hardly a shadow organization.  They're on the web and everything!  Perhaps you should take a look sometime.

If (and this is a very big if) Tim Pawlenty didn't know about AFSCME (American Federation of STATE, County and Municipal Employees), what does that say about his tenure as the chief executive of Minnesota?  Was he asleep during union negotiations? Surprisingly, he must have been aware of AFSCME's existence when, in 2009, he told state employees in Minnesota to take 48 unpaid furlough days.  Maybe he just forgot.

Mr. Pawlenty might also want to review this chart showing the source of soft money and the majority of which comes from big business, not unions.

Tim Pawlenty is just another lying sack of guano vomited forth, in a slick, sticky cloud of santorum from a dying GOP candidate machine.

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