Theodore's World: AFL-CIO Top THUG Boss Richard Trumka Says Raising Taxes Best Way to Create Jobs

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February 26, 2011

AFL-CIO Top THUG Boss Richard Trumka Says Raising Taxes Best Way to Create Jobs

AFL-CIO Chief: Raising Taxes Will Create Jobs

What's the best way to get Americans back to work?

Raise taxes, according to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Specifically, he wants to raise the federal gas tax as a means to fund infrastructure spending. "We need a dedicated source of revenue to create infrastructure in this country," he tells Aaron Task in the accompanying clip.

"We need to create jobs. The best way to do that is through infrastructure development." Simply maintaining the existing infrastructure in this country will cost $2.2 trillion over five years, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. That doesn't include Obama's objective of high-speed rails and green energy projects.

Trumka didn't say specifically how much he would raise the gas tax, but mentioned he's shown the President a $256 billion plan to improve infrastructure. If every billion spent on infrastructure creates 35,000 jobs, as he claims, this package would create close to 9 million jobs over the next five years.

The idea would also improve America's fiscal and competitive future, says Trumka. "There's also a downstream effect, you put people back to work, they pay taxes, they don't use services, they're contributing, other jobs are created along the way as well," he explains.

Wild Thing's comment........

These guys really don’t care about “jobs” as much as they care about sucking as much life out of their fellow citizens as possible.

"Revenue source", "Create infrastructure", "Infrastructure development". These are all the latest craze in left-wing socialist terminology, used by the lefties, which really means just more socialist tax & spend programs.

Trumpka, go hold your head underwater until the bubbles stop. Please!!

Posted by Wild Thing at February 26, 2011 05:48 AM


I wonder if this tax plan would be like the obamacare plan. Would union members be exempt from the tax?

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at February 26, 2011 09:46 AM

Well the puppet master is right behind Trumka, what else does he say, "This is all Bushes fault", these people are truly the manchurian Candidate.

Posted by: Mark at February 26, 2011 03:07 PM

Tom, good point, it could be that would happen with this too.

Mark, they sure are. If the media were not what they are, there would be a lot of outrage at all the things obama has been doing. It just sickens me to see how obama slides on all he is doing.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 26, 2011 03:52 PM