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Unions To Abandon Democrats?

It would be nice, but color me skeptical

The growing rift between labor and their Democratic allies was on full display Thursday, as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters that labor groups are planning to scale back their involvement with the Democratic Party in advance of the 2012 elections.

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AFL-CIO President Would Consider Being A Socialist A Step Up

Gotta love it when someone accidentally let slip something revealing, as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka did recently:

Trumka said he’d like to see the U.S. become more like a European nation that provides pensions and health care for all its citizens. He said he is accustomed to criticism and doesn’t mind if conservatives call that socialism.

“Being called a socialist is a step up for me,” he said.

Bookmark this post–no, really, go ahead–and use it the next time some lefty tells you that unions are not at the very least pro-socialist.

HT: PJ Tatler

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