You’ve probably heard that Hillary Clinton was very close to Saul Alinsky, a self-avowed Communist, mentor to Barack Obama, professional community organizer and author of Rules for Radicals.
Hillary included Saul Alinsky and his book in her college thesis yet acts as if she is center left and bi-partisan. After all, turncoats like John McCain think the world of HRC and call her a very good friend.
Even the Left, aka Democrat Party members, might prefer Marxist Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as a possible candidate for POTUS in 2016 and there is a movement to get her to run.
This hasn’t gone unnoticed to Hillary since she is now mimicking Warren’s “you didn’t build that” mantra, also adopted by Obama. Clinton, like Warren and Obama has now gone public telling us that businesses and corporations don’t create jobs. If that isn’t Marxism then please, tell what is.
At a Democratic rally in Massachusetts, Hillary Clinton’s attempt to attack “trickle-down economics,” resulted in a spectacularly odd statement. She is also developing a “vocal fry” as she speaks.
“Don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs, they always say that. “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”
The Clinton clan is enormously wealth, accomplished at lying and making the lie stick, and will have her huge following. Warren or Clinton, America will continue to be in very big trouble.
See also: The Hillary Letters
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Weingarten receives a whopping $560,000 in total compensation. $375,174 in base salary with $180,000 in additional benefits. In addition, Weingarten received $50,300 in “allowances collected” which is only $6,000 below a teachers average annual salary.
Nationwide teacher salaries have dropped 4-percent from 2009 – 2013 yet Weingarten has seen a $115,000 pay increase. At the same time Weingarten has called and implemented budget constraints, spent more than $44 million on administration expenses and overhead, a 25-percent increase since she was elected AFT president in 2008 while dues have increased 21-percent.
Weingarten talks the talk but personally and tragically fails to deliver in her administrative practices fiscally. Slamming politicians who don’t tow her line she has said:
“These are the people who aren’t in education to make a difference, but to make a buck—and who don’t want you to have the ability to stand together as a union and have a voice in the work you do.”
How does Weingarten and her union spend those union dues? $25 million on politics and lobbying in 2013, an increase of 33-percent since 2008, while promising they will spend record amounts in the 2014 election cycle to help Democrats retain the Senate and defeat Republican governors, particularly in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Weingarten is on record criticizing executive pay although her base salary is twice that of the average CEO.
“We want to fight forward, to move forward for a new America that believes in mitigating income inequality,” she said at the Ohio AFL-CIO convention.
Like any Socialist today Weingarten’s rhetoric doesn’t quite line up with her high flying tastes. Rick Berman, head of the watchdog site AFTFacts.com states:
“She is part of the 1 percent and yet she still complains about inequality. She says so many things that are disconnected from what she does and how she acts. She is duplicitous and two-faced more so than even most politicians.”
Maybe someday Weingarten will run for political office, she’d fit in well with the Washington DC elitists.
UPDATE: Washington Free Beacon has called Randi Weingarten a “Limousine Liberal” as the AFT shells out big bucks for her limo service. But reading further the service is for AFT elitists and guests.
Rich Berman of AFTFacts.com says:
“While [Randi Weingarten] campaigns for redistributive tax policies and ‘shared sacrifice,’ she is merrily living the life of the one percent, with a half million dollar compensation package, a house in East Hampton, and even chauffeured limo rides for her and her lieutenants—all paid for by AFT member dues,” he said. “Meanwhile, she fights tooth and nail to oppose performance-based pay reforms that would allow the nation’s best educators to live a more comfortable life.”
While this ilk professes a Marxist ideology they like to live the lifestyle of the rich and famous, all on the teachers dime, and taxpayers.