But where some see an attack on workers' rights, others see a new era of fiscal restraint.
"It's incredibly encouraging for organizations like ours," says Barney Keller, spokesman for the conservative group Club for Growth.
"Many Americans believe that record debt and record deficits just cannot be sustained anymore," Keller says. "Because of record debt and record deficits, they see teachers and firefighters and all other local things that impact them directly ... and they feel like they're getting the short end of the stick."
No follow up to the merit of Club for Grunts Barney Keller's statement. Just this:
Labor leaders say many of these anti-union measures go far beyond cost-cutting, and attack the very existence of unions.
One side says this, the other side says that! YOU DECIDE! Let me clarify. Unions and workers' rights are not the cause of debts, deficits Keller is talking about and they aren't hopping about in cash mountains while others struggle. In fact they are amongst the many of the people currently struggling. Now we should all know by now that the debts and deficits came about so Richie Rich could get gold toilets in his personal jets. Also too, wars. And this is when both sides journalism takes a turn to misinformation because there's a part missing...Let's talk about these Club for Grunt characters shall we!
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What Keller says is a complete sack of excrement and anyone blaming teachers and firefighters in these times needs their head examined. The people they should be blaming are lug nuts like Keller who continually put on a tutu and spin around hoping for the Tax Cut Fairy to bop our economy on the head. His failed limited gubbament act is the kind of crap that got us into this big pile of turd. And how do I know that? Well, by the company the Grunts keep. Let's just look to see who Club for Grunts supported in the last elections; winners like Sharron Angle, Sen. Ron Johnson, Joe "Alaskan Thug 4 Life" Miller, Sen. Mike Lee and Teabaggin Doorknob Sen. Jim DeMint.
Quite a lineup especially the fiscally responsible Sen. Mike Lee (UT).
Child labor laws are also only one of many essential protections that would evaporate in Mike Lee’s America. The same legal theory Lee uses to impugn child labor laws applies equally to the federal minimum wage and the ban on whites-only lunch counters. And Lee doesn’t even stop there. In a subsequent section of the lecture, Lee attacks President Franklin Roosevelt for calling for the federal government to provide “a decent retirement plan” and “health care” because “the Constitution doesn’t give Congress any of those powers.” Watch it:
So Lee wouldn’t just remove the most basic protections against child sweatshops, he would also eliminate Social Security and Medicare.
Nothing says "fiscal restraint" like putting little Timmy to work while Grandma cleans tables at Denny's and Grandpa begs on the corner for the other side of the stick. Of course this all means what Keller says must be right and *NPR and the other news organizations must MUST take Club for Grunts seriously!
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*(don't get me wrong here I still think NPR is one of the decent ones worth saving)