Look at this face above. Is he crying, smiling, screaming, spraying spittle on the camera, or threatening the American public voters? If you answered, “All of the above”, you would probably be correct. He might even be stomping his feet tantrum-like as well.
That face belongs to the most powerful organized labor movement official. He is AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and he is hopping mad at me for writing a column in Canada Free Press on February 22, 2014, about the faults (and yes, the stupidity) of Minimum Wage Increases.
Now, of course I don’t know that to be a fact as I am not on the societal level of discourse with a madman of his caliber; and he doesn’t ever phone me anymore – (and never has.) But when I first looked at that photo, I could FEEL him doing all of the verbs assembled in the first paragraph and vowing to get the IRS to shut me down with both index fingers pointing at the thought of me and my audacity to disagree with his MINWAG support while, among other things, crying, smiling, screaming, spraying spittle on the camera, and threatening the American public voters and me in particular.
Now is that conduct unbecoming of a major organized BIG LABOR LEADER? Well, of course not. That is S.O.P. or Standard Obnoxious Performance for ANY normal un-American big labor leader who thrives in putting down anyone who dares to, by the same token, put him down. And by pointing out how stupid, incorrect, faulty and I might even add, childish, the premise of “lift(ing) millions of Americans out of poverty, and help millions more work their way out of poverty.”