SEIU Endorses Obama Saying He’s The President For “The 99 Percent”
Well of course SEIU was going to endorse Obama for President, but was it really smart to use the terminology of the “occupiers” who have proven to be violent (and not to mention filthy) to do it?
(CNN) – One of the nation’s largest labor unions gave an early endorsement to Pres. Barack Obama Wednesday, using lingo from the Occupy movement to describe the incumbent president as standing with the 99%, rather than millionaires and corporations in the 1%.
“As Americans we face a stark choice,” Service Employees International Union president Mary Kay Henry said Wednesday. “Do we want leaders who side with rich corporations, the 1% who are prospering, or leaders who side with us, the 99 percent?”
The idea that Obama doesn’t side with rich corporations is just plain silly. From the Obama administration approving bonuses for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives that were several orders of magnitude larger than the controversial AIG bonuses to the President funneling stimulus loans to politically well-connected companies like Solyndra and Siga, Obama is 100% on the side of “rich corporations.”
That is to say, he’s on the side of rich corporations who play the right political games.
I have no problem with politicians who are on the side of all types of business in so far as businesses should be allowed to operate freely to serve demand in the marketplace. Which is where Obama, the occupiers and the SEIU really line up. They don’t want free markets. They want government-managed markets.
Ironically enough, that sort of management leads to the exact sort of cronyism they claim to be against.
Or maybe they’re ok with cronyism as long as it’s the right kind of cronyism.Tags: Barack Obama, election 2012, occupy wall street, seiu