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-- all right the economic recovery all but stalled folks right now President -- -- approval rating at only 44%.
The midterm elections are around the corner.
And now two of the nation's biggest unions have joined forces to get out the vote in support well -- -- The Democrats will their money and power control the elections and thus the economy.
Well joining us now Erica -- founder of the agenda project and -- John -- managing director.
For -- and -- trading America I'm gonna start with you -- this -- because we're talking about 88 million dollars and these two unions who have not always gotten along very well on the sound of the sandbox are now joining forces.
Do you think that -- -- gonna dictate what the economic message will be and that's the economy.
Absolutely not I mean he has always play a role in every election may have since they formed.
But what we have is if he different dynamics in this election -- -- -- got the Tea Party the second is they got low approval rating in the third as we have a bad economy.
And city unions I think like a lot of other groups are gonna try to make the case for what sort of politicians they want in office that there anyone -- A lot of places and there are declining voice I think unfortunately -- -- working America.
Well I mean you know talk here's the thing about these two unions give -- -- -- is the AFL CIO Venus is Richard Trumka who is always kind of been that standalone horse in the race.
He's actually saying that the union a lot -- union members are not happy with the Obama administration's handling the economy.
And that's that's why they want to get more money into the coffers for democratic candidate.
That's right -- union members are just as desperate as the Democrats right now so the two of them getting together as no surprise and historically speaking Democrats have always been union.
They are -- friendly.
So -- -- so obviously thrown 88 million hours to help these candidates to try to win but the bottom line is is that that employee free choice act is that legislation.
That is so proof -- union friendly.
That Obama's been talking about as was the other Democrats say you're going to say the Democrats are that unions now that they need that legislation passengers a solid shot that even at the Democrats lose on November 2.
You're still gonna have this passed through a lame duck session because unions need extra members and -- obviously when increase or do so.
No surprise here third unions are going to be continued they're going to continue to need to paralyzing job -- in this country.
And I'm sure Erica can agree with that statement right there.
I think -- -- You jump in here I -- Employee free trade.
That card check is but they -- they likely there's not a single Siri -- person in Washington he thinks there's any chance that this is -- -- -- it was gonna pass.
It wouldn't pass the -- I administration has not been trying out in favor of it just part of the problem that the union Catholic I have -- and I wanna talk about job killing for a second that his did this I constantly hear.
This when I talked to -- businesspeople and I just have to tell you.
What ever you want to thank I believe most politicians are bought and paid -- in some -- neither.
So when you have to ask yourself is -- is doing that I -- -- semi.
And yet they're pulling gas companies spent 268.
Million dollars in the last twenty years.
Trying to back politicians and they sent Stephanie back percent flat.
And -- all agree on our guys are -- that it largely got eighteen million dollars.
Democrats tell us get back on on track or get back on topic if we -- I mean mostly you mentioned the dues.
That these union members are paying to the LA FL CIO the other union at the same time these do -- what is going to be funding these campaigns.
If these union members have jobs that I the issue here -- we gotta talk honestly America is is jobs they want to secure more.
Their jobs Walton of the private sector -- nothing but losses in the private sector nonunion jobs top.
That's right and and this actually explains why Obama and aggressive Democrats want that EF CA past.
Because the bottom line is they want non union companies to be able to form unions that maybe that's going to create jobs.
Bottom line is though is that when you start talking about job creation in this country.
The unions are great because they -- they keep you employed -- -- only keep you employed.
If you can create that union.
It's the private sector to small business owner that doesn't want.
I take the legislation passed they don't want to unions say no unions are gonna paralyzed job -- in this country and you know where Kobe to talk about about you want -- about the money that that big oil companies are spending in all this other stuff.
Let's talk about that Jones act you know -- start talking about the BP oil spill.
You know when you had that happen Obama could not look at -- -- a foreign countries are at for help.
Because of the Jones act because he was protecting the union's energy out that's about it it's not tree down into the but what he's got an -- at eleven workers he -- and that -- -- Tony Hayward is stay on around the world and you wanna make it without any decision about -- you rather have fighting for you.
On Capitol Hill.
Those parties -- a lot to be desired that -- is in the pocket and these corporations are worse than the other person and that is Republicans.
I think now the board what area because a lot of second because we're talking about the service employees union -- talking about the AFL CIO clock didn't play anywhere currency makes about 181000 dollars a year I mean -- -- -- -- open from our car makers of -- look at 181000 dollars a year and there -- I'm not really an hour the man behind behind him 867 million dollars a year year and a forty -- do you kind hey Erica Erica would you be happy of Goldman Sachs employees formed a union and -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Neat employ eight getting -- average worker Goldman Sachs makes -- 100000.
Dollars a year.
All right hey they should be made him all where you think people -- -- economy should make more money time I think it is actually did disconnect.
Between Democrats and Republicans.
OK guys I know I don't want to get.
I don't wanna get to another Lloyd Blankfein that's excitement that has been done over the last three weeks but I do want to bring him good and -- in the.
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