Thursday, April 15, 2010
(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) said Tuesday that labor unions were the strongest force for “good government” in the United States.
Grayson was appearing on a live webcast with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to promote a new website (www.paywatch.org) that publicizes executive pay for the nation’s largest companies.
Both said they wanted to bring to light large corporate paychecks to rally support for financial regulatory reform bills being considered on Capitol Hill, where Grayson said he saw bank lobbyists working their influence on members of both parties to elicit favorable outcomes.
Although he inferred that he tries to behave as if a higher being were keeping a close eye on him, Grayson is no stranger to intemperance.
Most recently, he burst in on a meeting of the Orange County Republican Party that they were conducting at a Perkins Family Restaurant.
The group reportedly admonished him for treating his constituents that way, and Tom Tillison of the Orlando Tea Party asked him, “Don’t you feel that you at least owe them an explanation for your recent votes?”
Grayson reportedly responded, “I don’t owe them anything. They’re trying to defeat me.”
The congressman also caught flak last September during debate on the original House version of the health care reform bill, when he accused Republicans of having no health care plan and wanting people to “die quickly.”
Grayson also told Trumka on the Tuesday webcast that he was pleased the AFL-CIO was working to enact financial regulatory reform for the country as labor unions are the foremost force for “good government” in the United States.
Trumka asked the congressman what the most important thing people could do to counter the bank lobby was.
“Well, I think it’s doing exactly what you do,” Grayson said, “which is to bring together the power of millions of people—in your case, over ten million people—and bring that to bear for the sake of rational government and for conscience. I think that the union movement is the strongest proponent of good government in this country.
“(T)he fact is that it’s the union movement that’s the most effective at actually getting things done and arranging for good government,” he added.
Part of that good government effort is ostensibly to publish and circulate the compensation packages of as many chief executive officers as possible on Paywatch.org, run by the AFL-CIO.
Trumka particularly plugged Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-Conn.) bill, which has been voted out of the Senate Banking Committee and is expected to come to the floor for debate this month, and said, “everybody should be calling their congressman” to ask for a Yes vote on financial reform.
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) speaks to UWUA members in Florida
Neil Cavuto EXPOSES Florida Representative Alan “the weasel” Grayson as Grayson CANNOT answer a SIMPLE QUESTION about THE LAW he wants to take control over American businesses.
On the heels of huge jobs rallies in Evansville, Ind., and at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida this weekend, a packed local Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) union hall heard workers and community leaders in the Orlando area discuss the economic struggles area residents face.
Jobs for Justice played a key role in putting together the forum, which included panels of leaders who questioned workers who testified. The panelists included Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) and Wade Henderson, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
WHEN will SOMEONE in the MSM question HOW Alan Grayson, a FRESHMAN Congressman was able to LEAP to the TOP of the leadership of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in ONE MONTH?
Took the oath of office January 2009. Became Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in February 2009!
WHO does Grayson know? WHO sent him?
(Congressional PROGRESSIVE) Caucus Member List
Friday February 20, 2009 <<<NOTE DATE!
Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07)
Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)
Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33)
Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-05)
Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)
Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-02)
Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)
Hon. Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)
Hon. Alan Grayson (FL-08)<<<<<<<<<<<LOOK
Is YOUR Congressman/woman listed here?
Grayson bills himself as a Progressive Democrat
Supported by Council for a Livable World
The Council for a Livable World, founded in 1962 by long-time socialist activist and alleged Soviet agent, Leo Szilard, is a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to “reduce the danger of nuclear weapons and increase national security”, primarily through supporting progressive, congressional candidates who support their policies.
The Council supported Alan Grayson in his successful 2008 House of Representatives run as candidate for Florida. He has also been previously supported by the Council.
JUST NO LONGER SILENT.