Of all the slips of the tongue and unintentional admissions by this administration, Robert Gibbs’ “professional left” comment may well be the one they wish they could squeeze back into their collective windpipe the most:
“I hear these people saying (Obama) is like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested. … I mean, it’s crazy. … The professional left … will be satisfied when we have Canadian health care and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality. … They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.”
You gotta love it when Gibbs gets gored but the issue goes beyond the “professional left” demanding health care, defense shut downs, etc.
It extends all the way to politicians and bureaucrats and even to what I call the “casual Leftie” demanding AZ1070 be not allowed and de facto supporting Open Borders as our non-policy on immigration.
AZ1070 and Open Borders is very instructive. Now you would think that the “supporters” and “defenders” of the working man would be against anything that destroys the jobs, wages base and benefits that it has taken years for unions to win at the negotiation tables.
Yet they aren’t. They fully support illegal aliens flooding the US and taking jobs from Americans. And, at the same time, lowering the wages and benefits of those still working.
Think I’m wrong? Look what has happened to the meat cutters… look at all the construction trades… all of these are being paid less with fewer benefits.
The reason? Labor is a commodity. When you have an unlimited supply of people clamoring for a job, the price paid will be less.
So why do the “Professional Left” and the “Casual Left” not understand this.
Well, they do in an intellectual sense. But they don’t “feel” it because they have no fear of losing their place at the table.
An illegal alien won’t take a teacher’s or professor’s job. Neither will the illegal alien take a politician’s, bureaucrat’s or NGO employee’s job. Reporters and Talking Heads are exempt. Lawyers, doctors and nurses will slip right on by as will Police Chiefs and other “officials.”
What the Left wants is for the great unwashed to carry the burden.
I have a suggestion. Let’s go back and establish a base year for meat cutter and other trades pay and benefits. Now, let’s work this forward using inflation as a guide and establish the LOSS of wages and benefits.
Then, let’s take this formula and apply it to the teachers, professors, lawyers and all other Professional and Casual Lefties.
They wouldn’t mind a large, say 30%, pay cut would they??
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