Thanks, Dick -- if I may call you Dick -- but I'm not ready quite yet. HuffPo :
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka called the chained-CPI proposal offered by Obama as part of his recent effort to resolve the so-called fiscal cliff standoff, "bad policy" that he and his group were strongly against. But in an interview with The Huffington Post on Thursday morning, Trumka stopped notably short of urging Democrats to walk away from the table because of it.
"I want to see more of the details. But we oppose the cuts," Trumka said. "We'll oppose the cuts. We will be talking to them about a number of things. Obviously I want to look at the whole deal before we make any decision."
Another courageous stand from a Lion of Labor! What exactly is the "detail" you need to see? "I oppose being reamed. But I want to see the instrument."*
Of course, Trumka "caved" on the wet-tissue-paper-strength public option, too . After looking at "the whole deal" no doubt. Obama's scared.
NOTE * Actually, this is highly unfair to Mr. Trumka. He will, after all, not be reamed. Although Trumka isn't up there with the banksters in terms of loot, cat food will not figure in his future diet.