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    Default Obama reports income of $4.2 million in 2007 tax returns (AP)

    AP - Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, made $4.2 million last year as widespread interest in the presidential candidate pushed the sales of his two books.



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    Resistance is futile.

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    Default Re: Obama reports income of $4.2 million in 2007 tax returns (AP)

    4.2 mil. I am sure he will help us then.

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    Default Re: Obama reports income of $4.2 million in 2007 tax returns (AP)

    Obama supports organized labor..

    The Teamsters are backing him, from what I have read..

    Are WE voting for him?

    Maniac

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    Default Re: Obama reports income of $4.2 million in 2007 tax returns (AP)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maniac373 View Post
    Obama supports organized labor..

    The Teamsters are backing him, from what I have read..

    Are WE voting for him?

    Maniac

    don't know about WE but I sir will be voting for Mr. Obama . i was one of many who purchased his book "The Audacity of Hope" and let me tell you, it was a GREAT read.

    anyone who supports NAFTA is no friend of US labor, let alone organized U.S. labor. Hillary claims to not have supported this but it was for the world to see how full of sh*t she was. Now the brokering of a deal with Columbia and she claimed ignorance to it ??? Unbelievable ! another 3rd world country manufacturing goods for the U.S., just what we need huh ?
    Last edited by UnionTrucka; 04-17-2008 at 11:12 PM.

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    Default Re: Obama reports income of $4.2 million in 2007 tax returns (AP)

    Obama should be the candidate that all Teamsters vote for ... at least in my opinion. Aside from the fact that the Union is endorsing him, if you visit his website and see where he stands on labor, you will see why I am supporting him.

    For one, he has gone on record about creating legislation that would ban replacement workers. This is a big deal. Of course no one wants to or likes to go out on strike, but it is a tool in our kit that we should be able to use without fear of losing our jobs to some spineless scab who crossed us. If Obama is willing to work on banning companies from keeping replacement workers brought in when we strike, that is big for any of us.

    Obama has also said that he would revisit NAFTA and has opposed all of the other trade deals, including the most recent Colombian Free Trade deal. Meanwhile, his opponent Clinton is all over the place on the issue (and I will explain about that in a minute).

    Obama is a strong supporter of EFCA and organizing. Though Clinton was for EFCA also, I just don't believe her anymore. I think that Obama puts his money where his mouth his and if he is for something, he sticks to it -- kind of like a Teamster!

    In regard to Hillary ... I have nothing but a bad taste about her. The deal is that she was married to Bill when NAFTA was put in place. She has come out to say that she was opposed to NAFTA and that she talked to Bill about it back then -- but, sadly, that is BS. Some of us who were actually there - or nearby, did not hear a peep from her about NAFTA. She says that she was against Colombian free trade, but did you know that she and her husband earned a swift $850,000 for four speeches that Bill gave for a Colombian organization that has been endlessly trying to get this deal in place. How the hell can Hillary be against Colombian free trade when her husband scooped in all that cash? Finally, though it has nothing to do with labor, per se, anyone who says that she was freaking shot at in Bosnia to only say a few weeks later it was a lie, just doesn't get my vote for president or my vote of confidence that anything else she says is full of crap. Finally, as union worker, an organizer, and someone who is concerned about all working people, I cannot feel good about voting for a woman who sat on the board of directors at Wal-Mart, the most anti-union company in this country. How can she stand in front of any union worker and look for their support with that in her closet? It is like a lie of omission, ah but now the cat is out of the bag!

    I am writing here tonight from home and not the IBT, but I can tell you that that the Union is endorsing Obama. We have a lot of stuff online at the site (Teamster.org) and in the coming days we will have a member-to-member password protected site for you to read up and bone up on everything Obama. Your password is on the second page of your Teamster magazine, and it will be published there again in the next issue. Yet, for the most up to the minute updates on this endorsement, hit the site.

    I hope that some of this helped, but if you have any questions that I can help you get answers to, hit me up.

    -Richard
    Last edited by TeamsterPower; 04-17-2008 at 11:39 PM. Reason: typos from typing too fast

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    Default Re: Obama reports income of $4.2 million in 2007 tax returns (AP)

    I will also be voting obama also, best bet for labor.

 

 

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