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Union boss Trumka: Raise taxes to create tons of jobs

And to think that people perceive the unions that are bankrupting this country as being functional illiterates when it comes to economics!  Excerpt:

What’s the best way to get Americans back to work?

Raise taxes, according to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.  Specifically, he wants to raise the federal gas tax as a means to fund infrastructure spending.  “We need a dedicated source of revenue to create infrastructure in this country,” he tells Aaron Task in the accompanying clip.  

“We need to create jobs.  The best way to do that is through infrastructure development.”  Simply maintaining the existing infrastructure in this country will cost $2.2 trillion over five years, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers.  That doesn’t include Obama’s objective of high-speed rails and green energy projects.

Trumka didn’t say specifically how much he would raise the gas tax, but mentioned he’s shown the President a $256 billion plan to improve infrastructure.  If every billion spent on infrastructure creates 35,000 jobs, as he claims, this package would create close to 9 million jobs over the next five years. 

By that “logic” (and I use that word loosely), all we need to do is jack gas taxes northward of $10/gal and we’ll be swimming in new jobs!  Because those taxes pay for themselves, mind you.



February 27, 2011 - Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, oil, taxes, unions


  1. If raising taxes created jobs, we’d all be working 5 jobs by now.

    Comment by Lori | February 28, 2011

  2. What a brain-dead buffoon. These people really think that the gov’t can staff new positions and THAT is creating jobs? Who the heck is gonna PAY for them?
    Creating new government positions is NOT creating jobs…it’s expanding government. Job creation is when the PRIVATE sector needs to hire people to help because business is good! Sweet mercy, gov’t jobs are tax burdens!

    Comment by Kevin | March 1, 2011

  3. Raise taxes on all the rich liberal demacrats and their supporters in hollyweird and the corupt unions as well

    Comment by SPURWING PLOVER | April 8, 2011

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