tea party rep collects union disability

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    Tea Party Congressman Collects Disability From His Union Job | Addicting Info\\



    Representative Chip Cravaak of Minnesota was swept into office during the 2010 midterm election on the Tea Party platform. He has since voted for the Paul Ryan plan to kill Medicare, which would force seniors to rely on a voucher system which wouldn’t be likely to cover their vast health needs and costs. But did you know that he’s a raging hypocrite?

    Even as he bashed unions during his election campaign, Cravaak enjoyed the benefits of being a member of one. He worked as a pilot for Northwest Air, now Delta, as recently as 2007 and being a pilot means that you are automatically a union member, thus receiving the benefits of union negotiated salaries, vacations and ultimately, disability payments. According to financial records released by Cravaak himself, the Tea Party Representative received $92,273 from disability payments in 2010 alone. So while Cravaak was busy bashing “big government” and unions, he was cashing disability checks.
     
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    I guess its OK if your on the right to fight against something while benifiting from it
     
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    Did he pay into the program as an airline pilot?

    Did he serve the country?

    Do you have even one functioning brain cell over and above the lizard brain that keeps you breathing?
     
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    Yes.

    Yes.

    No.
     
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    Oh gosh really?

    What he should have done, upon hearing it was a Union shop..that flew into gubmint financed airports..was to buy an island.

    Then clear the land. Then mine for the ingredients for concrete then built an airport from the ground up. Then he should have mined for the metals to build a plane..built that. Then he should have constructed an oil rig. After which he could generate fuel for the airplane. Then he should have built a telecommunication infrastructure to advertise his airport.

    Holy fuck. That amazingly simple enough.

    Why the heck didn't you come up with that answer first?
     
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    Thanks for another steaming heap of irrelevant hyperbole.

    Fact: He worked as an airline pilot and worked to receive his benefits package.

    Fact: He served the country and deserves to receive the benefits that are his due.

    And that "union bashing"?...I'll give odds that its the bureaucrat unions that he's been talking about, not outfits like ALPA.
     
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    You are aware that people pay into Medicare and Social Security and all those pension programs you hate so much, aren't you?

    Or are you as stupid as you sound?

    The right is as hypocritical as it gets.
     
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    Tell that to Obama, demonizing big business while he cashes their campaign donation checks.

    Oh, wait...that's different. Somehow. It just is.

    Right?
     
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    Oh Lord :cuckoo:
     
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