Monday, August 9, 2010

From the mailbox: Wendy C., Teacher, Ambler, Pennsylvania (...she lied!)

Ref: “But I’m not a special interest. I’m a teacher.”

Lie! Teachers are one of the largest special interest groups in the country. The teacher’s union is the most powerful interest group in Pennsylvania. (see below)

Ref: “Right now, my job—along with those of my colleagues—could be in jeopardy.”
That’s your own fault and the fault of local government.
Ref: “Without federal help…” You would be following the Constitution.

Friend --

Right now, my job -- along with those of my colleagues -- could be in jeopardy.

I'm a public school teacher in Philadelphia. And, like most states across the country, Pennsylvania is facing some bad budget shortfalls.

Without federal help, a lot of teachers like me -- as well as other public servants like police officers and firefighters -- will lose their jobs. Maybe you know some of these people. Maybe it's you.

Democrats in Congress are trying to do the right thing, proposing emergency assistance for states to preserve more than 100,000 jobs like mine. They're racing back to the Capitol for an emergency session this week to pass this bill and save these jobs.

But Republicans are standing in the way. Minority Leader John Boehner is calling the bill a "payoff" to "special interests" and attacking every Democrat who is fighting for us.

But I'm not a special interest. I'm a teacher.

Can you join me in telling House Democrats that they have our support as they fight for our jobs?Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- and the entire Democratic Caucus -- have decided to rush back to Washington to make sure that hundreds of thousands of workers like me will get to keep our jobs. In addition, the bill will actually create even more job growth by closing tax loopholes for companies that ship American jobs overseas.

But the Republicans are going to do everything they can to prevent this aid.

Please stand with me, in support of Democratic leaders who are standing up for folks like me:

Thank you,

Wendy C.
Ambler, Pennsylvania

Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee -- 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

The American people don’t want more Washington ‘stimulus’ spending – especially in the form of a pay-off to union bosses and liberal special interests. This stunning display of tone-deafness comes at the expense of American workers, who will be hit by another job-killing tax hike because Washington Democrats can’t kick their addiction to more government ‘stimulus’ spending. Democrats should be listening to their constituents – who are asking ‘where are the jobs?’ – instead of scampering back to Washington to push through more special interest bailouts and job-killing tax hikes. ~ Congressman John Boehner

LouLou said: Teachers are "special interest". They are a major Democrat voting block. Why don't you check out the problems they are giving the new governor in New Jersey. Governor Christi.

Google: Welcome to StopTeacherStrikesCOMPREHENSIVE REPORT The teachers' union is the most powerful special interest group in Pennsylvania. Read the eye-opening report here. - Cached - SimilarSpecial Interest Groups (SIGs) Special Interest Group Profiles American Federation of Teachers (AFT)


Freedom Fighter said...

I just got Wendy C.'s email. I am furious. She has a union that is supposed to support her. She has a school district that is supposed to support her. If neither one is able to sustain her generous salary then perhaps she needs to understand why. Revenue is down because other people in Pennsylvania have LOST their jobs. If Wendy is not a special interest then she can get in line. She can share in the budget cuts like the rest of us. The fact that she thinks she can get special consideration because she is a school teacher means she really believes she is a "special interest." Makes me furious.

Storm'n Norm'n said...

You're singing to the choir! I'm with you 100%