Carly Fiorina, who reportedly stood to receive more than $42 million after being ousted at HP in 2005, says that public workers should receive less benefits because “it is not fair” that unions are “so rich.”
During a Sunday panel segment on NBC, MSNBC host Al Sharpton asserted that Congress must agree to raise taxes on the wealthy before cutting spending.
“This is about fairness,” he explained. “Why do we need to need to deal with the tax on the rich first? Because we must ensure Americans we are dealing with fairness. We keep talking about shared sacrifice, there was not shared wealth and shared prosperity. So, you’re asking people that didn’t enjoy the good times to share in paying for the tab that they never enjoyed.”
“Let us accept Rev. Al’s point and the president’s point about fairness,” Fiorina replied. “But equally, it is not fair that public employee union pensions and benefits are so rich now that cities and states are going bankrupt and college tuition is going up 25 and 30 percent or police and firefighters are being cut. There’s a lot that isn’t fair right now.”
During Fiorina tenure as the CEO of HP, at least 18,000 workers were laid off after the company’s disastrous merger with Compaq.
The latest viral video from Brave New Films:
Anyone want to guess what Carly Fiorina was thinking by running this ad?
Fiorina has pulled ahead in the most recent Republican primary polling and her main opponent has just gone dark on TV because he’s out of money.
The timing and content are both bizarre coming from a campaign that will need independents and swing voters in the general election if Fiorina stands any chance of defeating Barbara Boxer. Recent polls have Fiorina trailing Boxer by 6 points.
GOP strategist: ‘If Sarah Palin endorsed me I would be too embarrassed to tell anyone’
The awkward part of this? Rexroad is a managing partner of Meridian Pacific, Inc., a strategy firm hired by… Carly Fiorina. While Rexroad doesn’t work on that account, the Fiorina campaign paid Meridian Pacific $31,509.88 for consulting and travel in the first quarter of 2010. Reached by phone, Rexroad stood by the post and stuck up for his colleagues working for Fiorina.
“I hope it’s not a big deal!” he laughed. “I support Carly and I’ll be voting for her, and I think she’s going to win. But from my point of view, I don’t know how you quit as the governor of your state and get taken seriously. I have a client this cycle who tells me I should keep this to myself, but it’s my opinion. Look at Ross Perot — he was rock star for a while, and then after a while people said, hey, he’s kind of crazy.”
Politics: Tom Campbell’s career is marked by a nonconformist approach and failure to win many political victories
As a native Californian, I have watched Tom along the way. If you are worried about Chuck DeVore, or really upset about Carly Fiorina, be sure to read this through. Props to the Los Angeles times.
Tom Campbell’s career is marked by nonconformist approach and few policy successes
The Republican was the mastermind behind Schwarzenegger’s failed effort to cap state spending, and in Congress, where he bucked leaders of both parties, he wrote many bills that went nowhere.