AFGE head calls spending cut advocates 'mentally retarded' 

John Gage is president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the largest of the three major unions representing federal bureaucrats. Check out this video clip of Gage commenting on those in Congress advocating cuts in government spending.

This is the kind of rhetoric that polarizes and de-humanizes in politics and it would be great if President Obama seized upon this comment to revoke AFGE's candidacy to represent Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees in the forthcoming workplace representation election (What would really be cool would be government employee unions, but that's an issue for another post):

 

 

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