|"If the country is ever attacked as it was on 9/11, we all respond with a sense of urgency," Santelli said in a roundtable discussion on NBC's "Meet the Press" about the Wisconsin labor protests. "What’s going on on balance sheets throughout the country is the same type of attack.” -Rick Santelli|
He goes on...
|"This is an issue that needs to be put out into the air," Santelli said. "Many other states ultimately — they might not have the same balance sheet as Wisconsin — but collective bargaining from the federal level these are big issues, and these costs need to be put under control."|
In other words, he suggests that collective bargaining--the right of workers to negotiate with employers for pay and benefits--is equivalent in some way to this nation being attacked on 9/11!
I'm starting a campaign to get this guy off the air once and for all. He's an idiot. Santelli has crossed the line on this one. Over 3000 people were murdered by terrorists on 9/11 in a premeditated attack. To compare union workers to the terrorists who commited this is disgusting. I urge everyone to contact CNBC and let them know that Santelli's comments are repulsive.
It's bad enough when he spouts his misinformed garbage on the bond market and fiscal policy, but this is too much.