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True Story: Democrat Rebukes Union

Jan. 26, 2015

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a leftist Democrat, no question about it. That made it all the more surprising when he took on teachers unions for, more or less, false advertising. “If [the public] understood what was happening with education to their children, there would be an outrage in this city,” Cuomo said. “I’m telling you, they would take City Hall down brick by brick.” He proceeded to call teachers unions an “industry” primarily interested in protecting its own interests, and he specifically challenged a teacher who claimed to represent the students. “No, you don’t,” Cuomo said he told the teacher. “You represent the teachers. Teacher salaries, teacher pensions, teacher tenure, teacher vacation rights. I respect that. But don’t say you represent the students.” New York isn’t exactly in danger of electing a Republican any time soon, but Cuomo didn’t make himself any friends by calling out his allies. More…

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