YouTube can be such a terrible waste of time but there are occasions when it is a boon. Yesterday we posted video of Colorado State Representatives Judy Solano and John Soper cheering on the union rally at the capitol. Thanks to a comment left on that story we now have video of RTD Director Ken Riley at the same event yelling “Tax the rich! Tax the rich!”
Riley won election this past November over incumbent director Noel Busck who is now most famous for the $400,000 bag he accepted from the criminal Dan Tag. Riley is a union lover who previously, as a representative of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), worked to push union-backed “meet and confer” regulations in Thornton.
As an elected official representing Thornton and Adams County, one would expect Riley to have a bit of common sense and remember his political activism reflects on his constituents. Instead we have another case of common sense not being too common.
At the rally Riley is seen sporting his AFSCME shirt standing proud with Dwayne Stephens, president of the Colorado AFL-CIO. He then joins in with the leftist crowd and chants “Tax the rich! Tax the rich!”
It is somewhat ironic given that the AFL-CIO rakes in $150 million a year from hardworking Americans forced to pay union dues to them. Maybe the unions should quit stealing their members’ money. Those people might then have more money in their pocket and less need for a government handout.
For Adams County and Thornton residents, Riley’s actions and those of Solano and Soper beg the question – Do these people (all of whom are Adams County Democrats) reflect your views? Are these elected officials representing you or are they representing the unions? What about RTD – Does Riley’s desire to ‘tax the rich’ reflect the position of the RTD Board of Directors?
Video below courtesy WhoSaidYouSaid: