Oct 3, 2013
Alabama Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus recently criticized Americans for their dependency on the government for money and healthcare. But when he retires, he'll have a very generous pension and incredible health care benefits.
On The Ed Show, CWA President Larry Cohen pointed out that 80 percent of American workers today have no pensions at all, while taxpayers have put thousands of dollars into Bachus's pension.
"This is bad from every way you look at it," he told Ed Schultz. "As my great grandmother used to say, 'I'll watch your feet, not your mouth.' So he says one thing and then his own actions are exactly the opposite. That's what we're dealing with."
Cohen added, "He does exactly what the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants. He has a 95 percent rating from them. He opposed doing anything at all for working families facing foreclosure. He talks one way, acts another when it comes to his family. And unfortunately, Ed, he's one of the many in that caucus who do that every day – the same ones who shut the government down."