What a nice euphemism that is, huh? Employee Free Choice. As if the current secret-ballot system to create a labor union isn’t “free-choice-enough” already, President Obama told union leaders of the AFL-CIO, “We will pass the Employee Free Choice Act,” in a videotaped address today (Tuesday) signaling his commitment to get this thing passed.
So instead of the beautiful democratic system we all enjoy so much, employees will no longer be allowed to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in the privacy of their own voting booth. One of those big, intimidating union leaders will be able to walk up to you, sweet-talk you a little bit, and hand you a card saying, “Hey, Jim, sign this buddy.” Now Jim’s vote is no longer private. What if Jim doesn’t want to join a labor union? What if Jim is perfectly content with his job situation the way it is, and he feels like the amount of money he will have to pay in union dues isn’t worth it? But now he can’t go in to the booth and express those views without running the risk of being pressured or intimidated to change his mind. He now has make his vote public. How is this Democratic?
Can you imagine if we ran our presidential campaigns like this? It’s illegal to campaign within a certain radius of voting centers on election day, but now big labor unions can essentially abolish those same type of voting booths that employees have a right to when deciding whether to unionize or not! That can’t be fair.
This is just another pay-off the Obama administration is giving to big unions in reward for all of their campaign contributions. But wait, Obama owing something to special interest? As one commentator posted on WSJ.com, Edda Kuhlmann, “Oh wait, I forgot, Obama’s campaign was entirely financed by bake sales and $5 donations from little grandmas, sorry.”
So much for “putting a stop” to the special interests that run Washington. Apparently, he’s just switching which special interests are now in favor with the White House.
Read the WSJ Article here.
This video is hilarious! I would explain, but what’s the point? All I can say though is that I feel bad for the black girl wearing red because she seemed really excited; like she almost fainted because she thought she won the money! I’d be so mad if that happened to me too; don’t even tell me I won billions of dollars and then say just kidding. Anyways, watch the video, it’s a joy!
Well, as you can see in my last post, the picture that I took with Mitt Romney didn’t turn out to well; he wasn’t looking at the camera, and the coloring got messed up. Well, fortunately, I stumbled across another picture from someone else who was at the event, and it shows me standing right next to him, and it even looks like we’re working together or something. I was really stoked when I saw it. Here it is…