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Senate Dems Are Against Secret Ballot for Unions... But Not Themselves
Publius Forum ^ | 08/20/09 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 08/20/2009 11:31:11 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus

It has to be the ultimate hypocrisy, but the Democrat Party has been touting its support for the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), a bill that would eliminate the secret ballot for potential union members, but recently decided that a secret ballot for Senators on whether or not to vote in committee chairmen is quite important. The hypocrisy is stark. I say again, even as Senate Democrats have found no reason to protect the democratic right of the secret ballot for union workers they’ve decided that it is a must for themselves when voting in or out Senate committee chairmen.

The Hill newspaper reported recently that Senate Democrats were recently mulling over a new way to appoint committee chairmen.

In an apparent warning to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.), some liberal Democrats have suggested a secret-ballot vote every two years on whether or not to strip committee chairmen of their gavels.
This brouhaha over the status of Democratic chairmen has been going on for a while, but that fight is not our focus here.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: efca; secretballot; unions
1 posted on 08/20/2009 11:31:12 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

when people read the histories of these days,and i suspect there will be more than one version written,they will be astonished at the American populace’s passive participation in this two tiered system of justice. One for the ruling class,for what else can they be that put themselves above the laws they expect others to obey and the citizen class,a muddled,unclear loosely defined grouping that includes illegal aliens and dead people sharing voting rights. I can see our as yet unborn children despising us for the way we allowed our rights to be slowly squeezed from our too yielding hands.

2 posted on 08/20/2009 11:51:59 AM PDT by wiggen (
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