Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dems Backpedalling on Card Check

President Barack Obama is being outflanked on the right -- by members of his own party -- on the issue of taking away the secret ballot in union elections and replacing it with a "card" that workers can "check" while everyone watches.

Proposed card check legislation, the Employee Free Choice Act, appears to be well short of 60 votes in the Senate now that Democrats Ben Nelson(D-NE); N. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR):Mark Pryor (D-AR); Mary Landrieu (D-LA) have expressed deep reservations about card check.

As Sen. Landrieu noted, card check is the last thing our economy needs right now. "I do have a concern about the impact on the economy."

Looks like that $100 million that labor spent electing Democrats last year is not going to bring the expected return.

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