Romney’s Common Sense for the Common Man

Posted on April 27, 2012 by

Click “Labor” on Romney’s official website to see how Mitt intends to peel off working-class voters including union members:

Titled “Free Enterprise, Free Choice, Free Speech,” and acknowledging that “unions have made extraordinarily important contributions to American society” the reader is then warned that “today, the effects of unionization have changed in ways that need to be recognized.”

1) Too often, unions drive up costs and introduce rigidities that harm competitiveness and frustrate innovation.

2) Studies conducted by non-partisan scholars have shown that labor unions reduce investment and slow job growth.

3) In a recent Gallup poll, a majority of Americans said that labor unions “mostly hurt” the American economy.

Obama is then blamed for policies which “strengthen the hand of labor unions at the expense of both businesses and workers.”

1) He pursued “Card Check” legislation that would have stripped workers of the right to vote by secret ballot on whether to unionize.

2) He issued an order requiring workers on stimulus projects to become union members.

3) He appointed Big Labor cronies to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) where they have wreaked havoc on the law.

Mitt’s plan, based on his “keen understanding of labor relations” includes:

1) Amending the National Labor Relations Act to “explicitly protect the right of business owners to allocate their capital as they see fit.”

2) Reversing executive orders issued by President Obama which “tilt the playing field toward organized labor.”

3) Supporting states in pursuing Right-to-Work laws.

So there you have it.  As easy as 1,2,3:

Mitt Romney’s Common Sense for the Common Man.

Comments (6)

 

  1. Betty Madden says:

    Who knew it was that simple. To bad American workers will have to suffer the consequences accepting Mitt’s simple solution.

  2. DK McLeod says:

    Yes, Americans seem to be learning (and re-learning) the lessons of history the hard way, whether it’s the folly of invading the “graveyard of empires” (staying long after Ben Laden was long gone), the need for Glass-Steagal type regulation of fraudulent bankers who otherwise treat depositors’ money as their “proprietary” own, the advisability of austerity during a depression (disproven in our own American experience: The WPA, and later the government jobs of fighting WWII, are what got us out of it), or the true societal value of unions. But, then, when a country makes anti-intellectualism a virtue, cuts education, and doesn’t read books, what can one expect?

  3. Danny Feld says:

    Osama Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive a quote from Joe Biden. It says it all.

    Mitt would have had it the other way.

  4. Thomas J. Mackell, Jr. says:

    Next he will have us convinced that President Obama started the Civil War! This man is dangerous because he clearly lacks the intellectual capacity to think through the real issues. God help the country if we go back to an era that mirrors George W. Bush. We are doomed!

  5. Richard Slawson says:

    It’s good to know that another multi-millionaire corporate raider has a plan for American working families. It’s like all the other plans that corporations have used. Convince workers that their only enemy is a Union! They have succeeded in undermining the middle-class by a perpetual, muti-million dollar campaign against organized labor – the middle-class’s only voice in the workplace and in America.

    Just look at the history of our country’s Labor Law and its take over through politics (Taft-Hartley) and legal actions (Supreme Court Decision like the firing of the Air Craft Controllers, and that Stikers can be replaced, etc.) and now “Citizens United” that puts average working families at a further, huge disadvantage in political decision making by elected (bought) officials.

    But, the main problem that we continue to face is that others are telling our story. Just look a Romney’s commentary. He is telling a vast group of workers that Unions are the cause of all of America economic woes, while we are saying to each other – “No we’re not!”

    America’s Labor Unions have done a terrible job of telling our story and how Labor Unions have raised the standard of living for all Americans, and was the basis for an established middle-class, and pushed for workplace safety laws, and continue to argue against the “bad” trade deals that the Repos and some Democrats have enacted, and for strong workplace rights for all workers and demands for strengthend Social Security and a single payer, Medicare style medical plan for everyone in the country.

    The problem is that Labor seems to have decided that we will rely on the Internet for getting the word out. It hasn’t worked. Most workers arn’t looking for Labor Union web sites in their daily searches on the internet. Our own “hit” records tells us that.

    Big Business, the millionaire/billionaire funded independent campaigns aren’t using only the internet, they are spending millions on TV ads to get their point across. Labor, the AFL-CIO needs to do the same. We have the means to fund a national, ongoing advertising program and unless we start soon their won’t be a State left where the rich-rightest political powers havn’t taken a shot at passing a “No-Rights-At-Work” law.

    We can fund our own television advertising campaign by asking every Union member to pitch in $1.00 a month, which would bring in over $120 million a year. At least is would be a start in telling America that we are still alive and ready for the battles that need to be fought if average working families are ever to regain prominence as the American Middle-Class.

    Call your Union and ask that they tell the AFL-CIO that we need a public voice!

    • Jann Whetstone says:

      Well said Richard, it sounds so simple coming from you, WE all should take heed. The benefits we enjoy today we fought and earned by our forefathers and mothers of the labor movement!

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