Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Rep. Souder Card Check: Democrats Urged Mexico to Respect the Secret Ballot

I was visiting blog@MoreWhat and reading a piece by George Will titled The Toxic Assets We Elected. It's a great piece. From there, I found a comment by Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN). See a video below. In his address on the House floor, Souder says:

Madam Chairman, well, renaming things does not change the acts."
No kidding! He is talking about Card Check legislation, formally know as "The Employee Free Choice Act." Card Check is a Democrat scheme to produce a law that deprives union members of a secret ballot when voting on union matters - in other words, this bill will eliminate private ballots. Think about it. Take away a employee's secret ballot - call it "The Employee Free Choice Act." Yes, Rep. Souder, renaming things does not change the acts.
Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN)
Watch the video of Souder or read the transcript below. Here's a pull-out quote that will grab your attention:
I would like to insert into the Record a letter from 16 Members of Congress led by the distinguished chairman of this committee, Mr. Miller, that was sent to Mexico regarding the right to a secret ballot. What he says in this letter, and we have heard it described several ways, that it had to do with a particular question around a particular Mexican election. It states: ``We are writing to encourage you to use a secret ballot in all union recognition elections.'' Apparently what is good for the Mexican worker is not good for U.S. workers.
Rep. Mark Souder (Video)

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