As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Blanche Lincoln: What's Good For Wal-Mart Is Good For America

Essentially, that's what I take away from her announcement of opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act. Lincoln represents Arkansas, home of Wal-Mart, the most anti-union employer in the country. She was never going to allow this to pass with her support - she voted for it last year precisely because it was clear it would NOT pass. Ryan Powers notes:

The Arkansas-based Wal-Mart corporation had hired a former Blanche Lincoln staffer to lobby against the Employee Free Choice Act. Notably, Lincoln waited until after Vice President Biden helped her raise $800,000 before announcing her opposition to a piece of legislation that both Biden and Obama strongly support.

I'm extremely sick of so-called Democrats consistently voting against the rights of workers.

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