Ironically, a Secret-Ballot Election Could Kill Union Bosses’ Top Priority by Valentine’s Day

Union bosses spent an estimated $1.5 billion on the 2006 and 2008 elections for the express purpose of having politicians in Washington enact a bill that would effectively eliminate workers’ right to vote in secret-ballot elections over the question of unionization.

Ironically, however, it may be the secret-ballot that could kill union bosses’ dream of getting the hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) passed.  The only way that could happen, of course, is if Massachusetts voters elect Scott Brown (R) over Martha Coakley (D) in the Bay State’s Special Senate Election on January 19th.

While the pro-union rag Workday Minnesota says 2010 may be the last chance for EFCA, the fact is, the bill may be dead by Valentine’s Day if voters shrink Democrats’ filibuster-proof “supermajority” by just one vote by electing Brown…well almost dead anyway.  That is, of course, if Scott Brown wins and Democrats don’t try any shenanigans as some bloggers on Hot Air and RedState point out could happen.
Right now, depending on the poll, the race is either a blowout or a toss up.
For a state that houses both the Birthplace of American Liberty as well as the “Cradle of Liberty”, it would indeed be fitting for voters in the Bay State to vote to cut short the Democrats’ Reign of Error.

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“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine December 23, 1776

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