FOX and the GOP Fearmongering About Employee Free Choice

Ever willing to be the Republican party's mouthpiece, FOX News is now trumpeting right-wing talking points on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).  On FOX News Sunday, Chris Wallace used the Democrats' secret ballot regarding Lieberman last week to frame the ongoing debate about EFCA.  “Why is a secret ballot okay and desirable for Congress," Wallace asked Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), "but you want to take it away for workers?” 


This is a bogus comparison for a number of reasons.  For starters, it suggests the false notion that EFCA would deprive workers seeking to unionize from using a secret ballot. According to Rep. George Miller (D-CA), EFCA would not only preserve the current right to unionize through secret ballot, but it would also provide workers the option to form a union if a majority signs a petition.  Secondly, this comparison is ludicrous because the Lieberman vote was pretty much kabuki, in that the outcome had already been predetermined.  So Wallace's comparison wasn't like comparing apples to apples, or even apples to oranges -- it was more like comparing apples to a steaming pile of shit. 

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