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Limited Government Win on Becker Appointment

  • On: 02/10/2010 10:25:42
  • In: Appointments
  • With the election of Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, the Senate finally put an end to the outrageous appointees from the Obama Administration.

    Fox News reports:

    “The Senate blocked President Obama’s nominee for the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday, as Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to break a Republican-led filibuster.

    Two Democrats, Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas and Ben Nelson of Nebraska, broke with their party to vote against Craig Becker in the key procedural vote, which failed 52-33.

    The vote also was significant for displaying the GOP’s newfound muscle, as it came days after Republican Scott Brown of Massachusetts was sworn in as the newest senator, breaking the Democrats’ 60-vote supermajority — though the measure would have failed even without Brown’s help, given Lincoln’s and Nelson’s no votes.”

    And Americans for Limited Government couldn’t be more pleased with the result as ALG President Bill Wilson put it in his October op-ed to the Washington Examiner:

    “Becker is a longtime union activist who has spent considerable time and energy fighting to reduce union members’ rights in order to give union management more control over workers. He has even argued that workers should not have the right to decide to not have a union.

    His current employers, two large unions, where he serves as associate general counsel, are engaged in a colossal attempt to strip even more rights away from workers, through their support for the so-called Employee Free Choice Act, which would abolish the secret ballot in workplace representation elections.”

    And that’s not all.

    As reported by the Washington News Alert, on the very day of his nomination released by Jerri Thompson, co-host of the Fred Thompson show that the unions had advanced notice of Craig Becker’s confirmation hearings.

    ALG President Bill Wilson stated on the Fred Thompson show that “the Unions are trying to stack the deck without the Congress of the United States.”

    To hear more click the graphic for the Fred Thompson show or here.

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