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Jeff Merkley Ditches the Grim Reaper

At the Detroit City Hall recently, the Grim Reaper made an appearance with Jeff Merkley. Working together, they are trying to kill democracy in America by taking away the right to a private ballot in the workplace with regard to whether workers are unionized.

Mr. Merkley’s support of the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act (which takes choice out of the employee’s hands and puts it in the hands of union bosses and organizers) is an indication of his desire to disenfranchise workers in order to line the pockets of union bosses with dues who then turn around and support politicians like Mr. Merkley with tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions.

Even though they are working together to kill democracy, Mr. Merkley and his campaign staff didn’t seem eager to see the Grim Reaper appear.

In the first video below, one of his campaign staff has just instructed a supporter to keep “Death” busy and distract him. As the supporter is reminding “Death” that he has the right to peacefully assemble, Mr. Merkley’s car pulls out and around the corner to a side door where the candidate is waiting.


As “Death” follows the car around the corner, you can see Mr. Merkley talking with someone in the background and then as the camera pans back to “Death”, Mr. Merkley quickly jumps in his car and they leave.


After all their work together to kill democracy in the workplace, you would think Mr. Merkley would have spent some time with his friend, the Grim Reaper, to discuss future plans. Maybe Mr. Merkley is having second thoughts about his role in destroying democracy in America’s workplaces?

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