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AFL-CIO talking out of both sides of its mouth

Phillip Wilson, over at Laboring Away at the Institute, caught the AFL-CIO talking out of both sides of its mouth:

AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker is quoted saying: “We have learned painfully that in this third century of our republic, we cannot take our right to vote for granted. We have to defend it. There are people in our political system who think that voting is a privilege reserved for those like themselves, that it is fair and right to confuse and intimidate people into not voting” (emphasis mine).

Huh? Aren’t these the same people spending $300 million to get their posse to enact the Employee Free Choice Act and ensure that the rights of millions of American workers to vote in union elections is taken away. Talk about intimidating people into not voting…

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