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Union Official: EFCA is “Payback”

Folks, you can’t make this stuff up. Gerald McEntee told The Washington Times that EFCA was “payback” for labor’s contributions to Obama:

Mr. McEntee said labor must guard against overreaching and should avoid warring with other Democratic-leaning groups – “to turn the other cheek on this and be more interested in the bigger picture,” he said – but he also said unions paid their dues by supporting Democrats and President-elect Barack Obama in this year’s election.

He said they expect that effort to be rewarded with action.

The payback would be Employee Free Choice Act – that would be a vehicle to strengthen and build the American labor movement and the middle class,” he said.

Can you imagine if a corporate “special interest” came out and said they expected “payback” for their campaign contributions?! There’d be investigations. There’d be calls for resignations. Heck, there’d probably be indictments. But when the unions do it, no one seems to bat an eye.

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