Billionaire Warren Buffet joins other Democrats in opposing the Employee Free Choice Act as reported by the Alliance for Worker Freedom.
Warren Buffet Joins Prominent Democrats in Opposing Union-Backed “Card Check”
Billionaire Democrat investor opposes anti-business, anti-worker legislation
Washington, D.C. — On CNBC Monday, March 9th, Democrat Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and Obama-supporter, said he opposes legislation that will take a way a worker’s right to a private ballot when voting on union membership.
Leading Democrats in the House and Senate say they will introduce legislation that centers on “card check”, called the Employee Free Choice Act, on Tuesday at a 12:15pm EST press conference. Buffet joins other prominent Democrats in opposing legislation that a recent study estimates will cost our economy 600,000 jobs in 2010 alone. A move that AWF executive director Brian M. Johnson calls, “political suicide for Obama and those linked with Big Labor in Congress.”
Executive Director Brian M. Johnson released the following statement: “When Obama took office he promised change and economic prosperity. Yet he continues to push bills that serve a $600 million special interest group – organized labor. If “card check” is expected to force businesses to shut down and cost 600,000 jobs in 2010 alone, then why is Obama supporting this?"
Three prominent Democrats have publically opposed card check legislation:
“I think the secret ballot is pretty important in this country…I’m against card check – to make a perfectly flat statement” – Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, on CNBC 03/09/09
“I’ve reviewed the facts on both sides; this proposed law [the Employee Free Choice Act] cannot be justified.” – Sen. George McGovern, former Democratic Presidential Candidate 1972, TV ad
“What I don’t understand about it, which is why I’m in the campaign is why wouldn’t those of us who support workers being protected, why would we not want their privacy protected. I mean why would we want them opened up to this kind of possible coercion?” – Revered Al Sharpton on Charlie King’s radio show on National Action Network, 12/17/08
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