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Fri Jan 27, 2017, 12:15 PM

Republicans Repay Union Voters With Anti-Union Agenda




by Rick Smith
Posted 1/27/17

President Trump campaigned on a theme of bringing back good paying jobs. He promised he would be the ďgreatest job producer God has ever created.Ē Both Trump and Iowa Republicansí election successes resulted in part by convincing traditional Democratic labor voters to vote for Republicans in 2016. Trump sold labor and union voters on a phony claim that he would be a champion for blue collar Americans. Both Trump and Iowa Republican Legislators were able to win nationally and in Iowa because labor voters believed Republicansí bogus claims that they would support and champion labor.

Now that Trump is President, his counterfeit support for labor has been revealed. Trumps appointments of mega-rich, corporate anti-labor, union busting nominees for his cabinet demonstrate his promise of bigger checks to labor just bounced. Trumpís Labor Secretary nominee, Andrew Pudzer, who should be the champion for laboring men and women, has a long history of hostility to laboring men and women. He opposed President Obamaís initiative to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10.

Iowa Republicans, who also benefitted by Iowa labor votersí support in the 2016 election, are betraying these voters as well by duplicating the Trump/Pence/Pudzer anti-minimum wage model.

President Trumpís actions and appointments prove his campaign promises were just bogus tricks used to fool blue collar and union workers into believing he supported them. Trumpís greatest show on earth is built on smoke and mirrors, and as the smoke clears, we see the reality of a corporate-dominated administration hostile to laboring men and women.

FULL story: http://iowastartingline.com/2017/01/27/republicans-repay-union-voters-anti-union-agenda/

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Fri Jan 27, 2017, 12:17 PM

1. So Unions fell for bait and switch? Reeeeeeeally! Who knew?!



No, we certainly didn't try to tell them so.

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