Funny how republicans want less government except for when they need government help.  One of the worst Teabagger governors, Florida's odious Rick Scott, is dealing with a port workers' union on the verge of going on strike.  Their 90 day contract extension is about to run out.  A strike by Florida's port workers could be devastating to the state's economy.  So Scott reaches out to Obama requesting the President invoke the Taft-Hartley act mandating a 90-day "cooling off" period beginning the day the first 90-day extension concludes.  

This is the same dolt that told President Obama to "talk to the hand" when asked to restore some of the early voting hours he cut in Florida as part of republicon efforts to suppress democratic votes in states with rightwing dominated statehouses and legislatures.  As you probably recall, the President's request in this matter was met with a sneer and a denial.  But if the business community is threatened by union action, then OF COURSE government should compel the workers not to strike.  

I hope the President tells this petulant fool "up your's buddy" or at least some metaphorical variation thereof.

Originally posted to antonrobb on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 04:14 AM PST.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions.


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